Dietary Supplement Regulatory Summit
Dietary Supplement Regulatory Summit
May 27, 2020
The historic Mayflower Hotel | Washington, D.C.
Early bird registration extended through February 29th!
The DSRS is a collaboration between the American Herbal Products Association (AHPA), the Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA), the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), the Natural Products Association (NPA) and the United Natural Products Alliance (UNPA), which is the host association for the 2020 DSRS.
Plan to join your colleagues for this fifth annual, one-day regulatory summit that will feature updates and insights from top U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) officials from the Office of Dietary Supplement Programs and industry experts, with a focus on regulatory compliance. A reception will follow the summit.
Key 2020 DSRS topics include:*
For more information and to register, click here.
UNPA Members' Meeting
Wednesday, March 4 | 8-10 a.m.
Meeting from 8-9 a.m.
Meet and greet from 9-10 a.m.
Avalon Ballroom, Hilton Anaheim Hotel
Please plan to join your fellow UNPA members at the association’s annual member meeting at Natural Products Expo West—the meeting is open to all UNPA members and invited guests, and there is no charge to attend.
This year’s meeting will once again be a fast-paced update on issues of importance to the membership.
For more information and to RSVP,
Upcoming UNPA FSMA trainings
SAVE THE DATE!
Free UNPA educational event at Expo West:
Coronavirus: How to Avoid Supply Chain Interruption
Thursday, February 27, 2020 11:00:00 AM MST - 12:00:00 PM MST
Presented by: Gary Nowacki, CEO, TraceGains and Loren Israelsen, President, United Natural Products Alliance
For more information and to Register please click here.
Industry coalition reminds consumers, retailers that dietary supplements may not claim to cure, prevent coronavirus
WASHINGTON (Feb. 11, 2020) — The U.S. dietary supplement industry is aware of the growing concern regarding the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) and of the public’s desire to protect itself against the virus.
The four leading trade associations representing the dietary supplement industry support the responsible sale and use of vitamins, minerals, herbs and other dietary supplements that provide many positive benefits promoting better health and wellness. However, we are concerned that some marketers of dietary supplements or other products may be promoting them with claims of prevention or treatment of coronavirus.
While research supports the use of certain dietary supplements to maintain immune system health, we are not aware of clinical research that demonstrates using a dietary supplement specifically to prevent or to treat the novel coronavirus. Even if research is conducted and published on the topic, the law that regulates dietary supplements, the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act of 1994, prohibits marketers of dietary supplements in the United States from promoting any dietary supplement product that makes disease prevention or treatment claims.
UNPA ANNOUNCES HEMP EXTRACT/CANNABINOIDS NEW MEMBER POLICY GUIDELINES
NOTE: The UNPA hemp extract/cannabinoids member criteria policy has been updated. The "new policy" link below will take you to the updated document.
SALT LAKE CITY — The United Natural Products Alliance (UNPA) today announced a new policy that for the first time allows companies engaged in the growing, manufacture, sale and/or distribution of hemp extract/cannabinoids* ingredients and finished goods labeled as dietary supplements, food, beverages, and cosmetic products to become Executive members of the 27-year-old alliance.
The quality and compliance criteria laid out in the new policy form the basis of UNPA’s membership criteria for both new and current Executive-level members.
“While efforts at the state and federal level to clarify the legal status of hemp extract and cannabinoid products continue, UNPA believes it is in the interest of consumers, health professionals and relevant industries to establish a framework of practices and compliance standards for hemp extract/cannabinoid products,” said Loren Israelsen, UNPA president.
“After months of development and review by our Hemp Extract/Cannabinoids Committee, UNPA completed and received Executive Committee approval to accept new Executive members in the hemp extract/cannabinoids category,” he added. “We’ve established strict criteria to assess such companies’ compliance, quality, executive capabilities, adverse event reporting systems and other requirements to assure such members are best in class in this emerging category.”
unpa PodCasts: cbd/hemp
UNPA's Loren Israelsen on the status of hemp and CBD, in conversation with TraceGains' CEO Gary Nowacki, "CBD: Fad or Trend?"
Listen to it at: https://ctoc.podbean.com/e/cbd-fad-or-trend/
UNPA's Frank Lampe discusses the state of hemp/CBD regulation in conversation with Pete Thornton of Chattanooga, Tenn.-based Landrace Biosciences, A GMP-certified, bulk CBD product manufacturer. The interview series, geared for the hemp industry, is called, "Call Me Cannabinoids." You can listen to it here.