Economically-Motivated Adulteration of Food Ingredients and Dietary Supplements

Food Adulteration Workshop
September 26, 2013 - September 27, 2013


Co-sponsored by: : 
  • Provide a forum for information exchange on the latest trends and research to deter the adulteration of food ingredients and dietary supplements among all parties of the respective supply chains and scientific communities
  • Exchange knowledge regarding the breadth of adulteration of food ingredients and dietary supplements, including a more in-depth discussion on specific types of adulterants (e.g., adulteration of protein fraction of foods, weight-loss drugs in dietary supplements)
  • Review methods of analysis and techniques for detecting adulteration
  • Provide an overview of the compendial role in deterring adulteration of food ingredients and dietary supplements, using a combination of a carefully designed monograph (written standard), supporting test methods, and appropriate reference (physical) materials
  • Foster discussion among stakeholders
  • Food ingredients at risk of adulteration
    • Natural colors
    • Edible oils
    • Naturally derived ingredients
    • Prebiotics/oligosaccharides
    • Gums
  • Vulnerabilities of supply chains to economically motivated adulteration
  • Tainted weightloss, bodybuilding, and erectile dysfunction dietary supplements containing pharmaceutical drugs
  • Recent trends in spectroscopy and genetic methods to trace and detect adulteration of dietary supplements
  • China’s efforts to deter food adulteration
  • Update on European activities to deter food adulteration
  • New and improved protein test methods (USP’s Skim Milk Powder Technical Advisory Group)
  • Compendial test methods
  • Spectral libraries
Who Should Participate: 

Professionals who work in or with

  • Research and Development
  • Formulation
  • Manufacturing
  • Compliance
  • Regulatory Affairs
  • Validation
  • QA/QC


Registration Information

Regular Price Information: 
  • Industry—$695
  • Association/Academic—$595
  • Government—$100
  • Food Chemical Codex PE Course—$195
  • Food Chemical Codex + Workshop—$645
  • Student (must present valid student ID)—$150
Early Discount Information: 
  • Industry—$450
  • Association/Academic—$345
  • Government—$100
Early Registration Deadline: 
August 23, 2013
Group Discount Information: 
  • Industry & AAG—$400 per person
Other Registration Information: 

Registration fee includes full two-day program, meeting materials, continental breakfast and lunch each day, and a networking reception. Contact for details.

12601 Twinbrook Parkway
Rockville, MD 20878
United States
Phone: +1-301-816-8136
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