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Webinar to Cover Regulatory Pitfalls

Article-Webinar to Cover Regulatory Pitfalls

<p>CRN and VIRGO will host an industry-wide webinar on the regulatory challenges companies are facing on June 11.</p>

WASHINGTON—The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) and VIRGO Publishing announced an industry-wide webinar on the challenges companies are facing in the current climate of transitioning regulations. The webinar, “Avoiding Regulatory Pitfalls: GRAS, NDIs and Border Detention," will feature legal and regulatory experts, presenting on three issues affecting companies in the dietary supplement industry:

  • Red flags raised about the Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) self-affirmation process
  • What triggers the need for a New Dietary Ingredient (NDI) Notification
  • Why so many incoming ingredients are getting detained at the border

The webinar will take place on June 11, from 2–4 p.m. EDT.

“Navigating regulations requires up-to-date knowledge that reflects the current regulatory climate. But at the present time, many companies are feeling especially challenged by new authorities provided by the Food Safety Modernization Act that affect border detention," said Duffy MacKay, N.D., senior vice president, scientific & regulatory affairs, CRN, who will moderate the webinar.  “In addition, NDI notification requirements are still in flux, and even the process of getting an ingredient ‘generally recognized as safe’, is under new scrutiny. All companies should arm themselves with the basics on how to reduce legal and regulatory risks, and our upcoming webinar will offer valuable insights from FDA and top attorneys."

Webinar presenters include: Steve Casper, Ph.D., FDA, Division of Dietary Supplement Programs, NDI Team; Quyen Tien, FDA, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, Office of Compliance; Ivan Wasserman, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP; Jeannie Perron, D.V.M., Covington & Burling, LLP; and Ricardo Carvajal, Hyman, Phelps & McNamara, P.C.

The registration fee is $149 for CRN members and $199 for non-members. It is a per registration site fee, so multiple people may participate in the webinar from a single site. This fee also includes unlimited access to the on-demand recording of the webinar for 90 days. Additional details and registration information are available at

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