The USP Dietary Supplement Verification Program is a voluntary program open to manufacturers of dietary supplement finished products from around the world. Through a rigorous testing and auditing process, USP evaluates voluntarily submitted products against federally recognized USP–NF standards of quality, purity, potency, performance, and consistency and current FDA good manufacturing practices. During a climate of increased government scrutiny and consumer concerns about the trust and quality of dietary supplements, the USP Dietary Supplement Verification Program can help enhance a manufacturer's competitive position and brand recognition by promoting the manufacturer's commitment to produce quality products for consumers.
Dietary supplement products that meet the program's strict testing and evaluation criteria are awarded the distinctive USP Verified Mark. The Mark can be used on product labeling, packaging, and promotional materials to help distinguish USP Verified products in the marketplace and aid consumers in their decision-making process. Since the program's inception in 2001, the USP Verified Mark has appeared on more than 400 million labels/packages of dietary supplements.
The Verification Process Includes
- An on-site manufacturing facility audit for compliance with USP General Chapter <2750> Manufacturing Practices for Dietary Supplements and FDA current Good Manufacturing Practices (21 CFR Part 111)
- A thorough review of manufacturing and quality control product documentation;
- Comprehensive laboratory testing of samples of dietary supplements for compliance to standards of quality found in the USP–NF, or to appropriate manufacturer specifications if a USP standard does not exist; and
- Off-the-shelf testing of randomly sampled dietary supplements to confirm that the USP Verified product continues to meet USP's strict standards.
For complete details, see the USP Dietary Supplement Verification Program Manual for Participants.
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