Many industry experts and observers have said that transparency should be a priority for the dietary supplements industry, and could be one answer to dealing with the negative press.
The NutraIngredients-USA Transparency in Dietary Supplements online forum to be held this Thursday, Feb. 11, at 11 AM Eastern time, will explore questions such as what transparency really means, how difficult it is to achieve, and who ultimately benefits.
It also explores how the rising tide of transparency might change the industry, putting pressure in particular on traditional ingredient brokers for whom a certain level of confidentiality about their sources of supply may no longer be appropriate in the modern marketplace.
The forum, moderated by NutraIngredients-USA’s senior correspondent Hank Schultz, includes the following speakers:
Robert Craven, CEO of Food State, makers of the Megafood line of whole food supplements, who has made transparency and traceability a core part of the brand’s message;
Jim Emme, CEO of NOW Foods, a company that was built on delivering quality at a mid-level price point and as such has had to deal for years with questions about how it has been able to do that and where it sources reasonably-priced ingredients;
Suzanne Shelton, principal of the Chicago-based firm The Shelton Group, who has long advocated for increasing industry transparency
Steve Mister, President and CEO of the Council for Responsible Nutrition
Loren Israelsen, President of the United Natural Products Alliance
To register for this FREE forum, CLICK HERE.
The event is supported by the following leading companies:
Gemini Pharmaceuticals Inc: For over 30 years Gemini Pharmaceuticals has been the contract manufacturer of choice for countless dietary supplement companies. The Gemini Difference is the transparent Quality Partnership it offers its customers.
Alkemist Labs: An ISO 17025 accredited laboratory offering a wide range of services for identity, purity & quality testing of botanical materials, dietary ingredients & finished products. Alkemist also offers botanical and phytochemical standards.
NutraGenesis: NutraGenesis is an industry leader dedicated to enhancing human health by providing a select portfolio of advanced, scientifically-validated, patented nutraceuticals that feature highly marketable claims and exceptional purity, quality, and safety.