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Video: Testing Botanicals for the Right Adulterants

GMPs (good manufacturing practices) for dietary supplements require brands to test for known adulterants, but how do they know what the known adulterants are?

GMPs (good manufacturing practices) for dietary supplements require brands to test for known adulterants, but how do they know what the known adulterants are?

The Botanical Adulteration Program (BAP), a joint initiative from The American Botanical Council (ABC), American Herbal Pharmacopoeia (AHP) and National Center for Natural Products Research (NCNPR), seeks to educate herbal manufacturers on common adulterants of several herbs.

In this INSIDER video, Mark Blumenthal, founder and executive director, ABC, discusses the BAP’s current and future initiatives including articles on skullcap, black cohosh, grapefruit seed extract, bilberry and ginseng; as well as lab guidance documents; and a quarterly e-newsletter, the "Botanical Adulterants Monitor.”   

View other on-camera interviews with Blumenthal:

And be sure to see Blumenthal speak in person about botanical adulteration at the panel discussion “Adulteration & Your Role in Delivering Value to Consumers: Quality, Safety & Efficacy.” At Ingredient Marketplace, April 8 from 9 to 10:30 a.m. in Orlando, speakers Dan Dwyer, managing partner, Kleinfeld, Kaplan and Becker LLP; and Steve Mister, president and CEO, Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), will join Blumenthal to discuss brands’ role in ensuring a secure supply chain to delivers products to consumers that are free of adulterants, meeting their promise of quality, safety and efficacy.

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