Upcoming Event: Leading Associations Representing the Dietary Supplement Industry Hosting Inaugural Event—FDA, industry experts will discuss key issues facing sector 

Washington, D.C., April 13, 2017– On May 10, 2017, the leading trade associations representing the dietary supplements industry will host an all-day Dietary Supplements Seminar in North Bethesda, Md., featuring U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) officials along with industry regulatory experts to discuss the key regulatory compliance issues facing the dietary supplements industry. The seminar represents an unprecedented collaboration by the Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA), the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), the American Herbal Products Association (AHPA), and the United Natural Products Alliance (UNPA) aimed at convening stakeholders from across the dietary supplement sector to discuss issues, trends, and opportunities for collaboration.  

Of note, at the seminar, FDA officials will provide an update on frequently asked questions regarding changes to nutrition and supplement facts labels and discuss adverse event handling processes. A closing panel featuring Steve Tave, FDA’s director in the Office of Dietary Supplement Programs (ODSP) and senior leaders from the dietary supplement trade associations will discuss priorities facing the sector as well as opportunities for collaboration. The seminar will be moderated by industry veteran Scott Bass, who heads Sidley Austin’s Global Life Sciences team.This seminar is open to all. Click here to register and to see event details.

The agenda from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. includes:

  • Opening Remarks
    • Scott Melville, president and CEO, CHPA
  • Elements of a Successful New Dietary Ingredient Notification (NDIN)
    • Ryan Simon, associate director, toxicology & regulatory affairs, Intertek
  • FDA Analysis of Trends in New Dietary Ingredient Notifications from Industry
    • Cara Welch, acting director, ODSP, FDA
  • FDA Update on Adverse Event Report Handling Process and Suggestions for Improvement
    • Lyle Canida, branch chief, FDA
  • FSMA Implementation
    • Allen Sayler, EAS senior director for food and cosmetic consulting services, EAS Consulting Group
  • FDA Update on Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Changes to Nutrition and Supplement Facts Labels
    • FDA speaker, TBD
  • FDA and Industry Session on GMP Inspections
    • Angela Pope, consumer safety officer, FDA
  • Process for Issuing and Reviewing Hold Notices
    • FDA speaker, TBD
  • How to Respond to FDA Hold Notices
    • Ricardo Carvajal, director, Hyman, Phelps & McNamara
  • FDA and Industry Update on Priorities and Opportunities for Collaboration
    • Steve Tave, director, ODSP, CFSAN, FDA; and senior leaders of the dietary supplement trade associations


Note to Editor: The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), founded in 1973, is a Washington, D.C.-based trade association representing 150+ dietary supplement and functional food manufacturers, ingredient suppliers, and companies providing services to those manufacturers and suppliers. In addition to complying with a host of federal and state regulations governing dietary supplements and food in the areas of manufacturing, marketing, quality control and safety, our manufacturer and supplier members also agree to adhere to additional voluntary guidelines as well as to CRN’s Code of Ethics. Visit www.crnusa.org. Follow us on Twitter @crn_supplements and @wannabewell and on Facebook.