GNC’S QUALITY AND INTEGRITY TESTING PROGRAMS

As the world’s largest vertically integrated specialty retailer of health, wellness and performance products, GNC is responsible for ensuring that these products are manufactured, packaged, tested and distributed in accordance with the highest industry standards in order to maintain the highest level of quality and integrity.

GNC’s manufacturing processes and analytical methods follow industry standard methods that are fit for purpose and scientifically validated for the production and analysis of each specific label claim. Each lot of product is subjected to specific quality control steps prior to release to ensure that GNC branded products are manufactured in conformance with approved methodology and government regulations, specifically Health Canada regulations and also the US Food & Drug Administration current good manufacturing practices (cGMPs).

Each step of the manufacturing, packaging and distribution process has been specifically designed to ensure the highest quality and integrity of the product. Regular testing is performed throughout the manufacturing process, from raw materials to finished products, to control and monitor the quality and integrity of each finished product lot produced.

All analytical testing of GNC products are performed using current validated methods that are recognized and compliant with regulatory standards established by Health Canada, the US FDA (Food & Drug Administration), TGA (Australia Therapeutic Goods Administration) and other global health authorities. This ensures that appropriate fit for purpose methods are used that are specific to the ingredients being tested.