Below we take a look into some of the different methods HIGH5 implement to minimise the risk of cross-contamination of banned substances throughout our supply chain.
Of course, HIGH5 products are not formulated with ingredients from the list of WADA named banned substances. But this is only where it starts.
We always take great care when choosing our suppliers and make an informed decision before using a new ingredient or supplier. We will not introduce any new ingredient that is on the WADA banned substance list. HIGH5 suppliers are selected based on supplier audit questionnaires which specifically assess the use of banned substances throughout the supply chain. We will not use any suppliers that we suspect has banned substances at any stage in their process.
HIGH5 production sites follow good manufacturing practices to minimise the risk of cross contamination of WADA banned substances. A variety of strong process controls are in place to ensure this is the case. These include goods in inspections, thorough cleaning regimes, house keeping and hygiene protocols, and excellent traceability systems.
The main manufacturing site for HIGH5 products, where we make our gels and powders, has been Informed Sport Certified. This certification provides in-depth analysis into critical control processes. Through regular on-site inspections and manufacturing facility swabbing, Informed-Sport site registration helps HIGH5 identify and resolve areas of risk within the manufacturing process. Some of our suppliers also have this accreditation. For any products made on our behalf and aren’t made on an Informed Sports accredited site, we have procedures in place to minimise the risk. This site registration is further complemented by specific batch testing of finished products.