Dietary (nutritional) supplement—also known as nutraceuticals—manufacturing has become a very complicated process. Today’s supplement ingredients are sourced from many different manufacturers from multiple countries of origin. This leaves vulnerabilities in the food supply chain and can lead to unintended adulterations to the finished food products as defined in the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act for Food.
Testing supplement ingredients for quality and purity by established documentary standards, such as the USP-NF and FCC, help manufacturers, suppliers and regulators protect the quality of their ingredients. Applying these testing specifications, along with authenticated Reference Standards, helps ensure the quality and purity for dietary supplements, finished products and dietary ingredients.
R.D. Laboratories partners with these supplement manufacturers and ingredient suppliers to provide quality testing services for the nutraceutical industry.