July 07, 2021
Let’s Make a Date: Manufacture and Expiration Dates
Every NeuroScience formula goes through independent laboratory testing analysis to ensure what’s on the label is what’s in the bottle. In addition to standard quality assurance, we include a series of stability and label claim tests to confirm a supplement delivers the right amount of ingredients, whether on day one or one day before expiration.
What is the difference between NeuroScience manufacture and expiration dates?
A manufacture date (MFG) indicates the date a product was produced. General stability information on the ingredients may be available, however there is not data specific to the formula, after the ingredients have been combined. All products with a manufacture date (MFG) are reviewed to ensure label claim levels of ingredients are met prior to being released for sale as well as throughout the product lifecycle.
On the other hand, an expiration date (EXP) indicates stability information specific to that formula has been established. All products with an expiration date (EXP) have exceeded expectations for accelerated and/or real-time stability testing. These products are also reviewed to ensure label claim levels of ingredients are met prior to being released for sale, with additional data points collected to confirm expiration data throughout the product lifecycle.
Products with MFG and EXP information are routinely tested to ensure what’s on the label is what’s in the bottle. A product that is found to be below label claims, or have less of an ingredient than is printed on the label, is considered to be at the end of its lifecycle and is replaced by the next lot of product.
The NeuroScience portfolio contains products with manufacture or expiration dates
NeuroScience products in the process of stability testing will display a manufacture date while formulas meeting or exceeding the third-party stability testing expectations will display an expiration date.
The third-party stability testing process begins with accelerated stability testing and lasts between 6 months to 1 year for a single product. After accelerated stability testing is complete, the product then undergoes real-time stability testing for additional expiration date confirmation.
We believe our quality commitments create consistent professional grade dietary supplements that you can stand behind.