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Posted 05 October 2021 - 02:45 PM

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I was wondering if anyone could weigh in the topic of shelf life justification for new dietary supplements. Is it plausible to use an expiration date on a supplement going by the expiration date of the CoA of the raw materials in the supplement?  I had spoke to an FDA inspector and was told this and thought it sounded odd.  Has anyone heard of this before?



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Posted 05 October 2021 - 02:58 PM

It sounds nonsense to me: say, if one of my yogurt ingredients has shelf life of 365 days - the product itself should have the same shelf life? You should establish your new product shelf life basing on product  organoleptic/chemical/physical properties (e.g. pH, fat level, moisture, solids, etc.) and behavior (e.g. acidification, syneresis, gelatinization, etc.) as well as microbial resistance. 



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Posted 06 October 2021 - 02:36 PM

You will also want to evaluate potency and at what point in time the potency becomes unacceptable.  






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