Many Amazon sellers are having their supplements removed by Amazon as a result of a lack of compliance with FDA regulations. The main question Amazon sellers who face this issue have is how do they get their products to be “approved” by FDA and/or Amazon so that the supplement can once again be sold through their Amazon store? FDA does not approve dietary supplements, instead, FDA issues regulations and it is the labeler and/or manufacturer's legal obligation to comply with the regulations that FDA issues. This becomes a problem for Amazon sellers because FDA also does not issue certificates of compliance or approval.
Supplements are required to have specific labeling aspects including net weight, statement of identity, directions for use, warnings, contact information, Supplement Facts, and ingredients. If your labeling is not compliant Amazon may remove your product and/or storefront. Amazon may also remove your product from Amazon if your storefront is making claims that are beyond those considered permitted for dietary supplements under FDA regulations.
Obtaining a Certificate of Compliance from third-party organizations is one possible way to get a supplement product back on Amazon. Some law firms and consulting firms with experience in FDA compliance are willing to provide certificates of compliance for dietary supplement products which can then be submitted to Amazon. A quality certificate of compliance will require the consultant or lawyer to review the labeling and ingredients as well as any marketing material to ensure compliance with all FDA regulations.
Many of our clients have successfully placed their dietary supplements back on their Amazon storefront with the Certificate of Compliance Capote Law Firm provides. Contact the lawyers at Capote Law Firm today for an analysis of your issue with Amazon and to determine if a Certificate of Compliance will benefit you.