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NPA delivers premier education, expertise at SSW

NPA delivers premier education, expertise at SSW
NPA will provide expert industry insights at a variety of seminars and events offered during SupplySide West. Here are the happenings.

The Natural Products Association (NPA) will provide expert industry insights at a variety of seminars and events offered during SupplySide West Oct. 6 to 10 in Las Vegas.

In addition to hosting a handful of educational sessions on industry hot topics, including Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) and labeling of foods containing genetically modified organisms (GMOs), NPA will hold a fundraiser in honor of Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev. NPA CEO Daniel Fabricant, Ph.D., will also be a featured speaker at SupplySide West, along with NPA’s Corey Hilmas, senior vice president of scientific and regulatory affairs.

“NPA is excited to bring our new and updated educational opportunities to Las Vegas,” Dr. Fabricant said. “As the regulatory landscape continues to change, the content of these offerings will prove invaluable to the supplier community, and we’re proud to be able to provide industry stakeholders with the information they need to be compliant and successful. Additionally, as we near the retirement of Sen. Tom Harkin, it’s increasingly important to support political candidates who can be our next industry champions, and I’m thrilled that NPA will be hosting a fundraiser in honor of Sen. Heller. This is an opportunity for the industry to play a hands-on role in helping to cultivate industry champions and make sure our issues are heard on Capitol Hill.”

NPA’s events in Las Vegas include:

What You Need to Know Prior to an FDA Dietary Supplement cGMP Inspection,
Oct. 6 and 7, Marriott Courtyard Las Vegas South
This revamped two-day seminar features expert presenters and offers an up-to-date overview of the complex elements required to achieve compliance, according to the FDA’s GMP guidelines. 

GMO Labeling Requirements: What You Need to Know
Oct. 7, Renaissance Las Vegas Hotel
A panel of industry experts will discuss legal challenges surrounding voluntary labeling as non-GMO, state regulations, GMOs from a legal view, the evolution of GMOs and challenges of meeting consumer demand of non-GMO products in this new seminar from NPA.

Agency Insights: Claims and Other Compliance Issues
Oct. 7, Marriott Courtyard Las Vegas South
NPA’s newest regulatory seminar offers an invaluable behind-the-scenes look at the regulation of dietary supplement labels, led by FDA expert Dr. Hilmas.

Insights on FDA, Compliance and the Future of the Supplement Industry
Oct. 8, Mandalay Bay
Dr. Fabricant, who previously served as director of the FDA’s Division of Dietary Supplement Programs, will share his views on the dietary supplement industry and the FDA, as well as the future of the agency.

Breakfast in Honor of Sen. Dean Heller
Oct. 9, Mandalay Bay
NPA will host a reception in honor of Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev. NPA encourages all to join in supporting Sen. Heller, who has a strong interest in the natural products industry. Sen. Heller is serving his first term as Senator in Nevada, and currently sits on the distinguished Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee, which addresses many concerns related to the natural products industry. This past June, he was involved in a consumer protection subcommittee hearing “Protecting Consumers from False and Deceptive Advertising of Weight-Loss Products.” Panelists included Dr. Mehmet Oz of “The Dr. Oz Show,” as well as Dr. Fabricant. To RSVP to the breakfast reception, please email NPA Director of Government Affairs Aimee Nichols at [email protected]

Current Issues Regarding New Dietary Ingredient (NDI) Notifications
Oct. 9, Mandalay Bay
Dr. Hilmas, along with other regulatory experts, will discuss issues regarding the NDI Guidance and other legal and regulatory topics that depict differences in regulating GRAS substances and NDIs to ensure ingredient and finished food product compliance. Register online.

NPA Member Headquarters
Booth #16005 
All SupplySide West attendees and exhibitors are encouraged to visit the NPA booth to hear from the NPA team. Find out what’s new at NPA, how to take advantage of the benefits of membership and why your company should be part of the association that has supported the natural products industry for almost 80 years. Dr. Fabricant and Dr. Hilmas will also be available throughout the show to answer questions on member benefits, advocacy efforts, federal regulations and much more.

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