Amazon’s Certification Requirements for Dietary Supplement Products

Dietary supplements products including vitamins, herbal products, botanicals, amino acids, minerals and other products are intended to supplement dietary intake. In recent years, these products have experienced a surge in popularity all over the world. The frequently utilized supplements are magnesium, lutein, protein, and iron. For the sale of these types of dietary supplements on the Amazon platform, the industries or related companies have to satisfy the specific requirements established by Amazon for the suppliers.

As per Amazon’s new policy revealed for the related companies, they need to comply with the laws of that country where they are intended to sale. Whether your product holds the distinction of being a top seller on Amazon or is a novel submission, the team at Chromak Research possesses the requisite expertise to test the dietary supplements products as per the required specifications and generate the mandatory Certificate of Analysis (COA).

What are the General Requirements and Regulations for Dietary supplements?

Each product in dietary supplement must adhere to the guidelines set forth by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act), as well as other statutes such as the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act (DSHEA).
Furthermore, Amazon’s policy for dietary supplements necessitates the provision of documentation demonstrating that the dietary supplements meet the following regulations:

  • Nutritional Labeling of Dietary Supplements (21CFR 101.36)
  • Current Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP) in manufacturing, packaging, labeling, or holding operations for dietary supplements (21CFR 111)
  • Current Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP), Hazard Analysis, and Risk Preventative Controls (HARPC) for Human Food (21CFR 117)

To ensure compliance with Amazon’s requirements for dietary supplement sellers, the following criteria must be met:

  • Either a finished product Certificate of Analysis (COA) from an ISO/IEC 17025 accredited laboratory, a COA from an in-house laboratory compliant with cGMP processes or participation in third-party quality certificate programs. These programs consist of NSF/ANSI 173 Product Certification, NSF Certified for Sport®, Informed-Choice/Informed-Sport Program, BSCG Certified Drug-Free®, and USP Dietary Supplement Verification Program.
  • Product images which must be clearly display the entire product label and name, as well as the label on the product must be clearer with the information regarding manufacturer and the brand owner. Additionally, the product images must accurately represent the product and also its packaging.

Amazon also provides a compliance checklist for packaging, labeling, product ingredients, and the details page of the products once they have been approved. This checklist ensures that supplements are sold on Amazon in accordance with ethical marketing practices, targeting their intended consumers. By adhering to these requirements and regulations, sellers can ensure that their dietary supplements meet the necessary standards for sale on Amazon.

Certifications of Chromak Research

At Chromak research, we have ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 17025:2017 certifications. ISO is a standard that dealt with laboratories to operate competently and generate valid results, thereby promoting confidence in our work both nationally and internationally. We also have DEA and DOL certificates. DEA certification is a Drug Enforcement Administration, which includes that help you qualify for your desired job in the health care field. Our Laboratory complies with the cGMP (Current Good Manufacturing Practice) standard and also has approval from FDA. FDA issues different types of export certification for different food products. We follow GLP and GDP to assure quality of products and give satisfactory results to our customers or clients.

Testing services at Chromak Research

Chromak Research has a well experienced team who offers testing services to ensure the clients for their products to meet the new Amazon supplement COA requirements.

Our testing services including identification of chemicals or ingredients, purity of the substances microbiological testing, trace metal analysis, impurities or contaminants testing, stability or shelf life of product and nutritional analysis. We also provide services of packaging system in dietary supplement products like container closure integrity testing, permeation testing, plastic packaging. standard protocol USP 661 is considered for the plastic packaging system. The packaging material must follow this standards criterion.

Chromak Research’s COA (Certificate of Analysis) for Amazon products meets all the requirements given by Amazon. Our team can help to fulfil the clients’ requirements regarding their Amazon products for identification, qualification, and quantification of dietary supplement ingredients.
For the more information on Amazon’s testing requirements, visit Amazon Seller Central, then you can contact us for any testing requirements or assistance for your products.