Fight Adulteration With Supplier Qualification Guide, Supplement Industry Says
This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet
The Council for Responsible Nutrition calls on FDA to work with industry on a tool that will help thwart economically motivated adulteration - ingredient supplier qualification guidelines
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Failing to qualify suppliers “one of the more common citations” FDA inspectors find at supplement facilities, says ORA deputy director Michael Dutcher. “If you're not sort of reconfirming once in a while it could lead to a problem with your products that you weren't even expecting.”
The Standardized Information on Dietary Supplement Ingredients Working Group's certificate of analysis guidance specifies general information to include, along with the results of analytical testing on an ingredient lot or batch and other information, such as country of origin, if applicable.
Dietary supplement ingredient suppliers should approach standardizing information in their certificates of analysis as an investment that will pay off in business growth, say industry stakeholders who wrote a CofA guideline