SupplySide West Podcast 7: Get Educated, Trained, Experienced Employees

Without educated, qualified personnel, the manufacturing of dietary supplements can not only fall short of legal requirements, it could be dangerous. FDA's cGMPs (current good manufacturing practices) require that manufacturers have educated, trained or experienced employees to ensure safe production of supplements. This is why brand owners need to vet their contract manufacturer's workforce just as much as they review the facility, supply chain and prices.

Without educated, qualified personnel, the manufacturing of dietary supplements can not only fall short of legal requirements, it could be dangerous. FDA’s cGMPs (current good manufacturing practices) require that manufacturers have educated, trained or experienced employees to ensure safe production of supplements. This is why brand owners need to vet their contract manufacturer’s workforce just as much as they review the facility, supply chain and prices.

In this episode, Heather Fairman, director corporate quality assurance and regulatory affairs, Natural Organics Inc./Global Health Laboratories LLC, and Sandy Almendarez, editor in chief, INSIDER discuss:

  • They type of training FDA requires per cGMPs.
  • The amount of training a brand owner’s employees need when they don’t directly manufacture supplements.
  • How often employees should be retrained on GMP procedures, and who should be doing this training.

Fairman will be speaking on personnel's role in successful contract manufacturing at SupplySide West as part of the Workshop: Contract Manufacturing: Raising the Bar on Delivering Quality on Saturday, Oct. 8 at 8:30 a.m. Visit supplysideshow.com for more information and get registered. This session is underwritten by Paragon Labs, National Enzyme Co., Bio-Energy Systems and BASF, the official education sponsor of SupplySide West.

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