All food products admitted to sales in shops and pharmacies should have certificates. They prove that the product has been tested and is safe for consumers. We advise what certificates dietary supplements should have.
What is product certification?
Product certification is an activity in which third parties grant a written statement in the form of a certificate. The certificate confirms that the given product meets certain requirements in terms of safety, quality, legal and ethical requirements. It is issued by independent institutions, which gives additional credibility to the product even before it is introduced to the market.
Types of dietary accessory certificates
Dietary supplements are a group of products including food products intended for supplementing everyday diet with the missing nutrients necessary for the proper functioning of the body. Most often they include vitamins and microelements. Their use as ingredients of dietary supplements requires certification confirming the safety of their administration. One of the most popular certificates is ISO, i.e. the international standard that determines the functioning of organizations and enterprises, including plants producing dietary supplements.
In addition, a company that produces food and other foodstuffs must report its activities to the Chief Sanitary Inspectorate in order to issue a decision on running a business and obtain a HACCP certificate. In turn, the HALAL certificate proves that the products contain no animal substances and they have not been tested on animals. Moreover, they do not contain alcohol. The BIO certificate proves that the product meets the EU standards for organic food.
It can be obtained by farms that meet certain requirements, i.e. primarily do not use artificial fertilizers, feeds and chemicals. Its receiving requires conversion, i.e. changing the farm operations to organic farming. The GMP certificate covers sanitary and process requirements. The good practice certification program aims to ensure the conditions that are necessary in food production.