As we head into 2019, it’s a good time to start planning your testing for the year. Did you have great intentions last year, but just didn’t get around to additional quality testing? The quality control and testing process can always be improved. Consider adding testing to improve the vendor qualification program or spot check products produced by outside contract manufacturers.
A good rule of thumb is to assess the testing you currently have in place and add additional tests where there may be gaps. Can you add new rotational tests like pesticide screening for botanical products? Maybe you would like to validate your ingredient suppliers by using pulsed photo stimulated luminescence (PPSL) screening to make sure they have not used irradiation practices to improve micro counts?
Another commonly overlooked area of testing is in product stability. When labeling products with expiration dates, accurate stability data is required. Since this can be a time-consuming process, starting a stability project in January will give you almost 12 months of data by the end of the year.
There is no time like the present to organize your testing needs and projects for the year. In our fast-paced industry, a well-planned strategy for implementation and execution will make for a less stressful 2019! Let SORA Labs help make your year a breeze with our expert service offerings and support. Let us quote (Link to Contact form) your next testing project today!