GOED Randomized Testing Program
All GOED members are required to adhere to the GOED Voluntary Monograph as a condition of membership in our association. GOED has established an investigation process for allegations of non-compliance and companies or individuals that have evidence of a GOED member not complying with the Monograph should alert email Adam Ismail. Complaints can be submitted anonymously. For the procedures associated with ethics and non-compliance complaints, please see the Rules and Compliance page.
In addition to receiving complaints, GOED also conducts market surveillance by randomly testing our members’ products and other products from markets around the world. GOED conducts two rounds of testing per year. Members are selected for testing using a random number generator and then products are purchased at retail stores or via the internet for testing. When ingredient manufacturers are selected for testing, GOED attempts to find consumer products that clearly identify the selected company as their supplier. If none can be found, we ask the company to give us the names of three products they are certain carry their oil and we select one for testing.
GOED initiated the program in July of 2012 with a focus on contaminant testing, but expanded its testing in August 2013 to include the full set of parameters in the GOED Voluntary Monograph.
At this time, results for individual companies are not available, but we are making the anonymized dataset available for review by our members. To download the latest dataset, click here.
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