SupplySide West Podcast 4: Evaluating and Selecting a Contract Testing Laboratory

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.

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.

 

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