In conversations about the role of quality standards in public health, you might come across the words “compendia” and “compendial.” At USP, terms like “compendial approaches,” “compendial standards,” and “compendial tools” are part of our everyday vocabulary.
USP’s supplier qualification standard became official on Aug.
The threat of food fraud is a growing concern because increasingly complex global food supply chains create numerous opportunities for fraudsters. This article discusses the challenges faced by stakeholders, and how to prevent these issues before they arise.
The FDA has given the food industry up to three years to remove partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs) from the human food supply. In recent years, fully hydrogenated oils and fats (FHOs) have been used as an alternative to PHOs but there are no public monographs with definitions of FHOs to help ensure buyers that ingredients meet prescribed measures for composition and purity.
Intentional deception using food for economic gain, or food fraud, has been an ongoing challenge since the beginning of the food and drink industry.
As the year draws to a close, we wanted to highlight the stories that resonated most with our readers in 2014. Here are the top 5 articles on USP Quality Matters blog.
At USP, we are thankful for the many chemists, pharmacists, food scientists, biologists, food lawyers, regulation lawyers, and countless other professionals who work hard to make sure that the United States literally sets “high standards” for quality medicines, supplements and foods.