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Abacus+ Provides Traceability to Revolutionize Nutraceutical and Gummy Manufacturing
07/07/2022

Nutraceuticals are part of an industry that is growing quickly, particularly adult gummy products infused with CBD and THC. As people are taking more control of their health care, the demand for nutraceuticals continues to rise. What do manufacturers need to know about packaging regulations?

What Are Nutraceuticals?

According to ScienceDirect, a nutraceutical is a food (or a portion or subset of a food) that contains bioactive chemical compounds that have been shown to have medical or health benefits.

The nutraceutical market continues to expand by including ingredients like the saponins found in soybeans, vitamin C found in citrus fruit, or the omega-3 fatty acids found in salmon. The edible cannabis market has been on the rise as well, including CBD and THC gummies, which have become incredibly popular.

What Regulations Are in Place for Nutraceuticals and Edible Cannabis Products?

The products are regulated slightly differently when compared to conventional food and drug products. According to the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act (DSHEA), passed in 1994, it is the responsibility of the manufacturer to make sure a digestible product is safe before it is released to the open market. The FDA has the authority to take action against any product that has been shown to be unsafe after it reaches the market, so manufacturers are responsible for making sure the packaging is safe, the product label is truthful, and all potential risks have been uncovered and addressed.

What Are The Different Packaging Options?

There are several ways to package nutraceuticals and gummy products. Some of the most common examples include:

  • Powders might be placed in packets or pouches.
  • Liquids might be placed in a bottle with an airtight seal.
  • Pills might be placed in a bottle or in individual packaging in a larger box
  • Gummies might be placed in a pouch, tin, or bottle.

The manufacturer has to figure out which packaging method is best for their products.

What Are Common Packaging Concerns?

There are several common packaging concerns with nutraceuticals and gummy products. They include:

  • Quality degradation when these products are exposed to heat, moisture, or light
  • Sometimes contained in blister packaging, resulting in more packaging waste
  • Packaging required to list all necessary warnings, restrictions, ingredient lists, and nutritional facts
  • Packaging must be safe from children.

It is important to work with a reputable partner that can dependably address these concerns.

The VMEK Abacus+ Is Revolutionizing CBD and THC Gummy Manufacturing

VMEK Abacus+ solves for all of these common issues, can efficiently package your nutraceuticals and CBD and THC gummies, and provides precise traceability for each batch and product. Our high-speed sorting machine can expedite the counting, inspecting, and reporting of gummies, ensuring you meet the needs of your clients while complying with all regulations. Contact us today to learn more about how VMek can help you.