Platinum Partner Programme
We are delighted to introduce our platinum quality partners scheme. Its purpose is to introduce practitioners to the premium brands that we have developed a close working relationship with over the years. These companies should operate a strict practitioner only recommendation policy and will not be available on direct to consumer retail websites. In our practice, these brands are held in high regard by our in-house team of practitioners and are frequently prescribed by them. Often, we are actively involved in product development with these partners and are continuing to work on exciting new developments.
Sadly, many supplements on the health-food shelves are manufactured by different companies at different times, depending upon which company is currently offering the lowest price. Even though the labels may look identical from batch to batch, the quality can very tremendously. While this method may ensure the cheapest price, it makes it difficult to track down the manufacturer of any particular batch. Furthermore, manufacturers know this, and the unscrupulous ones may relax their standards on the above points.
At Moss Nutrition, we don't gamble. We believe that it's far better-and much cheaper in the long run-to spend a little more now on professional-quality supplements backed by skilled, reliable, trustworthy professionals. For those who agree, we're ready and waiting to serve you.
This is the criteria that our Platinum brands need to comply with;
- Strong and established brand ethics & values.
- Vendor Qualification Criteria (how they select the manufacturers that produce their products).
- GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) this is a required standard for the food industry which also encompasses supplements.
- Quality & Efficacy – test every lot of every ingredient in the products they manufacture, far exceeding industry requirements.
- Commitment to Practitioner Education.
- Commitment to compliant product labelling.
Acceptable supplier and contract brand qualification consisting of: demonstrated cGMP compliance as well as regular on-site audits or established historical relationship. Further, certificate of analyses for Raw Materials and Finished Products are initially validated by conducting full confirmation testing on several subsequent receipts.
- SOP demonstration of controlled manufacturing processes for all Finished Products and cGMP processes.
- Specifications for all Raw Material and Finished Products and documented usage of these specifications.
- Use of most appropriate testing methodologies when testing for identity, microbiologicals, heavy metals, pesticides/herbicides (for botanicals), aflatoxins (when applicable), melamine (when applicable), and residual solvents.
- Raw Material testing on each batch or at a frequency justified with written rationale inclusive of: In addition to supplier Certificate of Analysis, identity is tested on each batch of raw materials or finished product and all other analytical tests (microbiology, heavy metals, pesticides/herbicides (non-organic), solvents (concentrates), and adulterants are completed on at least every 5th batch/lot, or if less than 5 lots, at least once annually. Each ingredient (or product) must be tested according to an established risk-based testing program.
- Re-qualification of Contract Brands by questionnaire and/or site audit at least every 3 years.
- Potency testing procedure for finished products in place and in use.
- Evident industry knowledge of common adulterants and contaminants, and sufficient testing to guarantee the absence of these adulterants and contaminants in finished products and disqualification of suppliers of adulterated ingredients. Analytical testing on each batch of Raw Material or Finished Product for: identity, potency (label claim) and microbiological contaminants as well as all other applicable analytical tests on ingredients at risk for certain impurities (e.g. solvents for concentrates, pesticides for non-organics, melamine for animal proteins, aflatoxin for high risk herbs/foods, adulterants).
- A real time stability program is in use to ensure that all finished products meet label claim throughout shelf life. · Products contain active ingredients in sufficient quantities to be clinically effective.