New GRMA committee brings together retailers, manufacturers

DECEMBER 2, 2021

GRMA brings retailers, manufacturers together with new product integrity committee

The Global Retailer and Manufacturer Alliance (GRMA) is forming a new Product Integrity Committee that will focus on developing a single voluntary marketplace testing standard for dietary supplement products.

Why it matters: This new committee will bring together retailer and manufacturer members to discuss harmonization of product testing standards, helping to reduce duplicative testing and give manufacturers more flexibility around the labs and test standards used. 

Details: Learn more here. Product Integrity Committee membership requires participants to be a platinum member of GRMA and an additional contribution of $12,000 to fund administrative and other aspects of the committee’s work. The committee will be co-chaired by Jeff Brams from Garden of Life and Rishi Banerjee from Amazon.  

What CRN is doing: CRN will serve in a non-voting, advisory capacity to the committee. The association highly encourages members to get involved to have a voice on this important issue. Contact Megan Olsen with questions. 

Mister to update industry on FDA, NAC, China, more during upcoming Washington Watercooler

Don’t miss the last Washington Watercooler of 2021, Dec. 15 at 2 pm ET.

CRN President & CEO Steve Mister will update the supplement industry on these current issues and more:

  • FDA Commissioner—Inside-the-beltway takes on nominee Dr. Robert Califf

  • NAC update—next steps following FDA’s response to CRN’s Citizen Petition

  • China’s new facilities registration and labeling requirements slated to take effect January 2022

Learn more and register here.

Go deeper: Access the March 30July 21, and Oct. 14 installments of CRN’s Washington Watercooler series, available through the SupplySide Network 365 platform.

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