September 24, 2019: UAS Labs partners with Tru-ID to verify all probiotic strains as 100% authentic
UAS Laboratories LLC (Wausau, Wisconsin, USA) is proud to announce a partnership with TRU-ID, the world’s first certification program founded on cutting edge DNA biotechnology. TRU-ID is evolving the food and natural health industry with a DNA authentication process designed to verify the ingredients of packaged biologic food, botanicals and probiotics.
TRU-ID’s Chief Scientific Officer, Steven Newmaster, PhD, in connection with the University of Guelph, Canada, says TRU-ID came out of a desire to seek truth in labeling. “Our mission is to advance DNA-based supply chain verification testing as a means to protect our clients and their customers from the vulnerabilities of mislabeled or contaminated ingredients and to promote honesty in consumer product labeling,” he says.
Quality has always been a top priority at UAS Labs, and TRU-ID serves as the perfect complement to existing quality control procedures. Now, the probiotic strains – that are already strictly tested – are being identified against a database of over 180,000 DNA sequences to ensure authenticity. This identification and TRU-ID certification shows UAS strains as 100% authentic, as confirmed by a third party.
UAS Labs’ Chief Scientific Officer, Dr. Gregory Leyer, is delighted to pilot this new endeavor.
“This genetic testing process aligns with UAS Labs’ science-focused business model. We provide rigorously tested and clinically researched probiotic strains to our clients today; and now, with the TRU-ID certification, we can assure authenticity while supporting the growing need for honest and open manufacturing practices,” he says. “We are proud to be an early-adopter and true partner of TRU-ID.”
The next step of this partnership is the use of a real-time, biotech device developed by Newmaster and team. This device will provide instant results of strain identification saving time and money, as compared to current testing methods. And, more importantly, will be used for continuous verification and transparency throughout the supply chain.
UAS Labs’ Director of Quality, Kim Rivard, says the time is right for technology to play a part in furthering best practices.
“With increased scrutiny being placed on nutraceutical manufacturers to test and guarantee identity at each stage of the process, TRU-ID’s test methods and upcoming technology will an extremely helpful tool,” she says.
UAS Labs has always been committed to top quality, state-of-the-art process and has a passion for innovation. Through a partnership with TRU-ID, they will continue to blaze the trail of label transparency and high-quality standards while aiding in the process of creating consumer confidence in the probiotic world and beyond.
Watch for the TRU-ID seal of certification on all UAS manufactured probiotic strains. When you see the TRU-ID seal, you can have confidence that the probiotics within are exactly what the label says.
About UAS Laboratories
UAS Laboratories LLC has delivered the highest quality, science-backed probiotics to the marketplace since 1979. Strictly dedicated to probiotic manufacturing, UAS is committed to designing innovative and effective formulations that strive to enhance wellness and quality of life.
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