SupplySide West Podcast 5: Working With a Contract Manufacturer's Testing Lab

Along with the actual manufacturing of dietary supplements, contract manufacturers can provide testing services for own label distributors. However, it is still the brand owner's responsibility to ensure the testing meets legal requirements. This means the brand owner needs to understand its contract manufacturer's abilities, and should ensure all tests are valid and fit for purpose.

Along with the actual manufacturing of dietary supplements, contract manufacturers can provide testing services for own label distributors. However, it is still the brand owner’s responsibility to ensure the testing meets legal requirements. This means the brand owner needs to understand its contract manufacturer’s abilities, and should ensure all tests are valid and fit for purpose.   

In this episode, Tara Lin Couch, Ph.D., senior advisor for dietary supplements, EAS Consulting Group, and Sandy Almendarez, editor in chief, INSIDER, discuss:

  • What U.S. laws require for testing of dietary supplements and their ingredients
  • The factors own label distributors should consider when deciding to rely on a contract manufacturer’s testing lab
  • Tips to auditing a contract manufacturer’s testing laboratory

Learn more about working with a contract manufacturer’s testing lab during Couch’s presentation at the SupplySide West workshop Contract Manufacturing: Raising the Bar on Delivering Quality on Saturday, Oct 8 at 8:30 a.m. Visit supplysideshow.com for more information and get registered. This session is underwritten by Paragon Labs, National Enzyme Co., Bio-Energy Systems 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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