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Asa's Regulatory Education Series
& Guest Appearances

Panel Discussion, Webinar

Thursday

Jun 27, 2024

Microbiome: Mastering the Market 2024

Naturally Informed

Join industry experts Miguel Freitas, PhD, Vice President of Scientific Affairs for Danone North America; Kristina Campbell, Science and Medical writer; and Asa Waldstein, Principal of Supplement Advisory Group, for a look at ‘biotic supplement consumers.

Microbiome: Mastering the Market 2024

In-Person, Solo presentation

Wednesday

Jun 5, 2024

The Regulatory Process

The Mushroom Summit
Monterey, CA

Evaluate the Regulatory Landscape and Identify What You NEED to Know to Bring Your Functional Mushroom Product to Retail Shelves

The Regulatory Process

In-Person, Presentation

Tuesday

May 14, 2024

Vitafoods Europe Startup Innovation Challenge 2024

Vitafoods Europe
Geneva, Switzerland

Apex Compliance has been invited as a start up finalist. Asa Waldstein will be on stage as a "top 6" finalist in the most innovative digital solution for the nutraceutical industry.

Vitafoods Europe Startup Innovation Challenge 2024

In-Person, Solo presentation

Thursday

Apr 11, 2024

Labeling & Making Claims

NoCo Hemp Expo
Estes Park, CO

10th Annual NoCo Hemp Expo

Labeling & Making Claims

Panel Discussion, Webinar

Tuesday

Apr 9, 2024

New Technology: Opportunities and challenges in the dietary supplement industry

AHPA Webinar

If you're curious about how new technology -- such as AI and blockchain -- can be applied to the dietary supplement industry, join us for the next AHPA webinar on April 9.

New Technology: Opportunities and challenges in the dietary supplement industry

Webinar

Thursday

Mar 7, 2024

Pitfalls to Avoid When Marketing Products

Velocity CPG

Asa reviews common pitfalls when marketing products that can lead to expensive litigation or agency action such as social media engagement, citing clinical studies, blogs, and influencer best practices.

Pitfalls to Avoid When Marketing Products

Presentation, Online

Thursday

Feb 29, 2024

The Regulatory Universe & AI

Naturally Informed

Asa participates in "The Regulatory Universe & AI" discussion with Akash Shah.

The Regulatory Universe & AI

Solo presentation, Panel Discussion

Wednesday

Feb 14, 2024

Sports & Active Nutrition Summit USA

Sports & Active Nutrition Summit USA
San Diego

Asa Waldstein speaks about Apex Compliance and accepts a NutraIngredients Start Up Stars Award. He also participates in Start Up Stars entrepreneur panel discussion.

Sports & Active Nutrition Summit USA

Panel Discussion

Thursday

Jan 25, 2024

Amazon: Opportunities and Threats in 2024 and Beyond

Organic & Natural Health Association
Cape Coral, FL

Asa Waldstein participates in a panel discussion on AI and Amazon with David Trosin (NSF), Ryan Sensenbrenner (Enzymedica), and moderated by Quality of Life, Dan Lifton. This discussion takes place at the Organic and Natural Health Association's annual conference.

Amazon: Opportunities and Threats in 2024 and Beyond

Virtual Fireside Chat

Friday

Jan 19, 2024

Radicle Perspectives: Elevating the supplement industry

Radicle Science

Reading the Tea Leaves (Part I): What 2024 Has In Store for Dietary Supplements Regulations and Compliance

Radicle Perspectives: Elevating the supplement industry

Presentation, Online

Thursday

Dec 7, 2023

Making Your (Compliant) Message Shine: Best Practices for Reaching & Engaging Consumers

Naturally Informed

Active Aging: Mastering the Market 2023

Making Your (Compliant) Message Shine: Best Practices for Reaching & Engaging Consumers

Interview

Thursday

Nov 23, 2023

Managing Dietary Supplement Marketing Risks, with Asa Waldstein of the Supplement Advisory Group

NutraPreneur

Bridging Compliance & Marketing with Asa Waldstein’s Unique Perspective

Managing Dietary Supplement Marketing Risks, with Asa Waldstein of the Supplement Advisory Group

Panel Discussion, In-Person

Wednesday

Nov 15, 2023

Avoid the Lawsuit - Top Labeling Mistakes

Colorado Food Works
Arvada, CO

We will be reviewing top labeling mistakes that can result in lawsuits and costly re-prints.

