Since 1979, NutriCology® has used only the purest raw materials available, and has implemented strict quality control procedures in every stage of production, including inspection of raw materials, manufacturing, packaging, and storing. NutriCology® is licensed by the State of Utah Department of Agriculture and Food, Certificate of Registration for Food Establishment number 190455 and US FDA registration number 16013952140. NutriCology® is certified as a GMP manufacturer by NSF International, certificate number C0550001-DS-1.
Procedures of Analysis
We utilize a number of advanced methods of analysis, including high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC), IR and UV-VIS spectroscopy, capillary electrophoresis (CE), inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry (ICP-MS), atomic absorption (AA), thin layer chromatography (TLC), Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), DNA analysis, GMO-Testing, major food allergen testing, and radiation contamination testing along with biochemistry and wet chemistry techniques.
Independent Third Party Laboratories
In addition to our in-house quality control department, we use certified independent analytical laboratories to test raw materials as well as finished products. All of our certified laboratories meet or exceed cGMP requirements. Our products are assayed for identity, purity and potency, and are confirmed to contain pre-determined amounts of the contents listed on every label.
Allergens and Allergen Testing
We take great care in how we qualify both our raw material suppliers and our contract manufacturers (CMOs).
We perform on-site audits to evaluate cGMP adherence of our CMOs on a regular schedule.
All our suppliers much be certified ‘good manufacturing processors’ (cGMP). We maintain and update audit certifications from third party reviewers, proving their commitment to cGMPs. We require our suppliers to complete a questionnaire, which covers the many aspects of their supply chain and processing, including the presence or absence of all the allergens we list.
We also do select finished product testing of possible allergens from the official FDA allergen list as well our own, including corn and yeast.
We use accredited third party ISO laboratories to perform enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays (ELISA) and to interpret the result as allergen-free if it is below the recommend guideline’s lowest reportable limit.
We also review all technical data packets for an ingredient, including manufacturing flow chart, MSDS, certificate of analysis (COA), allergen/GMO/gluten statements, and others.
For most formulas, the main Quality Control documents are available on our website on the relevant product page. Our Quality Control Department offers full transparency of our allergen testing, as requested for a specific product.