Amazon Testing Requirements for Dietary Supplements
Since 2021, Amazon has mandated certain specifications for dietary supplements sold on its platform. In summary, this includes:
- A Certificate of Analysis (COA) from an ISO/IEC 17025 accredited laboratory of declared dietary ingredients issued within the last 12 months OR participation in a third-party quality certification programs (specified).
- A valid good manufacturing practice (GMP) certificate issued by an accredited third-party certification body for the manufacturing facility of the finished product.
- Product images.
Lab issued COA’s must include the following information:
- Complete product name
- Batch number, lot number, or date code of the unexpired finished product sample that was tested
- Name, address, and ISO accreditation number of the laboratory issuing the COA
- The laboratory’s authorized representative’s signature, printed name, and title on the COA
- Results from a laboratory assay performed to support the amount per unit or per serving of each dietary ingredient claimed on the applicable facts panel
- Must include a reference to the test method used for each dietary ingredient listed. If the test method is novel, not an Association of Official Analytical Chemists (AOAC) Official Method of Analysis, or is a modified version of these, or is in-house, the principle of the method should be stated (such as HPLC or GC). Actual data and observations should be recorded rather than non-specific “passes” or “conforms” statements.
- The dietary ingredient name or names on the applicable facts panel must match the ingredient name or names on the COA.
- The unit of measure for each dietary ingredient on the applicable facts panel (such as g, mg, or mcg) must match the unit of measure on the COA.
Anresco is an ISO/IEC 17025 accredited laboratory able to provide analytical results to support dietary label claims on Supplement Facts panels in compliance with Amazon requirements. This includes but is not limited to:
- Amino Acids
- Coenzyme Q10
- Creatine Monohydrate
- Dietary Fiber
- Fatty Acids (including omegas)
- Free Amino Acids
- Sugar Profile
- Vitamin A (Beta-carotene)
- Vitamin A (Retinol)
- Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)
- Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)
- Vitamin B3 (Niacin)
- Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid)
- Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine)
- Vitamin B7 (Biotin)
- Vitamin B9 (Folic Acid)
- Vitamin B12 (Cyanocobalamin)
- Vitamin C
- Vitamin D
- Vitamin E
Some ingredients (including proprietary blends and botanical ingredients) may not have a scientifically validated method. In these cases, Amazon allows the submission of a COA (or additional documentation) from the manufacturing facility verifying the ingredients used in the finished product meet specifications for identity, purity, strength, or composition without testing.
More information can be found in Amazon’s Seller Central. Contact us with a list of your active ingredients for a quotation to validate your dietary supplement claims.