FDA to CBD: You Are Not a Dietary Supplement

Hank Schultz wrote up a piece via Nutra Ingredients USA that the FDA sent out warning letters to eight companies marketing dietary supplements containing CBD. The letters also mention illegal drug claims based on CBD being the active ingredient in two drugs currently in development. What is CBD? Cannabidiol (CBD) is a fraction of the[…]

InstantGMP MES v2.052.000

Let’s take a look at what’s new in the newest release, InstantGMP MES v2.052.000! New Functionalities Expanded badge signature capabilities to system-wide usage. Added new workflows focused on Project Management functionalities allowing for projects to include multiple products for multiple clients with multiple user access control under multiple roles. Added new Material Classifications to help employ[…]

The GMP Compliance Conundrum

The acting deputy director of the Division of Dietary Supplement Programs at the FDA, Cara Welch, Ph.D., left the author of this article with some confusing takeaways: If you are a Dietary Supplements manufacturer who wants to learn good manufacturing practices, read the GMPs for dietary supplements and apply them, otherwise, you are at risk of[…]

Booming Natural Supplements Business in China

From Natural Products Insider, health food sales in China are estimated to reach RMB300 billion ($47.5 billion USD) by 2019. More and more Chinese consumers are looking to natural supplements as rates for certain illnesses such as lung cancer and breast cancer are on the rise, and they are looking to purchase foreign health products. It[…]

Natural Products Insider interviews InstantGMP’s Robert Pochadt

Natural Products Insider interviewed Robert Pochadt, Director of Sales at InstantGMP, Inc. to find out more about how we help customers manage FDA mandated documentation with SOPs and Electronic Batch Record Software so they can go paperless and “ditch the clipboard” Check out Robert’s Interview! Related Posts:FAQFDA Prioritizing GMP Re-Inspections for High-Risk Dietary…FDA to CBD:[…]

DNA Barcode Testing: Does it Work for Dietary Supplements?

In February of this year, the New York State Attorney General’s Office investigated major retailers for selling dubious and potentially dangerous herbal supplements according to the New York Times. They targeted Walgreens, Target, Walmart, and GNC, all well-known big box retailers that generally sell safe products. The authorities said that they had tested the herbal[…]

Sunset Natural Products Inc. Issued Injunction by FDA

The FDA has reported that Sunset Natural Products Inc. has been issued a consent decree of permanent injunction by U.S. Magistrate Judge Edwin G. Torres of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida on Monday, September 28th. The owners of the company, Teresa Martinez and Elsy Cruz, were manufacturing and distributing adulterated[…]

Barcode Scanner Function: A Guide to Using InstantGMP’s New Capability

InstantGMP’s latest release includes the ability to use a barcode scanner. This new functionality also comes with a new e-signature scheme, which allows users to sign off on materials, batch records and other production tasks required by cGMP. The barcode scanner can also be used during material receipt and inventory use. The following video demonstrates[…]

InstantGMP and Muscadine Products Corporation

Muscadine Products Corporation (MPC) manufactures a variety of muscadine-derived products including powders, juices and jellies. Their paper system for organizing manufacturing records was difficult to manage and had a tendency to get messy being in a facility that produced juices. MPC began using InstantGMP MES in October, 2014. With all of their records contained in[…]

A Smooth Process Increases Manufacturing Confidence for MSC

Muscadine Products Corporation (MPC) manufactures a variety of muscadine-derived products including powders, juices and jellies. Prior to discovering InstantGMP MES, the company used what Erin Boettger, Quality Assurance Director, describes as a “loose paper system”. “We had checklists, logs and loose paper everywhere. It was difficult to track. Being in an environment where we produce[…]