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Committing to botanical ID across organisations—podcast

Audio-Committing to botanical ID across organisations—podcast

Botanical identification and testing is critical to ensuring an organisation is meeting regulatory guidelines, but also to delivering efficacious products

With considerable disruption across the global supply chain, companies have a need to revisit steps that can be taken to ensure the safety and efficacy of raw materials and processed ingredients. To support education and training, NSF International has developed Quality & Regulatory Digital Week, taking place 3-7 August 2020. Designed with the global nutraceutical industry in mind, various courses delve into particular aspects of regulatory compliance. The two-part Botanical Identification and Testing Course, set for 6 and 7 August, addresses a range of issues unique to the herbal industry. In this Vitafoods Insights podcast, Holly Johnson, Ph.D., chief science officer for the American Herbal Products Association (AHPA), offers a look into the portion of the course she’ll be teaching, providing a sneak peek at what to expect.

In this podcast, Johnson and Informa’s Heather Granato discuss:

  • Why botanical identification continues to be of critical interest across the global supplement space.
  • The topic of fit-for-purpose testing methodologies and application of those tests.
  • Additional pressures on the supply chain and how that has increased the importance of conducting testing on botanical materials.

“Botanical Identification and Testing”, part of NSF’s Quality & Regulatory Digital Week, will take place on 6 August from 19:00 to 21:00 BST, and on 7 August from 15:00 to 17:00 BST. To learn more about this two-part virtual training or get registered, click here.

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