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Dietary supplement brand owners need to test their ingredients and finished products; that's not on an option. But there are plenty of choices when it comes to who does the testing, what tests are run and what third-party contract lab to use. Each brand needs to evaluate its operations, and choose the best path to create safe and successful products.

Sandy Almendarez

July 22, 2016

Dietary supplement brand owners need to test their ingredients and finished products; that’s not on an option. But there are plenty of choices when it comes to who does the testing, what tests are run and what third-party contract lab to use. Each brand needs to evaluate its operations, and choose the best path to create safe and successful products.

In this episode, Marian Boardley, Consultant, Marian Boardley Consulting LLC, and Sandy Almendarez, editor in chief, INSIDER, discuss:

  • The true costs of internal vs. external testing of dietary supplements

  • How to vet a potential contract laboratory

  • Checks to help avoid dry labbing

Boardley will be speaking on the Workshop: Evaluating and Partnering with Contract Labs on Wednesday, Oct. 5 at 1:30 p.m. at SupplySide West. Visit supplysideshow.com for more information and get registered. This session is underwritten by Covance, Midi Labs, Eurofins, Micro Quality Labs and BASF, the official education sponsor of SupplySide West.

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Got feedback? Email Almendarez at [email protected], or tweet to @NatProdINSIDER using the hashtag #INSIDERPodcast.

 

About the Author(s)

Sandy Almendarez

editor in chief, Informa

Sandy Almendarez entered the natural products industry in 2009 when she joined Virgo Publishing (now Informa Exhibitions) as an assistant editor. Since then, she's worked her way up to editor in chief where she writes, edits and manages content for INSIDER. Under Sandy’s direction, INSIDER has won editorial awards from Folio: every year since 2014, including B2B Editorial Team of the Year in 2015.

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