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Our Black Mentors | Why Black Lives Matter

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A message from the Founder and President:

Many of you know me as a “science guy”, a consultant for food and supplements who always tries to go the extra mile and do the right thing for our clients. Many of our clients aren’t aware that the values of NaturPro are essentially the same as the values of the people who have influenced me, in particular, the Black men who have influenced my life. 

When I was 14, I went to work for Glenn Ebersole, my dad, at the Country Club of Harrisburg in Pennsylvania.  I spent almost every holiday, summer and busy weekend there until I was 22. Although my parents and family, and my education and work experiences are the foundation of NaturPro Scientific, some of the most important lessons of my life came from the Black men who trained and mentored me at the club.

Ron, who is Black, is a banquet legend in Central PA. (I changed his name to protect his privacy). I’ll always remember Ron in a tux uniform, a shining gold-toothed smile, gliding in between the crowd with a giant stacked tray of dirty china hoisted high in the air, so smooth that no one even sees him there. Ron was known to carry 32 entrees at a time, 16 plates tray-stacked, on each hand. Ron could set a formal service for 100 guests in an hour, by himself. 

I was the kind of teenager who didn’t like to listen to my dad, if for no other good reason than he was the boss, and I was a teenager. Ron understood that, and he took me under his wing, and called me a brother. My dad set the high standards, but Ron taught them and got me to meet them, all by example.  My time with Ron came with valuable lessons on life, that I believe Black men in America are uniquely qualified to share. 

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Private country clubs in America are places where the disparity between the staff and the members is especially striking. In the 1990’s, there were no Black club members at CCH. But Black people, and people of color made up most of our full-time staff. My dad paid and treated all his staff fairly. He gave second and third chances to his employees, and posted bail and gave out more loans than he can probably remember. As a staff, we were all in it together in the aim to keep guests happy, while bearing daily witness to the engine of inequality in America.

Ron’s driver’s license was suspended for 18 years after being caught joyriding as a teenager. But I don’t remember Ron ever complaining or making excuses about it. He showed up for work every day, often a few minutes late, usually in a taxi or on his bicycle after riding the few miles to work. 

When Ron got his driving privilege back, he never went back to get his license. When I asked why, he said he wanted to stay out of trouble. They’re not gonna get me again, I remember him saying with his Carolina country drawl that was often difficult for us PA folk to understand.

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Ron taught me my first lessons about quality assurance, in the form of the most effective and efficient technique used to wipe water stains from every piece of silver and glass. Not many restaurants wipe their silverware, which is why there’s always water marks on them.  

Wiping silver and glass for formal service requires a certain technique to do correctly and efficiently, using a clean cloth of just the right type (clean, white, 100% cotton hand towel), and with just the right amount of water. If the cloth is too dry, it doesn’t wipe off the water marks. Too wet and it just creates new water marks. The water used for wiping silverware should also be just the right temperature (hot, from the coffee machine, but allowed to cool in the cloth for a few minutes so that it doesn’t burn your hand).  That way, the water left from wiping evaporates and doesn’t create new water marks. 

This was all Ron’s technique he developed to make sure the silverware looked like new for every guest, without it being an all-day project. Using this technique, one of us could clean and inspect about 1,000 pieces of spotless silverware per hour. Wiping silverware was the only time we got to sit down all day, so we looked forward to wiping silverware, as we listened to old R&B on an old clock radio, and I listened to Ron talk about life.

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Ron didn’t bark orders. Most of the time, he simply and quietly did the job better than anyone else. Ron expected everyone else to watch and learn, to try their best, to be helpful and not lazy. But slow-walking and empty hands were the red flags for which Ron would watch everyone closely, and he wasn’t afraid to call you out on it when he needed to.

