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‘An interesting interpretation’: Does a concentrate of an ODI need an NDI?

A concentrate of an old dietary ingredient may need to file a new dietary ingredient notification, according to a new warning letter from the US Food and Drug Administration about bitter orange. 

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Put expectations of suppliers' GMP compliance culture into writing as part of contract, experts advise

Beefing up supply chain management has been a mantra in dietary supplement industry meetings over recent months.  For that to be most effective, it needs to include a consideration of supply partners’ business practices, experts say.

‘Bananas!’ Academic compares supplements to Big Tobacco, calls for more state & local legislation

More stringent state or local-level laws could enhance regulation of dietary supplements, says a new academic paper that also compares the industry to Big Tobacco.

“There is significant opportunity for relaxation beverages," Traditional Medicinals manager says

Traditional Medicinals sees untapped potential for growth in the emerging calming beverage category, which consumers are turning to for help counterbalancing the effects of popular energy drinks and everyday stress.


Academic excitement about inflammation falls on consumer deaf ears: Consultant

There is only one approved health claim for inflammation in Europe and it is not being used because it means nothing to consumers, according to a health food consultant.

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