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Below is a curated list of recent updates and events from within the UNPA Membership, as well as from the industry we serve. Click on a category above to quickly navigate through the many updates. These updates are often highlighted in our bi-weekly Newsletter, the UNPA Digest, which is an exclusive service provided to all active UNPA Members and MOU Partners. To learn more about becoming a member, or how to get your updates featured here, email kira@unpa.com.

Jun 6, 2024
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We had a fascinating visit to TCI Biotech‘s facility in American Fork, Utah. And WOW, what a place! “I was truly impressed by

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Apr 17, 2024
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Our friends at Jigsaw Health are at it again with their incredible videos and excitement for the little things…like Pickleball. “If we absolutely

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Apr 11, 2024
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Loren Israelsen visits with Mike Kauffman, President of Facilities Consulting NW, and discusses the importance of facility design in achieving GMP compliance. Mike

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Apr 8, 2024
FDA has published a draft guidance on new dietary ingredients notification master files

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published a draft guidance on the submission of new dietary ingredient notification (NDIN) master files. The

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Apr 2, 2024
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Loren urges the FDA to “move along as quickly as they can” to finalize any outstanding sections of the New Dietary Ingredient guidance.

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Mar 28, 2024
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UNPA Welcomes New Members March 28, 2024, Salt Lake City, UT: UNPA, a leading trade organization for respected dietary supplement and natural health companies,

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Mar 26, 2024
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“We are deeply honored to have a company of Stratum Nutrition’s reputation and integrity join UNPA,” shared Loren Israelsen, Founder & President of

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Mar 26, 2024
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Sen. Durbin sent letters to Loren Israelsen, the president and founder of the United Natural Products Alliance in Salt Lake City; Michael McGuffin

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Mar 19, 2024
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Our friend Elan Sudberg uncovers insights on health nutrition and analytical testing, as seen at Alkemist Labs. Discover their recent testing service expansions

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Mar 14, 2024

Stratum Nutrition® is pleased to announce their affiliation with the United Natural Products Alliance®, the Upcycled Certification of their flagship ingredient NEM® eggshell

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Mar 12, 2024
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On our way to Expo West, we dropped by our friends at Eurofins for their Botanical Testing Lab Event. Always great to be

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Mar 11, 2024
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The United Natural Products Alliance has signed an MOU Agreement with the Southern African Botanical Products Association (SABPA). The agreement will look to advance SABPA’s

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Mar 7, 2024
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  Salt Lake City, Utah (March 7, 2024) — UNPA, a leading trade organization for respected dietary supplement and natural health companies, has signed

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Mar 7, 2024
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Salt Lake City, Utah (March 7, 2024) — UNPA, a leading trade organization for respected dietary supplement and natural health companies, has signed

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Mar 4, 2024
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The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), United Natural Products Alliance (UNPA), Natural Products Association (NPA) and American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) are among

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Feb 29, 2024
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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is in process of a massive reorganization designed to streamline operations within a unified Human Foods Program

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Feb 20, 2024

Congratulations to Asa Waldstein and Apex Compliance for their recent NutraIngredients Award! See Asa’s LinkedIn post for more details here >>

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Feb 14, 2024

Radicle Science introduces “Trailblazer Tuesday,” a monthly feature celebrating industry leaders who’ve made significant contributions to the field. The inaugural spotlight is on

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Jan 29, 2024
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 29, 2024 Contact: Becky Wright UNPA Media Relations becky@wrightonmarketing.com   Broad Industry Support for Relaunched Dietary Supplement Caucus Congressmen

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Jan 11, 2024
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I was honored to be among Vitamin Retailer’s “30 People Who Shaped the Natural Product Industry.” As I read the names, a flood

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Dec 21, 2023

Loren was recently featured on NutraIngredients sharing his thoughts and reflections on 2023. We learned a lot last year and we are looking

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Dec 6, 2023
UNPA Interview | Asa Waldstein shows us Apex Compliance

Loren Israelsen visits with Asa Waldstein, well known as the Principal of the Supplement Advisory Group. Today Asa introduces Apex Compliance, a new

