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How to Know if your Contract Manufacturer is High-Quality

Getting your supplements from a trustworthy and reliable supplier is one of the most important aspects of providing quality products. Do you keep track of some of the key details to ensure your supplier is top of the line? Well, what if you don’t know what to look for? We want to help you. 

 

We’ve compiled a list of 5 key elements that prove your supplier is high-quality. These are all elements we can guarantee we’ll provide for you.

 

CGMP Compliance

The Current Good Manufacturing Practice (CGMP) is regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). CGMP practices provide for systems that ensure quality design, monitoring, and control of manufacturing processes and facilities. The manufacturer decides how to best implement these practices in their facilities while staying up-to-date with new technology and processes, hence why the word “current” is in CGMP. It’s important for a consumer to know that their product is manufactured under CGMP regulations to assure that quality is built into the design and manufacturing process at every step.

 

Third-party Testing

Third-party testing is when an organization that is not the supplement company itself (hence, the third-party) evaluates a dietary supplement and vouches for its quality. There are many steps to third-party certifications, not just testing of the final product. The certification also includes an audit of the manufacturing process, an evaluation of the product’s quality, and an evaluation of labeling to ensure it is accurate and compliant with regulations. 

 

All Ingredients Sourced and Produced in the U.S.

There are many benefits to having ingredients produced and sourced in the U.S. Manufacturers based in the U.S. will be more up-to-date on the regulations set for America. This also allows for business and communication to be easier because you’re able to have more contact with the manufacturer, therefore making the production process quicker. 

 

FDA Registered

Any manufacturer that produces food and drug products must be registered with the FDA. This allows the FDA to administer the entire process during and after production from registered manufacturers. It’s important for you to verify your manufacturer is registered with the FDA to assure your products are being administered and are the best quality. 

 

Lab Results on Demand

A manufacturer that will not provide your product’s lab results on demand is not a manufacturer you want to make your supplements! Lab results should be available to both you and any customers you have. Be sure to ask any manufacturer you’re looking to partner with about lab results – when are they available, and how will they be able to be accessed.

 

Have you considered these elements when considering a supplement supplier? We can assure you will consistently receive high-quality products from Sawgrass Nutra Labs. Interested in manufacturing through us? Contact us today!