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2014 UNPA Annual Member Retreat Tue May 13 2014, 06:00 PM

Event Type: Meeting

UNPA Members Exclusive

Venue: The Biltmore Estate, Asheville, N.C.

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The 2014 UNPA Annual Members Retreat is a members/affiliates/invited guests-only event

Plan to join us for the 2014 UNPA Annual Members Retreat at George Vanderbilt’s 8,000-acre estate nestled in the mountains of Asheville, N.C. This is UNPA’s first annual retreat outside of Utah to underscore our commitment to the state chapter initiative and to showcase the North Carolina natural products industry.

Stay through the weekend or stay for a week! Bring your significant other or the whole family for a truly memorable retreat and holiday at one of America’s great landmark properties.

Program details will be posted shortly.

Tuesday, May 13

  • Welcome Reception: 6 - 7 p.m.
  • Dinner: 7 - 9 p.m.

Wednesday, May 14

  • Breakfast: 7 - 9 a.m.
  • General Session I: 9 a.m. - 12 noon
  • Lunch: 12 noon - 1 p.m.
  • General Session II: 1 - 3 p.m.
  • Reception and Ed Viesturs meet and greeet: 6 - 7 p.m.
  • Dinner: 7 - 9 p.m.

Thursday, May 15

  • Breakfast: 7 - 9 a.m.
  • General Session III: 9 a.m. - 12 noon
  • Keynote session featuring Ed Viesturs: 9 - 10 a.m.
  • Break / Book Signing 10:00 AM 10:30 AM
  • Lunch: 12 noon - 1 p.m.
  • General Session IV: 1 - 4 p.m.
  • Dinner: 7 - 9 p.m.

Friday, May 16

North Carolina State of the Industry & North Carolina State Chapter Kick off at the North Carolina Arboretum, Asheville, N.C.
10 a.m. - 2 p.m. (lunch will be served)

Click Here to view the retreat announcement and learn more about the program and the venue!

Please note: Upon completion of your registration, you'll receive additonal hotel and travel information in your confirmation email. 

For questions or concerns regarding registration, please call the UNPA office, 801.474.2572, and ask for Kira or Shannon. 

 

North Carolina State of the Industry & Awards Luncheon Fri May 16 2014, 10:00 AM

Event Type: Meeting

Venue: North Carolina Arboretum

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North Carolina Natural Products State of the Industry & Awards Luncheon

Friday, May 16, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

North Carolina Arboretum

Asheville, N.C.

Plan to join your colleagues for the second State of the Industry & Awards Luncheon to celebrate the burgeoning North Carolina natural products industry, including its rich botanical heritage, agriculture and applied research, in addition to a wide range of branded companies offering natural and organic foods, dietary supplements, body care, pet and household products.

Following the April 2010 natural products summit at The NC Arboretum, a 434-acre natural treasure with 65 acres of cultivated gardens, this free luncheon and educational
program will inform and inspire attendees about the traditions and economic importance of the North Carolina natural products industry—locally and nationally. 

The luncheon will also honor leaders who have made lasting contributions to the growth and well-being of North Carolina’s natural products industry.

The North Carolina Arboretum is located at 100 Frederick Law Olmsted Way, Asheville, NC 28806.

The luncheon is proudly sponsored by the United Natural Products Alliance, the UNPA North Carolina State Chapter, Bent Creek Institute and the North Carolina Arboretum.

Registration for the luncheon and awards presentation is FREE but seating is limited!

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From Washington to Washington: The Mandate for Non-GMO Labeling Thu Nov 07 2013, 10:00 AM

Event Type: Webinar

Venue: Online Webinar

The GMO issue is becoming the most expensive, contentious and litigious in the history of the natural products industry, and win or lose on Nov. 5, the Washington state Initiative 522 will have broad implications for the labeling of products containing GMO ingredients as well as for the supply chain for non-GMO ingredients, including those used in dietary supplements.

