Amazon Flexes E-Commerce Heft By Imposing Quality-Control Requirements For Supplements
Amazon requires firms selling supplements on its site in the US to demonstrate their products comply with FDA regulations for labeling and GMPs. Marketers that don’t submit documentation face removal of their products from the site.
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