Gummy vitamins and supplements need to display product labels that are clear, concise, and compliant with any applicable laws or regulations.
Labels provide opportunities to advertise your products’ benefits while simultaneously posting any required information related to consumer safety.
In this guide for gummy vitamin manufacturers, we’ll step through each essential bit of information that should be included on your gummy vitamin labels.
To provide helpful and compliant gummy vitamin product labels, here are 10 key pieces of information to include.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requires that pharmaceutical manufacturers display their company name and address on product labels.
Posting this info improves trust and transparency between customers and manufacturers. Providing a name and address also helps vendors and consumers identify compromised products in the event of a recall.
The product name is usually displayed on the front of the package, in close proximity to but separate from the brand name. The product name should either clearly indicate what the product is or be accompanied by text that serves that purpose.
Vitamin product labels include an area called a “supplement facts panel” that includes an ingredient list and indicates what amount makes up a single serving.
The FDA requires that ingredients with recommended daily values be listed by weight.
Only certain approved synonyms, such as ascorbic acid for Vitamin C, can be used in the ingredients list. Synonyms can be used in parentheses after the name, like this: Vitamin C (ascorbic acid).
Dosage instructions for gummy vitamins are included in the supplement facts panel. Dosage instructions simply indicate the serving size, which is typically one, two, or three gummies.
Most gummy vitamins are quite safe and don’t require many if any, warnings or precautions. However, if any warning messages are necessary, they should use clear, concise language.
Some possible warnings may include:
If necessary, the warnings and precautions text may instruct consumers to discuss the product with their physician prior to use.
“Net quantity of contents” refers to the amount of product contained in a package, excluding the weight of the package itself. A net quantity of contents statement may consist of a weight measurement, a unit count, or both.
A lot number is an identification code assigned to a particular batch of products made by a particular manufacturer.
Lot numbers improve record-keeping and transparency and make it easy to identify compromised units during a recall.
For example, a product recall announcement may specify that a certain lot number or range of lot numbers are part of the recall. That makes it easy for consumers to check their product labels to see whether or not their vitamins are safe to consume.
All pharmaceutical product labels should bear expiration dates. Expiration dates are especially important for gummy vitamins, which may not last as long as tablet vitamins. The soft exterior of a gummy makes it vulnerable to moisture absorption which can compromise the product’s quality.
Product storage instructions help customers know how to keep a gummy package fresh and safe for use until its expiration date.
Storage instructions for gummy vitamins typically direct consumers to store the product in a cool and dry place. Sometimes, instructions specify a maximum storage temperature or mention that the product should be kept away from direct sunlight.
Gummy vitamin product labels sometimes note the exclusion (or presence) of certain ingredients that some consumers may wish to avoid. These may include:
Product labels help gummy manufacturers comply with regulations while delivering key info and branding to customers. To optimize your labeling process, use high-performance labeling machines that automate tasks and create durable, consistent, attractive product presentations.
At Gummy Technologies, we provide state-of-the-art equipment for pharmaceutical gummy manufacturers. If your manufacturing team is ready to kickstart or upgrade your gummy production operation, we can help.
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