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

December 2, 2015 - December 4, 2015



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FSMA 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.

Stop Adulteration in it's track

Adulteration and Fraud in Food Ingredients and Dietary Supplements Workshop

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

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

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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Registration Information

Regular Price Information: 

Online registration will be available through Tuesday, November 24. After that date, registration will be available on-site at the workshop. If you have any questions about registering on-site, email

You may register for the Workshop on December 3-4, or for a nominal fee, add on the Food Fraud Training Course to be held preceeding the meeting on Tuesday, December 2, 2015.

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12601 Twinbrook Parkway
Rockville, MD 20852
United States
Phone: +1-301-816-8130

Local Area Information


If you require overnight accommodations, take advantage of USP's corporate rate at the below hotels--subject to availability.

Bethesda North Marriott Hotel and Conference Center
5701 Marinelli Road, North Bethesda, MD 20852 | +1 877-212-5752

This hotel is located adjacent to White Flint Metrorail Station on the Red Line. USP is one stop away at Twinbrook Metro Station.

USP Corporate Rates (Ask for the United States Pharmacopeia corporate rate when booking.):
$206 per night, plus taxes. Includes wired and wireless internet access.
$223 per night, plus taxes. Includes daily buffet breakfast in the Meritage Restaurant, and wired and wireless internet access.

Cambria Hotel & Suites Rockville
1 Helen Heneghan Way, Rockville, Md 20850 | +1 301-294-2200, or 877-424-6423

This hotel is adjacent to Rockville Metro Station. USP is one stop away at Twinbrook Metro Station. Taxi service is also available. One-way taxi fare to the USP campus is approximately $10.

USP Corporate Rate (ask for the USP rate): $134 per night, plus taxes. Includes complimentary in-room wi-fi and breakfast.

Even Hotels Rockville
1775 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852 | 855-834-3613

This hotel is approximately one mile from the USP Campus, accessible by taxi.

USP Corporate Rate (ask for the United States Pharma rate): varies seasonally; please call or book online using the above link to find current per-night rates.


Three major airports serve the Washington, DC, area:

Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA)
Dulles International Airport (IAD)
Baltimore–Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI)


Metro: The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (abbreviated as Metro) operates a rapid transit train service throughout Virginia, the District of Columbia, and Maryland. A Metro stop is located at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. USP is located a short walking distance from the Twinbrook Metro Station (Red Line).

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