JoySpring’s manufacturing partners adhere to the same exacting and stringent QA/QC standards. These standards serve two purposes. 1st is to assure that safe and accurate ingredients are used in all products we produce. 2nd is to make sure that the controls are in place for clean contaminant-free production that meets the highest standards for our industry. The following QA/QC standards are utilized and adhered to by Cedar Bear and its departments:
Totally Additive Free
All products have no additives or chemical preservatives. Amazingly, those products have a product label listed shelf life expiration of 4 years, the longest in the industry, and, they require no refrigeration after opening!
U.S. FDA cGMP
The cGMP standard that all companies must comply with is the U.S. Federal Government’s FDA cGMP rules & regulation policy. Though different than FDA cGMP standards for the drugs & pharmaceutical industry, the FDA cGMP standards for herbal & dietary supplements industry are very detailed and stringent, and in some areas are more restrictive and stringent than that for drug & pharmaceutical industry cGMP rules & regulations.
JoySpring’s manufacturing partners are fully FDA cGMP inspection passed & compliant. In many areas we actually exceed the minimum standard for cGMP compliance.
‘Kosher’ is a very stringent consumables preparation standard rooted in antiquity and proven in modern food and dietary science.Where the word ‘kashrus’ is used, it means to be in a state of being kosher, which all JoySpringretail brands are.
Our kosher certification is done through Scroll K, an OU (Orthodox Union) recognized affiliate kosher certifying agency. Aspects of the kosher certified standard we adhere to are actually more stringent that FDA cGMP standards for the same aspects.
We use no animal parts or ingredients in its products. Even the glycerin used is 100% USP Grade Kosher Certified ‘Vegetable’ glycerin.
Since no grain alcohol is used in the making of our products there is no chance of contaminating our products with alcohol that may contain gluten tags, which in very gluten sensitive individuals can set of adverse gluten caused reactions. Only herbs, glycerin and water are used in the making of our products.
FDA ‘Full Disclosure’ Product Label Compliant
Unlike many herbal product companies who have employed the FDA labeling rule exemptions on full disclosure, we have not taken those exemptions but instead chose to provide consumers with product labels that are full disclosure as detailed in FDA rules & regulations on the issue.
Full disclosure labeling is one way we prove to consumers that we are more interested in their getting ALL the information FDA labeling standards are intended to provide for concerned consumers, even if it costs us more to do so.