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Natural Foods Merchandiser

Mark V. Cavaliere Joins USP's Dietary Supplement Verification Program

Mark V. Cavaliere was appointed director, good manufacturing practices, for the USP's Dietary Supplement Verification Program in late December.

He will be responsible for establishing manufacturing, quality assurance and quality control processes and documentation requirements for the DSVP. Cavaliere will also assist the DSVP vice president in evaluating GMPs, quality assurance and manufacturing records received from manufacturers and contract auditors on facilities and dietary supplements products.

USP's DSVP evaluates and confirms dietary supplements ingredients, manufacturing processes, and compliance with purity standards. It also is designed to complement the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's regulation of dietary supplements under the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act of 1994.

"Mr. Cavaliere brings to USP nearly 30 years of experience in quality assurance and quality control directly related to dietary supplements," said Forouz Ertl, vice president of DSVP, in a statement to the press. "His background will be an asset to dietary supplements manufacturers because of his ability to assist and to guide them as they learn to meet DSVP program requirements."

Cavaliere joins USP after 23 years of service with Shaklee Corp. Most recently, he was director of quality assurance and quality control at Shaklee's Norman, Okla., facility.

"Working with the DSVP program is exciting, not only because it is a new program, but because DSVP will help the dietary supplements industry create a set of manufacturing standards," Cavaliere said.

Natural Foods Merchandiser volume XXIII/number 2/p. 8

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