Why do plant extracts need to be strictly certified?
Zhao Hongjing, technical reviewer of the Center for Health Food Evaluation of the State Food and Drug Administration, said that health food raw materials are derived from Chinese herbal medicine raw materials, common foods, algae, nutrients, new raw materials and others. China's health care products industry has been developing for more than 20 years since its inception in 1996. In addition to essential nutrients such as amino acids, vitamins and minerals, plant extracts have become the fastest growing category in this field.
Nowadays, the demand for plant extracts at home and abroad is increasing year by year, forcing industry norms, especially foreign certification and standards for this industry to become more and more strict.
According to industry insiders, for the plant extract industry, the current industry is relatively chaotic, and the advantages and disadvantages of products cannot be distinguished. Many companies have to use GMP or cGMP certification to embody themselves, or advertise themselves through Jewish certification and halal certification. The uniqueness of the industry requires a high-end certification for the plant extract industry.
Liu Guohua, president of the US AuNutra Indus-tries Inc., believes that China's plant extract enterprises need to start from certification. At present, the international plant extracts are affected by many factors and have considerable certification conditions for plant extracts. In the United States, most companies in the United States pay more attention to the ID detection of the herbal industry, which is affected by the IDC identification of GNC herbal products. The reasonable requirements for extraction processes are getting higher and higher, so how do you deal with changes in the US herbal market and industry? He believes that the management of the factory and the production of the products should be regulated. Before the procurement of raw materials, it is necessary to conduct a rigorous analysis and inspection of the raw materials, to ensure that the raw materials received are consistent with the standards required by the customers, and at the same time, it is necessary to make the soil environment for the production. The analysis avoids the raw materials containing too much heavy metals and pesticide residues as well as harmful bacteria, and can have detailed investigation reports as a record. Reasonable use of solvents and standardized public welfare processes in the extraction process, in line with the GM P Certified operation process, provide customers with real and effective economic product information for specific products, rather than satisfying the needs of customers and the market.