Ron protected and helped me, covered for my mistakes on the floor without question or judgment, and helped me clean up the china and glasses I broke. Ron put me in the position to look good, when I was 15 and anything but. He did that for everyone else too – it was a team effort, always. Because if one person screws up, then we all screwed up. As I got older, the two of us flawlessly ran 5-course white-cloth meals for 100+ guests, with no other communication needed aside from nods and hand signals.

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Ron taught me some of the most important lessons about work, and about life, that a teenager can learn. These were the important lessons we all need to learn when we’re young. Lessons about going the extra mile to make the guests happy. Lessons about taking responsibility and working hard. About picking your battles, holding your tongue and saying the right things at the right time, when the truth matters. 

There were numerous lessons about how food should look on a plate. There were many lessons about what real street smarts are, and about the importance of trust and loyalty, that I will always have with me. There were lessons about doing the right thing, even when everyone else thinks is right doesn’t make any sense. There were lessons about staying positive and having a sense of humor during life’s challenges. And lessons about taking the time to enjoy a cold Coors Light at the end of the day. 

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Ron didn’t talk about white privilege, but he didn’t need to. We saw it in action, every day at work. We had to have thick skin for some of the rude looks and the nasty comments from guests, and meet them with a smile. I learned that what other people think, no matter how rich they are, or the color of skin – it doesn’t matter, as long as you stick to your own values and intuition. Ron rarely talked about how he had been treated unfairly by the system that took away half a lifetime of driving privileges for his harmless joyride. And at the time, I knew I benefited just by the color of my skin, without needing it explained.

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Ron is not the only Black mentor I had at the club who did hard time just for being Black.  There was Ron’s friend, Curtis. Curtis is quiet, humble, hardworking.  The maintenance guy and cleaner who knew how to remove every type of stain. I learned from Curtis that sometimes the cleaning sprays don’t work, and you just have to scrub the shit out of a stain until its gone. Curtis knew how to fix everything with duct tape and still make it look like new. 

Curtis’s skin was dark as night. He did time in county jail for threatening a white co-worker who had stolen money from him. He was a big, strong guy, could bench 400 pounds and run five miles without breathing heavy. After scrubbing the locker rooms and shining golf shoes all day, Curtis would don the tux and haul trays at night until exhaustion. Curtis showed up for work every day with a level of loyalty and dedication that is rare for anyone of any skin color. 

There are a lot more Ron’s and Curtis’s I’ve known, but they are two of the high-character Black people who have influenced me greatly. I know and trust Ron and Curtis, my dad knows and trusts them, and numerous influential white people in the Harrisburg area know and trust them. 

Yet Ron and Curtis had their lives turned upside down for behavior that white people typically get a slap on the wrist for. 

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Today, I’m aware of white people who would call Ron and Curtis “thugs”, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. Ron and Curtis are Black people, who I would choose to be in my corner, any day. And they deserve better from America. 

There’s millions of Ron’s and Curtis’s out there who’s stories are lost in labels of ignorance. That’s why Black Lives Matter to me, and that’s why we are long overdue for real and permanent change in this country.

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On behalf of NaturPro Scientific, I am pledging our support to the following:

–Sharing the stories of our experiences with great Black people like Ron and Curtis, and encouraging others to do the same.

–Encouraging all white people in America to understand and reflect on the issues facing Black people, and people of all colors, nationalities, races, genders and sexualities.

–Communicating on issues of diversity within our network in the food and supplement space 

–Donating to organizations supporting Black people, such as Black Lives Matter and ACLU

I hope that you will join me.

Sincerely, 

Blake Ebersole
President and Founder
NaturPro Scientific LLC

Dietary Supplement Recall


January 17, 2020 — Dietary Supplement Recall announced for 1,200 products from 850 supplement distributors made between January 2013 and November 2019.

FDA Supplement Recall
FDA Supplement Recall on 1200 product from 850 companies made from 2013-2019

ABH NATURE’S PRODUCTS, INC, ABH PHARMA, INC., and STOCKNUTRA.COM, INC. (the “COMPANIES”) is conducting a nationwide recall of ALL lots of its dietary supplement products pursuant to a Consent Decree entered by the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York. This recall applies to all dietary supplement products manufactured and sold between January 2013 – November 2019 and all lots of products are included in this recall.

