New York, NY—The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) and the American Conference Institute (ACI) once again are teaming up for Legal, Regulatory, and Compliance Forum on Dietary Supplements. Back for the 11th year, this year's event is taking place June 28 – 29, 2023 (in person in NYC, as well as live-streamed).
The event organizers shared, "In the year since we last met, there have been numerous important developments influencing the dietary supplements industry’s state of play. With new areas of concern garnering attention from FDA and FTC, and changes to agency regulations and guidance on the horizon, this year’s conference will deliver critical updates on the latest policy, regulatory and business developments keeping the supplements industry up at night."
Among the major developments that make it necessary to get updated on the latest, per CRN:
- FDA issued a proposed rule with new criteria for the labeling of food products with the claim “healthy,” and while it does not directly prohibit the use of the term “healthy” on dietary supplements, CRN said FDA's silence on the matter is eliciting concerns about whether and when supplement companies may use the term “healthy” in any context on their labels in the future.
- FDA has proposed a reorganization of the Human Foods Program, which CRN said leaves industry wondering how this will impact the future of dietary supplements.
- FDA has proposed new amendments to regulations on IND applications, which CRN noted has created uncertainty about what clinical studies will look like in the years ahead.
- FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection issued a new Health Products Compliance Guidance, which has companies wondering what substantiation requirements will look like going forward.
- FTC announced forthcoming updates to the Green Guides, which will impact the future of environmental marketing claims made by supplement companies.
- The latest class action activity targeting the supplements industry has companies looking to design and implement class action preparedness protocols, which will be covered at the event's newly added Class Action Defense Boot Camp.
- Consumer demand for personalization has companies considering the future role of dietary supplements in personalized nutrition,
- Responsible industry members are looking to work together to increasing product integrity by addressing counterfeits, fraud, and third-party product testing challenges.
CRN Senior Vice President & General Counsel Megan Olsen and Taneesha Routier, Director of Regulatory Affairs at XYMOGEN, will Co-Chair the event. The FDA Keynote will be delivered by Gerie Voss, Director of the Division of Policy and Regulations Implementation, Office of Dietary Supplement Programs (ODSP), U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA). The FTC keynote will be presented by Christine L. DeLorme, Attorney, Division of Advertising Practices, Federal Trade Commission (FTC).
The 2023 Legal, Regulatory, and Compliance Forum on Dietary Supplements will focus on:
- Focus Session on FTC’s New Health Products Compliance Guidance
- Spotlight on FDA’s Proposed New Definition of “Healthy”
- Industry and FDA Collaborative on Increasing Inspection Efficiency
- Critical Updates on FTC Green Guides and New State Packaging and Sustainability Laws
- Think Tank on the Future of Personalized Nutrition
- Strategy Sessions on Avoiding Drug Preclusion and Navigating New IND Requirements
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