2018 is a big year for U.S. politics and regulations that affect the health and nutrition industry. This year will bring the full implementation of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), a new Farm Bill, mid-term elections, and the retirement of unprecedented numbers of congressional members, including the supplement industry’s beloved Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah).
In this podcast Loren Israelsen, president, United Natural Products Alliance (UNPA), discusses what the industry can expect from the year ahead and where it should focus its efforts with Sandy Almendarez, editor in chief, INSIDER.
- Which senators are likely to champion the supplement industry after Sen. Hatch’s departure in January 2019.
- What the industry can expect to see in the 2018 Farm Bill, how it affects food policy and what may be in future Farm Bills.
- The overwhelming nature of FSMA, where supplement brands should focus on in this law and UNPA initiatives that are expected to help navigate this regulation.
Update: Since the recording of this podcast, Mitt Romney announced he would run for the U.S. Senate seat for Utah.