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Companies can apply to have finished products and specific ingredients registered with INFORMED-CHOICE. See below for details of the registration process. Manufacturing sites/raw material handling facilities may also be registered with INFORMED-CHOICE. See the Site Registration Process tab for more detail.
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Before a product/ingredient can be registered with INFORMED-CHOICE, five pre-registration samples of the product/ingredient must be tested using LGC's nutritional supplement screen. These samples must not show evidence for contamination with prohibited substances.
The 5 samples will be taken from across several production runs/batches (3 samples from 1 batch and 1 sample each from 2 other batches). This testing will be carried out in parallel with the Product/Ingredient Assessment (Stage 1). Analysis time is typically 6 working days from receipt at the lab, and results will be reported to the prospective member via a Certificate of Analysis.
Once Stages 1 and 2 are complete, and the requirements of INFORMED-CHOICE have been met, the product/ingredient will be accepted for registration with INFORMED-CHOICE. A license agreement will be issued, which enables the new member company to use the INFORMED-CHOICE logo on the registered product/ingredient. The registered product/ingredient will be listed on the INFORMED-CHOICE.org website. This includes detailed information of all batches that have been tested. A link to the member company's website is also added.