This task force is a collaboration with the united Natural Products Alliance (UNPA) with the objective to create a FSMA model for probiotics.
Task Force Objectives:
- Explore integration points with existing training and/or certification programs and considerations for design of new ones for probiotic industry
- Evaluation of resources from IPA and exploration of new resources IPA can create to equip this task force with needed materials to support any training or certification programs
- Establish solid coordination and communication with FSMA personnel at Food and Drug Administration (FDA) within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
- Educating regarding compliance requirements for finished products, helping industry understand the extent of the exemption for supplement manufacturers and regulatory implications for ingredient manufacturers and foreign supplier verification programs