Certifications & Licenses
At TWC Nutrition we strictly adhere to all institutional supplement manufacturing processes and hold the following certifications and licenses for our brands. This does not come without many challenges or significant barriers. Special product certifications require continued maintenance as well as annual facility audits and lot-by-lot testing. If a product fails to meet one or more of the certification criteria, it can result in actions to protect consumers including product recall, public notification or de-certification, and rightfully so.
We believe that the quality and safety of supplements for public health protection is paramount. At TWC Nutrition we strive to reach the highest levels of product purity with clean ingredients selectively sourced from only the best suppliers around the world.
NSF GMP Registered Dietary Supplement Manufacturer
NSF International is the leading accredited third-party certifier of dietary supplements, functional foods and dietary supplement raw ingredients (ANSI-Accredited Product Certification Body – Accreditation #0216). As an independent, not-for-profit public health organization, they operate with the mission to protect and improve global human health. Deeply rooted in science, NSF certifies products and writes standards for food, water and consumer goods and is widely recognized as the gold standard for quality.
At TWC Nutrition we are independently GMP registered. NSF International verifies that facilities, equipment, methodologies and labelling practices meet specific requirements developed in accordance with the U.S. FDA regulations for dietary supplements.
NSF GMP Registered Athletic Banned Substances
In 2020 we proudly received our NSF Athletic Banned Substances GMP registration. The GMP for Sport registration verifies that a manufacturing facility has additional sourcing and tracing capabilities in place to prevent product cross-contamination with athletically banned substances (ABS). Third-party vendors must meet strict qualifications to ensure that no ABS are present in any products supplied to TWC Nutrition. Additionally, GMP audits include an increased level of screening and it’s verified that there are no ABS ingredients in the facility.
NSF International Certifications
NSF certified supplements must meet rigorous standards that encompass comprehensive lab testing and extensive evaluation of the manufacturing process to ensure contaminated substances or hidden ingredients are not added to a product. Facilities are scrutinized under regular on-site inspections and annual audits for quality and safety.
With an NSF Contents Tested & Certified product you can trust that label claims and product formulation are verified. Chemical and contaminant testing has been conducted and there are no harmful levels of contaminants, pesticides, heavy metals, or fraudulent ingredients. Through random re-testing, products are regularly verified for potency and purity, assuring supplement quality.
The NSF Certified for Sport® program helps athletes, coaches and trainers make more informed decisions when it comes to choosing sports supplements. Certified for Sport® products are tested lot-by-lot for over 270 substances banned by major athletic organizations and anti-doping associations. Banned substance testing includes drugs of abuse, anabolic agents, diuretics, beta-2 agonists, masking agents, hormone antagonists, hormone and metabolic modulators, SARMs, growth hormone-releasing peptides, stimulants, and beta blockers.
NSF Certified for Sport® is the only independent third-party certification program recognized by the MLB, the MLB Players Association, the NHL and the CFL. It is also recommended by the NFL, PGA, LPGA, CPSDA, Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sports and the Taylor Hooton Foundation. Tested lots are listed online at nsfsport.com.
SQF Code for Manufacturing
The Safe Quality Food (SQF) Code is a site-specific, process and product certification standard for control of food safety and food quality hazards. Products produced and manufactured under SQF Code certification are highly accepted in global markets.
Manufacturing under the SQF Code assures that TWC Nutrition’s food safety plans have been implemented in accordance with the CODEX HACCP method as well as applicable regulatory requirements and that our system has been verified and determined effective to manage food safety. Implementing SQF Code further verifies our commitment to produce safe, quality food and our compliance with Canadian Food & Drug legislation.
Health Canada NHP Site License and GMP Manufacturer
In Canada, dietary supplements are called Natural Health Products (NHPs). As such they require a product license to be legally sold and marketed in Canada. Licenses are issued by the Natural and Non-Prescription Health Products Directorate of Health Canada following a scientific review of product safety, efficacy and quality. The product license authorizes the ingredients, quantities, health claims, usage, risk information and other details.
