SupplySide Stage: Adulteration Update: Specifications, detection, & how YOU can help stop the resale of irreparably defective ingredients and products
Economically motivated adulteration in the supply chain is real. It impacts product quality and safety and importantly, consumer trust and confidence. Learn how to identify irreparably defective articles (IDAs) and why they are a problem for the global nutritional products industry. Then, meet the BAPP best practices SOP and how to implement it, including utilizing supply-chain contracts and agreements. You’ll be joining a growing list of companies and organizations that have endorsed and/or implemented the SOP.

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Date & Time
Wednesday October 25th, 2023 4:30pm PDT
End Date & Time
Wednesday October 25th, 2023 5:00pm PDT
Booth #5670
11fa57c318fd46d063afb78f1c42fdaa-huge-phJon Benninger
Vice President & Market Leader, SupplySide
Jon Benninger is vice president and market leader at Informa Markets. He focuses on the strategic direction and growth of SupplySide West, SupplySide East, Natural Products Insider and Food & Beverage Insider. He coordinates with leaders of the other Informa health and nutrition events and brands including Natural Products Expo, Vitafoods, Food ingredients, Nutrition Capital Network, and Nutrition Business Journal. Benninger joined the company in 1995 as the founding editor of the company’s first trade magazine for the nutrition industry and has served as editor, publisher, group publisher, business development director, and vice president of business development prior to his current position. 

Benninger is a frequent speaker and moderator at industry events. He is active in industry associations and advocacy efforts including as a past board member of Citizens For Health, past board member and president of Dietary Supplement Education Alliance, past board member of Natural Products Foundation, and current member of American Botanical Council Director’s Circle, member of American Herbal Products Association communications committee, member of Council for Responsible Nutrition communications and media outreach committee, and member of United Natural Products Alliance. He received the 2010 CRN Apple Award for Industry Service, the 2014 AHPA Visionary Award, the 2014 Natural Products Association Industry Champion Award, and the 2018 American Botanical Council "Mark Blumenthal" Community Builder Award. He serves as Chair of the board of trustees for Sonoran University of Health Sciences. Benninger received his journalism degree from Arizona State University in 1991.
11fa57c318fd46d063afb78f1c42fdaa-huge-phMark Blumenthal
Founder & Executive Director, American Botanical Council
Mark is Editor-in-Chief and Publisher of HerbalGram, ABC’s international peer-reviewed quarterly journal. For six years, he served as an adjunct associate professor of medicinal chemistry at the University of Texas at Austin, College of Pharmacy, teaching the course “Herbs and Phytomedicines in Today’s Pharmacy.” He is also the founder of the ABC-AHP-NCNPR Botanical Adulterants Prevention Program, He is the senior editor of The Complete German Commission E Monographs: Therapeutic Guide to Herbal Medicines, a 715-page reference book rated second of all medical books published in 1998.
11fa57c318fd46d063afb78f1c42fdaa-huge-phStefan Gafner, PhD, RPh.
Chief Science Officer, American Botanical Council; BAPP Director
Stefan Gafner, PhD, is currently Chief Science Officer of the American Botanical Council, an independent, nonprofit research and education organization. He is also Director of the ABC-AHP-NCNPR Botanical Adulterants Prevention Program, a large-scale collaborative program initiated by the American Botanical Council (ABC), the American Herbal Pharmacopoeia (AHP), and the National Center for Natural Product Research (NCNPR) at the University of Mississippi to educate members of the herbal and dietary supplement industry about ingredient and product adulteration. Prior to working for ABC, Gafner served as a Director of Analytical Chemistry in the R&D department of natural personal care products company Tom’s of Maine. 
11fa57c318fd46d063afb78f1c42fdaa-huge-phMichael D. Levin
Founder, Health Business Strategies LLC; BAPP SOP principal author
​​​​​Michael specializes in the business of natural medicine, focusing on quality assurance and regulatory compliance. Clients of his healthcare consulting practice have included hospital systems, dietary supplement companies, group purchasing organizations, attorneys, venture capitalists, and others in the US and abroad. He is the primary author of the “BAPP Best Practices Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for the Disposal/Destruction of Irreparably Defective Articles.” Michael left his 23-year career in pharma to join the natural products industry in C-level positions in dietary supplements and dietary ingredient firms. His consulting projects included the creation of the first hospital-based Dietary Supplement Formulary Committee in North America at Cancer Treatment Centers of America.
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