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Prop 65 private enforcers are just getting warmed up, attorney warns

The pace of Prop 65 suits in California continues to be brisk and settlement demands have been increasing, said a lawyer who represents dietary supplements in these actions.

NDI innovation 'pause' looks more like a freeze, UNPA chief says

According to UNPA president Loren Israelsen there has been plenty of recent innovation within the dietary supplement despite complaints to the contrary. But the NDI draft guidance could bring that...

DuPont: We want to see CFUs included for probiotic labeling

The Food and Drug Administration should include colony forming units or CFUs for probiotic labeling, says Amy Smith from DuPont, with a citizen’s petition a possible avenue for the change....

FDA's Welch: Industry continuing to fail on basic GMP compliance

The dietary supplement industry has not shown steady improvement on GMP compliance.  The same fundamental issues seem to crop up over and over, FDA official Cara Welch PhD said.

DEA ends emergency kratom listing, begins more protracted proceeding

Under the combined pressure of industry and lawmakers, the federal Drug Enforcement Administration has backed off its emergency listing of kratom to the schedule 1 list of controlled substances.

‘Several points in the NDI draft guidance should not apply to probiotics’: Expert

The NDI draft guidance contains several points that are potentially issues for probiotics, and there appears to be a disconnect with the GRAS (generally recognized as safe) process, says a...

ChromaDex CEO says new NDI guidance could be tool to clean up marketplace

The NDI draft guidance offers a workable road map for companies willing to provide the safety information already called for by law, according to one ingredient supplier.

Panel explores issue of how best to live with NDI provisions

The consensus of a recent industry session on NDIs was this: The draft guidance is here to stay. You’d best learn to deal with it.

'Confusion' best describes global regulation of aloe, expert says

After years on the market, aloe as an ingredient is still poorly understood by most regulators around the world, attendees at a recent ingredient-specific session were told.

Guest article

Regulation of Probiotics in the USA: Dietary Supplements

The United States Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) regulation of products containing probiotics is complex and largely depends on the claims that are made for the product. For example, they...

DEA appears to waver on kratom listing in face of pressure from lawmakers

The federal Drug Enforcement Administration's plan to move kratom to the Schedule 1 list via an emergency filing has spurred significant pushback from industry stakeholders and from lawmakers. But even...

NPA requests one-year extension to vinpocetine comment period

The Natural Products Association has called on the US Food and Drug Administration to extend the comment period on the status of vinpocetine until September 6, 2017.  

FDA extends NDI comment period to Dec. 12

The Food and Drug Administration has extended the comment period on the updated draft version of the New Dietary Ingredients guidance. The new deadline for comments is Dec. 12.

Guest article

New Dietary Ingredients (NDI)– A Better Solution

“Antagonistic cooperation is the principle of all markets and many marriages.” - Mason Cooley

Why Health Canada’s proposed overhaul of NHP regs are a concern to the industry

Health Canada is proposing to significantly change how natural health products and dietary supplements are regulated, with industry sources telling us the proposals are a concern.

Trade groups claim victory on Puerto Rican product registration, fee plan

An onerous administrative order in Puerto Rico has been pushed further onto the back burner, according to press reports and industry trade association communications.

SupplySide West 2016: The top picks from the education sessions

With the world’s largest natural products supply show less than two weeks away, NutraIngredients-USA trawls through the education program and gives you our top picks for Las Vegas.

Special edition: botanicals

NDI guidance will dampen innovation in botanicals, experts say

The NDI draft guidance as written will squelch innovation in botanical ingredients, experts have said.

NPA to develop ‘safe harbor’ list for dietary ingredients

In response to the recently re-released NDI draft guidance, the Natural Products Association (NPA) has said it is in the later stages of developing a comprehensive safe harbor list of...

Warning letter provides lesson in what not to do when citing science

A recent FDA warning letter to a company selling noni products provides a quick précis for what not to do when trying to support your product with science, said an...

FDA hints at how conventional foods can make structure/function claims

For the first time, FDA weighs in on what marketers must have on hand to support claims about conventional foods’ direct impact on consumers’ bodies. 

More NDI training needed: A pulse on the dietary supplements industry

More than half (56%) of dietary supplement professionals said they haven’t read the Aug. 11 NDI guidance—and 6% said they haven’t read it, but told their boss that they did.

From nanotechnology to master files, 5 things to think about from FDA's new NDI draft guidance

From ingredient combinations to supercritical CO2 extraction to nanotechnology, here are some things to note from the new NDI draft guidance FDA released Aug. 11.

Guest article

NDIs: When to file, what FDA wants to see, and how companies can protect themselves

Over the last few years, the FDA has zeroed in on the dietary supplement industry.  It has taken numerous actions against dietary supplements where it believes the ingredients pose health...

Australian nutrition industry cheers landmark changes to regulation

Australia’s natural nutrition and complementary health industry has received a “once in a lifetime” boost after the government gave the green light to a raft of changes to how businesses...

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