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Food Chemicals Codex
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.
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.
USP-China is working collaboratively with China’s local governments and other key stakeholders to advance the quality of medicines and food in China and globally.
With the debate about the safety of food additives recently revived in the media, proper identification of the additives themselves is an aspect of food safety often forgotten. It is assumed food ingredients are well known before safety assessments are performed, but that might not be always true.
Before the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act (DSHEA) defined dietary supplements as a sub-set of foods, questions about how they would be regulated created heated discussion in the US market.