Herbal Product Authentication an Issue

Posted by on Oct 15, 2013 in Latest News | 0 comments

According to an article by Dr. Newmaster et al., published recently in BMC Medicine  (“DNA barcoding detects contamination and substitution in North American herbal products”),  many of the herbal products available to consumers in North America are frequently mislabeled, adulterated, and sometimes even do not contain the claimed active ingredient.

The Canadian Health Food Association pointed out in its official press release that DNA barcoding has not yet been validated by Health Canada.

This discovery, utilizing an entirely new technique, reveals a potential issue with supply of herbal ingredients to the Canadian NHP industry.

Gurvey&Berry takes product quality very seriously, and in light of the recent study is happy to report that it continues to partner with European and North American herbal producers who adhere to current GMP quality standards.