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Highlights from the American Conference Institute’s 2nd Annual Legal, Regulatory & Compliance Forum

The 2nd Annual Legal, Regulatory and Compliance Forum sponsored by the American Conference Institute (ACI) was held in New York City, NY, from June 17th to June 19th 2014. Highlighted topics included the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) current attention to New Dietary Ingredient Notifications (NDIN) and the potential for product registration, expectations regarding the Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP) of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), and the current status of the international dietary supplement market. Featured speakers included Gary L Yingling, Morgan & Bockius LLP, John Venardos, Herbalife International, Scott Bass, Sidley Austin LLP, and Daniel Fabricant, Ph.D., of the Natural Products Association (recently with FDA). The workshops and two-day forum provided insight into the current legal and regulatory environment of dietary supplements, both domestically and internationally. Upcoming changes for the industry were also speculated upon.

NDI Notifications for Dietary Supplements in the United States

A major emphasis of regulatory enforcement in the United States currently focuses on the filing of NDINs for applicable ingredient uses in dietary supplements. Even in the absence of any