GOED Randomized Testing Program
GOED conducts market surveillance by randomly testing our members’ 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 it is certain carries its 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 our GOED Monograph. The program was paused due to lack of resources but has now been reinstated. At this time, results for individual companies are not available, but we will be offering full reporting in the near future.