Initiatives introduced by the Natural Products Association (NPA) to engage a fresh batch of Congress members are already reaping rewards, says the NPA’s executive director.
Speaking with NutraIngredients-USA, John Gay explained that the association’s lobby team has been to Capital Hill over 25 times to visit with Congress members who participate in the committees of jurisdiction, the ones that have most direct impact on legislation affecting natural products.
“We’re getting good feedback from them about the industry. They’re impressed by the type of self-regulation we do; when we explain how dietary supplements, for example, are regulated. A lot of them don’t fully understand that,” he added.