Vaping: Not Tobacco

Cynthia Cabrera from the Contra Costa Times offers a great guest commentary on vaping: it’s not the same as tobacco and shouldn’t be treated as such. According to new information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirm that vapor and e-cigarette products are causing a reduction in the amount of smokers. Research also[…]

InstantGMP MES v2.052 Released

Cary, NC – InstantGMP, Inc. announces the release of InstantGMP MES v2.052 with amazing new features InstantGMP, Inc. added many great new functions and updates to their electronic batch records software to enhance their user’s experience. “We are excited about the new master production record and batch production record features in our v2.052 release” said[…]

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[…]

Most Common GMP Citation for Supplement Producers: Not Establishing Specs

A few weeks ago, the Rocky Mountain Dietary Supplement Forum saw who’s who of the dietary supplement industry converge in Boulder, Colorado. According to this article by Josh Long of Natural Products Insider, numerous FDA officials gave presentations regarding their experiences and noted that failing to establish specs is the most common GMP citation in[…]

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[…]

InstantGMP MES v2.051

Let’s take a look at all the new features, improvements, and fixes in InstantGMP MES v2.051: New Functionalities New barcode scanning solution that enhances material handling. Ability to permanently “hide” and filter Master Records. New system-wide digital signature scheme implementation through barcode scanning of validated user badges. Implementation of Company Logo on login screen along[…]

Quality may not be free, but it is certainly worth the investment

Quality is not free. It implies that research went into the design of a product. Take, for example, sewing. When a professional takes on the task of sewing a custom outfit by hand, he or she needs to take into consideration: Design ideas. Color combinations. The pattern based on function, comfort and customer requests. Time researching[…]

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[…]

Webinar Preview: The Foundation of a Quality System and Implementing SOPs

Next Tuesday, InstantGMP and EAS Consulting Group present SOPs: The Foundation of a Quality System. There’s still time to sign up! We will be sharing helpful information on SOPs including the outline of an SOP and examples of how SOPs are applied throughout the manufacturing process. Webinar Preview: Implementation While the overall purpose of implementing[…]

GMP Certification Webinar Preview: Finding a Reputable 3rd Party Certification Organization

Finding a Reputable 3rd Party Certification Organization InstantGMP’s Prepare for GMP Certification webinar is just days away! Gretchen Rizor, our Support Specialist and Quality expert,  will share helpful information on the process for GMP certification and how to prepare your supplement manufacturing facility for a GMP audit. The webinar will take place on Tuesday, January[…]