Why We're Proud of Our Own Brand Supplements
Our manufacturer has been following cGMP's (current Good Manufacturing Practices) even before the FDA mandated that regulation for dietary supplement manufacturers. As an FDA cGMP-compliant company, they use state-of-the-art technology to carefully screen each raw material for quality and uniformity. They routinely inspect their materials and supplements for identity and potency. You can count on our products to have the best raw materials for each formula. Raw materials are assayed upon arrival at the manufacturer, during the manufacturing process, and again before the supplements are shipped. All their manufacturing procedures and standards for cleanliness are periodically audited by the FDA and meet their requirements. They are a member of the Natural Products Association and the Organic Trade Association.
Our manufacturer utilizes its own full-scale Quality Control department. Raw materials and end products undergo various tests to ensure potency, purity and disintegration. A complete microbiological testing laboratory is used to test not only for dangerous bacteria like Salmonella and E. coli, but also for gluten, melamine, and for the potency of certain B vitamins, such as folic acid, biotin, and B-12. Another measure of quality: We always list the “Best By” date on the bottom of each bottle, thus guaranteeing the potency, purity and freshness of our products!
Our confidence in our own nutritional supplements is reflected in the clarity and completeness of our labeling. Our full disclosure labels list the details of each product's contents. If you have special dietary needs regarding certain ingredients, we disclose information about artificial flavors, colors and preservatives in addition to gluten and common allergens.
We only put forth dietary supplements with science behind the formulations. Our manufacturer has a team of scientific professionals (including chemists, microbiologists, and a Registered Dietitian) plus product development specialists to ensure scientifically sound formulas. Finally, our manufacturer is committed to environmental sustainability and social responsibility. Dedicated to supporting green initiatives, they ship our supplements in boxes that use partially-recycled materials filled with 100% biodegradable and recyclable peanuts. The fully recyclable amber glass bottles are made from 35% recycled material, and the white plastic caps are also fully recyclable. Their promotional materials also utilize post-consumer fibers. Their manufacturing facility makes use of natural skylights to save energy and provide a pleasant work environment, and they recycle all unusable computer hardware and equipment.
Each year since 2007, our manufacturer participates in donating 11 million children's multivitamins to the Vitamin Angels non-profit organization. Established in 1994, Vitamin Angels is the only nonprofit organization in existence solely dedicated to providing vital nutrition to those in need internationally and domestically. Through its "Operation 20/20" campaign, they plan to eradicate childhood blindness caused by vitamin A deficiency (VAD) worldwide by the year 2020. Over 30% of the world's population suffers from micronutrient deficiencies. Both Vitamin Angels and our manufacturer believe every person has a right to basic nutrition.
Beginning in 2009, our manufacturer committed to donate 1% of sales of Cardio Support Softgels and Ultimate Organics® Organic Vitamin C tabs to Nourish America, a non-profit charity providing nourishing foods and nutritional supplements to American children, families, pregnant moms, and seniors who are malnourished, hungry, and impoverished.
We hope you'll choose our Viroqua Food brand of dietary supplements. When searching for natural, premium dietary supplements to promote overall wellness and global sustainability, look no further than Viroqua Food Cooperative.