The cost of non-compliance with regulatory standards within the dietary supplement industry has already been big. Several firms have suffered irreparable damage to their reputations for failing to implement and maintain strong laboratory compliance and testing programs. Make sure that your organization’s laboratory compliance program is effective and tailor-made in light of the key risk factors within your organization.
This seminar will provide an overview of the importance of the role of the laboratory within your larger quality organization in implementing and maintaining a strong testing compliance program. We’ll review enforcement action case studies and discuss how they might have been prevented. We’ll also review key internal controls that can help prevent laboratory non-compliance becoming a problem during an FDA inspection.
Key goals of this course are:
- To provide an understanding of the regulatory requirements for dietary supplement analytical laboratories and testing best practices
- To ensure your testing laboratory is prepared to manage according to good manufacturing practices, including 21 CFR 111 Subpart J and other applicable regulations
- To effectively mitigate the risk of laboratory non-compliance and understand how the laboratory fits within the corporate quality assurance organization and integrates with other quality systems
- To focus on the key internal controls that can prevent your laboratory becoming a compliance risk
- To understand regulatory expectations of testing laboratories in the dietary supplement industry
- The course will focus on the following key aspects of a laboratory compliance program:
- Raw material identity testing
- Supplier qualification
- Contract laboratories and how to choose them
- In-process and finished product testing
- Documenting test exemptions
- Method qualification and validation
- Quality management oversight of laboratory operations
- Electronic Records and Signatures
- To discuss key case studies and how enforcement actions could have been prevented
- FDA Form 483 observations
- FDA Warning Letters
- Identity Testing by FTIR
- To review the key concepts and implementation steps for a risk-based approach to an enterprise-wide testing compliance program
If you are looking for answer of these questions, you would certainly benefit by attending this seminar:
- Are you struggling with the implementation and maintenance of an effective laboratory compliance program under the dietary supplement cGMP’s?
- Is your company aware of its regulatory obligations for testing activities, and the potential impact of non-compliance?
- Are you looking to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of your testing compliance program in light of limited resources?
- Would you like to ensure that your company operates an effective cGMP-compliant program which meets or exceeds regulatory expectations and industry best practice standards?
- Does your laboratory staff receive regular, targeted, GMP training?
Who will Benefit:
The following job titles/ positions will benefit from attending:
- Dietary supplement Manufacturers
- Lab Managers
- R&D staff
- Product Development
- Formulation Personnel