Agreement to spur market for animal health products and supplements in China
SALT LAKE CITY (Feb. 27, 2019) — The United Natural Products Alliance (UNPA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) agreement with the National Animal Supplement Council (NASC) in an effort to advance the beneficial use of nutritional dietary supplements and dosage-form animal health products, both nationally and internationally.
Dietary supplement trade associations warn consumers of dangerous substance illegally posing as a dietary supplement
WASHINGTON (Nov. 05, 2018) — The dietary supplement industry today sounded the alarm about the dangers of “phenibut,” a substance being illegally marketed in products fraudulently labeled as dietary supplements. Developed and used as a drug in the former Soviet Union for its supposed brain-enhancing properties, phenibut is not approved as a drug in the United States, nor does it meet the regulatory requirements to be sold in, or as, a dietary supplement. The ingredient should be considered dangerous, and has been associated with potentially serious side effects and great risk for addiction. The responsible dietary supplement industry learned that phenibut has been found in adulterated products fraudulently labeled as dietary supplements and is warning consumers to avoid purchasing any products with this ingredient.
UNPA and TraceGains announce strategic partnership to promote dietary supplement supply-chain quality, integrity and regulatory compliance
SALT LAKE CITY (Oct. 30, 2018) — The United Natural Products Alliance (UNPA), an international association representing more than 100 leading natural products, dietary supplement and scientific and technology and related service companies, and TraceGains, the leading provider of supplier compliance and quality management software for the food, beverage and supplement industries, announced today a strategic partnership designed to increase quality, management and transparency in the global supplement supply chain.
SIDI Work Group Releases Updated Protocol to Help Maintain Dietary Supplement Industry Supply Chain Integrity
—Voluntary ingredient information exchange guidelines streamline supplier/manufacturer communications--
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACTS:
CHPA: Lauren Bloomberg, Lbloomberg@chpa.org, 202.429.3534
CRN: Holly Vogtman, firstname.lastname@example.org, 202.204.7665
UNPA: Frank Lampe, email@example.com, 720.398.8172
WASHINGTON (September 10, 2018) — The dietary supplement industry’s self-regulatory coalition, the SIDI Work Group, today released an updated version of the Standardized Information on Dietary Ingredients (SIDI TM) Protocol. Originally published in 2006, and previously updated in 2008, the newly-released SIDI Protocol provides a standardized format for dietary ingredient suppliers to communicate consistent regulatory and quality information on their ingredients and facilities to inquiring manufacturers. In addition to features that enable enhanced customizability, the newly-released Protocol makes available templates for dietary ingredient datasheets and a site quality overview as companion tools.
UNPA announces 10 new member organizations have
joined the expanding alliance
Bifodan, Jigsaw Health, Pharmore Ingredients; ACG North America, Agilent Technologies, Banned Substances Control Group; and FDA Compliance Simplified, Steve Holmes Consulting, Natural Marketing Institute and Ooyen Research swell the ranks of best-in-class UNPA members
SALT LAKE CITY (July 31, 2018) — The United Natural Products Alliance (UNPA), an international association of forward-looking companies dedicated to providing consumers with natural health products of superior quality, benefit and reliability, is pleased to announce the addition of three new executive members, three new science and technology services members and four new associate members to its expanding roster of member organizations within the alliance.
UNPA / UNPA and Healthnotes create partnership to promote Vitature supply-chain management software; July 10 webinar scheduled
Software helps companies manage cGMP and FSMA compliance, streamline claims and certifications documentation;July 10 webinar to explore compliance challenges and solutions
SALT LAKE CITY(June 25, 2018) — The United Natural Products Alliance (UNPA) and Portland, Ore.-based Healthnotes have signed a commercial partnership memorandum of understanding to promote Vitature®, a comprehensive software solution for dietary supplement brand holders, contract manufacturers, ingredient suppliers and importers.