Trade Group News: CHPA Social Media Award, AHPA Prop 65 Guidance For CBD, CRN Workshop Speakers, More
AHPA supports 2020 Smithsonian Folklife Festival ginseng program; NPA offers to help Amazon following its notification of potentially counterfeit Align probiotics sold; CRN Day of Science tackles "Healthy Aging"; UNPA partners with hemp industry group; Expo East Herb Walk goes to Green Farmacy; CHPA Educational Foundation KnowYourOTCs campaign named "Social Media Campaign of Year" by PR Daily; and AHPA publishes California Prop 65 compliance guidance for CBD marketers.
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FDA’s GMP final rule set uniform standards to ensure quality throughout manufacturing, packaging, labeling and holding of supplements, but Supplement Safety and Compliance Initiative says manufacturing practices continue to vary widely across the industry and the agency cannot inspect every facility. “FDA can’t solve all our problems. I don’t know if FDA knows the number of facilities it needs to inspect to ensure consumer confidence," says Daniel Fabricant, president of SSCI member NPA.
Companies have had two years to prepare for new warning requirements under California’s Prop 65, which go live at the end of August. Attorneys say new warning responsibilities in e-commerce settings are among changes most likely to imperil businesses (and enable bounty hunters).