Product adulteration can be prevented, but it takes work from natural product brands who are committed to quality and safety, according to Josef A. Brinckmann, research fellow, medicinal plants and botanical supply chain, Traditional Medicinals Inc., who spoke with Jon Benninger, vice president, health and nutrition, Informa, in this podcast. Brinckmann and Benninger are joined by Stefan Gafner, chief science officer, American Botanical Council (ABC), who talks about the importance of educating the botanical industry and health care professionals about commonly adulterated herbs. In this podcast, Brinckmann, Gafner and Benninger discuss:
- A three-step process for reducing the risk of adulation in health and nutrition products.
- Why saw palmetto and grapefruit seed extract are commonly adulterated, and how brands that offer these ingredients in their products can avoid contamination
- The important work that the ABC-American Herbal Pharmacopoeia (AHP)-National Center for Natural Products Research (NCNPR) Botanical Adulterants Program is completing.
Brinckmann and Gafner will be speaking on “Botanical Adulteration Concerns” on Thursday, September 28 at 10:30 to 11:00 a.m. at SupplySide Central at SupplySide West. Visit supplysideshow.com for more information and to get registered.