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Shuster Laboratories and STR to Present Three Seminars in China on "Building a Safe Food Sourcing Program"

Shuster Laboratories and STR will present three seminars this September – in Beijing, Shanghai, and Shenzhen China – on “Building a Safe Food Sourcing Program” to help companies achieve the highest level of confidence in their product quality and safety at all critical points in the supply chain.

The seminars will provide ingredient and raw material suppliers, manufacturers, exporters, and agents/distributors of food and nutritional supplements with the hands-on tools and strategies they need to develop a comprehensive and safe food sourcing program, including:

  • Assessing and identifying risks in their supply chain.
  • Implementing key training programs (GMP, HACCP).
  • Testing products and ingredients.
  • Auditing and inspecting plants/facilities/factories.
  • Developing a comprehensive farm-to-table sourcing/traceability program.
  • Incorporating a HACCP program to identify and manage risk.
  • Implementing cGMPs throughout the manufacturing process.

“Recent quality and safety issues with products sourced in China have amplified concern among the industry and consumers. If a food or dietary supplement company is buying ingredients overseas, directly or through an agent, then they must have a program in place to ensure product quality and safety at all critical points in the supply chain,” said Dr. Robert Rolle, senior auditor and consultant at Shuster Laboratories.

The seminars will be held at the following locations and times:

Beijing, China
September 13, 2007
4:00 pm to 4:30 pm
China International Food Safety & Quality Conference & Expo
Registration at:

Shanghai, China (IACET-approved seminar)
September 17, 2007
9:00 am to 11:30 am
STR’s Shanghai office

Shenzhen, China (IACET-approved seminar)
September 20, 2007
9:00 am to 11:30 am
STR’s Shenzhen office

For registration and other information on the Shanghai and Shenzhen seminars, please contact: Lilyn Zhong in China at or 86-755-2674-3038 or Carrie Diforio in the U.S. at or 781-821-2200, ext. 114.

Shuster Laboratories, a Specialized Technology Resources (STR) company, is an independent provider of quality assurance testing, product development, and supply chain support services for a cross section of consumer product industries, including food and dietary supplements.

STR, a privately held, U.S. owned company, is strategically located throughout the world in over 30 countries and on five continents. The STR Group Companies provide testing, audit, inspection, and responsible sourcing services and help ensure that clients have the highest level of confidence in the quality, safety, and social standards of their products and systems.

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