USP Verification Services encompass programs aimed at verifying the quality of ingredients and products. USP annually evaluates the quality of verified products through the three-step process of Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) facility audits, product quality control & manufacturing (QCM) process evaluation, and product testing. The USP Verification Services’ multi-step process provides increased confidence in supplier qualification, multiple snapshots of the quality management system, and product testing that helps manufacturers maintain an edge in an increasingly competitive global market.
USP is working to protect consumer health by helping supplement manufacturers maintain quality. Jaap Venema, executive vice president and chief science officer for USP, shares his perspective in this Scientific American Q&A.