UNPA signs partnership with Healthnotes-Vitature

By Stephen Daniells contact

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The United Natural Products Alliance (UNPA) has signed a commercial partnership memorandum of understanding with Healthnotes.

The MOU focuses on Healthnotes’ Vitature cloud-based, software solution for dietary supplement brand holders, contract manufacturers, ingredient suppliers and importers. Vitature helps manufacturers accelerate the process of qualifying vendors, create and share material specs and manage label compliance, including scientific support for structure/function claims.

“As the supplement industry works toward full regulatory compliance under the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act (DSHEA), and more recently, various provisions of FSMA, we’ve seen frustration with the costs and complexity associated with record-keeping requirements, as well as the number of external audits,”​ said Loren Israelsen, UNPA president.

“Vitature is a smart, efficient and cost-effective answer to tackle these regulatory compliance issues. We see Vitature as a viable way for all companies in the supplement space to solve these technical issues and are pleased to partner with Healthnotes to support its adoption by industry.”

Case study

Arizona Nutritional Supplements (ANS) adopted Vitature in September 2017 to help manage supplier qualification and provide real-time compliance insight across the organization, and the software allows the company to manage and store FSMA- and DSHEA-required data – as well as certification documentation for label claims, such as organic and GMO-free – from its suppliers for all of its SKUs, in one place, said Tom Dubinski, vice president of quality systems at ANS.

“As a contract manufacturer with a growing business, we realized that we needed to scale the way we were qualifying suppliers and managing regulatory information,”​ said Dubinski.

“We needed a more efficient way to manage regulatory compliance, and having a central repository with automated workflow that manages our raw-material compliance documentation and collaboration with suppliers has greatly improved our ability to serve our customers and improve our regulatory audit preparation.”

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