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Study finds tainted supplements still for sale months after FDA recalls

A small number of products marketed as dietary supplements previously recalled by FDA can still be found for sale with the same adulterants (or is some cases new adulterants), says a study published Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association. The study’s authors contend that this points to problems in enforcement and might require new...

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McGuffin: DSHEA was about preserving right to direct one's own self care

Michael McGuffin, president of the American Herbal Products Association, has a unique perspective on the 20th anniversary of DSHEA having started in the herbal products industry in 1974, twenty years before the law was passed.  The law, as he sees it, preserved a right that Americans had always had, that...

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Vitamin Angels receives humanitarian award from American College of Nutrition

The American College of Nutrition acknowledged Vitamin Angels’ two decades of life-saving work providing vitamins and minerals to pregnant women, new mothers, and children under five with its Humanitarian Award.

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Israelsen: DSHEA created world's most vibrant supplement marketplace

The dietary supplement business has gone from fighting for its life to enjoying the fruits of an open, dynamic marketplace, and it’s all because of DSHEA, according to Loren Isrealsen, president of the United Natural Products Alliance.

‘Some companies claiming they’re strengthening their defense against chondroitin adulterants are not using the right method’: Synutra President

A unique collaboration of experts worked together to identify an adulterant in the chondroitin supply and the industry took note, but still some suppliers are not using the right methods and that’s a concern, says the president of Synutra International.

Mead Johnson Nutrition takeover 'not discussed' by Danone board

French dairy giant Danone has rubbished reports it has targeted US infant formula manufacturer Mead Johnson Nutrition for acquisition.

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ABC article says climate change is impacting quality of Chinese tea; whether botanicals in other regions are affected is less clear

ABC article says climate change is impacting quality of Chinese tea; whether botanicals in other regions are affected is less clear

Global climate change is affecting the quality of tea harvested in southwestern China, both in terms of...

Quote/unquote: Gut health, sports nutrition, and curcumin - The best of Bénéfiq 2014

Quote/unquote: Gut health, sports nutrition, and curcumin - The best of Bénéfiq 2014

We headed to Quebec City this week to attend the 2nd instalment of Bénéfiq, an international rendezvous...

Employee ownership key facet of plan to 'reauthenticate' Twinlab, Tolworthy says

Employee ownership key facet of plan to 'reauthenticate' Twinlab, Tolworthy says

Relaunching as an employee-owned company will help focus Twinlab on its mission of “reauthenticating” the brand in...

The most important lessons for doing business in Latin America for dietary supplement companies
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The most important lessons for doing business in Latin America for dietary supplement companies

Being among the most dynamic regional markets in the world with double-digit growth, and with an increasing...

FTC warns 60 companies for noncompliance on ad disclosure guidelines

FTC warns 60 companies for noncompliance on ad disclosure guidelines

The Federal Trade Commission has sent warning letters to 60 companies, including 20 of the nation’s largest...

In-house manufacturing becoming an important quality differentiator, NOW Foods CEO says

In-house manufacturing becoming an important quality differentiator, NOW Foods CEO says

Consumers are increasingly sensitive to where products are made, and this has helped drive NOW Foods’ expansion...

DPA, vitamins D and K ‘should be investigated’ for cognitive health, says new review

DPA, vitamins D and K ‘should be investigated’ for cognitive health, says new review

A focus on new nutrients, a more holistic approach, and innovative clinical trials using omics technology may...

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’...

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...

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