The New York Attorney General used the wrong tests when he found adulteration in botanical products, but his investigation is a reminder that the supplement industry needs to be on top of GMPs (good manufacturing practices), according to Steve Mister, president, and CEO of the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN).
Watch this INSIDER interview, recorded at Natural Products Expo West, with Mister as he discusses the major takeaways from the Attorney General Eric Schneidermen’s case and how it will change business practices moving forward.
In the interview, Mister stressed that Schneiderman used the incorrect test—DNA barcoding—to identify the ingredients in the botanical extract products. As is pointed out in a white paper commissioned by CRN and other industry trade organizations, DNA testing of botanical products is in its infancy, which has led to confusion and misuse of test results.
Hear Mister in person discuss brands’ role in ensuring a secure supply chain to deliver products that are free of adulterants in the panel discussion “Adulteration & Your Role in Delivering Value to Consumers: Quality, Safety & Efficacy" at Ingredient Marketplace on April 8 from 9 to 10:30 a.m. in Orlando. Speakers Mister will be joined by speakers Mark Blumenthal, founder and executive director, American Botanical Council (ABC); and Dan Dwyer, managing partner, Kleinfeld, Kaplan and Becker LLP.