by Allison Welch December 02, 2022 2 min read

Dear Customers,
 
In order to be compliant to Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations, we have changed the date on the top of our product's lid from "Expiration date" to "Date Of Manufacturing (DOM)".
 
All of our products have a very long shelf life, superior to one year.
 
We love what we do and our team of scientists and medical doctors are up to date with the latest and the highest-end technology for sports nutrition. Combined with the best ingredients available, we make sure to deliver the best and highest quality products available. We respect nature and our customers, and transparency in everything we do is very important to us.
 
If you have any other questions about our products' shelf life, or any questions at all, please contact us at 1-888-734-3634 or our contact page on the website.
 
We have received several inquiries about the change and our Director of Quality wrote this note to clarify: “If you have purchased new product from us recently, you may have noticed that we have switched to “DOM” (Date of Manufacturing) or “Manufactured:” in place of the previous “best by” or “expiration date.” If someone was unaware that DOM reflected the date the product was made, that it might cause some confusion if they are used to seeing a best-by date extending out two years. Not to worry, the DOM or Date of Manufacturing reflects the date on which the product was made at our manufacturing facility. This was done purposefully and in accordance with standards of Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) at our facility, which is now recognized and verified by UL’s GMP certification program to adhere to GMP standards set by US and Canadian governing bodies (FDA and Health Canada, respectively). If managed properly under the storage conditions listed on the label, dietary supplements remain stable and potent (i.e., 100% of label claim) between 2 and 3 years.”
 
Thank you for your loyalty and understanding!
— Your Muscle Feast Team
So What is GMP?

Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) are the set of production standards that have been embraced by regulators, retailers and consumers in the food and drug industries. 

GMPs provide a basic assurance that a product was produced under industry-standard conditions. Some of the areas addressed in GMPs include:

  • Building & facility conditions
  • Equipment design and maintenance
  • Employee practices
  • Sanitation conditions
  • Raw ingredient sourcing
  • Maintaining strong production controls
  • Records and reports

GMP is a system for ensuring that products are consistently produced and controlled according to quality standards. It is designed to minimize the risks involved in any pharmaceutical production that cannot be eliminated through testing the final product. It covers all aspects of production from the starting materials, premises, and equipment to the training and personal hygiene of staff. Detailed written procedures are essential for each process that could affect the quality of the finished product. There must be systems to provide documented proof that correct procedures are consistently followed at each step in the manufacturing process - every time a product is made.


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