The Importance of Supplier Qualification

August 19, 2013 By

Supplier qualification includes conducting regular audits on your vendors. Ensuring your supplier’s are qualified will help to ensure the quality of your products.

Risk-assessment is the FDA’s main focus when it comes to the manufacturing and testing of natural health products. While manufacturers should be monitoring the quality of ingredients from their raw material suppliers, more emphasis should be placed on the qualification of the suppliers themselves. Minimizing the potential risks by the establishment and enforcement of quality control procedures and effective testing from the initial supply level can go a long way towards ensuring the quality of the finished product.

Auditing is an effective way to determine supplier qualification and the effectiveness of their practices, and should be performed at reasonable intervals. Please follow the link below to learn some important tips in order to perform a successful audit.

Dicentra provides on-site audits of both labs and manufacturing facilities. We specialize in the areas of natural health products, dietary supplements, foods, cosmetics and OTCs. We can be reached at 1-866-647-3279 or