TheUnited Natural Products Alliance (UNPA)has appointed former U.S. Food and Drug Administration official Larisa Pavlickto the newly created position of Vice President, Regulatory & Compliance. In this new position, Pavlick will be responsible for overseeing and leading efforts by the association to assist its members and the industry comply with dietary supplement GMP regulations as well as overall regulatory affairs involving FDA, the Federal Trade Commission, the Environmental Protection Agency and any other state of federal regulatory agency. “Larisa’s appointment greatly strengthens our ability to fulfill UNPA’s goal of ensuring safety, science, quality and consumer confidence in the dietary supplement marketplace,” said UNPA President Loren Israelsen. “Our growing membership now has an in-house, boots-on-the-ground, good manufacturing practice (GMP) specialist with many years of facility inspection experience and an intimate understanding of regulatory compliance issues.”

Salt of the Earth, Ltd., based in Atlit, Israel, has hiredDavid Hartas business unit director, where he will report to the CEO and be responsible for global business of Mediterranean Umami, an all-natural sodium reduction solution. Hart has 12 years of international experience in food, functional food and health ingredients markets, having held commercial positions in the industry since 2004, including at multinationals LycoRed and Frutarom. Most recently, he served as vice president of marketing at Qualitas Health.

Published in WholeFoods Magazine February 2017