Intertek is the industry leader with over 42,000 people in 1,000 locations in over 100 countries. Whether your business is local or global, we can ensure your products meet quality, health, environmental, safety, and social accountability standards for virtually any market around the world.
Providing scientific and regulatory support for the supplement industry.
Supplements are concentrated sources of nutrients or other substances with a nutritional or physiological effect that are intended to supplement the normal diet and are often in dose form, such as tablets or capsules.
The regulation of supplements varies widely between jurisdictions worldwide. In some jurisdictions they are regulated similarly to foods, while in other jurisdictions they are regulated similarly to drugs. As such, many aspects of the regulations can vary including permitted types of health claims and accompanying standards of evidence, permitted dosage format, pre-market approval of supplement ingredients, requiring a license for the finished product, and good manufacturing practices. Navigating these regulations and preparing any required pre-market approval documents can be complex.
Intertek’s global experts have an unparalleled understanding of the intricacies and processes of regulatory agencies and requirements to develop a successful strategy, follow-through with the submission process, and act as a liaison with regulatory agencies for supplement products in the global marketplace.
Intertek’s services include:
Determining the regulatory strategy required to bring the supplement to market in different jurisdictions;
Conducting feasibility assessments to determine whether sufficient data exist to pursue successful applications in different jurisdictions;
Providing recommendations to meet regulatory requirements for safety, efficacy, and quality;