Leading US trade body the Natural Products Association is continuing to push the Trump Administration to enact “smart reform” of regulations governing nutritional supplements.
This week, the NPA submitted comments on the subject to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). It follows lobbying of the US Small Business Administration, the Center For Safety and Applied Nutrition, a letter sent last year to the the President Elect, Donald Trump, promising to work with him to “streamline” regulations.
“The United States has the safest food and drug supply in the world but that doesn’t mean there aren’t areas where we could see some improvement,” said Daniel Fabricant, Ph.D., President and CEO of NPA. “Booming demand for natural products means that a streamlined and efficient regulatory structure is critical in order to protect consumers and public health. We are pleased to work with the Trump Administration to ensure that health conscious American consumers have access to the products they use every day.”
“Smart, commonsense regulatory reform … will unlock the full potential of our industry”
Observing that natural, organic and healthy consumer products sector is predicted to expand with a compound average growth rate of nearly 9 percent over the next two years to $252 billion, Fabricant, added: “Smart, commonsense regulatory reform with a focus on protecting public health will unlock the full potential of our industry and ensure we remain on a level playing field with our overseas competitors,” added Dr. Fabricant.”