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Adulteration of Food Ingredients and Dietary Supplements Focus of USP Workshop

Tue, 10/20/2015 - 08:00

Global food and dietary supplement experts to gather Dec. 3–4 for workshop on economically motivated adulterationa and fraud. Organized by USP, American Botanical Council, and Food Protection and Defense Institute, the event will feature new tools and standards for identification and mitigation.


Detecting Deception: USP Screening Methods for Supplements Adulterated with Drugs

Tue, 08/18/2015 - 07:35

Tainted “lifestyle supplements" may outnumber products free from drugs and their unapproved synthetic analogs.  Learn how proposed new screening methods in USP General Chapter <2251> Adulteration of Dietary Supplements with Drugs and Drug Analogs can help detect these adulterants and protect public health.

Dietary Supplements

Why Supplement Manufacturers Should Verify the Quality of Their Ingredients

Tue, 06/23/2015 - 07:00

Manufacturers often rely on trusted suppliers to provide quality ingredients. But is trust enough? Not anymore. In today’s world of increasingly complex global supply chains, it’s okay to trust, so long as you verify.

Dietary Supplements

Public Standards Promote and Protect Public Health

Tue, 03/17/2015 - 10:00

The actions by the New York attorney general’s office and now a coalition of attorneys general from other states has brought renewed attention to a familiar discussion, how to ensure the quality of herbal products and dietary supplements in the U.S.

Dietary Supplements