Supplement Testing

100% Accurate Supplement Testing

100% Accurate Supplement Testing In A Certified Lab

Turnaround Time is 12 business days from receipt of your samples.

Dietary and health supplements come in many forms including tablets, capsules, soft gels, gel caps, powders, bars, gummies, and liquids. Supplement testing is more complex than regular food product or nutritional testing. There is a wider variety of things to test for and verify. Supplements often have stricter tolerances for meeting microbial loads and specifications.

The labeling and safety of dietary supplements is regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) through the 1994 Supplement Health and Education Act (DSHEA). The FDA requires that all supplement manufacturers follow Current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP), regulations that apply not only to the finished brand supplement but also to raw materials and in-process materials. cGMP regulations require companies that manufacture, package, label or hold dietary supplements, assure the identity, purity, strength, and composition of all products.

Many retailers have released new and more strict requirements for supplement manufactures to show proof of cGMP compliance and independent ingredient testing before they will allow products to be sold.

Pricing

All supplement projects are quoted on a as quoted basis

Your Trusted Source For Supplement Testing

RL Food Testing can provide a full array of dietary supplement analysis and results to meet your needs. All services follow FDA requirements and can be used to meet individual retailer specifications*.

Supplement testing is complex and is recommended as an ongoing process. Best practices recommend testing annually at a minimum, if not testing each new lot.

Please reach out to discuss your unique product and services required to meet your needs. Below are just some of the analytical services we offer:

Amazon Certificate of Analysis

In January 2022, Amazon announced new requirements for supplements. If you are planning to sell your product through Amazon, a special report is needed. Contact us today to talk about what is needed.

Label Verification Testing

To determine that the amounts of ingredients listed on the label are indeed present in the product. This test involves quantification, whether by testing or quantity by input calculation.

Identity Testing

Done to verify the ingredient/product is what it says it is. These results are most commonly shown as present or absent.

Shelf-life Testing

At each pull we test: Aerobic Plate Count (SPC/APC/TPC), Yeast/Mold, Peroxide Value or pH, Moisture content or Water activity, and Organoleptic or Sensory Analysis (color, odor, texture, overall visual).

Supplement Shelf-Life testing is performed using Active Ingredient Testing and must have 3 data points. All label claims must be met at the onset and end of testing. For comprehensive information related to shelf-life testing visit our shelf-life testing page.

Heavy Metals & Pesticide Residue

Heavy metals and pesticides are hard to avoid entirely as they are found in plants, water and minerals in our natural food chain. If present in the materials used to create supplements, laboratory testing can help verify the that the amount present is within a safe range

Microbiological analysis

cGMP require that “objectionable microorganisms” be absent from the products. Microbiological analysis is available to test for the most common microbial hazards to nutritional and dietary supplements including Staphylococcus aureus, Salmonella, Escherichia coli, and Staphylococcus aureus, Salmonella, Escherichia coli, and Clostridium as well as others.

Preservative Challenge

Preservative Challenge, also known as antimicrobial effectiveness testing (AET) and preservative efficacy testing (PET) demonstrates the effectiveness of added antimicrobial preservatives that may be used to prevent the growth of microorganisms in multi-use containers.

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Fill Out Lab Submission Form

After we receive your payment, we’ll email you our Lab Submission Form.

Please fill out the form and include it with your samples.

Ship Your Samples and Form

You will need to ship finished product to our lab.

FedEx or UPS / 1 or 2 day air.
If refrigerated, pack with cold packs.

We’ll email your results and explanation

Turn-around times will vary, depending on the test. An estimate will be provided with your quote.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Get answers to your questions on Supplement Testing

How often do I need to have my supplement tested?

Testing is an ongoing process. Best practices recommend testing product annually at minimum, if not testing each new lot.

What is Label Verification?

Label verification is performed through laboratory testing, usually of the final product, to ensure that the product contains the ingredients listed on the label, in the declared potency and amounts.

What is Identity and Purity testing?

Anything that is quantified on the supplement label should be verified through identify testing. Purity testing is performed on raw materials to verify the purity, potency and composition of the material in the product to meet label claims.

What is Shelf-Life testing for Supplements?

Supplement shelf-life testing is performed using Active Ingredient Testing and must have 3 data points. All label claims must be met at the onset and end of testing.

What are Current Good Manufacturing Practices?

Current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) are regulations require companies that manufacture, package, label or hold dietary supplements, assure the identity, purity, strength, and composition of all products.

What are the FDA label requirements for the Supplement Facts label?

Supplement Facts label is required to list the same nutrients as the Nutrition Facts label when any of these nutrients are found in the supplement in an amount considered to be greater than zero. This includes total fat, saturated fat, trans fat, cholesterol, sodium, total carbohydrate, dietary fiber, total sugars, added sugars, protein, and certain vitamins and minerals. For more information see 21 CFR 101.9(c).

What is a dietary supplement?

Dietary supplements include such ingredients as vitamins, minerals, herbs, amino acids, and enzymes. Supplements can come in many different forms including tablets, capsules, soft gels, gel caps, powders, bars, gummies, and liquids.

Does the FDA regulate dietary supplements?

Yes, the FDA regulates both finished dietary supplement products and dietary ingredients.

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