Glycemic Research Institute
U.S. Government Accredited Certification Organization
GLYCEMIC RESEARCH INSTITUTE
Glycemic Tech, LLC
UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT FEDERAL GOVERNMENT GUIDELINES FOR
AUTHORIZED CERTIFICATION MARKS
LEGAL REQUIREMENTS FOR CERTIFICATION MARKS
Authorized Certification Mark issuers are required and must observe the construction of test specimens to avoid any possible cheating on the part of the submitter or parties affiliated with the submitter.
This is mandated to avoid having an unethical submitter attempt to have certified, a product that is not identical to the original product submitted.
As a result of documented abuses in this field, certifiers typically reserve the right to re-test as a cautionary measure to ward off such behavior.
De-Listing is the process of recalling a Certification for a specific product. While De-Listing is rare, it has occurred, which has resulted in having strict and mandatory Certification regimes in place. De-Listing can occur as a result of inaccurate data provided by the client deliberately or non-deliberately submitting a product (such as incorrect Ingredient Listings or Label data), or from Incremental Degradation of a product (changing the original product formula/ingredients from the original), or using the Certification Mark in an illegal and/or unauthorized manner.
The Glycemic Research Institute holds full authority to De-List and Recall its government Certification Marks as a result of any breach of protocol on behalf of a client and/or product submitted
Said breaches include using the Certification Mark on a product that has passed the GRI Clinical Trial Protocol, wherein said product has been sub-licensed to another company. In said case, the Mark cannot be utilized by the sub-licensee without the product being re-submitted to GRI for Clinical Trials.
Only "active" Certification Mark listings matter at the point of purchase or use, as products and companies can become "De-Listed" as a result of improprieties.
The active Certification Mark listing is the cornerstone of all bounding in actual use. It is a legal document against which the product is compared to approvals by an Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ.)