Natural Products Association

 

Natural Products Association

 

MDgenesis LLC is a proud member of the Natural Products Association

Founded in 1936, the Natural Products Association is the nation’s largest and oldest nonprofit organization dedicated to the natural products industry. NPA represents over 1,900 members accounting for more than 10,000 retail, manufacturing, wholesale, and distribution locations of natural products, including foods, dietary supplements, and health/beauty aids. NPA unites a diverse membership, from the smallest health food store to the largest dietary supplement manufacturer.

NPA is recognized for its strong lobbying presence in Washington, D.C., where it serves as the industry watchdog on regulatory and legislative issues. In 1994, NPA played a key role in the passage of the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act (DSHEA). This important legislation strikes a balance between the need for consumers to have access to and information about safe and effective dietary supplements while also preserving the government's interest in protecting the public from unsafe products and false and misleading claims.

 

Code of Ethics

“As a member of the Natural Products Association, I will adhere to the following Code of Ethics:

I shall sell or supply nutritional foods, dietary supplements and related products and services that may be helpful to consumers who seek to maintain or improve their health.

I shall sell only those products and services that are truthfully and legally labeled.

I shall engage in treatment, diagnosis, or prescribing only if lawfully licensed to do so.

I shall engage only in business practices that are legal, including marketing and advertising that is truthful and non-misleading.

I shall support individuals and organizations that increase nutritional information and enhance consumer rights.

I shall be responsible and ethical in my relationships with customers, employees, peers, competitors, governments, and neighbors.

In pursuit of this code and these goals, I will defend our first amendment right of freedom of speech and press to lawfully impart truthful information concerning diet and nutrition and will defend the health freedom right of consumers to obtain such information from the sources that they may choose.”