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Among other verifications, Informed Protein certification affirms that the amount of protein stated on a product’s Nutrition Facts panel matches what’s in the product.
LGC, a provider of global quality-assurance and certification programs for the sports and dietary supplement industry, has introduced a protein-testing and -certification program called Informed Protein. Among other verifications, Informed Protein certification affirms that the amount of protein stated on a product’s Nutrition Facts panel matches what’s in the product.
“Informed Protein was developed to give confidence to consumers by verifying the amount of protein within protein supplement products,” the company’s press release states. “All certified products are assessed for their total nitrogen content and are evaluated for their carbon/nitrogen ratio to ensure batch consistency. Informed Protein also performs a free amino acid analysis to evaluate non-protein nitrogen.”
The program also involves “robust” assessments of facilities that produce certified products in order “to minimize the risk of inadvertent adulterants and to ensure products are produced to high quality standards.”
Certified products can bear the Informed Protein logo. Certified products will be listed on the new Informed Protein website along with all tested batch numbers.
“With supply chain issues facing the industry right now, reputable companies can utilize this certification to demonstrate their commitment to quality assurance and trust to their customers,” said Paul Klinger, business development director for Informed, in the press release. “When a supplement user sees the Informed Protein logo on a product, they can have confidence the amount of protein listed on the label is accurate and has been independently verified.”
Other Informed programs include Informed Sports, Informed Choice, Informed Ingredient, and Informed Manufacturer.