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Quality Ingredients Guarantee

 

Your Assurance of Safe and High Quality Ingredients Used In Max Muscle's Products
 

Dr. Phillip W. HarveyDr. Phillip W. Harvey
Chief Scientific Officer
Max Muscle Sports Nutrition

I am frequently asked about the quality control processes at Max Muscle Sports Nutrition (MMSN) and how we assure that safe products are brought to market. In this month’s eNewsletter, I want to discuss this important topic and why you can trust the safety and quality of our products. 


Max Muscle’s focus on quality products begins with our commitment to sourcing, purchasing and controlling raw materials. Max Muscle only sources raw materials from well established companies located in the U.S. and abroad. We use leading ingredient suppliers, many patented ingredients, and only use contract manufacturers that adhere to current good manufacturing practices (cGMP) and are in compliance with U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations (21 CFR 111) and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Most are certified by third party programs like NSF International and the Natural Products Association (NPA). Within the cGMPs are extensive procedures and required documentation to ensure safe ingredients and manufacturing guidelines. Regardless of the country of origin, our extensive quality assurance and quality control procedures ensure that Max Muscle's products are safe, pure and meet the purported label claims. This means that what you see on the label in the Supplement Facts panel is what you will find in the bottle.

Max Muscle has established close and long-standing working relationships with a group of trusted vendors who consistently furnish the highest quality materials to meet our product standards and specifications. Max Muscle's strict vendor qualification program along with ongoing facility audits ensure we work with reliable suppliers and manufacturers.

For our raw material suppliers and manufacturers, all ingredients are carefully inspected upon receipt, sampled and held under quarantine until analytical testing is completed to confirm that they meet all quality specifications for purity, potency, and physical characteristics. All raw materials undergo thorough testing to verify the certificates of analysis (COA) prior to use in the manufacturing process. Testing for microbiological contamination (e.g., pathogens, yeast, mold) and heavy metals (e.g., lead, mercury, cadmium and arsenic) are also performed. Any material that does not meet all specifications is rejected. All aspects of the quality program and test results are thoroughly documented and on file. Traceability of every ingredient used in each of our products is an absolute requirement of our system. All production and testing records are maintained in safekeeping for several years.

Max Muscle routinely audits our contract manufactures and raw material suppliers to ensure the highest quality standards for ingredients and manufacturing operations. We also conduct internal audits of our procedures and processes to ensure compliance within our organization.

Max Muscle’s Quality Control Department has implemented comprehensive and thorough process specifications and controls. The first quality control step is to obtain material ingredient Certificate of Analysis (COA) on each raw material ordered. Raw materials are tested using current test methods for active ingredients and the presence of contaminants. The second quality control step is to obtain Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS). These documents are kept on file for a minimum of 4 years.

Special Max Muscle requirements have to be met before new suppliers are approved. We ensure that ingredients we use are the highest quality and microbiologically and chemically safe for our demanding customers. For certain ingredients this can be a long-term process before the final approval for use in our products. We also have established long-term relationships with leading ingredient suppliers in the industry.

Quality Assurance and Production teamwork programs, procedures and training are a part of Max Muscle’s dedication to achieving uniformity in quality for every lot of finished product produced. The Quality Control Department has the ability to track each individual ingredient used in any lot of finished product produced. All finished products produced are tested for microbials and label claim. These testing documents are also kept on file for a minimum of 4 years. Testing is a critical part of Max Muscle’s quality process and no products leave our facility before they have passed all screening steps.

All of Max Muscle products are manufactured under strict Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) and are in compliance with U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) cGMP regulations 21 CFR 110 along with U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) regulations 21 CRF 589.2000.