Friday, February 10, 2012

USANA Earns Sixth Stamp Of Approval From Third-Party Testing

USANA Earns Sixth Stamp Of Approval From Third-Party Testing

SALT LAKE CITY, Feb. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- USANA Health Sciences, Inc. (NYSE: USNA), a global nutritional supplements company, today announced that its USANA® Probiotic supplement has been tested and approved by, LLC, a company that independently tests health products for purity, disintegration and strength to help consumers and healthcare professionals identify the best quality health and nutrition products. has also approved USANA's Coquinone® 30, Visionex®, BiOmega™, Mega Antioxidant and Chelated Mineral supplements.

"Having our products pass's tests means a lot to us," said Dan Macuga, USANA's chief communications officer. "Because we manufacture over 90% of our products in-house, in an FDA registered facility, it's a tremendous honor to receive verification from a third-party organization. It exemplifies our commitment to producing effective and dependable products."

Known for keeping health and nutritional companies honest about their product claims, has tested over 3,200 products since 1999 and freely publishes its testing methods for public consumption.

"Our mission is to identify the best quality health and nutritional products through independent testing so that the general public is aware of what they are putting into their bodies when taking certain supplements," said Dr. Tod Cooperman,'s president. "It is to USANA's credit that USANA® Probiotic passed our rigorous testing which many products have failed to pass. It is to USANA's further credit that it voluntarily sought's third-party certification of the quality of this and other products."

"We take our quality control and testing process very serious when it comes to our products," said Dr. John Cuomo, USANA executive director of product development. "Developing each of our products requires extensive research and to receive validation from for the sixth time demonstrates USANA's dedication to providing trusted nutritionals."

In addition to earning's seal of approval for multiple supplements, USANA has three different NSF Certifications. The manufacturing Facility in Salt Lake is NSF‐certified to follow the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) guidelines for Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP). Additionally, USANA has obtained Certification of Label claims on six core products, and several products are Certified for Sport, meaning its products do not contain banned substances. Most recently the company obtained the FDA's "Drug Establishment Registration," which allows USANA to manufacture over‐the‐counter (OTC) drugs.

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About USANA: USANA Health Sciences (NYSE: USNA) develops and manufactures high‐quality nutritionals, personal care, energy and weight management products that are sold directly to Preferred Customers and Associates throughout the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Japan, Taiwan, China, South Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, the Philippines, Mexico, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and Thailand. Learn more at our website (, read our blog (, like us on Facebook (, or follow us on Twitter (@usanainc)

About is a leading provider of consumer information and independent evaluations of products that affect health and nutrition. The company is privately held and has no ownership from, or interest in, companies that manufacture, distribute or sell consumer products.  For more information visit

Media Contact: Ashley Collins
Executive Director of Marketing, PR, and Social Media
USANA Health Sciences, Inc.
(801) 954-7280

SOURCE USANA Health Sciences, Inc.

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