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Ullman on Bayer-FTC issue: ‘Be as careful with your implied claims & testimonials as you are with the express claims’

Ullman on Bayer-FTC issue: ‘Be as careful with your implied claims & testimonials as you are with the express claims’

The US Federal Trade Commission’s motion against Bayer for claims made for its probiotic dietary supplement, Phillips’ Colon Health “warrants close monitoring” because of the potential wide-ranging implications, according to a prominent attorney.

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DASCA passes Designer Anabolic Steroid Control Act

The Designer Anabolic Steroid Control Act (DASCA) of 2014 (H.R. 4771) has passed the U.S. House of Representatives, a move praised by the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN).

Rock Creek seems to be near end of supplement road as FDA rejects NDI filing

Rock Creek Pharmaceuticals, formerly known as Star Scientific, has hit another pothole in the road in the form of a negative opinion from the Food and Drug Administration on its New Dietary Ingredient Notification (NDIN).

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The power of babble: Communication, globalisation and consumer connection

In today’s complex global marketplace, the patchwork of regulatory standards, cultural variations and logistical realities of time and space create an environment in which harmonisation may seem impossible. Not so, argues James C Griffiths, PhD, VP of scientific & international affairs at the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) in this...

Neptune, NPA, Standard Process, and Gaia Herbs: People news

Plenty of new hires and promotions this month, with notable appointments at the Natural Products Association, Neptune, Standard Process, and Organic Technologies. 

L. paracasei may alter intestinal microbiota in healthy people: Study

Probiotic strain Lactobacillus paracasei could alter the intestinal microbial in healthy populations, but this depends strictly on the ‘ecosystem’ of the individual, according to research. 

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Pathway picked to represent FutureCeuticals in Australasia from FoodNavigator-Asia.com

FutureCeuticals, the American nutraceutical major whose products are manufactured from fruit, vegetables and grain, has chosen Pathway International to be its distribution partner in Australia and New Zealand.

Cognition & colours among DSM targets at 2-day Swiss open innovation event from NutraIngredients.com

DSM Nutritional Products (DNP) wants to engage with commercial, government and academic entities at a 2-day open innovation (OI) summit with selected participants in December.

High-protein diet may lower blood pressure from FoodNavigator-USA.com

Despite that people in the West typically get more than enough protein in their daily diets, new research may further validate our collective protein obsession. 

Organic logo overload? Consumers are not confused, suggests study from FoodNavigator.com

There is room for several organic logos within one market – as long as shoppers perceive advantages of one over another, a new study suggests.

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Bayer ‘extremely disappointed & strongly disagrees’ with FTC/DoJ allegations against Phillips’ Colon Health claims

Bayer ‘extremely disappointed & strongly disagrees’ with FTC/DoJ allegations against Phillips’ Colon Health claims

Healthcare giant Bayer has said it will defend itself ‘vigorously’ against the US Federal Trade Commission decision...

GOED confident of success with omega-3 – blood pressure health claim

GOED confident of success with omega-3 – blood pressure health claim

A health claim petition filed by the Global Organization for EPA and DHA Omega-3s (GOED) with the...

Products aimed at kids is a bright spot in murky omega-3s sales picture, emulsion manufacturer says

Products aimed at kids is a bright spot in murky omega-3s sales picture, emulsion manufacturer says

Products targeting children is a bright spot in the otherwise murky sales picture for omega-3s, said an...

 FTC levies $3.5 million fine against green coffee bean extract supplier

FTC levies $3.5 million fine against green coffee bean extract supplier

Applied Food Sciences, a Texas-based ingredient supplier, has agreed to pay $3.5 million to settle a complaint...

2015 Dietary Guidelines: CRN calls for multivitamin/mineral to help redress nutrient shortfalls

2015 Dietary Guidelines: CRN calls for multivitamin/mineral to help redress nutrient shortfalls

Multivitamins/minerals provide a low cost, convenient way to fill nutrient gaps when nutrient recommended intakes are not...

International association endorses Botanical Adulterants Program

International association endorses Botanical Adulterants Program

A major self policing and informational effort in the dietary supplement industry has received a signifcant boost...

'Intriguing': Fish oil supplements linked to improved exercise economy

'Intriguing': Fish oil supplements linked to improved exercise economy

Daily supplements of an EPA-rich fish oil may boost exercise economy, a predictor of endurance exercise performance,...

Turmeric/curcumin supplement sales grow 26%, total herbal supplements sales top $6 billion for the first time

Turmeric/curcumin supplement sales grow 26%, total herbal supplements sales top $6 billion for the first time

Sales of herbal dietary supplements with turmeric/curcumin as the primary ingredient grew by 26.2% in 2013 to...

Euromonitor: Young, urban driving supplement vitamin sales Brazil
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Young, urban Brazilians driving country's vitamin and supplement sales: Euromonitor

Last year, sales of vitamins and dietary supplements in Brazil increased by 9%, reaching R$3.2 billion ($1.4...

Nutrigenomics, GMP compliance, and the future of the supplement industry: Our picks from SSW's education sessions

Nutrigenomics, GMP compliance, and the future of the supplement industry: Our picks from SSW's education sessions

With the world’s largest natural products supply just over a month away, NutraIngredients-USA trawls through the education...