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Supplement trade associations disagree on hot topics – podcastSupplement trade associations disagree on hot topics – podcast

Steve Mister, president, CRN, addresses opposing views of trade leaders on CBD, probiotics and product registries.

Sandy Almendarez

November 20, 2019

1 Min Read
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Trade associations in the supplement and functional foods industry disagree on several key issues, including a mandatory dietary supplement registry and a legal pathway to market for CBD. Brands that are members of multiple organizations may be funding efforts that oppose each other. Therefore, Steve Mister, president and CEO, the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), said it’s important for companies to examine the practices of each of their trade organizations to see if they align with the brand’s values. And it’s on trade organizations to find common ground so the industry can be unified when it communicates with FDA and legislators.

Mister discusses this and more in this podcast with Sandy Almendarez, content director, including:

  • CRN’s stance on global standards for the quality and efficacy of probiotics.

  • The evolution of industry’s relationship with FDA since the passage of the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act of 1994 (DSHEA).

  • How the impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump may benefit the supplement industry.

This podcast was recorded at the annual CRN Conference in Carlsbad, California.

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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