E-liquid manufacturers: North Carolina Bill Mandates Warning Labels

North Carolina Senate Bill 286 moved forward in the House yesterday for e-liquid manufacturers. If passed, all e-liquid containers sold in the state would need to be child-proof. All containers would also be required to include a safety label stating the most common adverse events when nicotine liquid is ingested improperly: vomiting, nausea and eye[…]

Latest InstantGMP Update Includes Improvements to Specifications and Batch Production Records

InstantGMP MES v2.050 will be available on May 30th and is chock full of customer-requested improvements in regards to Specifications and Batch Production Records. Specifications The FDA requires that dietary supplement manufacturers include specifications for verifying the identity of incoming and outgoing materials. The latest MES update improves this process by providing filtering options and[…]

InstantGMP MES Software Version 2.050.001

New Functionality Streamlined workflow for Specifications with fewer screens and the ability to filter by “Pending Approval”, “Approved” and “All”. Option to allow or disallow Finished Goods and Works-in-Progress from Master Production Record Bill of Materials. Ability to assign personnel a default role on the TPersonnel screen. Ability to sort Batch Production Records by issuance[…]

InstantGMP MES Software Update Makes Specifications and Batch Production Records Easier

Cary, NC – InstantGMP announces the latest version of its Manufacturing Execution Software, which includes improvements to Specifications and Batch Production Records. The InstantGMP team built these improvements based on customer feedback. “These latest improvements were based on feedback we received from our customers” said Dr. Richard Soltero, President of InstantGMP.  “Our goal is to[…]

InstantGMP Expedition: GMP in New Jersey

The InstantGMP team heads to New Jersey June 22 – 26th! On this InstantGMP expedition, we will explore the unique challenges faced by the dietary supplement industry in complying with Good Manufacturing Practices. We love to learn about how your plant runs so we can build our software to better fit your needs and make[…]

Small Businesses Challenge Indiana’s New Vape Legislation

Now known as the Enrolled Act, Indiana’s House Bill 1432 was officially signed into law on May 5th, 2015. The law issues guidelines for e-liquid manufacturing, ingredients and labels. Shortly after the the law was passed, several e-liquid companies filed federal complaints against the provision that vaping devices must be sealed and non-refillable, also known[…]

The FDA Deeming Authority Clarification Act of 2015

The FDA Deeming Authority Act of 2015 (H.R. 2058) was introduced by Oklahoma Representative Tom Cole on April 28, 2015. The bill changes the grandfather date for vapor companies that would be subject the regulations proposed by the FDA last year, deeming e-cigarettes as tobacco products. Currently, the draft regulations state the grandfather date as[…]

Opinion: NY Attorney General: Dietary Supplements Industry Slam

The Journal of Nutritional Health and Food Science recently published  “Beyond “Belief”: Moving Away From Dietary Supplements Reliance on Consumer’s Good Faith“. The paper was written by Devon Powell, former Chief Operating Officer of the Natural Products Association, in response to the recent actions by the New York Attorney General against GNC. Devon Powell makes[…]

Master Your Master Batch Records

Master Batch Records, also known as Master Production Records and Master Manufacturing Records, are version-controlled templates for your manufacturing process. Dietary supplement manufacturing facilities are required to create these documents and keep them on file, but what exactly is the FDA looking for in a Master Batch Record? In addition to a list of instructions[…]