CRN to host webinar on testing supplement ingredients

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WASHINGTON — The Council for Responsible Nutrition and Informa Exhibitions on Wednesday announced the first 2015 webinar in their ongoing industry-wide webinar series. Taking place April 29 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. EST, the webinar “Testing, Testing 1-2-3: Product and Ingredient Testing in Today’s Climate,” will cover what companies should consider when it comes to testing and how to do it, navigating from regulatory through technical issues.






“Product and ingredient testing has always been fundamental in ensuring regulatory compliance and delivering quality products to customers,” said Duffy MacKay, SVP scientific and regulatory affairs at CRN. “But the recent actions against herbal supplements by the New York Attorney General’s office have put testing in the spotlight and companies are facing many technical questions these days. This webinar will help participants get a solid understanding of important regulatory and scientific aspects of testing.”






MacKay will moderate the webinar, which will feature four expert presenters, including: Dean Cirotta, president and COO, EAS Consulting Group; Gabriel Giancaspro, VP foods, dietary supplements and herbal medicines, U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention; Élan Sudberg, CEO, Alkemist Labs; and Darryl Sullivan, director of scientific and regulatory affairs for the Nutrition Chemistry and Food Safety Division, Covance Laboratories.






The presenters will touch on topics such as selecting and securing a third-party contract lab; avoiding adulterated material; the role of reference standards in dietary supplement testing; the importance of using validated analytical methods; raw material vs. finished product testing; and DNA testing and dietary supplements.





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