The National Nutritional Foods Association (NNFA) is the nation's largest and oldest non-profit organization dedicated to the natural products industry. NNFA represents more than 7,500 retailers, manufacturers, wholesalers and distributors of natural products, including foods, dietary supplements, and health/beauty aids.
For more about the NNFA visit http://www.nnfa.org.
The NNFA plays an influential role voicing the consumers and industries voice in the making of rules and regulations that are passed in the U.S.A. regarding foods, which includes dietary supplements. The NNFA is in constant communications with lawmakers and are active in supporting laws favorable to the sale of dietary supplements in the U.S.A. The NNFA is even attempting to get the EU (European Union) countries to make their dietary supplement regulations similar to our Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act.
The Codex (Codex Alimentarius Commission) does not affect the rules and regulations or sales of dietary supplements and other food products sold within the U.S.A.
The European Directive regulation on food supplements does not affect the rules and regulations or sales of dietary supplements and other food products sold within the U.S.A.
CAFTA (Central America-Dominican Republic-United States Free Trade Agreement) does not affect the rules and regulations or sales of dietary supplements and other food products sold within the U.S.A.
The Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act still remains the law of the land.
How Does All of This Affect You?
As a consumer purchasing dietary supplement products sold in the U.S.A., the Codex, European Directive and CAFTA do not have an effect, i.e., business as usual.
If you own a business that makes food products such as dietary supplements, these agreements will have an effect on the types of products you can sell to other countries that are part of these agreements.
For additional information about the Codex, European Directive and CAFTA visit: