To improve the quality management of health supplement manufacturing and to assist its conformity with international standards, the " Taiwan Guidelines on Good Manufacturing Practice for Health Supplements " (hereinafter referred to as the Guidelines) had been published by Taiwan Food and Drug Administration (TFDA) on 20 May 2020. The Guidelines include quality management, personnel, premises and equipment, sanitation and hygiene, documentation, production, quality control, contract manufacturing and analysis, complains and product recalls, self-inspection, etc.. The Guidelines is for health supplements manufacturers reference, and is used to support the GMP certification system.
For the domestic health supplement manufacturers who plan to export its products, could voluntarily apply for a GMP certification according to the "GMP Certification Application Notes of Health Supplements". A “Certificate of Good Manufacturing Practice for health supplements” will only be issued after an inspection against the Guidelines to have been concluded satisfied. As of June 2022, there have 27 factories been granted a GMP certification of health supplements and exported its products to Malaysia, Vietnam, Philippines, Indonesia and so on.
TFDA is continuously providing the training courses and consultation service to help the manufacturers more familiar with the Guidelines. All things are for gradually improving the quality management so as to strengthen the international competitiveness of domestic manufacturers of health supplements in Taiwan.