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.
Quality plays an integral role in connecting medical research and manufacturing to healthcare practice and consumers. The growing study of the microbiome and the potential health benefits of probiotics offers a particularly timely and illustrative example. Learn about the quality standards USP has developed for probiotics and how they could be the unifying thread connecting clinical research to academia, industry and patients/consumers.
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.
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.
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.