From Natural Products INSIDER
by Bob Green
Today, branded ingredients are in greater demand than ever before. This is not only due to recent quality issues in the marketplace, but also to the passage of the new cGMPs (current good manufacturing practices). While the responsibility for meeting cGMPs technically falls on finished goods manufacturers, it only follows that manufacturers will look to ingredient suppliers for scientifically supported ingredients that follow strict quality assurance and quality control (QA/QC) guidelines. Branded ingredients not only meet these criteria, they provide quality value, as well as safety, security and support—necessary for the long-term viability, confidence and stability of a consumer brand.