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UNPA and Healthnotes create partnership to promote Vitature supply-chain management software

'Achieving FSMA supply-chain compliance and product-development efficiencies' webinar now available for free, OnDemand viewing


Software helps companies manage cGMP and FSMA compliance, streamline claims and certifications documentation; webinar explores compliance challenges and solutions available for On-Demand viewing.

SALT LAKE CITY (June 25, 2018) — The United Natural Products Alliance (UNPA) and Portland, Ore.-based Healthnotes have signed a commercial partnership memorandum of understanding to promote Vitature®, a comprehensive software solution for dietary supplement brand holders, contract manufacturers, ingredient suppliers and importers. 




Regulatory update: Nutrition & Supplement Facts labels and Prop 65

Changes to labeling laws and expansion of California’s chemical warnings looming

by Frank Lampe

Like other highly regulated industries in the United States, it’s imperative for the dietary supplement industry to be aware of the new and evolving rules that oversee the sourcing, manufacturing, distribution, claims and marketing of its products. Here are two areas of regulation that are changing and which will have a major impact on supplement manufacturing and production.  CONTINUE →



Foreign Supplier Verification Programs Course for Foods and Dietary Supplements

Sept. 20 - 21, 2018 (two-day course)

Do you import ingredients?

This course is designed to help participants understand the role of food importers under the new Foreign Supplier Verification Programs (FSVP) rule, part of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).

This course will provide participants with the knowledge to implement the requirements of the FSVP regulation. including:

  • Determining known or reasonably foreseeable hazards with each food imported
  • Evaluating the risk posed by the food (based on a hazard analysis and foreign supplier’s performance)
  • Using that evaluation to approve suppliers
  • Conducting supplier verification activities
  • Maintaining documents that are required to demonstrate compliance with the regulation.

Visit the UNPA  Events page for more details and to register.

The evolving U.S. omega-3 market—and what it means for China

 By Adam Ismail

The markets in both countries are similar, but growth drivers in China are unique

While the U.S. market is the largest global market, consumers in China represent the second largest market for omega-3 products, spending more than US$5.7 billion on supplements, infant formulas, fortified foods and other applications. Comparing the two markets is important because China will ultimately become like the U.S. if the current market dynamics continue. CONTINUE →

U.S. consumer perceptions about supplements are mixed, but it’s still a call to action

By Rick Polito, Editor-in-Chief, Nutrition Business Journal (From the UNPA Asia Report, 3Q17, as published in Asiaceutical Insights

Trust is a block, even a cornerstone, in the foundation of any industry. In supplements, it is the foundation. 

That foundation, Nutrition Business Journal (NBJ) consumer research suggests, has some cracks. Whether they spread, or the mortar weakens, becomes the biggest shadow darkening the industry today. How that foundation can be strengthened becomes the biggest question.

But the troubling nature of the results cannot be questioned at all.

NBJ and New Hope Network surveyed 500 people. Among the most troubling responses for supplements was the category’s “trust” ranking among various industries and professions. The question was posed as, “How trustworthy are the following industries or institutions?” Supplements did not fare well. CONTINUE →

Featured Video: UNPA's FSVP training overview

Larisa Pavlick, UNPA's VP, Global Regulatory & Compliance, shares 5 reasons for you to join UNPA's FSVP training on Sept 20-21, in Sandy, Utah.



in the 2Q18 ISSUE of Asiaceutical Insights

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New Prop 65 Insurance Coverage

Announcing new Prop 65 insurance coverage for dietary supplements from LifeScienceRisk, a UNPA member. Unlike previous coverage, this is a stand-alone policy that was developed after a careful review of Prop 65 claims and cost of administrative defense and settlements.



UNPA is currently updating its Utah Dietary Supplement Directory, a fact-filled resource for anyone interested in the DS industry in Utah, widely considered the epicenter of DS manufacturing. Available Summer 2017.

Best-in-class liability insurance for best-in-class companies

UNPA is pleased to partner with RT Specialty to offer Platinum Program Product Liability Insurance that offers higher limits and lower premiums for companies that qualify.