What To Know About Nutritional Supplement Packaging Safety

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When is the last time you looked at a package of your nutritional supplements and considered whether or not it was created with safety in mind? If you are a startup company that wants to improve health by delivering quality nutritional products to those who need them most, you should put as much thought into your packaging as you put into your product formulations. Even established companies have room for improvement if their packaging isn’t child-resistant but should be.

Unfortunately, there are many supplement packages that are too easy for kids to get into. That’s why it’s important to be proactive and only produce nutritional supplements that are packaged to a high standard of safety. Products that use ePac digital flexible packaging are uniquely suited to deliver the nutrition you want in package kids and pets can’t easily open.

Why You Need Safe Packaging

Just because a supplement is good for your health doesn’t mean it’s safe if taken in excessive amounts. In fact, any nutritional supplement can become dangerous if it is not taken as directed on the packaging. Additionally, products that are generally considered safe for adults may cause unwanted side effects in children. If you’re a nutritional supplement company, you should put serious thought into keeping consumers safe and putting your products into child-safe packaging that offers peace of mind to consumers with children and/or pets. Consider packaging your products with a supplement packaging company that puts safety and quality first without sacrificing aesthetic appeal.

Features of Safe Packaging

Safe packaging doesn’t necessarily look much different than traditional packaging at first glance. But take a closer look and you’ll see a quality child-safe zipper that keeps little hands out and maintains the freshness of what’s inside the package. Child-resistant packaging can and should be used for a variety of products, including:

  • Dietary and nutritional supplements
  • Herbal medicines
  • Prescription drugs
  • Over-the-counter medications
  • Lawn and garden products
  • Cosmetic and beauty products

There are many additional products that are required to have child-resistant packaging by the Consumer Product Safety Commission. You can visit the government agency’s website to learn more about the specific requirements for the products you sell. The child-resistant bags ePac Flexible Packaging uses to package products come with a variety of attractive films, including recyclable, metalized PET, high barrier, solventless laminates, and PE. The pouches are designed to either lay flat or stand up, depending on your preferences. They also come with the option of gloss, matte or soft-touch finishes.

Purchase Your Child-Resistant Packaging Products

If your products don’t currently use child-resistant packaging as required by law, it’s important to make a change immediately. Failing to do so not only puts your consumers at risk but puts you at risk of lawsuits and penalties as well. If any of your products require child-resistant packaging based on regulations set forth and enforced by the CPSC, you need to make sure you comply as soon as possible. Fortunately, ePac digital flexible packaging solutions and other options can help you obey requirements while also helping your product stand out from the competition.


Packaging safety is incredibly important when using and selling nutritional supplements. Be sure to keep this in mind.

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