AHPA to hold congress on NDI notifications

AHPA to hold congress on NDI notifications

The AHPA has announced a one-day intensive to help herbal and dietary supplement companies take the next step in responding to the FDA draft guidance on NDIs and to develop and submit NDI notifications for numerous product categories.

The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) has announced the "AHPA Congress on New Dietary Ingredients (NDIs): Crafting an Industry Response & Filing Successful Notifications," a one-day intensive to help herbal and dietary supplement companies take the next step in responding to the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) draft guidance on NDIs and to develop and submit NDI notifications for numerous product categories.

This highly interactive educational gathering will take place Thursday, September 8, 2011, from 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., at the Mesirow Financial corporate headquarters in downtown Chicago.

"Based on member and industry feedback, there are still numerous questions about FDA's NDI guidance and the industry comment process," said AHPA President Michael McGuffin. "Additionally, there is a clear need for hands-on instruction on how to file NDI notifications. This AHPA event will fill these information voids to benefit the entire industry."

Click HERE for congress and lodging information and to register.

The AHPA Congress on NDIs will sift through the clutter, the hype and unanswered questions on NDIs to provide clarity and help industry companies answer the following questions:

·         How would the FDA draft guidance on NDIs--if it is not amended--affect your business and the kind of products that you sell?

·         What specific sections of FDA's draft need to change to protect consumer access to a broad range of supplements?

·         Should your company file comments to try to change the FDA draft guidance?

·         What should your comments--and those from AHPA--tell FDA?

·         Do you need to file NDIs for your particular class of ingredients and/or products?

·         Exactly how do you do that?

The AHPA Congress on NDIs is geared to all companies that rely on new products and product innovation and whose products fall under the regulatory framework created by the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act (DSHEA).

Session 1: Crafting an Industry Response to the NDI Guidance

McGuffin--widely considered to be one of the industry's leading experts on NDIs--will moderate this town-hall-style discussion on the development of industry's comments regarding the draft NDI guidance. Participants will have the opportunity to voice their concerns and positions and have them discussed among a panel of attorneys recognized as NDI experts, including:

·         Anthony Young, Esq., AHPA General Counsel and Partner, Kleinfeld, Kaplan & Becker

·         Alan Feldstein, Esq., Counsel, Collins, McDonald & Gann

·         Jim Prochnow, Esq., Partner, GreenbergTraurig (invited)

·         Ashish Talati, Esq., Partner, Amin Talati

Session 2: Filing Successful NDI Notifications

The afternoon session features preeminent companies with real-world experience in creating high-caliber, successful NDI submissions. The presenters will deliver practical, hands-on information and advice on the necessary steps needed to develop and submit NDI notifications for numerous product categories.

Hear from:

·         CANTOX, an InterTek Company

·         NSF-DBA

·         Spherix Inc.

Attendance is limited to 100 participants. Early registration is suggested. Click HERE for congress and lodging information and to register.

 

The AHPA Congress on NDIs is generously supported by:

·         Amin Talati LLC

·         CANTOX, an InterTek Company

·         Collins, McDonald & Gann PC

·         Grifcon Enterprises

·         Mesirow Financial

·         NSF-DBA

·         Spherix Inc.

About the American Herbal Products Association 

The American Herbal Products Association is the national trade association for and the voice of the herbal products industry. AHPA is comprised of domestic and foreign companies doing business as growers, processors, manufacturers, and marketers of herbs and botanical 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. www.ahpa.org.

 

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