Avoid the Lawsuit - Top Labeling Mistakes

Panel Discussion, Online

Tuesday

Nov 14, 2023

The claims they are a-changin’

AHPA Botanical Congress

Moderated by Asa Waldstein (Supplement Advisory Group), this session will feature discussion of the new FTC dietary supplement advertising guidance, the notices that followed, and the impact of both, as well as adequate claim substantiation.

The claims they are a-changin’

Presentation, In-Person

Thursday

Oct 26, 2023

Microbiome Products: Enforcement & Marketing Compliance

Supplyside West
Las Vegas

Claims, regulatory compliance and messaging around microbiome ingredients

Microbiome Products: Enforcement & Marketing Compliance

Interview

Saturday

Aug 12, 2023

Regulatory Expert Asa Waldstein
The Herbalist Hour Ep. 55

HerbRally

In this episode, Mason and Asa delve into all sorts of topics, and chat about substantiation dossiers, using puns as claims in marketing, general business advice, and more!

Regulatory Expert Asa Waldstein
The Herbalist Hour Ep. 55

Virtual Fireside Chat

Friday

Jun 16, 2023

Substantiation Dossiers: Building Trust in Label Claims for Retailers, Influencers, and Consumers

Radicle Science
June 16, 2023 (10:00 am PT / 1:00 pm ET)

Join Radicle Perspectives with Asa Waldstein, Principal of Supplement Advisory Group, as we discuss how to mitigate label claim risk, the impact recent headlines have had on dietary supplement consumers, and what Asa sees is next when it comes to the FTC drama.

Substantiation Dossiers: Building Trust in Label Claims for Retailers, Influencers, and Consumers

Symposium

Friday

Jun 9, 2023

16th International Herb Symposium at Wheaton College in Norton, Massachusetts, on June 9-11, 2023

International Herb Symposium

Asa teaches various GMP and marketing compliance classes at this three-day event.

16th International Herb Symposium at Wheaton College in Norton, Massachusetts, on June 9-11, 2023

Presentation

Tuesday

May 23, 2023

Regulatory compliance and reducing class action risk

Naturally Informed - Microbiome: Mastering the Market 2023

This three-day intensive virtual conference will examine not only probiotics, prebiotics, synbiotics and postbiotics, but also numerous other microbiome- modulated interactions including the impact of stress and diet. Experts will examine leading-edge science, and deliver practical tools to leverage this science to competitive advantage and truly mastering the market.

Regulatory compliance and reducing class action risk

Virtual Course

Friday

May 19, 2023

Ethics in Marketing Dietary Supplements: Common Practitioner Pitfalls to Avoid

AcuHealth Academy

Upcoming CEU Course
May 19th @ 12pm CST

Ethics in Marketing Dietary Supplements: Common Practitioner Pitfalls to Avoid

Panel Discussion, Online

Tuesday

May 16, 2023

The Label: Getting to the truth on natural product claims

AHPA Botanical Congress

In this session, Asa Waldstein (Supplement Advisory Group) will provide an overview of key considerations for label claims, with Amber Littlejohn (Ice Miller) and Jake Hebert (One Step Closer) expanding on health-related claims and environmental claims, respectively.

The Label: Getting to the truth on natural product claims

In-Person, Panel Discussion

Thursday

May 11, 2023

Considerations in entering the US market: Pitfalls, best practices, regulatory and innovation needs

Vitafoods Insights Theatre
Geneva, Switzerland

Regulatory and marketing panel

Considerations in entering the US market: Pitfalls, best practices, regulatory and innovation needs

Podcast

Monday

Apr 24, 2023

GMPs and Dietary Supplements: A Conversation With the Experts

CHPA Chat

Asa Waldstein, Larisa Pavlick, Josh Long discuss dietary supplement GMPs and best practices.

GMPs and Dietary Supplements: A Conversation With the Experts

Podcast

Monday

Apr 17, 2023

The Hoban Minute - Episode 170 with Asa Waldstein of Supplement Advisory Group

The Hoban Minute

Xavier interviews Asa Waldstein, founder of Apex Compliance and principal at Supplement Advisory Group.

The Hoban Minute - Episode 170 with Asa Waldstein of Supplement Advisory Group

Panel Discussion

Thursday

Apr 13, 2023

Marketing Claims and Protecting Your Brand

Naturally Los Angeles

Leaders in the natural products space share their experience on how to market claims and protect your brand.

