Larisa Pavlick, VP of Global Regulatory & Compliance at The United Natural Products Alliance (UNPA), has been elected to the US Hemp Authority Board, as the US Hemp Authority seeks to expand their stakeholder reach in the broader hemp farming, hemp product and retail communities.
“The U.S. Hemp Authority decided to increase the number of board members to represent a broader section of hemp stakeholders, as well as to secure further industry support for the Authority’s position and initiatives. The dietary supplement trade associations have become more active in the hemp industry and we're excited to help with this venture. Larisa Pavlick was invited to join the U.S. Hemp Authority Board based on her expert regulatory background and current position with UNPA. We are looking forward to continuing our work with the dietary supplement trade associations and are elated to welcome Larisa to the U.S. Hemp Authority Board of Directors,” said Dr. Marielle Weintraub, President of the U.S. Hemp Authority.
The US Hemp Authority (USHA) is a vital resource in the Hemp and Hemp extract (including CBD) community. The USHA certification program was designed to help retailers and customers to build trust and confidence in these increasingly popular products. Larisa Pavlick shared:
I am pleased to join the Hemp Authority Board as a Director, representing the dietary supplement industry. I have been working with representatives from the US Hemp Authority for several years and was honored to be asked to participate on the Board and the Technical Committee. It was a tough decision to determine which area I wanted to focus and where I felt I could make the most impact.
I have provided comments for the USHA Guidance Procedure for both the 1.0 and 2.0 versions based on my nearly 25 years of background and experience in the dietary supplement industry and as a former FDA investigator. The team at UNPA and I look forward to the work ahead, as we strive to provide a pathway for hemp extracts to become a premiere category in the dietary supplement and natural products industry.