How to ship food supplements?
Are you an individual or a nutraceutical company looking for an optimal logistics solution for sending vitamins and dietary products nationally or internationally? Get informed about the proper way to ship food supplements by post or by courier. Find answers to your questions regarding regulations, packaging and delivery options. Send supplements domestically and overseas at the best price with Eurosender!
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Services you can use to ship food supplements internationally
Explore the benefits of making Eurosender your permanent platform for shipping supplements in a time and cost-effective manner. We can suggest multiple local and international logistics solutions, depending on your shipping needs.
How to pack food supplements for shipping
- Protect the items with bubble wrap. Make sure the items are completely covered and that no part of the original packaging is exposed.
- Take a cardboard box and fill it with cushioning materials. Put the supplements packages inside.
- Add more cushioning to secure the items.
- Seal and label the box.
Regulations regarding shipping food supplements worldwide
Individuals can ship food supplements internationally provided that these products are sent for personal use with no commercial intent and contain no restricted or prohibited additives.
Licensed companies can ship larger quantities of authorized supplements accompanied by the documents and certificates that are required by the destination country.
Vitamins, minerals and dietary products imported to the EU must comply with the Directive on food supplements, as well as the rules and regulations on food safety. Make sure to check if complementary substances among the main ingredients (especially colourants, sweeteners and preservatives) are not considered as restricted. As for the supplements imported to the USA, the American Food and Drug Administration has a list of advisory ingredients, but there are no specific restrictions regarding this type of goods.
Thus, when sending supplements overseas, it is important to check the current rules and regulations applicable in the pick-up and the destination country to avoid any problems related to exporting unauthorized substances. Some couriers may also refuse to transport certain types of supplements if they are not in line with the company’s internal rules.
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FAQs about shipping food supplements internationally
Can I ship protein powder overseas? Can it be sent through the mail?
In most cases, yes, but it always depends on the protein powder composition. Make sure that all the ingredients comply with food safety regulations of the destination country. Even though this situation is unlikely, it may sometimes occur that one of the ingredients is legal in one country, but illegal in another.
Can I send vitamins in the mail internationally?
Yes. There are no restrictions regarding vitamins and minerals sent for personal use. The only thing to keep in mind is that there should be no additive components in them. When sending supplements to the UK and Ireland, you will need to prove that these items are intended for your consumption. Some of these components may be subject to local restrictions in different countries.
Is there any insurance for shipping food supplements?
As a rule, food and supplements are on most courier companies’ restricted items list. It means that individuals can only send them at their own risk following the couriers’ Terms and Conditions. In such cases, proper packaging is of the utmost importance for successful delivery.
Licensed companies shipping food supplements internationally via freight transport services have CMR insurance coverage.
Take into consideration these guidelines when shipping food supplements. Nevertheless, please consider that following them does not guarantee that the courier company will transport your package without restriction. In case you decide to ship any dietary supplements, Eurosender will not be held responsible for any damages caused by the transportation of your shipment.