Nutrition Business Journal

Anatomy of an audit

Pro tips from the front lines of GMP inspections

Brad Williams has seen it all with supplement and pharma facilities. A 37-year veteran at the Food and Drug Administration, Williams has overseen the doling out of 483s and Warning Letters since the FDA issued its Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) guidelines in 2008.

He’s seen it all, and he keeps seeing it, over and over again.

As part of the Dietary Supplements Health and Education Act (DSHEA) of 1994, the FDA was tasked with issuing GMP guidelines. I

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