FDA to Release Final Regulation of Good Manufacturing Practices for Dietary Supplements Today

Register for the GMP Webinar, scheduled for Friday, June 29

The Natural Products Association has learned that the final regulation establishing good manufacturing practices (GMPs) for dietary supplements will be released by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today as early as 11:30 a.m. Although the regulation, which is reportedly approximately 800 pages, will take several days to be published in the Federal Register, it will be available on the FDA Web site at http://www.fda.gov/.

“We’ve waited nearly 13 years for this important regulation and are anxious to thoroughly review it and let members know exactly what it will mean to them,” said David Seckman, executive director and CEO of the Natural Products Association. “With recent concerns raised about the safety of food ingredients, implementation of this regulation will help to bolster consumer confidence and keep standards high throughout the industry.”

The association will be issuing its preliminary findings today regarding the rule, which will require manufacturers to implement standards throughout the manufacturing process to ensure identity, purity, quality, strength, and composition of dietary ingredients and dietary supplements. More in-depth analysis will follow.

“Final FDA GMPs for Dietary Supplements: Find Out How They Affect Your Business”
Webinar to be held Friday, June 29

To help prepare industry professionals for FDA’s final regulation, the Natural Products Association is hosting a Web and audio teleconference on Friday, June 29 on this important rule, providing a thorough analysis and interpretation by industry experts.

The Web conference will provide early analysis of what the new regulation will mean to dietary supplement manufacturers and distributors. In addition to a focus on key aspects of this final regulation, attendees will benefit from an extensive question and answer period, where our panel of experts will address their specific areas of concern.

The Webinar is scheduled for Friday, June 29, 12 noon -2 p.m. Eastern Time. Attendees must have Internet access and a telephone line.

Association Members: $279 per dial-in site
Non-Members: $379 per dial-in site

Also, exclusively for attendees: Purchase a CD containing the audio and video content from the Webcast event. Only those already registered for the above event can purchase the CD. For more information on the Webinar and to register, contact the association, or go to www.naturalproductsassoc.org/gmpwebinar.

The Natural Products Association, the leader in dietary supplement GMP education since 1999, will also continue to offer additional GMP educational programming to assist the industry with compliance.

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