It’s important for health and nutrition brands to acknowledge and consider all factors before entering into a partnership with a contract lab. If accreditation, lab procedures and management practices of the laboratory among other key areas are evaluated appropriately, a positive partnership between the brand and contract labs can be formed.
This Slide Show has been adapted from 2016 SupplySide West Workshop: Evaluating and Partnering with Contract Labs. The workshop featured Marian Boardley, principal, MBCLLC, Alex Brandt, Ph. D., director of technical services, FSNS (Food Safety Net Services), Blake Ebersole, president, NaturPro Scientific and Daniel Sliva, CEO and founder, DSTest Laboratories.