our company plans to introduce a range of new food products into the retail market. We will be utilizing Brosilicate glass bottles sourced from China to contain dry GRAS ingredients as well as a Mix of GRAS ingredients (i'm not being specific due to proprietary nature of this brand new project for us), that will be eventually introduced to the retail market and directly for consumer use.
I had wanted to know what would be required documentation to seek for Supplier Verification? What types of Microbiological Testing should be asked for from our supplier or done, besides packaging migration testing? What certificates should be requested from the Supplier?
Additionally, as part of our marketing campaign, we are highlighting the natural / medicinal benefits which are commonly linked to these dry ingredients as well as a mix of these ingredients. All ingredients are generally recognized as safe. We plan on including the statement on the label which includes the disclaimer that these statements are not supported by the FDA etc...would this be sufficient or are we required to submit for approval? We will have nutritional information etc FYI. Is there anything else we should be aware of as we create the labels?