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AHPA's data shows FDA ramping up enforcement on tainted weight loss, sex products

AHPA's data shows FDA ramping up enforcement on tainted weight loss, sex products

The presence of undeclared pharmaceutical ingredients in products purporting to be dietary supplements is garnering an increasing amount of attention and enforcement from the Food and Drug Administration, databases compiled by the American Herbal Products Association show.

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FTC's fines on weight loss claims total more than all other categories combined, CRN database shows

The Council for Responsible Nutrition has launched a new tool for members that puts together in one place data on recent enforcement actions by the Federal Trade Commission regardling claims made in advertising. The resource can help them avoid making the same mistakes, said Steve Mister, president and CEO of...

Russia removes dietary supplements from import ban list

Russia has amended its ‘total embargo’ on western food imports to exclude dietary supplements, vitamin and mineral mixes, protein concentrates and dietary fibers.

Reaction to FDA's proposed Nutrition Facts updates

AHPA to FDA: Clarify protein labeling

Although it generally supports the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) proposed Nutrition and Supplement Facts label changes, the American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) urged the agency to adopt the Digestible Indispensable Amino Acid Score (DIAAS) method for evaluating protein content on product labels.

Pure Via labels will be amended, but 'natural' claim will stay

What is natural, and who decides? Pure Via latest stevia brand to settle class action suit over ‘natural’ claims in $1.65m deal

10 months after Cargill agreed to settle a class action lawsuit alleging it was misleading shoppers by marketing consumer products under the Truvia brand as ‘natural’, the firms behind rival stevia brand Pure Via have agreed to settle a similar lawsuit. 

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Gut feelings: Researchers suggest microbiota may manipulate eating behaviours from FoodNavigator.com

The link between our microbiota and health and behaviour may go as far as playing a role in the foods we crave, and could be controlled by modifying our gut bacteria speak to us, suggest researchers. 

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California’s clean reputation credited for rising China exports from FoodNavigator-Asia.com

Californian food producers are a major beneficiary of Chinese consumer concerns in the wake of a spate of domestic food scandals. 

WhiteWave pulling carrageenan from Silk, Horizon from FoodNavigator-USA.com

Citing mounting consumer pressure, WhiteWave Foods says it will remove carrageenan from its Silk and Horizon brands.

Carotenoids provide dye alternative from FoodManufacture.co.uk

Manufacturers of energy drinks and flavoured waters can maintain drink transparency, without compromising taste or quality, claims DSM.

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Twinlab can 'look to the future' now that recapitalization is complete

Twinlab can 'look to the future' now that recapitalization is complete

The restructuring of Twinlab is complete, as the entity Twinlab Consolidation Corporation has concluded its first deal,...

New trade organization forms with mission to define what 'natural' means

New trade organization forms with mission to define what 'natural' means

A new trade organization has formed with the mission to define what 'natural' means.  The nascent Organic...

CRN, NPA submit comments on FDA's proposed changes to food, supplement labels

CRN, NPA submit comments on FDA's proposed changes to food, supplement labels

Both the Council for Responsible Nutrition and the Natural Products Association have submitted a comments on FDA’s...

‘Specific strategies are needed to boost omega-3 intakes,’ says Pharmavite study. ‘We have a campaign to change the conversation,’ says GOED

‘Specific strategies are needed to boost omega-3 intakes,’ says Pharmavite study. ‘We have a campaign to change the conversation,’ says GOED

With a large percentage of American adults not meeting recommendations for omega-3 consumption, the Global Organization for...

'Fermentation revolution' transforming amino acid market, supplier says

'Fermentation revolution' transforming amino acid market, supplier says

The ongoing ‘fermentation revolution’ in the supply of amino acids continues to affect the production and potentially...

Review: Multivitamin and mineral supplements have possible modest benefits and ‘minimal, if any, risk’

Review: Multivitamin and mineral supplements have possible modest benefits and ‘minimal, if any, risk’

With many Americans failing to meet recommended intakes of select nutrients, multivitamin and mineral supplements could be...

Meta-analysis confirms calcium doesn't raise heart disease risk for older women, CRN says

Meta-analysis confirms calcium doesn't raise heart disease risk for older women, CRN says

A new meta-analysis has found that current evidence does not support the notion that calcium supplements increase...

Resveratrol supplements may improve memory performance in older adults: Study

Resveratrol supplements may improve memory performance in older adults: Study

Daily supplements containing resveratrol may boost memory performance in association with improved glucose metabolism in older adults,...

Evidence of gut/brain connection piles up, but actual products are a ways off, researcher says
Special edition: Cognitive Health

Evidence of gut/brain connection piles up, but actual products are a ways off, researcher says

The gut is teeming with bacteria, good and bad, and these organisms and their cousins living elsewhere...