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Three questions to ask about supplement ingredients

Join United Natural Products Alliance VP and industry veteran Frank Lampe as he walks us through quality, transparency and the true cost of a product in this Natural Products Expo East 2018 session.

“The reality is, by our [UNPA] estimates, 60-80% of the ingredients that end up in dietary supplements on the shelves of our stores come from’s the Wild West out there, folks.”

— Frank Lampe, VP, Communications & Industry Relations, UNPA


  • Transparency in the supply chain is critical to improving finished product quality.
  • USP, NSF and eurofins are GMP certifications that represent the gold standard for dietary supplement quality.
  • Signed in 2011, the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) is a preventative vs. reactionary measure; it affects every single product on retail shelves.
  • Every manufacturer has to develop a food safety plan for every single product they manufacture, which results in lots of paperwork, auditing and testing.
  • Foreign Supplier Verification Programs (FSVP) enforcement should increase as time goes on.

This session—The Supplement Round Table: Three Questions to Ask About Supplement Ingredients—was recorded at Natural Products Expo East 2018. Click 'download' below to access the presentation slides.

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