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Senators urge FDA to ban retail sale, marketing of pure caffeine

A group of six Democratic senators have written to FDA commissioner Margaret Hamburg to urge the Agency to ban the sale and marketing of pure caffeine, a move that has received support from the industry.

Astaxanthin may extend endurance by boosting mitochondrial action: Study

The pinkish-orange carotenoid astaxanthin – one of the hottest ingredients in dietary supplements – may enhance endurance and slow fatigue by boosting mitochondria antioxidant defenses, says a new study from Brazil.

Convenience stores emerge as health food destination

More consumers are seeking healthy foods and beverages at convenience stores, creating an opportunity in a previously often overlooked channel for manufacturers of these products to expand their reach, according to new market research from Technomic. 

Food Vision 2015 programme unveiled

The Food Vision 2015 programme centres on the theme of responsible innovation, and includes parallel sessions on food and nutrition for the first time.

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Organoleptic ID of botanicals still valid if supported with documentation, experts say

Organoleptic ID of botanicals still valid if supported with documentation, experts say

A recent FDA warning letter to a company making products based on whole dandelion parts and other...

AHPA: 2015 will see changes in Congress, implementation of  FSMA rules  and progress on cannabis restrictions

AHPA: 2015 will see changes in Congress, implementation of FSMA rules and progress on cannabis restrictions

The herbal products industry can expect several recent trends to continue in 2015, but there are also...

NPA: 2015 will bring challenges in Congress, media and GMP compliance
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NPA: 2015 will bring challenges in Congress, media and GMP compliance

As with any new year, January is a time for looking ahead and getting in front of...

UNPA: On a host of issues, it's back to the future in 2015
Guest article

UNPA: On a host of issues, it's back to the future in 2015

On the cusp of its 30th anniversary, there’s been a lot of talk about the look forward provided...

GRAS status opens up market for Ahiflower, a plant-based omega 3-6-9 oil with high SDA levels

GRAS status opens up market for Ahiflower, a plant-based omega 3-6-9 oil with high SDA levels

A new competitor has arrived on the plant-based omega-3s scene with the announcement of FDA no-objection GRAS...

CRN: 2015 may be the year when FTC finally gets the message

CRN: 2015 may be the year when FTC finally gets the message

When I was a child, it seemed I could never get through an entire game of Candyland...

Garlic supplements effective for blood pressure management: Meta-analysis

Garlic supplements effective for blood pressure management: Meta-analysis

Dietary supplements with garlic (Allium sativum) may beneficially affect blood pressure, especially for hypertensives, says a meta-analysis...

GOED: Planting positive messages in consumers' minds only way to quell overheated media climate that fosters sensational headlines
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GOED: Planting positive messages in consumers' minds only way to quell overheated media climate that fosters sensational headlines

Inflammation defines the era we live in today. I do not mean inflammation as it relates to...

NutraIngredients-USA predicts top industry influences in 2015

NutraIngredients-USA predicts top industry influences in 2015

As the New Year begins, NutraIngredients-USA predicts the top challenges and opportunities for the US dietary supplements...

Tomato juice may slash waist size & inflammatory markers for young women

Tomato juice may slash waist size & inflammatory markers for young women

A daily glass of tomato juice for eight weeks has a direct effect on waist circumference, cholesterol,...