Statement from CHPA Regarding Efforts to Harmonize Quality Standards for Dietary Supplements

In response to the Supplement Safety & Compliance Initiative’s (SSCI) publication of draft technical standards against which the industry can benchmark dietary supplement audit programs, published March 28, CHPA issued the following statement:

“CHPA is pleased to support the Supplement Safety & Compliance Initiative (SSCI) and commends the project’s mission to enhance safety, authenticity, and compliance throughout the supply chain while minimizing audit redundancy. We are optimistic that SSCI can provide a forum for productive collaboration between retailers, manufacturers, and other standard-setting initiatives and organizations, creating efficiencies in the audit process and increasing consumer confidence in the dietary supplement industry’s products.

“CHPA recognizes the need for standardization and efficiency across initiatives to ensure product quality and compliance with regulations. We look forward to participating in harmonization efforts, such as SSCI, as these initiatives move forward.” 

The Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA) is the 138-year-old national trade association representing the leading manufacturers and marketers of over-the-counter (OTC) medicines and dietary supplements. Every dollar spent by consumers on OTC medicines saves the U.S. healthcare system more than $7, contributing a total of $146 billion in savings each year. CHPA is committed to empowering consumer self-care by preserving and expanding choice and availability of consumer healthcare products. 

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