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Amazon specific testing

Selling products with on E-commerce marketplaces such as Amazon can be a critical piece of your revenue. Recently, Amazon has begun verifying that the products sold in their online store comply with Federal and State regulations. With an increase in reviews of the products sold on their market place, many sellers have had their products pulled until they can provide the proper documentation that their products are safe.

Twin Arbor Labs has worked with many online sellers to help them stay compliant with Amazon's policiesAmazon requires that all Food, Dietary supplements, and cosmetics follow the FDA's FD&C act. This requires that products that fall within this act are tested by a 17025 accredited third party lab and follow good manufacturing practices (GMPs). 

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Test Reports and Certificates of Analysis (CoA)

  1. A CoA must contain the following information:

    • Product name.

    • Batch/lot number or date code of the finished product sample tested.

    • Name and address of the accredited laboratory.

    • Results from laboratory assay to support the dietary ingredient concentration as claimed on supplement facts panel.

    • The laboratory method used must accompany each reported result.

    • The ingredient name(s) on supplement facts panel should match the ingredient name(s) on the CoA.

    • The unit of measure for each ingredient on the supplement facts panel (i.e. mcg/mg) should match the unit of measure on CoA.

  2. Additional CoA requirements:

    • CoA submitted to Amazon must have been issued within the past nine months.

    • Laboratory test results of expired product will not be accepted.

    • CoA documents must be in Portable Document Format (.pdf).

    • CoA documents must be accompanied by legible product images as referenced below in (“Product Images”)

Product Images

  1. Product Images must meet the following requirements:

    • Have all sides of the product label visible.

    • Have a clear image of the supplemental fact panel, and ingredient list.

    • Contain name and address of the brand owner.

    • Contain product name.

Letter of Guarantee

  1. A letter of guarantee from the brand owner of the product that meets the following requirements:

  2. Is on official brand owner letterhead.

  3. Contains complete product name as listed on label, or list of products manufactured under the brand or by facility.

  4. Assurance that the product is manufactured under current Good Manufacturing Practices as listed in 21 CFR Part 111.

  5. Assurance that only lawful and safe, as defined in section 402 (f) of the FD&C Act, ingredients are utilized.

  6. Assurance that concentration of active ingredient(s) as stated on the label and labeling is safe for consumption.

Sexual Enhancement and Weight Loss Supplements

We have heard from some of our clients how difficult it was for them to find a lab able and willing to test some of these more challenging compounds. Rest assured that we have the instrumentation, methodology (USP 2251) and expertise onsite to rule out the presence of these adulterants in your products. 

  1. Sexual enhancements

    • Sildenafil

    • Tadalafil

    • Vardenafi

    • Sulfoaildenafil

    • Desmethyl carbodenafil

  2. Weight loss and weight management

    • Sibutramine

    • Desmethylsibutramine

    • Phenolphthalein

    • Fluoxetine