NASC & UNPA Sign Memorandum of Understanding

The United Natural Products Alliance (UNPA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) agreement with the National Animal Supplement Council (NASC) in an effort to advance the beneficial use of nutritional dietary supplements and dosage-form animal health products, both nationally and internationally.
As part of the agreement, the two organizations will cooperate to advance the state of animal health products, supplements and food regulation, safety and quality standards, consumer use and confidence of such products and the establishment of appropriate compliance requirements.

Additionally, UNPA and NASC plan to cooperate to further develop the Chinese marketplace for animal health products and supplements.

“We see the companion animal health products category as a vital and growing sector of the natural products industry,” said Loren Israelsen, UNPA president. “We have long respected the work that Bill Bookout and his team at NASC have been doing and felt the timing was right to formalize a relationship with this leading organization. Our partnership can go a long way toward the responsible and sustainable growth of the animal health products and supplements market, backed with solid science and standards for quality. In addition, UNPA will act as the pipeline for NASC member companies to enter the Chinese market.”

“We could not be more excited about the collaborative relationship with UNPA,” said Bill Bookout, NASC president. “Loren is one of the most respected members of the industry, and the focus of UNPA has always been one of quality and responsibility, with the ultimate objective of increasing consumer confidence. Ultimately, our organizations are dedicated to helping our members maximize the opportunities to make a difference in the lives of both people and animals, while always looking toward the global marketplace. With new and dynamic developments in China, we think UNPA is a great partner to leverage our core strengths, which holds great promise for both organizations.”

The NASC MOU joins 22 other partnerships that UNPA has signed with U.S. and international trade and non-profit organizations, academic institutions and other groups that bring expertise, influence and trusted reputations. By laying out its joint objectives via an MOU, UNPA is able to serve the needs of its members and its industry stakeholders with greatest effect and efficiency. Learn more about UNPA’s MOU partnerships at the UNPA website.