COMMODITY MANAGEMENT AND FLUCTUATIONS
Nutrival searches and selects directly the raw materials and the ingredients for the production of the products in full service regime. Suppliers are secured and reliable because of years of mutual cooperation. Nutrival operates on the market of the materials with few selected suppliers who, over the years, have proven their reliability in terms of punctuality of the service, and especially for the quality of raw materials. The raw materials used are certified and accompanied by data sheets. Before each purchase and the beginning of each project, a basic specifications establishing the main characteristics to be met by the raw materials brought into company is defined and approved.
In order to ensure for every processed batch the utilisation of "young" raw materials that retain all their active agents, in Nutrival's raw materials management reserved area it is stored only the amount of raw material needed to manufacture the product ordered by the customer lot. Despite the fluctuations in raw material costs, we believe that this procedure is crucial to achieve high quality finished products.
The most used raw material by Nutrival are:
- HERBAL powders or titrated extracts
- NUTRA-SUPPLEMENTS Mineral, Vitamins
- PROBIOTICS powders or granules
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Does a Food Supplement, that i want to commercialised, have to be notified by hte Ministry of Health?
Yes, always. Nutrival can offer a range of products already notified by the Ministry of Health that can be placed on the market and customized with your own logo. The formula should not be changed (components, weights, etc.) and the product name.
In order to have a Full Service preventive which informations do i have to provide?
You must supply a complete Formula Master, with the format specifications (cps/cps/weight), the type of packaging, the type of pack, the label format notified to the ministry.
Who does follow the analysis for the stability production test?
The analysis is up to the client that provides the Master Formula; Nutrival can support the customer at the certified external laboratories carrying out analyzes on the samples supplied by us.
If i want a particular formulation which procedure do i have to follow?
You must define the main activity of the product, which components are desired, the format, the packaging. It must then be made the label text, and report the product to the Ministry of Health before being marketed.
Can i send raw materials under tolling agreement?
Yes, of course. They must be associated with data sheets and certificates of analysis.
Can i send my packaging material?
Yes, of course , the workability with our machines has to be verified in advance.
Can i have the bulk product to pack?
Yes, of course , we have to define in advance what type of packaging prepare for safe transportation.
Are there minimum production quantities?
Yes, they are variable according to the typology of product and the type of machining required.
Is the quotation of a product stable over time?
No, it varies, depending on the following parameters oscillations:
- list prices of raw materials and packaging materials
- overhead costs and processing costs
In Nutrival we believe that in order to offer high quality products, it is essential to work every batch of product with fresh raw materials and not long time stored in the warehouses; this is why the price of a product may be subject to fluctuations.