Connect with leading good manufacturing practice (GMP) experts and get the latest critical learnings that will elevate your business. We've teamed up with NSF International to offer training courses on some of the most important issues facing the global health & nutrition industry.

Separate registration is required for all courses. NSF produces the only GMP Training that is officially sanctioned by SupplySide West. When developing your SupplySide West plans and registering for events, please be cautious of organizations offering similar courses that are not connected to SupplySide West.

21 CFR 111 Dietary Supplement GMP Overview (Two-Part Training)

Tuesday, November 6 - Wednesday, November 7 | 8am-5pm

Location:  Lower Level, Tradewinds B and Tradewinds F

Attend an extensive 2-day training course on 21 CFR 111, the current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMPs) in manufacturing and packaging, labeling or holding operations for dietary supplements. This course is geared to those individuals involved in the dietary supplement industry including:

  • Manufacturing
  • Management
  • Packaging and Labeling
  • Suppliers and Distributors
  • Other Technical Professionals
  • Quality Control/Quality Assurance
  • Laboratory Operations
  • Auditing
  • Regulatory Affairs and Compliance

These guidelines are intended to be applicable to dietary supplements as defined and covered by 21 CFR 111, but may also be applied to dietary ingredients and other components. The course provides an in-depth review of the regulation and provides case studies to review recent FDA Warning Letters initiated to dietary supplement companies for non-compliance with 21 CFR 111 GMPs.

Foreign Supplier Verification Course (Two-Part Training)

Tuesday, November 6 - Wednesday, November 7 | 8am-5pm

Location:  Lower Level, Tradewinds E

This course will provide participants with the knowledge to implement the requirements of the “Foreign Supplier Verification Programs (FSVP) for Importers of Food for Humans and Animals” regulation of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This regulation is one of a number of
regulations and guidance that implement the provisions of the 2011 Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), which focuses on safe food practices. This course will
help you understand the FSVP requirements and how those requirements can be met in your particular circumstance.

Regulatory Requirements for Cosmetics: USA

Tuesday, November 6 | 8am-5pm

Location: Lower Level, Mariners A

This unique course will provide attendees with the tools necessary to bring their cosmetic products to market, while ensuring compliance with U.S. regulatory requirements. Topics covered will include:

  • How to choose a manufacturer
  • Sufficient raw material information requirements
  • Formulation approvals
  • Testing your product
  • Building a formula dossier
  • Closing data holes before production

Hot topics such as advertising claims, unique laws in the United States, organic/natural standards, labeling requirements (cosmetic and OTC), and FDA registrations will also be covered.

Label Claim and Promotion

Tuesday, November 6 | 8am-5pm

Location: Lower Level, Mariners B

The labeling and promotion of your dietary supplement products are the most visible ways that the FDA and the FTC can track your compliance with federal regulations. This course will help you ensure your claims are lawful. It will also enable you to avoid making implied claims that would result in regulatory enforcement. Participants will learn how public knowledge of FTC and FDA enforcement actions affect business performance.

GMP's for Beverage Quality

Wednesday, November 7 | 8am-5pm

Location:  Lower Level, Mariners A

A comprehensive introduction to the technical and scientific aspects of bottled water manufacturing

Module 1 – Genesis and Origin of Water (& Hydrology)

Module 2 – Bottled Water Regulations and standards

Module 3 – Bottled Water Production Procedures

Module 4 – Food Safety (HACCP and Prerequisites Programs)

Module 5 – Chemistry & Microbiology of Water

Module 6 – Water Treatment methods

Module 7 – Quality and Safety Programs in the BW Industry

Module 8 – Bottled Water Labelling Regulations and Standards

Module 9 – Packaging consideration for Bottled Water

Module 10 – Work Safety, Warehouse management

Module 11 – Auditing (Internal/External)

Module 12 – Review and Test     

Vendor Qualification and Auditing

Wednesday, November 7 | 8am-5pm

Location: Lower Level, Mariners B

This course is designed to give people who want to improve quality in their facility and who already have a basic understanding of the dietary supplement current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMPs) the knowledge and skills necessary to qualify suppliers. Since the evaluation of all types of suppliers often involves auditing, this course will incorporate a fresh look at the process of auditing and the skills and techniques necessary to get the most from these activities. The auditing skills and techniques learned in this course are independent of the type of auditing or the standard being audited. These skills and techniques will be useful when conducting internal audits as well as performing audits of suppliers.