Washington, D.C. —Wednesday, September 14 at 1:30 EST, 10:30 AM PST the Natural Products Association (NPA), the leading trade association in the dietary supplement industry for over 85 years, will host an interactive webinar, providing insight, guidance, and educational support for the dietary supplement industry regarding Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMPs), 21 CFR Part 111.
For dietary supplements, specifications are legally required to be established to ensure the identity, purity, strength and composition of the product. Those responsible for cGMPs also must test for known contaminants, becoming more and more important to reduce liability. In a quality by design (QBD) rule like 21 CFR Part 111, specifications are the driving force to capture this information, but establishing specifications is a delicate operational balancing act and a resource intensive one. It’s not just establishing them, firms are required to be clear on who is responsible for what specification and where in the supply chain, which in the current global fast-paced environment can change instantly. Whether you’re new to the industry and in need of a primer on specifications or a seasoned industry veteran looking for the latest and greatest in best practices on all things specifications, this webinar is for you, as it features established cGMP experts — including current and former-FDA staff, including:
- 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
“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.” said Daniel Fabricant, Ph.D. president and CEO of the Natural Products Association
Don’t miss this webinar. Register here.