USP FAC T SHEET
ISO 9001:2008 Certified
QUALITY STANDARDS for Medicines, Dietary Supplements,
and Food Ingredients WORLDWIDE
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New 8th Edition
Includes extract from new
Food Fraud Database
ISBN: 978-1-936424-05-4 (print)
ISBN: 978-1-936424-06-1 (online)
Food Chemicals Codex, Eighth Edition
The reference for purity and quality standards for food ingredients.
Discover how the FCC can
work for you!
4 The FCC provides accepted standards that
include validated methods with the associated
specifications—use them with global partners
to manage your supply chain.
4 FCC standards can help differentiate
suppliers and can help manufacturers
save time and money on day-to-day
purchasing and transactions.
4 The FCC is now updated through the
FCC Forum—an online collaborative
process that lets you help shape
food ingredient standards!
The Food Chemicals Codex (FCC) is a compendium of internationally recognized
standards for determining the purity and quality of food ingredients. It is a valuable
resource for authenticating a wide variety of ingredients including processing aids,
preservatives, flavorings, colorants, and nutrients.
4 Essential for food and beverage manufacturing, food chemicals and ingredient
supply chain management, quality control, and regulatory affairs
4 More than 1,100 monographs referencing chemical formula and structure,
chemical weight, CAS numbers, function, definition, packaging and storage,
labeling requirements, INS and FEMA numbers, IR spectra, and test procedures
4 14 appendices detailing more than 150 tests and assays, with step-by-step
guidance for the analysis of enzymes, impurities such as metals and pesticides,
and markers for authenticity testing
4 General information: FCC and AOAC/ISO/IUPAC method validation
guidelines • USP–NF analytical techniques featuring nuclear magnetic resonance,
near infrared spectroscopy • List of USP Reference Standards for monograph use
• Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) Guidelines for Food Chemicals • Compare/
Contrast table of food and drug GMPs • Table of FCC citations in the U.S. Code of
Includes Updates in Three Supplements!
The FCC is available in two-year print and online
subscriptions, in English only. A subscription includes
the main edition and three supplements that publish
with significant updates every six months.
Main Edition Mar. 1, 2012
First Supplement Sept. 1, 2012
Second Supplement Mar. 1, 2013
Third Supplement Sept. 1, 2013
NEW 150+ page extract from USP’s Food Fraud Database—
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00-800-4875-5555 (Select Europe).