Supplement testing labs can work with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS) Analytical Methods and Reference Materials Program (AMRM) to develop and implement quality assurance programs (QAPs) and reference materials. The level of collaboration among supplement testing labs that compete for business, as observed by Catherine Rimmer, natural products program coordinator, NIST, shows the level of commitment this industry has to quality.
Supplement testing labs can work with NIST and AMRM to obtain and develop reference standards and QAPs. In this podcast Rimmer and Adam Kuszak, Ph.D., director of AMRM, discuss the landscape of supplement contract labs from their viewpoint as standards experts and outline the opportunities brands have to improve their lab practices. With Sandy Almendarez, editor in chief, INSIDER, Rimmer and Kuszak discuss:
- How NIST and AMRM works with supplement brands and testing labs to develop reference materials.
- The health assessment QAPs offered by NIST, and how they benefits individual labs and the industry at large
- The biggest concerns Rimmer and Kuszak see when working with supplement brands and contract labs
Learn more about the implementation and adhering to testing methods from Rimmer during the “Trust in Testing: Contract Labs for Safe, Compliant Supplements” session on Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at SupplySide West in Las Vegas. This session is underwritten by American Testing Lab, Eurofins and Micro Quality Labs.