Marketing Claims and Protecting Your Brand

Panel Discussion

Wednesday

Mar 29, 2023

Claims, Compliance, COA panel

NoCo Hemp Expo
Colorado Springs, CO

Certifications, COA’s, Compliance & Claims

Claims, Compliance, COA panel

Podcast

Wednesday

Feb 1, 2023

Asa Waldstein - Principal @ Supplement Advisory Group | FDA Enforcement Trends + Social Media

Ingredients for Success Podcast

FDA Enforcement Trends + Social Media

Asa Waldstein - Principal @ Supplement Advisory Group | FDA Enforcement Trends + Social Media

Presentation, Online

Friday

Nov 18, 2022

Naturally Informed: Living Longer, Stronger & Healthier Virtual Conference Registration

Naturally Informed powdered by Wholefoods Magazine and Trust Transparency Center

Asa Waldstein presents a regulatory and enforcement update on notable action happening in emerging categories such as brain health; bone, muscle, and joint health; libido; immunity; heart health; eye health; and more!

Naturally Informed: Living Longer, Stronger & Healthier Virtual Conference Registration

Presentation

Tuesday

Nov 15, 2022

Decoding the Regulations Around Cannabinoid Enforcement & Marketing Claims

MJBizCon, Las Vegas, NV

Decoding the Regulations Around Cannabinoid Enforcement & Marketing Claims

Online, Presentation

Monday

Nov 7, 2022

Labeling and Marketing Hemp-CBD Products: Best Practices & Pitfalls to Avoid

Smither's Hemp & CBD Workshop

Asa Waldstein reviews best practices, and common mistakes companies make when marketing and labeling hemp-CBD products.

Labeling and Marketing Hemp-CBD Products: Best Practices & Pitfalls to Avoid

Interview

Wednesday

Nov 2, 2022

‘Warning letter geek’ decodes marketing compliance

SupplySide West

The self-proclaimed 'warning letter geek' said lately the FDA is cracking down on mental health related-claims.

‘Warning letter geek’ decodes marketing compliance

Podcast

Monday

Oct 24, 2022

Avoiding Marketing Risk and Remaining Compliant

To Be Blunt with Shayda Toradi

In this episode, Shayda Torabi welcomes Asa Waldstein. Asa  shares about his “Warning Letter Wednesday” emails, where he breaks down the FDA warning letters. He also talks about what an FDA warning letter might be and how it plays a major role in regulating CBD products right now as hemp is federally legal.

Avoiding Marketing Risk and Remaining Compliant

Webinar

Wednesday

Oct 12, 2022

10 Herbal Product Marketing Tips & Pitfalls to Avoid with Asa Waldstein

Herb Rally
LIVE WEBINAR HOSTED ON ZOOM

Asa Waldstein reviews common marketing pitfalls to avoid, such as social media engagement, hashtags, reposting, product reviews, citing studies, and blogs.

10 Herbal Product Marketing Tips & Pitfalls to Avoid with Asa Waldstein

Presentation

Saturday

Oct 8, 2022

What Can Marketers Learn From FDA/FTC Action?

Lucky Leaf Expo, Jackson, MS

Asa discusses common marketing pitfalls in the open forum presentation. This involves lots of audience participation and questions.

What Can Marketers Learn From FDA/FTC Action?

Panel Discussion

Wednesday

Sep 21, 2022

Building Brands in Cannabis

Naturally Boulder
Boulder, CO

If you've wanted to learn more about this continually emerging, high-growth industry, Naturally Boulder has assembled a panel of experts to discuss the state of the industry, what's hot and new, and how you can develop and build a powerhouse brand in the space. I showed up as an attendee, but due to a late panelist dropout, I was asked to speak, and it was fun!

Building Brands in Cannabis

Presentation, Online

Tuesday

Sep 20, 2022

Naturally Informed: Stress & Mental Wellness: Mastering the Market

Naturally Informed powdered by Wholefoods Magazine and Trust Transparency Center

Regulatory Snapshot: A review of enforcement trends, risks, and best practices for manufacturers and marketers in the stress and mental wellness space.

Naturally Informed: Stress & Mental Wellness: Mastering the Market

Presentation

Tuesday

Aug 30, 2022

Common Mistakes and Best Practices for Online Supplement Sales

Positively Natural Marketplace
Las Vegas, NV

In this interactive discussion, Asa Waldstein reviews common and preventable mistakes companies make when selling supplements online.

Common Mistakes and Best Practices for Online Supplement Sales

Webinar

Wednesday

Jun 15, 2022

cGMP Facility Inspections Conducted by FDA: How Inspection Ready are You?

AHPA Webinar

This webinar is designed to help businesses in the dietary supplement industry understand the elements of current Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP) regulations (21 CFR 111) that are the primary focus during U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) facility inspections.

cGMP Facility Inspections Conducted by FDA: How Inspection Ready are You?

