Report: Fifth dietary supplement trade association in the works

BOULDER, Colo. — A fifth dietary supplement trade association may be in the early formulation stages, specifically designed to address the Food and Drug Administration's recent issues of New Dietary Ingredient guidance, according to a Nutrition Business Journal report published Wednesday.

According to the report, Jarrow Rogovin, Jarrow Formulas president, announced his plan to found the Dietary Supplements Manufacturers and Marketers Association during a meeting at the Natural Products Expo East last week in Baltimore.  Rogorvin has hired attorneys to set up a Delaware-based non-profit and made an appeal to meeting attendees for at least 10 companies to sign up at a cost of $20,000.

Rogovin's first order of business would be to call for the resignation of Daniel Fabricant, head of the FDA's Division of Dietary Supplement Programs, suggesting a conflict of interest exists out of his prior tenure as VP scientific and regulatory affairs for the Natural Products Association.

For NBJ's take on the proposed association, click here.

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