NPA CEO Set to Speak at Ingredient Marketplace

Daniel Fabricant, Ph.D., CEO of Natural Products Association, will speak at the “Trends in" stage on June 3 at Ingredient Marketplace.

PHOENIX—Daniel Fabricant, Ph.D., CEO, Natural Products Association (NPA) and former director of the FDA’s division of dietary supplements will be a guest speaker at the “Trends In" stage June 3. His presentation titled “There & Back Again" will take place from 9:30 to 10 a.m. at this year’s Ingredient Marketplace, inside the Jacob Javits Center in New York.

In his first presentation to industry since his return to NPA, Dr. Fabricant will look at changing sides, what’s in store from an insider’s perspective and what it will take to get the industry where it needs to go.

“Dr. Fabricant is an industry leader, and we’re excited he’s able to share his perspectives at this year’s Expo," said Heather Granato, vice president of content in VIRGO's Health & Nutrition Network. "He’s an expert in natural products and dietary supplements. The companies attending Ingredient Marketplace will get an insider’s perspective and chance to hear what may lie ahead in terms of FDA regulatory priorities for the industry."

Fabricant returned to the helm of NPA in April 2014. For the last three years, he was an FDA regulator. In this job, Dr. Fabricant advised FDA on policy issues involving dietary supplements, including the safety of new dietary ingredients (NDIs), good manufacturing practices (GMPs) and problems reported by consumers. He was also responsible for developing enforcement priorities and interpretations of the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act (DSHEA) in order to ensure that dietary supplements are safe, meet quality standards and are accurately labeled.

Before going to FDA, Dr. Fabricant was active in the dietary supplement industry, serving most recently as vice president of NPA. While in that role, Dr. Fabricant was named to a consumer product advisory committee for the Department of Commerce and U.S. Trade Representative. He was also instrumental in winning a National Institutes of Health (NIH) contract for NPA’s work on a nationwide label database prototype for dietary supplements.

Registration for Ingredient Marketplace is $149 until May 30 and includes: two-day expo hall access, “Trends In presentations," keynote speaker, Drinks on Us reception and Ingredient IQ. To learn more about this year’s Ingredient Marketplace or get registered, visit supplysideshow.com.

About VIRGO’s Ingredient Marketplace

Virgo’s Ingredient Marketplace is the leading destination to streamline the process of finding ingredients, contract manufacturers, packaging companies and more that aid in successful launches of finished products. For years, SupplySide events have been bringing together the suppliers and buyers that drive the dietary supplement, food, beverage, animal nutrition, personal care, cosmetic, pharmaceutical and sports nutrition marketplace. For more information, visit supplysideshow.com.

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