SupplySide West Podcast 17: Reflecting on Product Claims Workshop

In this podcast interview held during SupplySide West, Rend Al-Mondhiry of the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) highlights some lessons learned from a three-hour product claims workshop targeting the dietary supplement industry.

Josh Long, Associate editorial director, Natural Products Insider

October 18, 2016

Josh Long, legal and regulatory editor, and Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) Associate General Counsel Rend Al-Mondhiry briefly explore a few points that were raised during the product claims workshop on Wednesday, Oct. 5 at SupplySide West in Las Vegas, including:

  • A 2015 court decision involving Bayer and the FTC;

  • The distinction between structure/function claims and disease claims; and

  • Industry’s exposure to class-action litigation based on “Made in USA” claims and other statements.

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About the Author(s)

Josh Long

Associate editorial director, Natural Products Insider, Informa Markets Health and Nutrition

Josh Long directs the online news, feature and op-ed coverage at Natural Products Insider, which targets the health and wellness industry. He has been reporting on developments in the dietary supplement industry for over a decade, with a focus on regulatory issues, including at the Food and Drug Administration.

He has moderated and/or presented at industry trade shows, including SupplySide East, SupplySide West, Natural Products Expo West, NBJ Summit and the annual Dietary Supplement Regulatory Summit.

Connect with Josh on LinkedIn and ping him with story ideas at [email protected]

Education and previous experience

Josh majored in journalism and graduated from Arizona State University the same year "Jake the Snake" Plummer led the Sun Devils to the Rose Bowl against the Ohio State Buckeyes. He also holds a J.D. from the University of Wyoming College of Law, was admitted in 2008 to practice law in the state of Colorado and spent a year clerking for a state district court judge.

Over more than a quarter century, he’s written on various topics for newspapers and business-to-business publications – from the Yavapai in Arizona and a controversial plan for a nuclear-waste incinerator in Idaho to nuanced issues, including FDA enforcement of the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act of 1994 (DSHEA).

Since the late 1990s, his articles have been published in a variety of media, including but not limited to, the Cape Cod Times (in Massachusetts), Sedona Red Rock News (in Arizona), Denver Post (in Colorado), Casper Star-Tribune (in Wyoming), now-defunct Jackson Hole Guide (in Wyoming), Colorado Lawyer (published by the Colorado Bar Association) and Nutrition Business Journal.

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