The Natural Products Association (NPA) announces that Mark LeDoux, founder, chairman and CEO of Natural Alternatives International, Inc., has been named chairman of NPA’s Committee for Product and Label Integrity (ComPLI). LeDoux will focus on the development of NPA’s comments for the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) New Dietary Ingredient (NDI) draft guidance, as well as oversight of NPA’s self-regulatory programs. Learn more at www.NPAinfo.org.
ComPLI advises NPA on scientific and regulatory matters pertaining to the dietary supplement industry and governs the Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) certification and TruLabel programs. NPA’s GMP certification program is the first third-party GMP certification program for the manufacturing of dietary supplements and ingredients. NPA helps to ensure accuracy, quality and safety in the dietary supplement industry through TruLabel, a dietary supplement label registration and random-testing program.
“As the leading voice of the natural products industry, NPA represents more than 1,900 members who support the health and well-being of millions of Americans. Mark’s leadership with NPA’s self-regulatory programs will benefit consumers and businesses across the country,” said John Gay, NPA executive director and CEO.
Mark LeDoux said, “I am honored to be asked to serve in this vital capacity for the NPA as well as the industry at large. We need to continue to strengthen our resolve to assure the finest quality of products for the millions of people who have come to rely on our research, science and technology to provide beneficial supplements and products that are beyond reproach. As we work to strengthen the proper role of the federal and state agencies to help us in that objective, we must also be ever mindful that too much regulation can stifle creativity and unnecessarily increase product costs. Since safety remains our predominant concern, we also need to work with the regulatory agencies to help protect our consumers from materials masquerading as healthful products which can be criminally altered. The goal of the ComPLI committee is to assure that the delicate balance between regulation and innovation remains intact while fostering advances in health for so many in need.”
LeDoux has been a proud member of NPA since 1980 and serves on its board of directors. Natural Alternatives International, Inc. (NAI) is a publicly held corporation founded in 1980 with state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities in the United States and Switzerland and a sales presence in Yokohama, Japan. NAI is engaged in the research, design and manufacture of customized nutritional supplement programs and products for multinational clients. For additional information about NAI, visit www.nai-online.com.
Natural Products Association
The Natural Products Association (NPA), founded in 1936, is the largest and oldest nonprofit organization dedicated to the natural products industry. NPA represents over 1,900 members accounting for more than 10,000 locations of retailers, manufacturers, wholesalers and distributors of natural products, including foods, dietary supplements, and health/beauty aids. As the leading voice of the natural products industry, the NPA’s mission is to advocate for the rights of consumers to have access to products that will maintain and improve their health, and for the rights of retailers and suppliers to sell these products. Visit www.NPAinfo.org.