Webinar, Panel Discussion

Thursday

Jun 9, 2022

CBD Panel Discussion: Bridging the gap between science and regulation

Atlantia Clinical Trials

Asa Waldstein joins the Atlantia team to discuss how to use clinical data for marketing purposes to overcome regulatory hurdles that many CBD companies are encountering when commercializing their innovations.

CBD Panel Discussion: Bridging the gap between science and regulation

Presentation

Saturday

May 21, 2022

Medellin, Colombia: Pitfalls to Avoid When Entering the US Cannabinoid Product Market

Bizcann Expo Columbia
Medellin, Colombia

There is much that can go wrong when entering the US cannabinoid or supplement marketplace. In this session we discuss how to avoid common labeling, product manufacturing, registration, and marketing errors that can delay launches, or worse, attract the attention of the FDA and class action attorneys.

Medellin, Colombia: Pitfalls to Avoid When Entering the US Cannabinoid Product Market

Presentation, Online

Wednesday

May 18, 2022

Microbiome: Mastering the Market

Naturally Informed powdered by Wholefoods Magazine and Trust Transparency Center

Asa Waldstein presents a regulatory and enforcement update on notable action happening in the microbiome space.

Microbiome: Mastering the Market

Workshop, Online

Thursday

Apr 21, 2022

Cannabis II: Marketing Compliance for the Hemp Industry

Delaware Valley University

Asa Waldstein trains future regulatory compliance professionals.

Cannabis II: Marketing Compliance for the Hemp Industry

Workshop

Tuesday

Apr 19, 2022

Marketing and Regulatory Compliance for 5th Year PharmD Students (2022)

Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

This course reviews common product online and social media marketing pitfalls to avoid.

Marketing and Regulatory Compliance for 5th Year PharmD Students (2022)

Panel Discussion

Thursday

Mar 24, 2022

2022 Regulatory and Compliance Update

NoCo Hemp Expo, Denver, CO

Speakers: Josh Hendrix, Jonathan Miller, Asa Waldstein, Samantha Walsh, Marielle Weintraub

Today, there are a number of congressional bills and legislative and regulatory activity that can have an impact the hemp industry. Join this expert panel for an overview and analysis of key political, policy and regulatory activity that require the hemp industry’s attention, and how producers and marketers of CBD and other cannabinoids, in particular, can remain compliant in the face of USDA, FDA, EPA and other regulatory oversight.

2022 Regulatory and Compliance Update

Presentation, Online

Friday

Mar 18, 2022

Preparing for FDA Inspections

Emblossum Herbal Conference

A 3-Day Conference for Emerging Herbal Businesses

Preparing for FDA Inspections

Panel Discussion, Online

Wednesday

Mar 2, 2022

Immunity: Mastering the Market

Naturally Informed powdered by Wholefoods Magazine and Trust Transparency Center

Panel: Communicating in-store and online—where are we now?

Panel description: As COVID-19 concerns carry over into another year and consumers commit to supporting immune health year-round, the ability to communicate clearly, effectively, and legally on the topic of immune health and wellness is essential. Hear from experts on the latest need-to-know regulatory issues, winning marketing strategies, and educational strategies for retail staff and consumers. Experts will focus on getting over the "noise" of COVID with messages that resonate both short- and long-term.

Immunity: Mastering the Market

Podcast, Interview

Monday

Feb 14, 2022

Asa Waldstein demystifies the CBD marketplace

Health Quest Podcast

In this interview Asa Waldstein will explain how CBD is regulated and how consumers can identify trustworthy companies and products.

Asa Waldstein demystifies the CBD marketplace

Podcast, Interview

Wednesday

Jan 19, 2022

Thought Leadership and Compliance

Move The Stairs Podcast

Thought Leadership and Compliance

Podcast

Thursday

Jan 13, 2022

Compliance and Marketing Claims

Canna Advocate Podcast

Asa and Pat chat about bridging the compliance, marketing, and regulatory gap between the supplement and hemp industries.

Compliance and Marketing Claims

Podcast

Monday

Jan 3, 2022

The Supplement and CBD Advisor: Bridging the Regulatory and Marketing Gap

Getting Transparent Podcast

Asa Waldstein, Founder and Principal of Supplement Advisory Group joins host Joe Witte to discuss the intersection of FDA regulations and marketing claims in the supplement and CBD industries.

The Supplement and CBD Advisor: Bridging the Regulatory and Marketing Gap
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