Don McLemore, Director of Standards at New Hope Natural Media, parent company of The Natural Foods Merchandiser, was presented with the first "King of Quality" award at the September United Natural Products Alliance seminar on the final Good Manufacturing Practices regulation at the Marriott Salt Lake City Center. McLemore has worked with companies throughout the industry for more than a decade, helping them make claims for their products and in their literature that are appropriate and in compliance with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and Federal Trade Commission regulation. "There was really no other candidate," said UNPA Executive Director, Loren Israelsen. "Don is like gravity. He is invisible, but he influences everything." UNPA plans to give out the award periodically as they recognize people who make a difference in promoting quality for dietary supplements.
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