The Natural Products Association (NPA) has announced it is pleased with the meetings on Capitol Hill during its 15th Annual Natural Products Day in Washington DC.
On March 27, NPA members and supporters, including retailers, manufacturers and suppliers, met with senators, representatives and their staffs to talk about legislation and regulatory activity that affects the natural products industry.
“We are pleased that so many NPA members and industry stakeholders recognize the importance of meeting with their elected officials and educating them about the benefits of natural products for their constituents,” said NPA President Jeff Wright.
“Natural Products Day gives us the opportunity to thank our allies in Congress and gain additional support. It’s especially important that we educate new Congressional leaders about the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act so that consumers continue to have access to safe, affordable dietary supplements.”
Topics discussed during the day included the impact that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) New Dietary Ingredient (NDI) draft guidance, the importance of the bipartisan Dietary Supplement Caucus (DSC), and the Family and Retirement Health Investment Act of 2011.