These products are being recalled after an FDA inspection found significant violations of current good manufacturing practice regulations. Manufacturing practices that are not in adequate control represent the possibility of risk being introduced into the manufacturing process resulting in finished supplement products with decreased identity, purity, strength and composition.

To date, there have been no reported illnesses or injuries as a result of this situation.

The COMPANIES contract manufactured dietary supplements for other firms and did not sell products directly to consumers. Link to Press Release


Contract Manufacturing Advocacy and Recall Prevention

It’s important to recognize the differences between GMP certification and GMP verification.

If you own a supplement brand, and are not 100% sure whether your supplement contract manufacturer is meeting FDA requirements, contact us.


Contract Supplement Manufacturer Advocates


Behind every successful product is a great contract supplement manufacturer.

We’ve audited and worked together with a lot of contract manufacturers.

That means we know how to get the best value, at the best quality, from supplement contract manufacturer partners.

NaturPro Verified Supply™

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As consultants for a diversity of supplement and food firms, NaturPro Scientific has qualified numerous ingredients, suppliers and products.

So, we decided to share some of the products and ingredients that we have verified, within a curated supply catalog: NaturPro Verified Supply™

What’s different about NaturPro Verified Supply compared to other suppliers and manufacturers?

  1. Suppliers cannot pay to be listed. Unlike most suppliers, NaturPro does not accept fees or commissions to represent or promote any specific ingredients or products. Our core business is in vetting the best ingredients and products — not selling them.
  2. We are not tied or committed to any one ingredient or supplier, so we can keep our standards high.
  3. Our vetting process goes beyond FDA regulatory requirements. NaturPro standards include our intimate understanding of supplier practices, supply chain quality, sustainability, GMP’s, best practices, traceability to source, a track record of integrity, and a demonstrated commitment to quality and research.

Connect to NaturPro Verified Supply™ Portal

Contact us with questions or comments!

Ethical Sourcing Assessments for Ingredients, Supplements and Foods

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NaturPro has served an essential role in helping our clients source and evaluate ethically sourced ingredients. 

Our Ethical Sourcing Assessments include elements from many recognized programs such as Fairtrade(R), and uses one of the most comprehensive set of standards guiding the evaluation of the social and environmental impact of natural products and foods.

Ethical Sourcing Assessments are Key to Understanding Social, Environmental and Product Sustainability

Ethical Sourcing of Ingredients for Supplements and Foods
Ethical Sourcing of Ingredients for Supplements and Food is used to benchmark sustainability and identify ways to improve supply chains.

The following outline covers subject matter covered in our evaluation protocol, which is derived from multiple sources, including the International Labour Organization Labour Principles of the United Nations Global Compact, the UN Forum on Sustainability Standards, Fairtrade,, WHO GAP, Global G.A.P., and NOP Organic.

General Guidelines for Ethical Sourcing: The Human Element

Product:

  1. Contact information
  2. Product name
  3. Specifications, nomenclature
  4. Sourcing origin
  5. Land use and inputs
  6. Harvest practices
  7. Plant population care
  8. Raw material processing and labeling

Relationships

  1. Type and controls
  2. Prices and wages
  3. Non-discrimination
  4. Reciprocity
  5. Communications

Employment

  1. Labor practices
  2. Fair wages and prices
  3. Child labor
  4. Harrassment
  5. Working conditions
  6. Worker safety

Environment

  1. Legal requirements
  2. Policies and communications
  3. Management responsibilities
  4. Waste management
  5. Emissions
  6. Energy usage

Management and Supply Chain

  1. Written policies
  2. Training
  3. Supplier management
  4. Dealing with non-compliances
  5. Audit program
  6. Geographic risk
  7. Community improvements

NaturPro fits our review protocol and minimum standards according to your practices currently in place, and we also evaluate according to the ‘stretch goal’ standards our clients are working to achieve, and set a clear path towards improved social and environmental impact.

