Legal Recognition of USP Standards

While not a government entity, USP works closely with government agencies, ministries, and regulatory authorities around the world to help provide standards of identity, strength, quality, and purity that can help safeguard the global supply of medicines, dietary supplements, and food ingredients.

USP standards are legally recognized in the U.S. and elsewhere, and are used in more than 140 countries. USP has laboratories in Brazil, China, India, and the United States.

Visit the categories below to learn about specific laws and regulations:


Medical Devices

Food Ingredients

Dietary Supplements