The collaborative effort will honor the 25th anniversary of the law that regulates dietary supplements, the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act (DSHEA), and the critical mass of support that led to the law’s enactment. All members of the four trade organizations, the American Herbal Products Association (AHPA), the Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA), the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), and the United Natural Products Alliance (UNPA), are invited, and encouraged, to participate in the opportunity to educate congressional offices about the benefits of dietary supplements and to advocate for reasonable regulation that, similar to DSHEA, strikes a balance between safety and access.
Since the passage of DSHEA in 1994, the dietary supplement industry has experienced immense growth, with no indication that the growth will slow any time soon. Three quarters of Americans identify as dietary supplement users, and confidence in the products, as well as trust in the industry, both remain high. Much of the industry’s maturation over the past 25 years is attributed to the commitment of the four trade organizations’ constant support of congressional and regulatory efforts to enforce the law, in addition to the creation of self-regulatory initiatives. However, more work still needs to be done to ensure continued consumer safety and confidence, and industry leaders participating in the Day on the Hill are poised to address the industry’s needs to secure another 25 years of growth.
For more information on the 2019 Dietary Supplement Day on the Hill and to register for the event, visit here.
The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) is the national trade association and voice of the herbal and botanical products industry. AHPA is comprised of nearly 400 domestic and foreign companies doing business as growers, processors, manufacturers, and marketers of herbs and herbal products, including foods, dietary supplements, cosmetics, and non-prescription drugs. Founded in 1982, AHPA's mission is to promote the responsible commerce of herbal products. Website:www.ahpa.org.
The Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA) is the 138-year-old trade association representing the leading manufacturers and marketers of over-the-counter (OTC) medicines and dietary supplements. Every dollar spent by consumers on OTC medicines saves the U.S. healthcare system more than $7, contributing a total of $146 billion in savings each year. CHPA is committed to empowering consumer self-care by preserving and expanding choice and availability of consumer healthcare products. Visit www.chpa.org.
The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), founded in 1973, is a Washington, D.C.-based trade association representing 150+ dietary supplement and functional food manufacturers, ingredient suppliers and companies providing services to those manufacturers and suppliers. In addition to complying with a host of federal and state regulations governing dietary supplements and food in the areas of manufacturing, marketing, quality control and safety, our manufacturer and supplier members also agree to adhere to additional voluntary guidelines as well as to CRN’s Code of Ethics. Visitwww.crnusa.org. Follow us on Twitter @CRN_Supplements and LinkedIn.
The United Natural Products Alliance (UNPA) is an international trade association representing more than 100 leading natural products, dietary supplement, functional food, scientific and technology and related service companies that share a commitment to provide consumers with natural health products of superior quality, benefit and reliability. Founded in Utah in 1992, UNPA was instrumental in the passage of the 1994 Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act (DSHEA) and continues to take a leadership position in legislative and regulatory issues and industry best practices. Visitwww.unpa.com.