Global Herb Producer Cooperative
Reviewing your ‘people practices’ helps our clients to better understand and support their supply chain.

Here are a couple examples of case studies we have performed for clients:

1. “Seed-to-Shelf Independent Audit” — A comprehensive, umbrella independent review of all quality and ethical procedures, relating to both farm-level and manufacturing practices.

We review all documentation, audit reports and other information, provide a list of opportunities to improve quality, identify gaps that minimize business, regulatory and product quality risk, help our clients meet the minimum level of regulatory compliance, and identify ‘best practices’ that are either already in place, or can be implemented. 


2. “Human Impact Audit” – A third-party independent review of the “human element” of an agricultural or wild-collected product, focusing in particular on staff training, farming practices and GAP, worker health and safety, and cultural preservation.   This includes a review of personnel SOP, safety, fair trade, farm practices, environmental impact estimates, ethical sourcing & organic practices.

The above 2 programs could be done separately or combined, and are typically performed in 2 phases: 

Phase 1: Document Audit
Phase 2: In-person/field Audits

3. Program marketing and communications – A comprehensive review paper that describes in detail all the elements of the program, references to the standards applied, and images or video footage. This comprehensive review can then be broken down into separate stories, that can become webpages, Youtube videos and social media posts that educate your audience.

Contact us for more information on NaturPro Scientific’s ingredient traceability and ethical sourcing programs. 

Pilot and Benchtop Prototype Capsules & Powders for Dietary Supplements

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Creating a successful pilot and bench top prototype capsule is a lot more than creating a list of ingredients that mix well together.

NaturPro has a broad base of knowledge in capsule development and prototype formulation as well as healthy foods and natural products, spanning from raw material to finished consumer product.

We guide our clients in the right direction, by helping to manage all or parts of the process for natural product formulation and development — from seed to shelf — for dietary supplement and health food products.

NaturPro offers supplement prototypes, R&D pilot production for capsules and powders

Product Prototypes and Samples

Our client list includes folks of all shapes and sizes, from startup to large corporation. Many of them need small runs of new or custom products for stability and human survey trials.

No two clients or projects are the same, but there are some common approaches found in our Development Toolbox:

Imagine the Possibilities…

Supplement Custom Packaging Copacker Manufacturing
We do supplement Custom Packaging, because your Copacker or Contract Manufacturer is probably not thinking about creative ways to package your product..

Product Development Toolbox: Top 10 Developer’s Tools:

Product development for dietary supplement capsules requires a ‘toolbox’ of analysis including the following

  • Market Analysis, Competitive Analysis and Positioning
Brain Supplement Nootropic Food Beverage Drink
Where is your concept in the mindshare of your target customer?
  • Regulatory Status / Safety Assessment — GRAS | ODI | NDI
Regulatory compliance quality supplements food
Regulatory compliance and quality assurance for supplements and food ingredients
Supplement Product Claims Science Clinicals
Supplement Product Claims Depends on Your Science and Clinicals — In Writing.
Supplement Product Financials Costs Margins
It’s critical to know your product and ingredient financials, including costs and margins.
Supplier Qualification Ingredients
Supplier qualification and ingredients vetting are key functions of all new product development.
Ingredient Specifications Specs Verification
Ingredient specifications and verification of specs are central parts of the process

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Product Strategy Consultants for Dietary Supplements

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Product strategy for health products like supplements requires extensive knowledge of consumer trends, marketing, consumer behavior, food science, regulatory requirements and technical and scientific affairs.

NaturPro Scientific combines expertise in a wide array of product types and disciplines, offering clients a way to maximize chances for consumer product success in the market.

