Informed Manufacturer is a global quality certification for manufacturing facilities developed to help minimise the risk of banned substance contamination within facilities that manufacture and supply sports nutrition products, dietary supplements and their ingredients. Informed Manufacturer is a member of the INFORMED family of global quality assurance and certification programmes for the sports and dietary supplement industry.
Reputable third-party supplement manufacturers and suppliers are able to certify their facility with the Informed Manufacturer programme so companies and brands can easily identify them as having high-level quality systems in place to limit the likelihood of inadvertent contamination. This ensures the integrity of the manufacturing process specifically for sports nutrition and dietary supplement products and ingredients.
Those sites receiving our supplement manufacturer certification and carrying the Informed Manufacturer logo are tested regularly for banned substances using ISO 17025 accredited methods by the world-class laboratories of LGC. Facilities are screened for banned substances to parts-per-billion levels of accuracy, using a robust swabbing and testing process. In addition, manufacturing sites must meet strict quality control standards.
All sites certified by Informed Manufacturer demonstrate the highest level of commitment to our quality assurance programme in the supplement market, providing confidence to sports nutrition and dietary supplement brands.