Washington, D.C., December 3, 2018—The five major trade associations of the dietary supplement industry announced today that registration is now open for the Dietary Supplements Regulatory Summit (DSRS), taking place Tuesday, May 14, 2019, at the historic Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C. The DSRS is a collaboration between the American Herbal Products Association (AHPA), the Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA), the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), the Natural Products Association (NPA) and the United Natural Products Alliance (UNPA). The one-day regulatory summit will feature updates and insights from U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) officials—including Steven Tave, director of the agency’s Office of Dietary Supplement Programs—and industry experts, with a focus on compliance. A reception will follow the summit.
As the dietary supplement industry marks the 25th anniversary of the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act (DSHEA) in 2019, it has become a mainstream contributor to Americans’ health and wellness. More than 170 million Americans take dietary supplements every year now—75 percent of the adult population. FDA, too, has evolved, striving to meet the challenges of a global supply chain and stay apace with scientific innovation. The summit, now in its fourth year, brings together FDA and industry to continue to build on this growth, and provide a venue to share concerns collectively, learn from one another, and foster the consumer confidence-boosting synergy that thrives when responsible industry and regulators work together.
The DSRS is an industry-wide event designed specifically for manufacturers, marketers and regulators of dietary supplements in the regulatory and quality disciplines. Discounted registration is available to members of AHPA, CHPA, CRN, NPA and UNPA, but membership is not required to attend. Early-bird rates are in effect through Jan. 15, and a group discount is available. Please visit www.DSRS.wildapricot.org for details and registration.
The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) is the national trade association and voice of the herbal and botanical products industry. AHPA is comprised of more than 350 domestic and foreign companies doing business as growers, processors, manufacturers, and marketers of herbs and herbal products, including foods, dietary supplements, cosmetics, and non-prescription drugs. Founded in 1982, AHPA's mission is to promote the responsible commerce of herbal products. Website: www.ahpa.org.
The Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA) is the 137-year-old trade association representing the leading manufacturers and marketers of over-the-counter (OTC) medicines and dietary supplements. Every dollar spent by consumers on OTC medicines saves the U.S. healthcare system $6-$7, contributing a total of $102 billion in savings each year. CHPA is committed to empowering consumer self-care by preserving and expanding choice and availability of consumer healthcare products. Visit www.chpa.org.
The Natural Products Association (NPA) is the trade association representing the entire natural products industry. We advocate for our members who supply, manufacture and sell natural ingredients or products for consumers. The Natural Products Association promotes good manufacturing practices as part of the growth and success of the industry. Founded in 1936, NPA represents approximately 1,000 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. Visit www.npanational.org.
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 LinkedIn.
The United Natural Products Alliance (UNPA) is an international trade association representing more than 100 leading natural products, dietary supplement, functional food, scientific and technology and related service companies that share a commitment to provide consumers with natural health products of superior quality, benefit and reliability. Founded in Utah in 1992, UNPA was instrumental in the passage of the 1994 Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act (DSHEA) and continues to take a leadership position in legislative and regulatory issues and industry best practices. Visit www.unpa.com.