Trust in the U.S. regulatory framework designed to safeguard food, beverage and supplement ingredient safety affords consumers the ability to shop with a healthy assumption of product quality. Behind the scenes, oversight is upheld by ingredient suppliers, regulatory agencies and manufacturers who observe the tenets of Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) to ensure the quality and validity of their products atmultiple touch points along the supply chain. Affirming quality and validating ingredient efficacy and purity is no easy task but it is necessary to preserve product safety and efficacy. Because when the unthinkable happens, the specter of doubt targets the commitment of the industry as a whole.
The industry has come a long way in recent years but that’s not to say all of the bugs have been eliminated from these processes. One of the lingering issues is that not everyone observes (or upholds) the same definitions of quality, testing and validation.
We agree with what we hear from quality testing professionals that a comprehensive process validation of the quality system would ensure that all individual components adhere to the quality function as designed.
Unfortunately a comprehensive standardized system does not exist for ingredient QA protocols. In our Quality, Testing & Validation content program we aim to acknowledge the progress that's been made related to cGMPs, but also to unearth transparently the pitfalls and challenges that the industry faces.
We hope you fins the content provocative and invite your comments.
Essential resources on quality & testing for ingredients:
Our webinar will vet requirements for testing and validation on the ingredient side, view progress on quality assurance and unearth the pitfalls. We will also dive more specifically into testing and outline a basic roadmap for best practice-right methodology for right ingredients. Register today!
FREE Digital Guide
- Expectations and Realities
- Validating Ingredients
- Tackling Adulteration
- The Generally Recognized As Safe (GRAS) Connection
- Keeping Supplements Safe
- Branded Ingredients
- What the Future Holds for “Quality”
- Directory Listings
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