For a number of years, many dietary supplements have been produced by contract manufacturers. As manufacturing processes become more sophisticated (e.g., complex probiotics) and FDA regulatory requirements continue to expand, it becomes more cost-effective to use the knowledge, experience and expertise of contract manufacturers to produce these products. Due to increased costs in manufacturing and testing equipment, many companies find it is a more economical option.
Entering into a partnership with a contract manufacturer can offer many advantages. However, it also presents several challenges to ensure the products are being manufactured in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations. The following statement is often seen in warning letters regarding the manufacturing of dietary supplements. Read more.