New USP Food Fraud Mitigation Guidance aims to help manufacturers and regulators identify ingredients most vulnerable to fraud in their supply chains and choose effective mitigation tools to combat economically-motivated adulteration.
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.
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.
For the first time in more than 20 years, U.S. regulators are considering the reintroduction of bovine (cow-derived) heparin into the U.S., helping to address concerns about potential shortages and adulteration issues associated with this widely-used drug.
It may be difficult to know whether that powder really is what it says in the label. When seeds, flowers and leaves are processed into botanicals, DNA methods might be the way to properly identify these products.
Most people in developed countries, whether they work in the food industry or not, take for granted that the food they consume is nutritious and free of substances that may be harmful to their health. What they may not realize is that it takes enormous effort from multiple stakeholders to keep their food "safe" on a daily basis. This article reveals the major players involved in maintaining a safe food supply in the United States.
Food integrity means different things to different people. For consumers, their only question might be: "Is this food safe for me to eat?" For manufacturers, their concerns have to do with building and sustaining consumer trust. In the first of a series on food issues, USP Director of Food Ingredients, Markus Lipp, shares his insights about food integrity and USP’s role in maintaining it.
PharmaChk, a user-friendly medicine quality detection device, is generating positive outcomes in field testing. Dr. Kennedy Chibwe, senior manager of the Promoting the Quality of Medicines program, explains how this technology may revolutionize the fight against counterfeit and substandard medicines in developing nations.