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Disagreements among supplement trade orgs ‘make for a better industry’ – podcastDisagreements among supplement trade orgs ‘make for a better industry’ – podcast

Daniel Fabricant, president and CEO, Natural Products Association (NPA), says different views reflect the growth of the natural products industry.

Sandy Almendarez

December 13, 2019

Major trade organizations in the supplement and functional food industry disagree on major issues, such as a legal path for CBD’s use in foods and beverages and whether a mandatory supplement registry would be beneficial. This diversity of opinion is a good thing, says Daniel Fabricant, Ph.D., CEO and president, Natural Products Association (NPA). Different voices and ideas reflect the growth and diversity of our industry, Fabricant says in this podcast with Sandy Almendarez, content director, Informa Markets.

Fabricant also details NPA’s stance on controversial issues, such as:

  • Why CBD brands must lead with safety research before their products are deemed legal for use in supplements and foods

  • Why the industry should push for federal laws for supplements that preempt the states from issuing different—sometimes competing—laws

  • The articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump and its effects on supplement legislation.

Listen to a similar podcast with Steve Mister, president and CEO, Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN): “Supplement trade associations disagree on hot topics.”

About the Author(s)

Sandy Almendarez

editor in chief, Informa

Sandy Almendarez entered the natural products industry in 2009 when she joined Virgo Publishing (now Informa Exhibitions) as an assistant editor. Since then, she's worked her way up to editor in chief where she writes, edits and manages content for INSIDER. Under Sandy’s direction, INSIDER has won editorial awards from Folio: every year since 2014, including B2B Editorial Team of the Year in 2015.

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