Product Strategy – Cores of Discipline 

A product may be determined as safe and effective, and also legal and kosher — but still not be positioned for success.  For example, it may be undifferentiated in a crowded market, or not provide a meaningful benefit that is valued by the consumer. A great product may find itself swimming in infested waters filled with competitors.

Supplement capsules prototype pilot samples
NaturPro offers seed-to-shelf strategy and execution for supplement product development

 Our in-depth analysis and advisory process helps to guide our clients in the right direction.

Some main considerations for any supplement product design consultants includes the following:

  1. Target Health Category(s) and subcategories, including potential niche markets
  2. Market Opportunity Analysis
  3. Market Size & Market Leaders
  4. Key Competitor Analysis
  5. Pricing Sensitivity
  6. Consumer Preference Analysis, including consumner surveys and focus groups
  7. Key Product Benefit
  8. Regulatory Review
  9. Customer Demographics
  10. Differentiation, Positioning and Competitive Analysis
  11. Innovation Strategy
  12. SWOT Analaysis
  13. Marketing and Distribution Channel Analysis

Healthy Food and Supplement Beverage Formulators

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Creating a successful healthy food or beverage is a lot more than selecting a list of ingredients that mix well together.

NaturPro has a broad base of knowledge in product development and production of dietary supplements, healthy foods and healthy beverages, spanning from raw material to finished functional food or beverage.

We guide our clients in the right direction, by helping to manage all or parts of the process for healthy food and beverage formulation and development — from seed to shelf — for dietary supplement and health food products.

NaturPro offers beverage formulation support for healthy drinks

Functional Food and Drink Development

Our client list includes folks of all shapes and sizes, from startup to large corporation.

No two clients or products are the same, but there are some common approaches found in our Product Development Toolbox:

Product Development Toolbox: Top 5 Product Development Tools:

Product development requires a ‘toolbox’ of analysis including the following

  1. Market Analysis, Competitive Analysis and Positioning
  2. Regulatory Status / Safety Assessment
  3. Claims Development and Substantiation
  4. Product Costing and Financials
  5. Ingredient Readiness, Supplier Qualification

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Dietary Supplement Formulation

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As Dietary Supplement Formulators we often are asked what we think of a product concept. The thought process to develop an answer is generally similar, regardless of the type of product, and whether its finished product, or an ingredient or raw material.

A number of considerations go into formulating successful, effective, safe and compliant dietary supplements, foods, and food and dietary ingredients.  These include:

  • What does the supplement or food do?
  • What can be claimed about the product?
  • Is the evidence supporting the claims sufficient?
  • How safe is the product?
  • Who will benefit from the product?
  • How is the ingredient dosage determined?
  • Are the ingredients available at an acceptable quality, cost and volume?


The 4 Initial Steps to Dietary Supplement Formulation

There are seven basic elements to formulating a groundbreaking product:

  1. Begin with the finished product in mind. Determine in full detail how the product will be marketed, what the desired product claims will be, and how the product will address an unmet market need.
  2. Intimately understand the product value and market positioning compared to the competition. How will the product address an unmet need, or be different than what is already found on the market?  How will the product be priced compared to the competition? A full competitive analysis is important to determine positioning.
  3. What language will be used to describe the product? (This language, found on product labels and on webpages, is considered to be part of product claims.)
  4. In what country(s) will the product be marketed?  Regulations in different countries vary, and it is important to understand the unique requirements of each location.

Sufficient time spent in the planning phase is the difference between success and failure.


Product formulating plans often coordinate the knowledge of supplement consultants and experts, review regulatory status of the product and evaluate the available scientific evidence.  A good formulating plan will identify not only opportunities, but also gaps and risks that may prevent success.

Contact us for more information on our Dietary Supplement Formulation and Development

Additional Reading:

Food and Supplement Claims with Confidence

Dietary Supplement Formula Development

Dietary Supplement Ingredient Regulatory Status

Supplement Manufacturing Consulting

Creating Natural Product Intellectual Property

Dietary Supplement Facts and Label Review


There’s a lot of detail required for dietary supplement labels. Between supplement facts, structure-function health claims, content claims, and required formatting, it’s easy to overlook some of the FDA requirements for labeling.

