IADSA To Release First-Ever Global GMP Guide

March 18, 2011

The guide will take into close consideration GMP guidelines used globally.

The International Alliance of Dietary/Food Supplement Associations (IADSA) announced plans to release a guide on good manufacturing practices (GMPs) in April that will take into close consideration GMP guidelines used globally.

In addition to covering best practices for the production of supplements-including manufacturing, quality control, packaging, distribution, and storage-the guidelines will address documentation, self-inspections, subcontracting operations, laboratory testing, complaints procedures, and product recall procedures.

“Considerable thought has been given to the terminology used throughout the guide, due to the contrasting legislative positioning of supplements in different parts of the world and the global variations in interpretation of specific words and phrases,” said IADSA chairman Peter Zambetti.

“We have had high-level input from the ASEAN region, Europe, Japan, and the USA,” added Sam Jennings, coordinator of IADSA’s GMP working group.