When see a status that requires more information, this means that Novi's system has found a special restriction or requirement for that ingredient based on the policies you have selected. You'll see a summary of all these restrictions under "Actions Needed for Verification" at the top of your product details page.
How to self-report ingredients
You can self-verify ingredients by clicking in to your Product Details page from your Formula Verification Dashboard.
Visit the Product Page by clicking on the title of your product in your Dashboard
Scroll to the Actions Needed pane
When you see an orange square, you have the option to verify the ingredient and change the status yourself by checking a box or entering a percentage.
When would I use ingredient self-reporting?
Self-reporting gives you the flexibility and control to understand what restrictions & requirements you need to know to meet your chosen policies. This comes in handy when you:
Work with a trusted supplier and know their ingredient meets the requirement
Have a product with the same ingredient that was previously approved
Don’t have the document on-hand to upload, but know it’s already been reviewed
Vetting products to ensure compliance with standards, certification bodies, and retailer policies is one of Novi’s most used features.