Over 100 industry stakeholders from 25 key states took to Capitol Hill to discuss a range of issues, ranging from the inclusion of dietary supplement in HSA/FSA, the regulation of new dietary ingredients (NDIs), and over-reach by the Federal Trade Commission...
The Natural Products Association has appointed Michael Kelley as its new Director, Government Affairs, with responsibility for overseeing NPA’s interaction with the US Congress and management of its PAC.
CRN hails passage of bill as ‘welcome protection against criminal outliers’
Key members of the United States Congress have voiced concern over the speed of progress of revising the controversial draft guidance for new dietary ingredients (NDIs), and called on FDA to produce a revised draft guidance in a 'timely manner'.
Infant formula products that have passed their sell-by-date could soon be considered adulterated if a recently introduced bill – labelled a “no brainer” – can make through the House of Representatives and the Senate.
The legislative pressure on mandatory GMO labeling continues to build, at least on the state front, as the Connecticut State Senate voted 35-1 in favor of SB 802, a bill that would require labeling of products with genetically modified ingredients.
A Bill set to be introduced to Congress for the fourth time calling for tax breaks for dietary supplements backed by official health claims has a much better chance of success this time around, the Natural Products Association (NPA) has predicted.
The Natural Products Association (NPA) continues to engage the 112th Congress with the launch of its NPA Fact of the Week, a weekly e-mail sent to Congressional staffers who handle health issues for their representative or senator.
The US dietary supplement industry is renewing campaigning efforts against a bill that could tighten legislation of their products by expanding the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) enforcement authority.
Two Congressmen from either side of the mainstream political spectrum have introduced a Bill into Congress calling for dietary supplements such as selenium and omega-3s that are backed by official health claims to receive tax breaks.
Two bills introduced in the United States Congress this week are pushing for further focus on dietary supplements, requesting the products to be eligible as deductible medical expenses and calling for the full implementation of DSHEA.
The Grocery Manufacturers Association is pinpointing food for fuel
as a major factor in US food price hikes as indexes this week
showed finished food prices are rising at twice the rate of all
other finished goods.
The United States Senate has passed S 3546, the Dietary Supplement
and Nonprescription Drug Consumer Act, which would require
manufacturers to notify the Food and Drug Administration of all
serious adverse events for dietary supplements.
The long-running push for dietary supplement good manufacturing
practices (GMP) has taken a new twist, as members of Congress sent
letters to the FDA expressing hope that they will be finalized and
implemented months earlier than...
AHPA's executive committee has voted to support legislation
currently pending in the US House of Representatives that would
stop individual states from requiring foods and supplements to
conform to their own regulations.
Food makers sourcing soy ingredients from Brazil will be interested
to see that the authorities there will not issue another decree to
temporarily lift the ban on the planting and sale of genetically
modified soybeans for the upcoming...
Trade association the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) has
hired the prestigious lobbying firm Bergner, Bockorny, Castagnetti
& Hawkins to help it campaign on legislation issues,
increasingly important for the industry.
A group of senators yesterday introduced a resolution urging the
FDA to immediately remove all ephedra-containing supplements from
the market. Industry continues to encourage a decision taken on the
science and not the politics.
Trade associations, health food retailers and suppliers are staging
a rally to educate Members of Congress about current dietary
supplement legislation. They are calling industry members to show
support by attending the rally.
The National Nutritional Foods Association (NNFA) has created a new
and improved Advocacy Action Center on its website to help
communication with federal legislators and regulators on critical