Supplement Label Review Nutrition Facts

Supplement Label Review for Supplement Facts, Nutrition Labeling and Claims

Dietary Supplement Facts and Label Review

As part of our Label Review services, NaturPro helps clients develop, review and suggest improvements to dietary supplement labels, to ensure compliance with FDA regulatory requirements

Our clients enjoy the following benefits:

  1. Reliability: 100% accuracy and FDA compliance
  2. Experience: 15+ years of experience reviewing supplement labels
  3. Science-driven: Our reviews are based on the most current, reliable information, techniques and evidence
  4. Perspective: We have experience on the business side of the industry, so we know what the law is, whether it’s followed, and what is likely to happen if you don’t.

Updated Pricing:

Label Review (Basic): $350-550  — review only label — for “red flags” and suggested improvements

Label Review (Complete): $550-850 – review of label for red flags and suggested improvements, and matching finished product specifications

Label and Marketing Review: $800-1500 per label – web page / sales sheet

 (Volume discounts may apply for similarly labeled products — Contact for Pricing


FDA Dietary Supplement Labeling Guidelines

See our Dietary Supplement Label Review Checklist.

The following outlines some of the most frequently asked questions (FAQ) for dietary supplement labels:

  1. How are dietary supplements defined?Dietary supplements are defined, in part, as products (other than tobacco) intended to supplement the diet that bear or contain one or more of the following dietary ingredients:
    1. A vitamin;
    2. A mineral;
    3. An herb or other botanical;
    4. An amino acid;
    5. A dietary substance for use by man to supplement the diet by increasing the total dietary intake; or
    6. A concentrate, metabolite, constituent, extract, or a combination of any ingredient mentioned above.Further, dietary supplements are products intended for ingestion, are not represented for use as a conventional food or as a sole item of a meal or the diet, and are labeled as dietary supplements.
  2.  What label statements are required on the containers and packages of dietary supplements?Five statements are required: 1) the statement of identity (name of the dietary supplement), 2) the net quantity of contents statement (amount of the dietary supplement), 3) the nutrition labeling, 4) the ingredient list, and 5) the name and place of business of the manufacturer, packer, or distributor.
  3.  Where do I place the required label statements?You must place all required label statements either on the front label panel (the principal display panel) or on the information panel (usually the label panel immediately to the right of the principal display panel, as seen by the consumer when facing the product), unless otherwise specified by regulation (i.e., exemptions).
  4.  What label statements must I place on the principal display panel?You must place the statement of identity and the net quantity of contents statement on the principal display panel. Where packages bear alternate principal display panels, you must place this information on each alternate principal display panel.
  5.  How do I locate the principal display panel?The principal display panel of the label is the portion of the package that is most likely to be seen by the consumer at the time of display for retail purchase. Many containers are designed with two or more different surfaces that are suitable for use as the principal display panel. These are alternate principal display panels.
  6.  What label statements must I place on the information panel?You must place the “Supplement Facts” panel, the ingredient list, and the name and place of business of the manufacturer, packer, or distributor on the information panel if such information does not appear on the principal display panel, except that if space is insufficient, you may use the special provisions on the “Supplement Facts” panel in 21 CFR 101.36(i)(2)(iii) and (i)(5). See questions 46 and 56 in Chapter IV for more details.
  7.  Where is the information panel?The information panel is located immediately to the right of the principal display panel as the product is displayed to the consumer. If this panel is not usable, due to package design and construction (e.g. folded flaps), the panel immediately contiguous and to the right of this part may be used for the information panel. The information panel may be any adjacent panel when the top of a container is the principal display panel.
  8.  What name and address must I list on the label of my product?You must list the street address if it is not listed in a current city directory or telephone book, the city or town, the state, and zip code. You may list the address of the principal place of business in lieu of the actual address.
