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Trade group also compiled website with information and resources to help members "stay up to date and take any necessary steps to mitigate the risks associated with COVID-19." Its members also got a chance to describe potential supply chain disruptions in survey for USDA.
FDA and FTC's latest warning letters include the first firm marketing CBD products linked with bogus COVID-19 claims. Latest warnings also mark the first the agencies submitted based completely or nearly entirely on regulatory violations found in businesses social media postings.
'We've got be sure that companies can continue to get ingredients for their products," says CRN CEO Steve Mister, Concern supplies from India, which is a week into a a three-week nationwide lockdown, and other potential supply chain problems were noted by CRN members in a survey it conducted to help USDA gauge global food and nutrition ingredient supply chains during the pandemic.
Warning letters show FDA's coronavirus investigations inthe consumer health marketplace didn't stop when it suspended facility inspections. The letters identify firms that previously marketed only bedding products as offering supplements with coronavirus claims or that are in other countries and are shipping to US consumers products promoted with coronavirus claims.
"We're particularly concerned about the health care area right now because obviously that's driving everything now," says Tennessee AG Herbert Slatery III. He and CRN CEO Steve Mister spoke with HBW Insight about regulation of the consumer health marketplace with FDA suspending inspections of facilities operated by businesses manufacturing and marketing products subject to its oversight.
It’s unlikely any industry stakeholder or FDA official expected a bill providing emergency economic relief to consumers, industries and health care services and facilities in response to a pandemic, including extensive support opportunities for small businesses, would be the vehicle that delivers on both of the industry’s congressional wishes. The supplement industry also looks for help in CARES Act.