  • What’s next for state and/or federal labeling?
  • Is your company’s “all natural” label a liability?
  • Where does organic fit into the non-GMO discussion?
  • How can dietary supplement companies ensure reliable non-GMO ingredient supply?
  • What are the marketplace challenges of going “non GMO”?

In this timely 90-minute webinar, you will hear from and learn about:

Rachel Padgett, Finance Consultant to Washington State Initiative Campaign Yes on 522: Post-election update and lessons learned in the Washington I522 labeling effort; the impact of mainstream and agribusiness financial support on the initiative.

Courtney Pineau: Assistant Director, The Non-GMO Project: Progress and growth of the “Non-GMO Project Verified” seal; Non-GMO and organic in the marketplace; key ingredient availability and challenges.

Gary Hirschberg, Chair, Stonyfield Farm and the Just Label It, We Have the Right to Know campaign: What’s next: The status of state-by-state and national labeling legislation; consumer perceptions; marketplace challenges for companies going non-GMO.

Ashish Talati, Partner, Amin Talati: The current regulatory landscape for GMO labeling at the state and federal level as well as evolving litigation matters concerning GMO labeling.

MODERATOR: Loren Israelsen, President, United Natural Products Alliance

Not up to speed on the GMO issue? The complete proceedings from UNPA’s May 2013 seminar, “The Non GMO-Future: How to Source, Test, Label, and Market Food and Supplement Ingredients” are now available as audio files with synchronized PowerPoint presentations. Until Nov. 15, a 20 percent discount is available using the code “upro20”.  Purchase the whole set of eight sessions or individual sessions at the UNPA online store.

Personalized Medicine: Opportunities and Challenges for the Dietary Supplement Industry Fri Oct 25 2013, 08:30 AM

Event Type: Seminar

Venue: Salt Lake Marriott City Center

The age of personalized health and medicine is upon us, and it’s a game changer for the natural health, nutrition and wellness industry.

Chronic disease is rising at an alarming rate, and it’s clear that environment, lifestyle and genetics play defining roles in these devastating health issues. Yet technology, through increasingly affordable DNA kits and diagnostics, allows consumers to access information about genetically determined health conditions and predispositions based on environmental and hereditary markers.

This seminar will help food and dietary supplement companies develop new product strategies and offerings to serve this emerging market of highly informed consumers that understand the importance of personalized medicine to their health, wellbeing and longevity.

Participants at this groundbreaking seminar will learn:

·         The history, development, and applications of epigenetics and personalized health and medicine

·         Case studies from market leaders, including how one of the country’s largest supplement retailers has already incorporated personalized health in its product line

·         The legal, legislative and regulatory challenges

·         Actionable takeaways for developing product strategies

            ...plus much more!

Seminar faculty includes Jeffrey Bland, Ph.D., president, and Deanna Minich, Ph.D., VP, education, of the Personalized Lifestyle Medicine Institute; Jim Kean, CEO of WellnessFX; Rich McKeown, president & CEO of Leavitt Partners; Mark Bartlett, VP, global research & development for Pharmanex; Michael Nova, M.D., chief medical officer for Pathway Genomics; Loren Israelsen; and others.

The seminar will provide key strategic insights and is recommended for:

·         Dietary supplement and natural foods personnel in regulatory, product development, marketing, sales and other capacities

·         Chief science officers

·         Medical professionals

·         Anyone interested in the future of health and wellness

All attendees will receive a 23andMe DNA test kit (onsite) with their registration!!!

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Economically-Motivated Adulteration of Food Ingredients and Dietary Supplements Thu Sep 26 2013, 08:00 AM

Event Type: External

Partner Event

Co-sponsored by the United States Pharmacopeial Convention (USP), the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT), the Natural Products Association (NPA) and United Natural Products Alliance (UNPA), this two-day workshop will be held at USP Headquarters in Rockville, Md.

UNPA members are eligible for $100 registration discount--please contact Kira Olson, 801.474.2572, at the UNPA office for the promotional code.

