We’ve said it before, and we’re sure to say it again – label and package design should be a top priority for every dietary supplement brand owner. Dedicating the necessary time, effort, and resources has the potential to pay off tenfold.
In our industry, one of the most important components of any successful labeling and package design effort is FDA compliance. Without it, your supplement cannot be sold in the US, which should make having FDA compliant packaging during a product’s first run (as to avoid unnecessary reformatting/printing costs) a fairly important step on every brand owner’s to-do list.
What are some of the best ways to help ensure that my dietary supplement packaging is FDA compliant?
Great question! Fortunately for us, there are several resources available for brand owner’s looking to ensure that they’re product packaging is compliant the first time around:
- FDA.gov – Going straight to the source is almost always a viable option. The FDA has a myriad of online resources covering (in at least some capacity) every component of their dietary supplement regulations – including the regulations that cover labeling and packaging.
- Your Manufacturer’s Graphics Department – Working with a professional designer or design team that specializes in labeling and packaging for dietary supplement products is a must. Not only are they already familiar with the current rules and regulations, but they can also recommend additional legal/regulatory counsel for those who wish to seek it. Which brings us to option number three…
- Third-Party Regulatory/Legal Counsel – For those looking to guarantee that their product labels are compliant, seeking third-party legal counsel is a simple and effective option.
For those looking to start the label design process (and for those who are just plain curious) we’ve put together a general guide highlighting the basic elements of an FDA compliant supplement label. For those who wish to peruse a complete dietary supplement labeling guide, we suggest visiting the FDA’s official site.