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Nov 29, 2023

We congratulate our MOU Partner, Institute for Natural Medicine, on 30 years of excellent service to the industry. Read their article here >>

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Nov 16, 2023
UNPA Interview | Michelle Simon and the Institute of Natural Medicine

Michelle Simon brings a unique background to the industry. We are so excited to visit with her and learn more about the Institute

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Nov 14, 2023

Dear Colleagues — IADSA has just launched a new and very useful regulatory tool under their Good Practice Matters campaign. If you click

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Nov 7, 2023

UNPA’s Israelsen on AB 2098, FDA reorg and more 06-Nov-2023 By Danielle Masterson   We’ve seen a number of state bills prop up, especially

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Nov 2, 2023
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Dear Colleagues —   FDA has just announced a proposed ban on brominated vegetable oil (BVO). This is the very same BVO just

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Nov 1, 2023
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For Immediate Release November 1, 2023 UNPA Contact: Clint Calder Phone: (646) 992-1803 Email: clint@unpa.com WIN Media Contact: media@womeninnutraceuticals.org   UNPA Honors Heather

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Nov 1, 2023
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UNPA honours Heather Granato for significant industry contributions: from growing SupplySide to founding WIN The United Natural Products Alliance (UNPA) is pleased to

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Sep 21, 2023
UNPA Interview | Loren Israelsen visits with Jim Kababik

In this UNPA interview, Loren talks with Jim Kababick, director of Flora Research Laboratories, LLC. Kababick offers a  30-year perspective on the history

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Sep 21, 2023
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From: American Botanical Council <publicrelations@herbalgram.org> Date: Thu, Sep 21, 2023 at 2:00 AM Subject: PRESS RELEASE: ABC’s Journal HerbalGram Celebrates 40th Anniversary To: Loren

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Sep 16, 2023

Industry trade groups have requested in a citizen petition that the Federal Trade Commission withdraw so-called notice of penalty offenses that it fired

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Aug 31, 2023

From: Loren Israelsen <loren@unpa.com> Date: Wed, Aug 30, 2023 at 6:29 PM Subject: EXPO EAST, Philadelphia, Sept 20-23 / Why you should consider attending

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Aug 31, 2023

From: Loren Israelsen <loren@unpa.com> Date: Thu, Aug 31, 2023 at 8:09 AM Subject: UNPA — BREAKING / HHS sends recommendation to DEA to reschedule

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Aug 16, 2023

Dear UNPA Colleagues — We’re thrilled to announce the upcoming UNPA Members’ Meeting at this year’s SupplySide West 2023 tradeshow, hosted in Mandalay

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Aug 10, 2023
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Austin, August 3, 2023– Premier Research Labs, a leading name in cutting-edge nutritional supplements and wellness solutions, is delighted to announce a strategic

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Jul 20, 2023
UNPA Interview | Karen Todd and Women in Nutraceuticals (WIN)

Loren Israelsen visits with Karen Todd and discusses the beginnings of WIN, the mission behind the organization and all the great members from

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Jul 20, 2023
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Dear UNPA Colleagues — This is a big day. I am pleased to announce that a bill to allow the use of HSA/FSA

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Jul 20, 2023
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Today, CHPA joined the four other supplement trade associations – AHPA, CRN, NPA, and UNPA – in applauding Reps. LaHood, Boyle, Curtis, and

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Jul 10, 2023
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UNPA’s Israelsen: ‘Dietary supplements are not food additives – full stop’ 10-Jul-2023 By Stephen Daniells FDA’s recent proposal to relocate the Office of Dietary

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Jul 3, 2023
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Description from: Natural Products Insider An FDA proposal to create an office that incorporates food chemical safety and dietary supplement activities has drawn

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Mar 20, 2023
UNPA Interview | Interested in the quality of your supplement? ConsumerLab.com is too

Lisa Sabin of ConsumerLab.com provides the latest news and insights on dietary supplement testing and product quality as well as their annual consumers’

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Mar 16, 2023
UNPA Interview | ANS & Alkemist Labs introduce the Testing Transparency Program

Arizona Nutritional Supplements (ANS), celebrating over 25 years as a full-service dietary supplement contract manufacturer, has joined the Alkemist Labs Alkemist Assured™ testing

