Validating the quality of your contract manufacturer

Todd Runestad, Content Director,, Sr. Supplements Editor

May 11, 2015

You want assurances that what's on the label of your finished product is accurate and efficacious. Research and Development goes to great lengths to create top quality formulas. But how do you validate that your contract manufacturing partner is operating and testing for ingredient quality and purity? Auditing your partners and understanding their Quality Assurance practices is a vital step required for protecting the integrity of your brand.

Here Todd Runestad takes an inside look into how one contract manufacturer, Paragon Laboratories, does it - sourcing, testing, and production.

Be sure to check out the Contract Manufacturing Mini Guide for more information about identifying quality partners.


About the Author(s)

Todd Runestad

Content Director,, Sr. Supplements Editor, Natural Products Insider

I've been writing on nutrition science news since 1997. I'm The content director for NaturalProductsInsidercom and digital magazines. Other incarnations: supplements editor for, Delicious Living and Natural Foods Merchandiser. Former editor-in-chief of Functional Ingredients magazine and still cover raw material innovations and ingredient science.

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My daily vitamin regime includes a morning smoothie with a range of powders including protein, collagen and spirulina; a quality multi, B complex, C with bioflavonoids, >2,000IU vitamin D, E, magnesium, high-selenium yeast, PQQ, choline, alpha-lipoic acid with carnitine, coQ10, fish oil concentrate, probiotics and some adaptogenic herbs. 

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