Natural Products Insider

NOV-DEC 2018

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SupplySide West Preview With a few notable exceptions, federal legislation, rulemaking and guidance frequently capture most of the headlines in this industry, and for good reason. FDA enforcement activity, and even non-binding policy statements made through guidance or public advisories, can have wide-reaching and detrimental effects, such as providing an easy target for class-action plaintiffs or state attorney general (AG) investigations. Likewise, responding to FTC inquiries or settling an FTC investigation can result in six-fi gure costs for a dietary supplement or food marketer. And even though most bills never make it to the fi nish line, federal legislation targeting dietary supplements and food products almost always commands the industry's attention. Therefore, it's no surprise that state-led initiatives can sometimes fl y under the radar of the industry, and typically receive less than their fair share of attention. State bills can move quickly through the process to become laws. Federal legislation has a similar process. However, the state legislative process can be less formal and because of the timing with some proposals, national organizations and industries most likely to be affected by these laws may have no chance to give feedback. It's important to keep in mind that some state legislators meet only for a few months out of the year, and legislators are usually eager to fi nalize signifi cant legislation or pass state budgets. Other states convene their legislative sessions throughout the year. Both situations have positive and negative aspects, but in either case the industry must be ready to respond to a state legislator who may be prepared to move quickly on a certain bill. The sudden presence of a national trade association can also be met with skepticism. Some state legislators simply aren't inclined to consider the perspective of an "outside" group. These offi cials are generally interested in hearing from the constituents who elect them, or at the least, how an issue will affect those constituents in a meaningful way. Therefore, it's a good idea to: | proactively establish relationships in these states and educate policymakers regarding the industry and the issues impacting dietary supplements and food; and | closely monitor industry-related legislative activity that could lead to state-specifi c labeling or sales requirements. Don't Let State Legislation Affecting Food, Dietary Supplements Fly Under the Radar by Rend Al-Mondhiry ™ INDUSTRIAL HEMP PROCESSOR Offi cial CBD Sponsor Lilu's Garden is a seed to shelf industrial hemp ingredient manufacturer located in Denver, Colorado. As the largest and most consistent hemp manufacturer in the Western Hemisphere, Lilu's is regulated under Colorado Food Based Extractions. We process CBD, CBN and CBG isolates, multi-spectrum oils and water solubles as well as customized cannabinoid blends all of which are 100% THC free. Our patent-pending aqueous manufacturing process is clean, green and free of any and all solvents or synthetics. Visit us at Booth #3976 at SupplySide West 2018! NOVEMBER 6-10, 2018 Expo Hall November 8 & 9 | Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, NV

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