New York, NY—The American Conference Institute (ACI) in conjunction with the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) will again present the fourth annual CRN/ACI Dietary Supplement Legal and Regulatory Conference.

Taking place June 27–28 at The Andaz Wall Street in New York, NY, several leading counsel and regulatory and compliance executives will meet for in-depth discussions about industry developments and how new legal, regulatory and compliance issues will affect natural products businesses.

Specific topics covered will include FDA hot buttons; preparing for the next wave of rulemaking related to the Food Safety Modernization Act; claims substantiation; Proposition 65 topics; and addressing state genetically modified organism labeling laws. Post-conference workshops will focus on claims substantiation and international commercialization of products. The full agenda is available here.

The program’s distinguished faculty includes the event’s co-chairs, Scott Bass, partner & head of global life sciences at Sidley Austin LLP, and Steve Mister, president and CEO of the Council for Responsible Nutrition. Mister will lead the Day One agenda with "New Insights on the Politics, Policy, and Regulation of Dietary Supplements: Analysis of the Latest Developments on the Hill and at FDA."

Other hot topics that day will include analysis of the enforcement actions involving USP Labs (Jeffrey Brent Brams of Garden of Life, FDA's Associate Chief Council Scott Kaplan, and Geoffrey R. Kaiser of Rivkin Radler.); Exploring FDA Enforcement Hot Buttons for the Supplement Industry (Michael A. Colodney of Atrium Innovations, Attorney Ashish Talati, and Steven J. Tave of FDA's Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition) and State Attorneys General Q&A  (with attorneys general from Indiana, South Dakota and Oregon). Other Day One topics include structuring claim substantiation, new FSMA rules, and risk protection during acquisitions.

Day two kicks off with an industry roundtable about transparency with Duffy MacKay, N.D., of the Council for Responsible Nutrition, Michael McGuffin of the American Herbal Products and David Trosin from NSF International. Roundiing out the agenda are discussions about GMO labeling, Prop 65 and FDA rulemaking.

Post-conference workshops include a Claims Substantiation Master Class and an International Commercialization for Dietary Supplements Master Class.

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Published in WholeFoods Magazine May 2016 (Online: 4/28/2016, updated 5/6/16)