Dramatic demand for herbal extracts is pressuring global raw material supply chains already fraught with COVID-19 challenges. The conditions have the potential to elicit more economically-motivated adulteration and fraud.
This well-documented paper explores the sophisticated measures being used in the marketplace today, looking at substitution, fortification, depletion, and adulteration of curcumin from turmeric, as well as, other popular botanicals.
The quality challenges unveiled underscore the need to vet suppliers and use current, fit-for-purpose testing methods thoroughly. Learn more now.