• Jeffrey Townsend

Rules to Follow for Supplement Label Design

When launching your own supplement company there are several important rules and guidelines to follow set forth by the FDA when it comes to your product label. Your supplement manufacturing partner should guide you through all the rules and regulations when designing your label. At Accelerated Genetix, an FDA registered company, we can help make sure your label design is fully compliant. Make sure to familiarize yourself with these FDA rules and regulations if you plan on selling private label vitamins. Today on the Accelerated Genetix Blog, we discuss rules to follow when designing your label.

The 5 Label Statements You Must Include

Dietary supplements are classified as products that are produced with the intention of supplementing something within the diet. Anything you produce that’s considered a “dietary supplement” is required to have these 5 label statements: the name of the dietary supplement, the amount contained within the container, a nutrition label, an ingredient list, and the name and address of the manufacturer or distributor. Your product name should be displayed within the principal display panel, and there should be an informal panel displayed too.

Just Give Me the Facts

Your supplement label should also include both a “supplement facts” and “nutrition facts” panel. The supplement facts panel should include the entire list of dietary ingredients and their sources. Your supplement facts panel should also include serving size information and serving size per container. The supplement facts section should also include the following: total calories, total fat, total carbohydrates, protein, fiber, calories from fat, saturated fat, trans fat, cholesterol, sodium, sugars, calcium, vitamin A, vitamin C, and iron. The nutrition panel needs to include all the nutrients that are in your product. Non-dietary ingredients such as fillers should be listed in the ingredient statement.

Layout and Claims

Be careful what you claim on your product label. Statements like “Made in the USA” are regulated by the U.S. Customs Service. Make sure to visit the FDA’s website for more information on label constituents. The size and style of font you use should be easy to read and should be at least 1/16 inch in height, and not be more than three times as high as they are wide. But you can petition for an exemption. If your supplement contains a proprietary blend, it must be listed as such. And finally, you need to provide a daily reference value(%DV) that is found in one serving of your supplement.

Visit the FDA’s website to familiarize yourself with all the rules and regulations regarding label statements and design. When you partner with Accelerated Genetix, you can rest assured that we will do everything in our power to help make sure your label is fully compliant. Reach out to info@agenetix.com to partner with AG today!

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