Washington, D.C.—The Natural Products Association (NPA) has announced a new panel forThe Big Natural (TBN), featuring experts in the CBD field, according to a press release.

“How to Prepare for a Regulatory Pathway” will feature:
  • Grace Bandong, Scientific Strategy Leader for Eurofins Scientific, who has spent over 25 years in the food and supplement industry specializing in contaminants analysis and risk assessments. She is on the Technical Committee of the U.S. Hemp Authority, and a member of the HIA’s Sampling and Analytical Task Force.
  • Erin Williams, Senior Policy Analyst/Industrial Hemp Program Manager, Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Williams serves as the Regulatory Coordinator in the Office of Policy, Planning, and Research, and has coordinated work to administer the Virginial Industrial Hemp Law since its enactment in 2015.
  • Daryl Sullivan, Chief Science Officer for Eurofins Scientific, who was a member of the USP Expert Committee - Dietary Supplements and Herbal Medicines Monographs for five years.
  • Former State Senate Majority Leader Curt Bramble, whom the press release says was instrumental in CBD legislation.

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“A lot of people have questions about the regulatory pathway for CBD products, and this has obviously been something that we have been heavily invested in as an organization.  We’re excited to bring this panel together and hear from the experts about where we are now, and where we are going, said Daniel Fabricant, Ph.D., NPA President and CEO, in the press release. “We have a great program in place, and we are confident that attendees are still engaged and have the same access to the world’s leading experts in the natural products industry. This is also an excellent opportunity for the industry to make a direct investment back into the industry, with 100 percent of profit going directly to education and advocacy initiatives.”

The Big Natural will be a virtual event taking place November 30-December 1.Visit their websitefor more details or to register for the event.