NSF Intentional Co-Sponsors Successful Natural Ingredient Conference 2017 in Shanghai

Eighty percent of supplement ingredients in the U.S. come from China, and the U.S. is the main exporting market of herbal extract ingredients. According to China Customs’ statistics, exports of China’s herbal extracts fell in 2016, given the implementation of the U.S. Food Safety Modern Act (known as FSMA for short) and the new, more stringent enforcement of supplier management. So, herbal extract industry insiders need to face the challenges of compliance with these new regulations and international accreditations. Therefore, NSF International’s global health sciences experts attended the Natural Ingredient Conference 2017 and co-sponsored the important CCCMPHE industry event on June 21 during CPhI China 2017. NSF gurus helped the herbal extract industry to understand international herbal markets, share updated global regulations and find out suitable quality solutions through NSF’s expertise on dietary supplements GMP registration and auditing, product testing, standard development and up-to-date regulations knowledge.


(David Trosin gave a presentation about regulations in dietary supplements in the United States and around the world)

David Trosin, NSF International’s Global Business Development Director for Dietary Supplements, delivered the speech “Introduction to Regulations in Dietary Supplement in the United States and Around the World” in the forum on June 21. He addressed how companies can utilize dietary supplements GMP registration to build a quality bridge between the health industries of China and the U.S. During his presentation, David covered the impacts of U.S. and European policies on the dietary supplement market, such as U.S. funding and enforcement, Brexit, U.S. NDI compliance and enforcement, the U.S. State Attorney Generals’ activity, Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) enforcement on dietary supplements and raw material supply chain enforcement. He also summarized the top 10 GMP non-conformances and the most common NSF audit findings in 2016 in China, as well as the aggregated top NSF/U.S. FDA findings which companies should note.

                                                                  (Steven Taormina gave a presentation about Non-GMO verification)

Steven Taormina, an NSF International Business Development Manager, based in Boulder, Colorado, discussed non-GMO label issues, their impact on consumers and manufacturers, and the market demand of GMO food labeling in 64 countries. He covered the U.S. GMO labeling law (National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard 2016), non-GMO logos being used without certifications, and the requirements and process of the North American Non-GMO Project certification. He also addressed the globally recognized NSF Non-GMO True North standard, consumers’ demand for a non-GMO label and how to comply with international regulations.

                               (Kurt Kneen discussed next-generation DNA sequecing technonlogy in dietary supplement industry)


Kurt Kneen, Vice President of NSF International’s Global Laboratories, discussed next-generation DNA sequencing technology in the dietary supplement industry. NSF Authen Technologies’ new process of Target Specific DNA Sequencing (TSDS™) is a powerful tool that can be used to speciate organisms. TSDS™ can identify from one to hundreds of species in a single sample, even those that are unlabeled and in trace abundance, including adulterants, contaminants and allergens, and can also detect and identify species that go undetected by other commonly used methods that test for a single species. NSF Authen Technologies is a dedicated partner in identifying botanical ingredients in your supply chain. Now, thanks to impressive technology, NSF can provide chemical and molecular detection solutions to authenticate products.

For more information about NSF’s dietary supplement GMP registration, auditing, ingredient testing and DNA testing, please contact our expert team at +86 400.821.0702 or nsfchina@nsf.org.