NSF-DBA, part of NSF International's Health Sciences Division, has partnered with New Hope Natural Media to provide two training Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) workshops at Engredea 2012, March 9-11, in Anaheim, Calif.
The NSF-DBA workshops, taught in partnership with United Natural Products Alliance (UNPA) and the National Center for Natural Products Research (NCNPR) at the University of Mississippi, are based on the requirements set forth in 21 CFR 111 and are developed and taught by industry experts.
"Over recent years, Engredea and NSF International have worked together on several initiatives focused on driving product quality and compliance in the nutrition industry," said Len Monheit, Executive Director of Engredea. "By offering exclusive compliance training from NSF-DBA at Engredea for the first time, this will provide real solutions to current market challenges, and we continue to drive best practices for industry leaders."
Dr. Laura Liu and Mollie Kober of NSF International's Shanghai Lab discuss GMP requirements.
"Engredea brings leading suppliers and manufacturers together from the food/beverage, dietary supplement and nutricosmetic industries, and is the ideal forum for NSF-DBA's sought after trainings," said Casey Coy NSF-DBA Dietary Supplement Specialist Partner.
In addition to Engredea's upcoming dietary supplement workshops, NSF Shanghai Health Sciences division recently held a GMP Training session in Shanghai targeted specifically for Chinese dietary supplement and ingredient manufacturers.
Many dietary ingredients are sourced by Chinese manufacturers and suppliers, and although they are not legally required to meet 21 CFR 111 requirements, their clients who manufacture the finished products must ensure that their vendors and suppliers comply with these requirements.
Dr. Laura Liu and Mollie Kober (NSF Dietary Supplement GMP auditors and trainers based in China) discussed the requirements set forth by FDA's 21 CFR 111 and guidelines on how to qualify vendors through setting clearly defined specifications for all goods and services purchases.
To view testimonials of attendees who participated in the Shanghai session or other NSF-DBA courses, visit www.nsf-dba.org.