Additionally, site licenses are required to conduct GMP activities. TWC Nutrition works directly with Health Canada to ensure all legal requirements and standards are met. Our facility is a licensed GMP manufacturer, packager, labeller and importer.
Safe Food for Canadians License
As an SFC license holder, TWC Nutrition has met safety and sanitizing requirements for manufacturing food, including dairy. Regular inspections are performed by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) which verifies systems, processes and control points are in place for food safety. Certification enables interprovincial and international exports.
EU Third Country Establishment Number for Dairy: 3903
FDA Registered Facility
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is a government agency in the U.S.A. that is responsible for public health and regulates the safety and efficacy of dietary supplements. As an FDA registered facility, TWC Nutrition has submitted to inspections and provided evidence of preventative hazard controls to meet the requirements of manufacturing, processing, packing and holding food for commercial distribution in the U.S.A.
Registered Food Processing/Distribution Establishment
In Manitoba, Canada, any facility or location where food products are manufactured or processed is inspected by health officers on a regular basis to ensure compliance with the Food Handling Establishments Regulation under the Public Health Act.
As a Registered Food Processing/Distribution Establishment in Manitoba, TWC Nutrition has met standards and requirements for handling, storage, sanitation, hygiene, equipment maintenance and environmental controls.
COR (Kosher) Certification
COR is a not-for-profit, community organization that acts as a resource for consumers regarding everything kosher. It is also the kosher certification trademark used by the Kashruth Council of Canada, the largest kosher certification agency in Canada. The COR symbol is recognized around the world as the highest standard for product compliance with kosher standards.
At TWC Nutrition, we work in conjunction with COR to ensure that products comply with the highest kosher dietary standards. As a COR certified facility, TWC Nutrition is subject to facility inspections and products, ingredients, manufacturing and processes are reviewed by a senior Rabbinic Coordinator. Under the COR certification, compliant products earn the use of the COR symbol.
License: COR 994
The Islamic Food and Nutrition Council of Canada (IFANCC) is a not-for-profit Islamic organization dedicated to scientific research in the fields related to food, nutrition and health. Offering Halal supervision and certification services, IFANCC is Canada’s leading Halal certifying organization.
As a Halal registered facility, TWC Nutrition undergoes facility audits which include documentations review and evaluation along with required plant inspections. Products, packaging materials and manufacturing are evaluated for compliance with Halal standards. Under the IFANCC compliant products receive Halal certification and earn the use of the Halal symbol.
Registration No: TWC.15830.15831.200002
VegeCert is a non-profit organization that certifies vegan and vegetarian food products globally. Consulting with industry leaders, VegeCert formulated a standard for product approval.
The VegeCert program has two certifications. Certified Vegetarian ensures products are free from meat, poultry, fish, seafood and insects. The Certified Vegan designation verifies that products do not contain any animal or animal by-product whatsoever, including dairy and egg. VegeCert inspections are performed by The Kashruth Council (COR), an independent third-party organization and one of the largest and most respected kosher certifications agencies.
At TWC Nutrition, our products, components and manufacturing facility are evaluated for compliance with the VegeCert standards through facility audits and documentation. Under the VegeCert certification, compliant products earn the use of the mark for either VegeCert Vegan or VegeCert Vegetarian.
IGen Non-GMO Tested Certification
The International Genetically Modified Organism Evaluation and Notification Program (IGEN) is an independent, third-party organization that verifies GMO label claims in products and ingredients.
Any food or dietary supplement product made with ingredients derived from genetically engineered crops are considered to contain GMOs. With IGEN testing and certification, supplements complete comprehensive lab testing and evaluation of their manufacturing processes to ensure products do not contain any GMO markers.
At TWC Nutrition, manufacturing processes are verified and certified finished products are tested to ensure they do not contain GMO genes or proteins found in common bioengineered crops. Markers tested for include transgenic proteins involved in certain types of genetic engineering (e.g., Cry1Ab, Cry1F, NPTII) and DNA elements used in genetic engineering (e.g., P35S/CaMV, TNOS/A. tumefaciens). Under the IGEN Non-GMO Tested program, compliant products earn the use of the mark and accompanying label claim.