NSF/NNFA Announce Dietary Supplements Testing Seminar

(ANN ARBOR, MI USA) – The Center for Public Health Education, a division of NSF International (www.nsf.org), The Public Health and Safety Company™ and the National Nutritional Foods Association (NNFA) announce the sponsorship of a seminar on “Analytical Methods for Botanicals and Dietary Supplements.” NSF International is the world leader in standards development, product certification and education services for public health and safety. The seminar will take place on June 6, 2002, at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada USA.

The seminar “Analytical Methods for Botanicals and Dietary Supplements” will address current and ongoing efforts to develop and validate dietary supplements analytical methods. The seminar will feature technical papers and discussions from experts in this field. The seminar provides attendees the opportunity to participate directly in discussions by utilizing instant audience response technology. Questions pertaining to current industry topics will be displayed, tabulated and presented in real time.

The NNFA MarketPlace 2002 Trade Show, discussing political challenges and opportunities confronting the natural products industry will directly follow the seminar on June 7, 2002.

“With product quality being questioned by regulatory agencies and consumers, the need for increased confidence in dietary supplements is critical,” said Ray Jaglowski, NSF Vice President, New Business Development. “By having regulatory, industry and other health professionals working together to identify validation methods, this seminar is a positive step towards answering these questions.”

Additional seminar sponsors include American Herbal Products Association, Council for Responsible Nutrition, Association of Analytical Communities International, American Herbal Pharmacopoeia, Consumer Healthcare Products Association and the Institute for Nutritional Advancement.

For more information about the seminar, log on to www.nsf.org/cphe/ds or call 1-800-NSF-MARK.

NNFA, (www.nnfa.org) headquartered in Newport Beach, California, is the nation’s largest and oldest non-profit organization dedicated to promoting and advancing the natural products industry. The organization is made up of nearly 4,000 retailers, manufacturers, wholesalers and distributors of natural products, including foods, dietary supplements, health and beauty aids.

NSF International, a not-for-profit, non-governmental organization, is the leading global supplier of risk-management services in public health and safety. NSF services include product certification and safety audits for the food and water industries. Other services include management systems registrations delivered through NSF International Strategic Registrations, Ltd., and education through the NSF Center for Public Health Education. NSF is a World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Food Safety and Drinking Water Safety and Treatment. Serving companies in more than 84 countries, NSF was founded in 1944 and is headquartered in Ann Arbor, MI USA.

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