DII-Certification and Inflammation Food Grade Scores (IFGS).
Yes, each product is certified individually. The cost for us to certify each product is mentioned below in the process involved for certification; however we do not certify a product singly without being part of a total licensing/marketing package with the food producer to assure increased products consumption/sales (traction and validity of bearing DII Certification/IFGS labels).
Food producers submit formulations (inclusive of ingredients, ingredient proportions/weights, and ingredients specificity as known) for analysis and scoring;
A small certification application fee of INR 2000 is submitted per product put forth; as part of this application process, the food producer will need to provide all country of origin food production/distribution approvals assuring Health Interventions its labels are applied to products meeting industry standards;
Analysis and Computation by Connecting Health Innovations llc , USA (CHI) will inform the results and certification recognition, issue of product certification, DII-Certified Seal of Approval and corresponding Inflammation Food Grade;
Each certification and label offer is good for one calendar year. Renewal applications (additional fee and continuance or revisement of revenue-share agreement) are to be submitted within 60 days of the expiry date. This will require updates on any formulations previously approved.
Any liquidation of products bearing our certifications through market pathways other than direct sales or those specified within the contract, are subject to a revised royalty or fee agreement;
Products, once certified, are the responsibility of the producer to control quality and not alter product specs. We expect and trust, any food product certified by us meets the country of origin food product and distribution standards and must reflect the same.
Any product reported to Health Interventions and its partner CHI reflecting its Dietary Inflammatory Index (DII) Certified and Inflammatory Food Grade Score (IFGS) labels, and whose company do not possess valid certifications, will be subject to a fine per instance discovered. The fine for Indian Market is INR 300000 per instance discovered.
In addition, Health Interventions llp, Connecting Health Innovations llc, and University of South Carolina reserve the right to take legal recourse against companies misusing the certification and labelling. This is to prevent unscrupulous elements in carrying out our labelling for commercial gains and provide genuine players the stated value addition to their products.
We have been well received, garnered a lot of interests in the US and India. All clients will be added to our website for easy reference.Our partner CHI is investigating how the DII Certification and IFGS should be co-branded with this existing ‘Healthy Heart Check’ label by the American Heart Association.
We also would urge every interested institution, company, individual or a decision maker to visit the case studies section of our website for better understanding of our scientific base.