The focus of the 15th ICSB is to discuss approaches for post market surveillance, risk and safety assessment, quality control and adverse event reporting (AER) for botanical dietary supplements (BDS) and natural products, as well as regulatory aspects with perspectives from government, manufacturers and trade associations. To this end, the program will include relevant presentations from members of CFSAN/FDA, government officials, major trade associations and industry representatives discussing pressing topics that affect BDSs and their impact on consumers.
Title sponsorship is provided by:
This conference is supported by a cooperative agreement between the NCNPR and the Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN) at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Thieme has released their April 2015 issue, containing all the oral and poster abstracts for this year's conference! The abstracts, list of authors, etc. are avaible free via their e-journals portal here. Don't forget, this weekend is the last chance to register online. Starting Monday, April 16th, all rates will rise to the on-site levels listed at the top of this page. We look forward to seeing you all at this year's conference!
On February 3rd, 2015 the Attorney General of New York issued cease and desist letters to 4 major US retailers alleging that botanical dietary supplements sold under their house brands contained virtually none of the ingredients listed on the label. The test method used was DNA barcoding. This triggered an ongoing national media story, class action lawsuits, other state AG's following the lead of New York, and a great deal of criticism over the use of DNA barcoding to test botanical extracts.
The implications of this are far reaching, both in terms of new scrutiny of the global botanical supply chain, contract manufacturer competence, proper use of analytical testing methods, legal and political consequences and the reputation of the dietary supplement industry.
In light of these developments, a special 90 minute session will be held at the 15th International Conference on the Science of Botanicals (ICSB), being held April 13th-16th, 2015 in Oxford, MS, taking advantage of the gathering of scientists, regulators and industry representatives. The purpose will be to detail what has happened, what is being done by industry, retesting programs under way, and much more.
This session will be moderated by a panel of industry experts, including:
Be sure you register today and don't miss out on this important meeting!