Washington, D.C.–The Natural Products Association (NPA), will host an interactive webinar next month that is aimed at providing insight, guidance, and educational support for the dietary supplement industry regarding Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMPs). The event, titled “GMP’s – Understanding and Mastering the Specification Requirements,” will take place on Wednesday, September 14, at 1:30 PM EST / 10:30 AM PST. 

NPA noted that, when creating and producing dietary supplements, several legal requirements must be followed relating to the identity, purity, strength, and composition of the product. Those responsible for cGMPs must also test for known contaminants, which are important to reduce chance of liability, NPA stressed. This webinar is designed to inform both industry veterans and newcomers on the most up-to-date practices related to cGMPs and dietary supplements. 

Daniel Fabricant, President and CEO of NPA, remarked on the importance of cGMP regulations. “NPA has always been at the forefront of cGMPs, as we developed the first third-party cGMP certification and have provided cGMP education for tens of thousands in the industry since 1999. Educational programming like this with industry, FDA, and former-FDA experts on the science of setting, confirming and operating the technical and business decisions behind specifications is good news for the 80% of Americans that use at least one dietary supplement daily, as it demonstrates an unwavering commitment to quality.”

Hear from cGMP experts: 

  • Haijing Hu, Ph.D., Chief, Regulations Implementation Branch, Office of Dietary Supplement Programs - U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
  • Joseph Betz, Ph.D., Acting Director of the Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS) – National Institutes of Health (ODS – NIH)  
  • Andrea Lester, Vice President, Global Quality - Natural Alternatives International, Inc. (NAI)  
  • Katie Banaszewki, Director of Quality - NOW Foods
To attend the event, register here

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