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Dried herb preparations are used as active pharmaceutical ingredients (API), as flavoring agents and dyes in foodstuffs, for the enhancement of human physiological functions in food supplements, functional foods, and as zootechnical additives in animal nutrition, as well as in many other applications. All of these products must meet specific technical requirements for their plant-derived ingredients and the methods used to extract and test them, based on their intended use. They are also subject to product-specific regulatory standards. They all share the complexity of plant-based matrices and require specialized know-how in order to successfully tackle the technical, scientific, and regulatory challenges. At PhytoLab, we have been successfully providing sector- and product-specific solutions to our customers for decades.
PhytoLab is the leader in lab services for manufacturers of phytopharmaceutical, homeopathic, and anthroposophic products containing plant-derived active substances. Our customers from the medicinal products sector trust PhytoLab's long-standing experience and unique phyto-expertise. We provide optimal solutions to quality, efficacy and safety issues, from registration or authorization based on known active substances to the development of new products.
Teas and beverages
PhytoLab is a market-leader in lab testing services for residues and contaminants in the dried botanicals and derived ingredients. From classic black or green tea and herbal/fruit infusions to extracts for ready-to-use drinks or instant beverages, herbal ingredients for these product groups must meet the highest purity criteria. With our cutting-edge equipment, best-in-class analytical expertise and deep regulatory knowledge, we are an experienced and reliable partner to our customers in tackling this increasingly difficult task.
Food for infants and toddlers is among the most sensitive of all products and is obviously subject to particularly strict statutory requirements. Procurement and production management and control require excellence in the generation and evaluation of analytical results. Reputable baby-food manufacturers have trusted PhytoLab's services for many years.
Dietary supplements, dietary foodstuffs and substance-based medical devices
Manufacturers of hearbal health products face a choice between various potential commercial forms as a given formulation may often be suitable for several of these categories, including food supplements, food for special medical purposes (FSMP) and certain classes of medical devices.. Identifying the most suitable commercial form influences the selection of herbal ingredients, the definition of the specifications, the safety documentation, the requirements concerning proof of efficacy (medical products) or effect (food supplements and FSMPs), and it is ultimately crucial to sustained market success.
EU regulations on animal nutrition are no less comprehensive or strict than those for food for human consumption. There are many similarities in these two sectors in terms of residues and contaminants relevant to quality and safety. Zootechnical additives are increasingly being extracted from plants that are also used in phytopharmaceuticals, herbal and fruit infusions or spices. As a result, a growing number of customers from the animal nutrition industry are also relying on PhytoLab's expertise in testing and evaluating the quality and safety of herbal preparations.