Information

  • Bulletins: Frequent e-mail and postal alerts direct to your business
  • Website: Information-rich password-protected Members’ section
  • Meetings: Technical Working Group meetings for first-hand expert comment

Education & Advice

  • Events: A regular programme of practical, educational events
  • CLEAR CHECK™: Hundreds of companies each year take specialist, and highly cost-effective, advice from HFMA’s Primary Authority-accredited COPY • LABELLING •EDUCATION • ADVERTISING • REGULATION (CLEAR CHECK) service

Representation

  • Regular dialogue, negotiation and the building of strong relationships with:
    – UK Legislators: Government, MPs
    – EU Legislators: EU Commission; MEPs
    – Regulators: FSA, MHRA, DoH, BEIS, RD
    – Enforcement agencies: FSA, TSI, CAP/ASA
  • Initiatives: other well-considered initiatives – legal opinions, legal action, public petitions etc are used to achieve industry objectives

Service

  • Expert Advice: HFMA Advisers, Secretariat and CLEAR CHECK provide expert advice on a huge range of issues
  • Primary Authority: the HFMA’s members are able to be part of a Coordinated PA Partnership with Bucks & Surrey Trading Standards

Standards

  • The HFMA’s Code of Advertising Practice sets out the regulatory framework for specialist health products, and is administered by the HFMA’s Primary Authority-accredited CLEAR CHECK™ service
  • The HFMA operates three long-standing codes of practice – for GMP, Labelling & Advertising and Upper Safe Levels for Supplements – to ensure that member companies adhere to high standards and offer good quality, safe products to UK consumers

HFMA Resources

  • Advisers: gold-standard Political and Public Affairs, Scientific, and Technical advisers supplement the HFMA’s in-house expertise
  • PR: A specialist Agency and Expert Panel assist with national media
  • Partnerships: The HFMA has membership or partnership arrangements with the UK Herbal Forum, ESSNA (European Specialist Sports Nutrition Alliance); FPB (Forum of Private Business)
  • International: The HFMA is an active member of the European federation – EHPM – and via EHPM of IADSA (International Alliance of Dietary/Food Supplement Associations)