According to current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP), manufacturers must verify that a finished product meets the specific guidelines and requirements for purity and claimed amounts of the active ingredients on the label using reliable and scientifically-validated methods. Conversely, cGMPs do not define or stipulate what methods would be considered “reliable” and “valid,” which provides manufacturers with considerable flexibility. While some companies have testing and quality control procedures conducted within their own manufacturing facility and in-house lab, others work with contract manufacturers who either perform the testing in their in-house lab or outsource the testing to contract labs. At NutriRise, we work with contract manufacturers who conduct regular testing of raw materials and finished products per cGMP requirements, and because our criteria is significantly more rigorous than current GMPs, we test every batch of our raw materials and finished products for compliance with industry defining quality standards using independent, third-party labs.