Dietary Supplements are defined as foods in the form of powders, tablets, liquid drops, oral sprays, etc. that are taken to supplement the dietary intake of nutritional components. These are products that contain vitamins, minerals, herbs, other plants, other animals, concentrate, extracts, or combinations of the aforementioned substances. However, it is not limited to these.
In Japan, the manufacturing, packaging, storage, labeling, and ingredient inspection methods of dietary supplements are regulated by the Food Sanitation Law, the Health Promotion Law, Food Labeling Low, and the standards for manufacturing or processing foods containing designated ingredients etc. When listing dietary supplements on Amazon.co.jp, the product must be manufactured in a HACCP certified factory and in a GMP certified factory. In addition, all supplement manufacturers and sellers must ensure that the target substances of the dietary supplement are consistent with the content on the product label. In this policy, we mainly targets the content and labeling of the main components contained in dietary supplements. (Hereafter, it is called the target substances)
Amazon requires you to provide the following documentations when listing dietary supplements.
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Amazon defines the ingredients that displayed on the dietary supplements labeling as target substances, except for the five basic nutrients (Calories, Proteins, Fats, Carbohydrates, and Salt equivalent). These are the main targets of investigation based on this policy. The target substances include the following ingredients, but are not limited to the following.
Example：maca, citrulline, arginine, zinc, mamushi, Soft-shelled turtle, NMN (nicotinamide mononucleotide), mulberry leaf imino sugar, chitosan, saponin, hydroxycitric acid (HCA), carnitine, black ginger-derived polymethoxyflavon, kudzu flower-derived Isoflavones, enzymes, lactic acid bacteria, coenzyme Q10, garcinia extract, plantago, obata seed coat powder, etc.
We require that the laboratory designated by the Minister of Health, Labor and Welfare (registered inspection agency) or currently holds an ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation. The test results must be from a laboratory that is well-suited for testing and measurement.
The test sample must be the final product and the results must be submitted. However, if the final product cannot be tested due to lack of scientifically valid test methods, please submit the test results for each functional ingredient.
The Certificate of Analysis (CoA) must contain the test results of all the functional ingredients displayed on the product labeling. However, if the entire product cannot be inspected due to lack of a scientifically valid test method, the test results can be submitted according to Q3 above.
You must have a Certificate of Analysis (CoA) with a laboratory assay(s) for each ingredient if the functional ingredients are listed below:
Please check whether the dietary supplement manufacturing factory has obtained GMP and HACCP certification via the supplier, and submit a copy of the certificate obtained by the manufacturing factory.
It is basically unnecessary. If you list multiple products, not all products will be suspended. However, if you have listed very similar items, but only some of them are listed in the email, please kindly reply with the content containing that information.