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Feb 3, 2023

Ikhlas Khan, internationally recognized for his research on the chemistry and biological activity of medicinal plants and supplements, has been elected as a

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Jan 31, 2023
UNPA Interview | WPIC Marketing + Technologies w/ Peter McMath

Loren Israelsen introduces Peter McMath and WPIC Marketing + Technologies, the world’s leading e-commerce consultancy, driving market growth for organizations in China, Japan,

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Nov 21, 2022
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Dietary supplement use among Americans is an all-time high, with the US being the leading worldwide importer of vitamin products last year. With

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Nov 2, 2022
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Salt Lake City, Utah — The United Natural Products Alliance (UNPA) is pleased to announce that it has selected Dr. Raj Chopra as

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Sep 29, 2022

UNPA LEGISLATIVE UPDATE   FROM: Patricia Knight and Peter Reinecke, UNPA Senior Political Advisors DATE:  September 15, 2022 RE:     Mandatory Product Listing (MPL)

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Aug 15, 2022
UNPA Interview | John Atwater - Regulatory Consultant - Valuable Resource for UNPA Members

Loren introduces John Atwater as our primary regulatory consultant, a valuable resource for all UNPA Members. To learn more about how you can

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Jul 13, 2022
UNPA Interview | Introducing TSI Group LTD - Larry Kolb and Joe Zhou

Loren visits with our good friends from the TSI Group, Larry Kolb and Joe Zhou. Topics covered: Who is TSI, their expertise and

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Jun 16, 2022
UNPA Interview | Introducing the GOED Clinical Study Database w/ Ellen Schutt

Loren visits with Ellen Schutt from GOED to discuss the recently announced GOED Clinical Study Database. Dive into the database here: https://goedomega3.com/omega-3-science/goed-clinical-study-database Contact

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May 18, 2022
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Senator Orrin G. Hatch passed away on Saturday April 23, 2022. He was at home with his family in Salt Lake City. He was 88. I

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Mar 2, 2022
UNPA Interview | Alan Lewis & Sustainability

Karen Raterman, our Digest Editor, visits with Alan Lewis to discuss sustainability in the natural products industry.

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Feb 17, 2022

Dear UNPA Colleagues: On January 25, 2022, we submitted comments to the FDA Office of Dietary Supplement Programs, via Ms. Cara Welch, and

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Feb 8, 2022
UNPA Interview | Loren introduces Simon Pettman and why the industry needs IADSA

IADSA stands for, International Alliance of Dietary/Food Supplement Associations. Loren visits with his longtime friend Simon Pettman to learn about the history of

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Jan 20, 2022

Dear Colleagues — After discussions with the U.S. Embassy Beijing and after evaluating the requirements for registration under China’s GACC Decree 248, we

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Jan 13, 2022
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Larisa Pavlick is quoted: “Within the UNPA family, we understand that most responsible and reputable companies will remain on course, and we will

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Jan 13, 2022
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Dear Colleagues — I am pleased to inform you that on January 10 the FDA issued the attached constituent update advising the Center for Magnesium Education

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Dec 20, 2021
UNPA Interview | Ellen Schutt tells us about GOED EXCHANGE 2022

We are so grateful for our relationship with Ellen and the GOED team. See the agenda and sign up here: https://www.goed-exchange.com/?utm_source=YT&utm_medium=Video&utm_campaign=UNPA  

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Dec 20, 2021
UNPA Interview | Heather Wainer and the history of WholeFoods Magazine

Heather Wainer has been in the industry a long time, we appreciate her taking the time to chat with us about WholeFoods Magazine,

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Nov 22, 2021
UNPA Interview | How Island Abbey Food Science Ltd uses informal methods to determine quality taste.

Loren Israelsen visits with Stephen Donaldson from Island Abbey Food Science Ltd. and discusses their unique R&D capabilities.

