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.
Last week’s unprecedented move by the New York State Attorney General’s Office to crack down on purportedly fraudulent herbal supplements sold by major retailers has ignited a heated debate about the quality of the products tested. At the heart of that debate is whether or not the DNA barcoding technique used by the Attorney General’s Office is an adequate enough test for the identification of botanical ingredients in these herbal products.
Validation and verification of analytical procedures are quality assurance activities with broad impact in laboratory operations. Learn USP's role in the development of guidelines in these areas and how to contribute to the discussion.