Dietary Supplement Regulatory Summit - NEW DATE!
NEW DATE ANNOUNCED!
Dietary Supplement Regulatory Summit
September 16, 2020
The historic Mayflower Hotel | Washington, D.C.
WASHINGTON (March 25, 2020) — The 2020 Dietary Supplements Regulatory Summit, originally set for May 27, has been rescheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 16, at the same venue, the Mayflower Hotel, in Washington, D.C. All existing registrations and pricing will be honored. New, discounted hotel booking information will be forthcoming shortly.
“The five trade associations hosting the summit look forward to seeing all of our colleagues in September. Our first concern continues to be the safety and wellbeing of everyone, including their families and team members. We ask for the industry’s continued understanding and patience as we work to detail the logistics for the summit in these unprecedented times,” said Kira Olsen, director of member services and events for the United Natural Products Alliance, the host organization of this year’s summit.
With the new date, registration has been reopened for the annual summit. Now in its fifth year, the summit is an intimate, one-day, executive-level conference and networking event in the heart of the nation’s capital. Read more...
Featured Member Profile
In this first installment of a new monthly series that highlights UNPA members, Sanjaya Mariwala, managing director and co-founder of OmniActive Health Technologies, with U.S. headquarters in Morristown, N.J., provides insights on what you should know about this raw material supplier and its history and mission, as well as its current initiatives. Read more...
UNPA / Free recorded TraceGains webinar: "Coronavirus: How to avoid supply chain interruption."
Listen to this OnDemand webinar of United Natural Products Alliance (UNPA) President Loren Israelsen and TraceGains CEO Gary Nowacki as they discuss how companies can avoid supply chain disruption during the coronavirus threat. As the outbreak continues, supply-chain industry professionals must take steps to ensure the safety of food and dietary supplement production now while preparing for future incidents.
Webinar attendees will learn how to prepare for supply-chain disruption, specifically:
Industry media coverage of the webinar
Upcoming UNPA FSMA trainings
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Industry Calendar of Events COVID update
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.”