Getting Started with the Supplement OWL Dietary Supplement Product Registry
The Supplement OWL—the dietary supplement product registry—is an industry-wide, self-regulatory initiative that will help create a rich and complete picture of the marketplace for regulators, retailers and industry. You'll want your company to be well represented now that the OWL is public and ready to be used as a resource to help identify products, their ingredients and the companies who market them, as well as permit registry users to examine and evaluate labels and other product information. This free webinar will provide an overview of the Supplement OWL and why it's so important to the dietary supplement industry. Most importantly, you'll learn how to get started getting your company's labels into the OWL.
This webinar will help you:
- Understand the purpose of the Supplement OWL and how it will help increase transparency and accountability in the marketplace
- Learn what product and label information is required for submission to the Supplement OWL
- Understand the different methods of submitting labels and decide what’s best for your company
- Plan how your company can get its labels into the OWL and be represented in the marketplace
- Understand what the OWL is and what the OWL is not when it comes to data sharing versus marketing
A Q&A period will follow speaker presentations.
Duffy MacKay, N.D.
Douglas "Duffy" MacKay, N.D., is senior vice president, scientific and regulatory affairs for the Council for Responsible Nutrition. Dr. MacKay oversees CRN’s science and regulatory affairs department, ensuring that the association’s scientific, policy and legislative positions are based on credible scientific rationale. His expertise combines practical knowledge of industry regulation and scientific product development with hands-on experience as a medical practitioner. He is a licensed naturopathic doctor who still sees patients on a part-time basis and previously was owner and practitioner in a New Hampshire integrative medical practice. Dr. MacKay serves on the advisory board for the American Botanical Council, the NSF International Joint Committee on Dietary Supplements, and the NIST/NIH Dietary Supplement Laboratory Quality Assurance Program. He is also on the editorial board of three peer-reviewed publications: the official publication of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians, Natural Medicine Journal, Integrative Medicine—a Clinicians Journal, and Current Topics in Nutraceutical Research. He is also Chair of the Steering Committee for the SIDI Work Group. Dr. MacKay earned his B.S. in Marine Biology from the University of California, Santa Cruz and his N.D. from the National College of Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon. Dr. MacKay is licensed in the states of Maryland and New Hampshire.
Gisele Atkinson serves as a resource for CRN’s member companies seeking advice on their quality control programs. As part of the scientific and regulatory affairs department at CRN, she assists CRN members with understanding and complying with federal cGMP regulations and other regulatory requirements. She has more than 15 years of experience in quality control and management, having served in management positions for a number of dietary supplement companies, including Renew Life Formulas, New Chapter, and SwissCaps. Ms. Atkinson has a B.S. in Microbiology with a minor in Biotechnology from the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada.
Erik Eberhart is a food, beverage & nutrition business development leader at UL (Underwriters Laboratories). He has over 18 years of experience in solution-based project management, marketing management and business development including award winning recognition in leadership, sales results, marketing research, teamwork and business acumen. Erik received his master of business administration from Santa Clara University’s Leavey School of Business with concentrations in entrepreneurship and marketing management.
For more information about the Supplement OWL visit: SupplementOWL.org