, Volume 405, Issue 13, pp 4337-4344
Date: 11 Apr 2013

Standard reference materials for dietary supplement analysis

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Introduction

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the National Institutes of Health Office of Dietary Supplements (NIH-ODS), and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are working in collaboration to produce dietary supplement Standard Reference Materials (SRMs). Effort began following the creation of the NIH Office of Dietary Supplements by the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act (DSHEA) of 1994 [1] and the establishment of the NIH-ODS Analytical Methods and Reference Materials Program (AMRM) in 2002 [2]. AMRM is responsible for ensuring that quality calibration materials and matrix-based certified reference materials (CRMs) are available to dietary supplement laboratories along with rugged, precise, and accurate analytical methods [37]. More recently, as of June 2010, the current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMPs) published by the FDA are required for all dietary supplements produced in the United States [8] The cGMPs require that products be evaluated ...

Published in the topical collection Functional Foods and Dietary Supplements with guest editors Melissa M. Phillips and Catherine A. Rimmer.
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