Adulteration and Fraud in Food Ingredients and Dietary Supplements: Attend Two Key Learning Events

December 2, 2015 - December 4, 2015

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Mitigating the Risk of Food Fraud Using the USP Food Fraud Guidance Course

Date: December 2, 2015; USP, Rockville, MD

FIRST TIME COURSE OFFERING to introduce users to USP's Food Fraud Mitigation Guidance, a practical tool designed to help:

  • Identify the riskiest food ingredients in supply chains
  • Evaluate the need for a food fraud mitigation strategy
  • Develop strategies necessary to address food fraud and Economically Motivated Adulteration (EMA)

EMA and food counterfeiting are major threats to the integrity of the nation’s food supply. The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) and a new FDA rule now require food manufacturers to develop a Food Safety Plan and mitigate known or foreseeable risks. This in-depth course will walk participants step-by-step through the individual scoring rubrics for conducting a vulnerability characterization and help them develop a control plan to mitigate risks. For further information on the course click here.

Adulteration and Fraud in Food Ingredients and Dietary Supplements Workshop

Date: December 3–4, 2015; USP, Rockville, MD

Co-sponsored by the American Botanical Council and the Food Protection and Defense Institute.

Adulteration Workshop Program

USP will present several innovative tools and resources specifically designed to help retailers, manufacturers, and regulators identify and mitigate the risks associated with EMA and food fraud. These tools will be especially relevant as companies seek to comply with the new FSMA regulations.

Topics Include:

  • Food fraud vulnerability assessment approaches
  • Discussion on use and validity of DNA-based methods
  • Potential of "Big data" to help predict EMA issues
  • Developments in targeted and untargeted analytical methods
  • Validating untargeted methods
  • New regulations related to EMA
  • Adulteration per dietary supplement GMPs
  • PDE5 Inhibitors in Dietary Supplements – Analytical challenges
  • Discussion on the new USP Dietary Supplements Adulteration Database
  • Opportunities for collaboration

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