|FDA’s Required Testing||Kirkman’s Ultra Tested™|
FDA suggests only the testing of lead, mercury, arsenic and cadmium.
|Kirkman® will test every raw material and every finished batch for 24 heavy metals including lead, arsenic, mercury, cadmium, aluminum, barium, antimony, silver, copper, palladium and platinum.|
|FDA has some guidelines regarding bacteria and mold contamination, but they are not well-defined.||Kirkman® monitors both raw materials and finished goods for the presence of bacteria, mold and yeast using microbiological testing derived from the FDA’s Bacteriological Analytical Manual, the United States Pharmacopeia (USP) or the Association of Analytical Chemists (AOAC).|
FDA offers loose guidelines that primarily pertain to imported foods rather than nutritional supplements
|Kirkman® will test every raw material for hundreds of potentially harmful pesticides. Kirkman® is likely the only nutraceutical company offering this level of testing for toxins.|
Allergen labeling and consumer protection law requires material suppliers to list the presence of common allergens.
|Kirkman® not only monitors raw materials for the absence of allergens, but also routinely tests finished products for the absence of casein, gluten, soy and peanuts. Every lot of finished product that could potentially contain an allergen based on its derivation, such as colostrum or probiotics, is laboratory tested. Kirkman’s products are manufactured in completely casein-and gluten- free facilities.|
|Label Claim and Stability||FDA requires testing to insure that label claims regarding contents, ingredients and potencies are accurate.||Kirkman® complies with all FDA requirements regarding label claims and stability testing. Kirkman® continually monitors its products’ stability to insure that label claims are accurate through the best used by date on the label.|
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