NPA hosts Q&A on filed comments on FDA’s NDI draft guidance

NPA hosts Q&A on filed comments on FDA’s NDI draft guidance

Join NPA leaders in the discussion on Friday, December 2, 11 a.m. Eastern Time.

 The Natural Products Association (NPA), the dietary supplement industry’s oldest and largest trade association, will host a media conference call to discuss NPA’s comments about the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) “Draft Guidance for Industry: Dietary Supplements: New Dietary Ingredient Notifications and Related Issues.” The conference call will be this Friday, December 2, at 11 a.m. Eastern. Join the call by emailing your name and publication to [email protected].

NPA submitted its comments to the FDA on Wednesday, November 30. The comments identify serious problems with the draft, including a number of provisions that significantly overstep the authority granted by Congress in the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act (DSHEA). As a result, NPA calls on the FDA to substantially rewrite the guidance and, in the meantime, refrain from making enforcement decisions based on the draft. Download a copy of NPA’s comments.
On the conference call, you will hear from John Gay, NPA’s executive director and CEO, and Dr. Cara Welch, NPA’s vice president of scientific and regulatory affairs.
Media Conference Call Details
  • Topic: NPA’s comments in response to the FDA’s NDI draft guidance
  • Speakers: Dr. Cara Welch, vice president of scientific and regulatory affairs, and John Gay, executive director and CEO
  • Date: Friday, December 2
  • Time: 11 a.m. Eastern
  • Registration: Open to the media
Sign up to participate by emailing your name and publication to [email protected]. You will receive dial-in instructions by email.

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
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