In recent years, the nutraceuticals industry has experienced increased levels of regulatory scrutiny. Today’s nutraceutical developers/distributors must be prepared to readily prove their ability to achieve compliance with regulatory bodies such as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and US Department of Agriculture (USDA). Additionally, nutraceutical firms may also be required to submit to reviews and/or audits by third-party organizations such as the National Sanitation Foundation (NSF) and/or Quality Assurance International (QAI). Further still, they may have to report to trade organizations such as the American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) and/or the United Natural Products Alliance (UNPA).
With paper-based approaches to validation, however, such organizations find their efforts hindered as skilled personnel are forced to spend significant amounts of time on non-value-added activities. Such problems are eliminated with the ValGenesis VLMS, a cloud-based SaaS solution that seamlessly integrates all validation activities in a fully electronic and paperless environment.