November 17, 2021

Live webinar with the Global Retailer and Manufacturer Alliance (GRMA)

December 16, 2021 | 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET
Free to members and non-members

AOAC INTERNATIONAL, in partnership with GRMA, will convene a two-part virtual Thought Leader Discussion (TLD) on Botanical and Dietary Supplement Product Integrity to discuss the rapidly emerging and multi-faceted challenges this industry is facing. These include limited and inconsistent regulatory oversight, consumer misconceptions and quality concerns, new product offerings, and expanding consumer markets. Such challenges have brought greater attention to recognized analytical gaps needed to support botanical and dietary supplement quality, safety, and integrity for producers, retailers, and consumers alike. In addition, many large retailers are now moving toward adoption of quality assurance requirements that include certificates of analysis based on data provided by an accredited laboratory using validated compendial methods.

This event is designed to gain expert input from the dietary supplement industry, testing laboratories, retail establishments, government scientists, and academia; it will also aid the development of a prioritized strategic approach for a new program offering by AOAC INTERNATIONAL. It will include several short topic presentations followed by an open discussion for each.

Topics for discussion will center on:

  • Product integrity and risk mitigation strategies that encompass standards and fit-for-purpose method development (e.g., for component quantification, contaminant analysis)
  • Species identification employing molecular and next generation sequencing applications, botanicals and probiotics
  • Updated method validation criteria, training, and education
  • The value of quality testing programs to support product verification programs for retailers

This is planned to be a two-part discussion, with part 2 taking place in January 2022.