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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Here are our most frequently asked questions:

Why do some of the products contain lead?

FoodScience of Vermont does not add lead to our products. The warning stated on the label regarding lead is known as Proposition 65. Proposition 65 requires businesses to notify Californians about any chemicals in the products they purchase. These products include food items including everything from fruit and vegetables, restaurant food, water, and dietary supplements.

Because we sell to California and because there may be trace amounts of naturally occurring lead in the minerals (that come from the earth) we use in our products, we are required to provide a "clear and reasonable" warning. For more information on Proposition 65 please visit: http://oehha.ca.gov/prop65/background/p65plain.html

Are these made in the U.S.A?

All FoodScience of Vermont products are manufactured in the United States using the highest quality domestic and imported ingredients.
  • Quality Raw Materials Must Meet Rigorous Standards.
    • United States Pharmacopoeia (USP)/NF
    • Food Chemical Codex (FCC)
    • Association of Official Analytical Chemists International (AOACI)
    • National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
  • Manufacturing Practices Guarantee Product Specifications and Label Claims.
    • Current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP)
    • Code of Federal Regulations Title 21 Part 111 (21CFR111)
    • Standard Operating Procedures (SOP)
    • Natural Product Association (NPA)
    • National Animal Supplement Council (NASC)
  • FDA drug Facility registration #: 19794745652.
  • Claims are all at time of expiration not manufacture.

Where are the ingredients sourced from?

Our raw material suppliers acquire high quality ingredients from all over the world for us. Depending on our needs and their supplies, a particular raw material can, in one run be from one country and in another run be from another. As long as the Certificate of Analysis of that material matches or exceeds the Certificate of Analysis of the same material from another country, this is acceptable to us.

Food Science Corporation is certified to operate under current Good Manufacturing Processes (cGMP) protocols. Under these protocols, we require that each ingredient in a formula be supplied with the respective Certificate of Analysis. That means that the supplier is required to test the ingredient for contaminants such as Heavy Metals, Microbial contamination, and any other physical/chemical parameters unique to the ingredient before the ingredient is shipped.

Any raw material that does not meet our specifications is sent back to the supplier. Upon receipt of a raw material (ingredient), it is then tested for potency and other parameters outlined in the ingredient’s specification sheet. Test results are compared against the established specifications.

Where do I find the expiration date?

All FoodScience of Vermont products are stamped with an expiration date. The expiration date format is MMYY and is always printed on the vertical edge of the label, following the LOT#. The LOT# is an eight (8) digit number. Example: 12345678 1217 – this example product expires December 2017. Label claim is guaranteed up to the expiration date.

Can I purchase directly from you?

FoodScience of Vermont does not sell direct, but we do list retailers and websites where you can purchase our products on our Where to Buy Page: FoodScience of Vermont - Where to Buy

I believe there is an issue with a FoodScience of Vermont product I purchased online or from a retailer, what should I do?

FoodScience of Vermont stands by our product quality 100%. If you are not pleased with the quality of the product you received, contact the seller you purchased the product from and ask for a refund or exchange. Our sellers honor our 100% satisfaction guarantee.

Why do some products look different than others?

FoodScience of Vermont has launched a new line of products that focuses on your needs by unique ingredients blends and combo products that feature multiple benefits. The new looks reflects these advanced products.

Why are the Coconut & Flax Oil capsules cloudy?

Coconut oil solidifies at room temperature, so that's actually the coconut oil you're seeing. If you hold the capsule in your hand for a few minutes, the coconut oil will turn to liquid. We chose to use a clear capsule to avoid using artificial colors. The cloudiness does not affect the quality.

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