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Nov 22, 2021
UNPA Interview | Introducing our newest Executive Member, Island Abbey Foods, with John Rowe

Loren visits with our newest Executive Member, John Rowe from Island Abbey Foods. Learn more about Island Abbey Foods, and Honibe more specifically

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Oct 13, 2021
UNPA Interview | Big News for AminTalati expanding to Los Angeles with William Cole and Matthew Orr

Loren Israelsen visits with two highly skilled lawyers that are running the new LA office for Amin Talati. This expansion gives UNPA Membership

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Oct 13, 2021
UNPA Interview | Welcoming Vorys eControl to our Membership

Introducing one of our newest members, Vorys eControl. Vorys aims to develop and implement comprehensive solutions to help companies protect and grow their

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Sep 20, 2021
UNPA Interview | Mark Blumenthal | The current stresses of Global Supply Chain

Loren Israelsen interviews our dear friend and Herbal Cowboy, Mark Blumenthal. They discuss the Global Supply Chain Crisis and how it has impacted

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Jul 20, 2021

Nutrachampion Loren Israelsen said he’s grateful that the award signifies that decades later his peers think he’s still contributing in a meaningful way

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Jun 30, 2021
UNPA Interview | SIRIO Pharma leading the way in Quality Contract Manufacturing, with Doug Brown

We continue our Interview series with our friends from the industry. Doug Brown shares a little of his background and discusses how SIRIO

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Jun 28, 2021
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Introducing one of our newest members, Vorys eControl. Vorys aims to develop and implement comprehensive solutions to help companies protect and grow their

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Apr 29, 2021
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Proposed modernizations to the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act (DSHEA) and solutions to the CBD issue require “an outstanding effort by industry

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Jan 27, 2021

Since 2017, UNPA has broadly engaged Chinese peer associations, chambers of commerce, and other organizations to assess the opportunity to assist US companies

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Dec 8, 2020
UNPA Interview | Successful Printed Packaging in a New World with Brent Anderson

How Nosco is Responding to Shifting Changes in Supply Chain while Addressing Consumer Preferences and Sustainability Trends. CONTACT INFO: Brent Anderson Business Development

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Sep 22, 2020
UNPA INTERVIEW | David Solomon | The Present/Future of the Natural Products Supply Chain

We asked David to give us a “state of the industry” for the natural product industry’s global supply chain of 2020. More importantly,

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Sep 9, 2020
UNPA Interview | Get to know our new friends at BIONAP

Meet Tyler Ris and Serena Capozi as they introduce themselves and BIONAP, one of our newest members. BIONAP is a dynamic and innovative

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Sep 1, 2020
UNPA Interview | Larry Kolb of TSI USA

Get to know Larry Kolb, a brief progress report on TSI USA and recent acquisitions you will want to know about!

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Aug 18, 2020
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You all know him as the Herbal Cowboy. I am new in town (to the herbs and natural products industry) so I approached

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Aug 17, 2020
UNPA Interview | Dr. Paul Mittman tells us about the Ric Scalzo Institute for Botanical Research

This is exciting news for the botanical research industry, allowing educational opportunities for manufacturers to better understand their medicines.

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Aug 4, 2020
UNPA Interview | UNCUT: New Ric Scalzo Institute and how it will help the industry

This is exciting news for the natural products industry, allowing educational opportunities for manufacturers to better understand their medicines. Dr. Bill Pittmann visits

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Jul 30, 2020
UNPA Interview | How MarketReady are you? Shelley Sapsin from Informa sits down with Loren.

Loren Israelsen chats with Shelley Sapsin about their new regulatory compliance offering MarketReady Insights™ and discusses some of the 10 most common issues

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Jul 10, 2020
UNPA Interview | Larisa Pavlick on recent FDA news on CBD products not containing potency advertised

Larisa discusses the validity in this study, her interpretation of the data points, and what you need to know moving forward.

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Jul 2, 2020
UNPA Interview | Dr. Ikhlas Khan

Loren introduces Dr. Ikhlas Khan, Director of the National Center for Natural Products Research (NCNPR), who shares with us what he is doing

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Jun 30, 2020
UNPA Interview | Lions and Tigers and Glyphosate...OH MY!! Interview with Bethany Davis of MegaFood

We sit down “virtually” with Bethany Davis from MegaFood to learn how they are pioneering a certification process that allows consumers to know

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