The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) announced that it will chair the United States Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) Dietary Supplements Stakeholder Forum on May 16 in Rockville, MD. The USP Stakeholder Forums are held approximately every two years and led with a different trade association, chosen in rotation. Jim Griffiths, Ph.D. , vice president, scientific and international affairs will represent CRN and moderate discussions during the forum and oversee the meeting.
“CRN is grateful for this opportunity to engage with USP and other dietary supplement industry stakeholders in the important work of discussing standards for assessing dietary supplements and ingredients," Griffiths said.
The USP Stakeholder Forums allow industry professionals to exchange information and perspectives, with the goal of improving USP standards and information.
“USP is pleased to provide this forum as an opportunity to gain valuable insights from dietary supplement industry stakeholders," said Gabriel Giancaspro, Ph.D., USP, vice president, foods, dietary supplements and herbal medicines. "An open discourse between USP as a public standards-setting body and representatives of dietary supplement industry companies is critical to ensuring that public standards are up-to-date and fulfill the needs of consumers, industry and regulators."
Topics discussed during the forum include:
- New Dietary Ingredients Without Public Specifications
- Disintegration and Dissolution of Dietary Supplements
- Adulteration and DNA Barcoding
- Shelf Life, Limits for Degradents, Validation / Verification
USP will also offer a web-based component to expand participation, in addition to the in-person forum. Remote participants will not be able to provide verbal input, they can submit questions and comments during the meeting. Registration is free for in-person and remote attendance at USP's website.