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Scott Steinford, Founder, Trust Transparency Center

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Scott Steinford has built a career of leading, learning and mentoring. Through immersion in many aspects of the supplement and pharmaceutical industry Scott has worked to redefine and improve business practices within the healthcare industry with an emphasis on transparency. His experience ranges from entry level to CEO and positions include organizations representing ingredient supplier, ingredient manufacturer, retail brand, private equity, M&A due diligence expert and trade organizations. Scott has a Pre-Law Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Texas at Arlington and a Master’s of Science Degree in Law from Champlain College. Scott currently is Executive Director for the CoQ10 Association and President of the Natural Algae Astaxanthin Association (NAXA) and Founder of Trust Transparency Center, a boutique consulting organization dedicated to assisting companies seeking to improve both their internal and external trust transparency. Scott’s prior experience includes CEO of Doctor’s Best and maintained a pivotal role with a variety of ingredient manufacturers including Eisai, Kaneka and was a founder of ZMC-USA.
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What’s Wrong With This Picture? The Need for Transparency

We’ve long had a history in this industry of unscrupulous and sometimes downright shady operators being able to blend in on store shelves and...
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Caring is the True Differentiator

Almost six years have passed since Amazon opened its first brick and mortar location in November, 2016. That store was a small bookstore, much...

It’s Time for a Dietary Supplement Retailer Code of Ethics

While better than some sectors, as an industry, dietary supplements have never achieved total trust from all of our constituents, including consumers, media, and...
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Dietary Supplement Product Handling & Manufacturing is an Issue…and an Opportunity

A frequently under-appreciated fact about dietary supplements is the importance of proper care and handling through all stages of the supply chain—ingredient procurement to...

4 Transparency Checks that Drive Sales

Supplement sales are better than ever. The 2020 CRN Consumer Survey on Dietary Supplements found that nearly three-quarters of Americans report taking dietary supplements....
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Bloomberg Op-Ed on Supplement Risk Conveniently Ignores Reality

A recent Op-Ed that appeared in Bloomberg Opinion suggested that FDA’s current caution and risk aversion tied to COVID-19 needed to extend immediately into...

Disappearance of Elements Transparency Opens a Window for Smart Retailers

Last month, we looked at the recently announced Amazon Quality Requirements, with many in industry agreeing that these initiatives being taken by Amazon are...

Amazon Applies Some Quality Requirements

At last it seems that Amazon has begun to listen to the consistent requests to drive greater accountability and responsibility for the dietary supplement...

Transparency: The clear choice for supplement consumers

Supplement sales are better than ever. The 2020 CRN Consumer Survey on Dietary Supplements found that nearly three-quarters of Americans report taking dietary supplements, and Nutrition...

New Research Shows Consumers Value Branded Ingredients. Do You? 

Reading a supplement label is complicated. There are so many parts, some mandated by law like a Supplements Facts panel, others just good practice....