Why Dietary Supplement Manufacturers Are In a “New York State of Mind”

Covance Botanicals BlogMakers of dietary supplements are keeping a close eye on New York after several major retailers were recently accused of selling mislabeled store-branded herbal supplements.

The allegations came after testing initiated by the state’s Attorney General’s office found that supplements, such as ginseng and echinacea, apparently did not contain the labeled ingredients. Although dietary supplements do not have to be approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) before being sold to consumers, they must be labeled correctly and safe for consumption. They also must, according to current good manufacturing practice, be tested using scientifically valid methods–in other words, “accurate, precise, and specific for its intended purpose.”1

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Brand Protection in Food and Dietary Supplement Industries Requires Expertise and Experience [Infographic]

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Did you know that Covance offers nutritional chemistry and food safety testing and consulting? As a matter of fact, 15 of the 20 largest global food companies choose to work with Covance.  Covance is trusted not only by our clients but by regulators and industry experts. Covance is used as a dispute resolution lab for the FDA, and we have developed more AOAC INTERNATIONAL official chemistry methods for food than any other lab. Our nutritional chemistry labs have also won more accuracy awards from the American Association of Cereal Chemists the last two years than any other US-based laboratory.

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