  9.  May I place intervening material on the information panel?No. You may not place intervening material, which is defined as label information that is not required (e.g., UPC bar code), between label information that is required on the information panel.
  10.  What type size, prominence and conspicuousness am I required to use on the principal display panel and the information panel?You are required to use a print or type size that is prominent, conspicuous and easy to read. The letters must be at least one-sixteenth (1/16) inch in height based on the lower case letter “o,” and not be more than three times as high as they are wide, unless you petition for an exemption in accordance with 21 CFR 101.2(f). The lettering must contrast sufficiently (it does not need to be black and white) with the background so as to be easy to read. See Chapter IV for the type size requirements for the nutrition label.
  11.  Do I need to specify the country of origin if my product, or the ingredients in my product, is not from the United States?Yes. Unless excepted by law, the Tariff Act requires that every article of foreign origin (or its container) imported into the United States conspicuously indicate the English name of the country of origin of the article.
  12. What is the nutrition label for a dietary supplement called?The nutrition label for a dietary supplement is called a “Supplement Facts” panel.
    1. You must list dietary ingredients without RDIs or DRVs in the “Supplement Facts” panel for dietary supplements. You are not permitted to list these ingredients in the “Nutrition Facts” panel for foods.
    2. You may list the source of a dietary ingredient in the “Supplement Facts” panel for dietary supplements. You cannot list the source of a dietary ingredient in the “Nutrition Facts” panel for foods.
    3. You are not required to list the source of a dietary ingredient in the ingredient statement for dietary supplements if it is listed in the “Supplement Facts” panel.
    4. You must include the part of the plant from which a dietary ingredient is derived in the “Supplement Facts” panel for dietary supplements. You are not permitted to list the part of a plant in the “Nutrition Facts” panel for foods.
    5. You are not permitted to list “zero” amounts of nutrients in the “Supplement Facts” panel for dietary supplements. You are required to list “zero” amounts of nutrients in the “Nutrition Facts” panel for food.How does “Supplement Facts” differ from “nutrition facts?”The major differences between “Supplement Facts” panel and “Nutrition Facts” panel are as follows:
  13. What information must I list in the “Supplement Facts” panel?You must list the names and quantities of dietary ingredients present in your product, the “Serving Size” and the “Servings Per Container.” However, the listing of “Servings Per Container” is not required when it is the same information as in the net quantity of contents statement. For example, when the net quantity of contents statement is 100 tablets and the “Serving Size” is one tablet, the “Serving Per Container” also would be 100 tablets and would not need to be listed.
  14. How must I display the “Supplement Facts” panel?The “Supplement Facts” nutrition information (referred to as a panel) must be enclosed in a box by using hairlines. The title, “Supplement Facts,” must be larger than all other print in the panel and, unless impractical, must be set full width of the panel. The title and all headings must be bolded to distinguish them from other information.
  15. How must I present the information in the “Supplement Facts” panel?You must present all information using the following:
    1. A single easy-to-read type style;
    2. All black or one color type, printed on a white or neutral contrasting background, whenever practical;
    3. Upper- and lowercase letters, except that you may use all uppercase lettering on small packages (i.e., packages having a total surface area available to bear labeling of less than 12 square inches);
    4. At least one point leading (i.e., space between lines of text); and
    5. Letters that do not touch.

  16. What are the type size requirements for the “Supplement Facts” panel?Except as provided for small and intermediate-sized packages, you must set information other than the title, headings, and footnotes in uniform type size no smaller than 8 point. You also must use a type size larger than all other print size in the nutrition label for the title “Supplement Facts.” You may set the column headings and footnotes in type no smaller than 6 point type. See the section on “Special Labeling Provisions” for the exceptions for small and intermediate-sized packages.
    For more information, visit FDA Dietary Supplement Labeling Guide