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.
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.
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.
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.
While USP is most well-known for its quality standards for medicines and their ingredients, USP also has initiatives focused on food ingredients, dietary supplements and other areas associated with the global supply of medicines. In celebration of World Quality Month, read more about USP's efforts related to product quality and standards.