Join international scientific, industry, and regulatory stakeholders for a two-day interactive workshop, Sept. 26 and 27, focused on the latest trends, research, and efforts to deter the economically motivated adulteration of food ingredients and dietary supplements. Discussion will explore the breadth of adulteration of food ingredients and dietary supplements, analytical methods and techniques for detecting adulteration, and the role of compendial standards, methods, and reference materials.

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NSF Training: 21 CFR 111 Dietary Supplement GMP Overview Tue Sep 10 2013, 08:00 AM

Event Type: External

Partner Event

About this Course

These guidelines are intended to be applicable to dietary supplements as defined and covered by the United States Food and Drug Administration’s Code of Federal Regulations Title 21, Part 111 [Current Good Manufacturing Practices in Manufacturing, Packaging, Labeling, or Holding Operations for Dietary Supplements] also known as 21 CFR Part 111, but may also be applied to dietary ingredients and other components. This course provides an in-depth review of the guidelines and provides case-studies involving the review of recent Warning Letters initiated to Dietary Supplement companies for non-compliance to 21 CFR 111 GMPs.

This course is geared to those individuals involved in the dietary supplement industry including those from the following areas:

Manufacturing
Management
Quality Control/Assurance
Laboratory Operations
Labeling
Auditing
Supply and Distribution
Regulatory Affairs

September 10-11, 2013 
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM 
Cost: $1,400/two day course 
Salt Lake City Utah Marriott Downtown at City Creek

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NSF Training: Top Ten Ways to Get a Warning Letter for DS Manufacturers Mon Sep 09 2013, 01:00 PM

Event Type: External

Partner Event

About this Course

NSF has gathered data from recent FDA inspections, from ex FDA inspectors, and from its own auditors to bring you the latest trends in Dietary Supplement inspections. As in previous years Dietary Ingredient identification is hot again this year! But you’ll be amazed at which ones have dropped off the list and which ones have clawed their way to the top. In this course you’ll learn:

How to use the Code of Federal Regulations, Pharmacopoeias, and Guidance Documents as source information.
Who is the FDA and what power do they have?
How the FDA communicates with the company and how you should communicate with the FDA.
The top ten items that dietary supplements manufacturers are cited for and MOST IMPORTANTLY…
The steps you can take to avoid each one of them!

September 9, 2013 
1:00 PM – 5:00 PM 
Cost: $800/half day course 
Salt Lake City Utah Marriott Downtown at City Creek

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The Non-GMO Future: How to Source, Test, Label and Market Food and Supplement Ingredients Thu May 23 2013, 09:00 AM

Event Type: Seminar

Venue: Salt Lake City Marriott City Center

Understanding how to source, test, label and market Non-GMO food and dietary supplements is critical to competitive advantage in the US and a legal mandate in most countries. Join us in Salt Lake City on May 23rd to learn from leading experts in the GMO / Non-GMO world.

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UNPA 2013 Members Retreat Mon May 13 2013, 07:00 PM

Event Type: Meeting

UNPA Members Exclusive

Venue: St. Regis, Deer Valley

The United Natural Products Alliance invites all members and invited guests to attend the 2013 Members Retreat on May 13th, 14th, and 15th, held in Deer Valley, Utah at the St. Regis Hotel.

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State of the Utah Dietary Supplement Industry Wed May 16 2012, 01:00 PM

Event Type: Seminar

Venue: St. Regis Hotel, Deer Valley, Utah

This event is open to all UNPA members, Utah dietary supplement companies, dignitaries, invited guests and global DS industry. The State of the Utah Dietary Supplement Industry will highlight the lifetime support and contributions of Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT). We will also present the results of a survey of the economic significance of the dietary supplement industry to the State of Utah and recognize those who have been instrumental in it?s progress.

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2012 Members Retreat Mon May 14 2012, 06:00 PM

Event Type: Seminar

UNPA Members Exclusive

Venue: St. Regis Hotel, Deer Valley, Utah

This event is limited to the members of United Natural Products Alliance.

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