Natural Products Day 2013
We are pleased to report the success of Natural Products Day 2013. NPA members came from all across the nation to meet with members of Congress and their staffs, taking the time to educate lawmakers on the issues that matter most to the industry. Our collective voice was certainly heard on Capitol Hill.
Some of the hot topics members sat down to discuss with those in Congress include NPA’s support for a national standard for GMO labeling for foods; the Designer Anabolic Steroid Control Act, which would help get dangerous products off the market; and the Family and Retirement Health Investment Act, which would allow consumers to buy dietary supplements using their Flexible Savings Account and Health Savings Account dollars.
In addition, the Dietary Supplement and Labeling Act was discussed in congressional meetings. This bill is currently a major issue for our industry, as Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., stated he will reintroduce the act this year. This bill will would create unnecessary regulations for the dietary supplement industry, including requiring the registration of every single product and ingredient with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). We must work together to ensure that Congress does not support this bill.
NPA Position Papers
Thank you to everyone who joined us for Natural Products Day. You made a positive impact on behalf of the entire industry. This annual event is a perfect opportunity for NPA members to conduct professional meetings with their representatives and senators while enjoying time with their fellow members. We hope you can join us next year for this very important event.
Got more questions? Read the Natural Products Day FAQ.
For more information about Natural Products Day, contact Elizabeth Hurst, director of government relations, at ehurst@NPAinfo.org.
Natural Products Day 2013 Photo Gallery
Natural Products Day attendees in front of the U.S. Capitol
NPA members brief congressional staffers about the issues that matter most to the industry.
Rep. Jason Chaffetz accepting a Congressional Champion Award from NPA President Jeff Wright.
Congressional Champion Sen. Orrin Hatch honored by NPA President Jeff Wright and President-Elect Roxanne Green.
Rep. Jared Polis accepts an NPA Congressional Champion Award from NPA President Jeff Wright.
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