USP 561 Articles of Botanical Origin
The United States Pharmacopeia (USP) creates standards for the monitoring of pharmaceutical and botanical products. General Chapter <561> Articles of Botanical Origin, outlines tests and specifications for the safety of botanical products. The chapter outlines sampling procedures and tests for general characteristics, such as for moisture, ash, starch and fiber. The chapter also describes methods for extractables and volatile compounds. In the interests of safety, USP <561> has procedures for the testing of mycotoxins and designates targeted pesticides. SPEX CertiPrep provides standards for testing of mycotoxins and pesticides under the General Chapter <561>.