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USP launches supplement IVP

This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet

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Argentinean ingredient producer Inter Farma is the first participant in USP's new Ingredient Verification Program for substances used in the manufacture of dietary supplements, the standard-setting organization announced March 31; the firm submitted chondroitin sulfate materials for verification. The organization's IVP process involves evaluation of quality systems and GMP compliance, quality control document review and lab evaluation of ingredient samples. Ingredients granted a USP-IVP verification mark also receive post-verification surveillance testing. USP and industry have urged FDA to allow the use of certificates of analysis in place of extensive batch-testing in supplement GMPs (1"The Tan Sheet" Sept. 1, 2003, p. 7)...

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