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To help manufacturers, suppliers, and regulators safeguard the dietary supplement supply, USP provides documentary standards and reference materials for determining product and ingredient identity, strength, quality, and purity.
Consensus is lacking regarding the critical chemical, physical, and functional characteristics of food and dietary supplement ingredients and how to measure them. USP is dedicating its 2012 Science & Standards Symposium to interactively discuss these cutting-edge topics, with the goal of seeking consensus on the principal aspects needed to address quality standards for functional ingredients. More information is available at http://uspgo.to/boston-s3-2012.