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FDA nominee strongly affirms DSHEA during hearing

A staunch affirmation of DSHEA by Dr. Scott Gottlieb, MD the nominee for FDA commissioner, is a highly promising sign for the immediate prospects of industry cooperation with the agency,...

The potential of a delay to Nutrition Facts label changes should not slow compliance efforts

Assuming FDA does not delay the deadline for the new Nutrition Fact label as requested by industry, then large companies have slightly more than a year left to overcome challenges...

FDA culls huge number of foreign food facility registrations

In its latest cleanup of its food facility registration database, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has culled an eye-opening 28% of existing registrations. The biggest drops happened in overseas...

Judge dismisses suit that questioned substantiation for Bayer's probiotic claims

Bayer has had what some observers called a “quick win” in the dismissal of a class action lawsuit filed in New Jersey over claims on its Phillips Colon Health probiotic...

News that Chaffetz will step down part of continual search for support in Congress

The news that Rep. Jason Chaffetz plans not to seek re-election is a reminder that maintaining friends for the dietary supplements industry within the halls of power is an ongoing...

Does FDA underestimate the time, resources spent on regulatory compliance?

The Food and Drug Administration is underestimating the amount of time and resources the supplement industry spends annually complying with government regulations, including current good manufacturing practices (cGMPs). 

Medical food marketer taken to task over IND filings on studies

Targeted Medical Pharma, a company marketing medical foods for pain management, has been hit with an FDA warning letter that illustrates the complexities of this product category and the studies...

Panel: Consumers don't understand much about quality

Setting high quality standards is one thing.  But making that pay?  That’s not so easy, said participants at a recent dietary supplement industry meeting.

Adverse events database not useful for drawing safety conclusions, expert says

The carte blanche release of adverse events data could give a skewed view of the safety of the dietary supplement industry, one expert says.

Quirks in regulations create need for science-based pesticide limits, USP says

Quirks of regulatory policy regarding pesticides leave botanical dietary supplement ingredients subject to unwarranted seizure, attendees at an international botanical conference in Mississippi were told.

What’s happening with Health Canada’s proposed NHP changes?

Health Canada has published its “What we heard” report, which shows differences in opinion between industry on one hand and consumers and healthcare professionals on the other.

Potential new head of FDA could postpone Nutrition Facts label changes if confirmed

The implementation deadline for the new Nutrition Facts label, which includes a new line indicating added sugars, could be pushed back several years if President Trump’s nominee for FDA Commissioner...

FDA prevails over Hi-Tech on DMAA, but ruling could open door on synthetic botanicals

A federal district court judge in Atlanta has ruled in favor of FDA in its case against Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals over its use of DMAA. But the ruling potentially weakens agency’s...

AHPA, CRN suggest tweaks, wholesale overhauls of manufacturing regs

A call from the U.S. Commerce Department for suggestions on streamlining manufacturing regulations has generated responses from industry trade organizations, with the different tacks the suggestions take reflecting those organizations’...

Acacia rigidula still popping up on market

Acacia rigidula-containing products continue to find a place in the market, as a recent warning letter shows. 

Breadth of Vitamin Shoppe's Oregon settlement seen as troubling precedent

The agreement between Vitamin Shoppe and the Oregon Attorney General sets a bad precedent for industry in several ways, experts say.

PEAs harder to control than were steroids, experts say

The presence and proliferation of phenylethylamines in sports nutrition products continues to be a thorn in the side of the dietary supplement industry.  But trying to regulate these ingredients away...

Natural Products Day: NPA discusses HSA/FSA, NDIs, FTC, WIC program and more with legislators

Over 100 industry stakeholders from 25 key states took to Capitol Hill to discuss a range of issues, ranging from the inclusion of dietary supplement in HSA/FSA, the regulation of...

NATURAL PRODUCTS NEW ZEALAND SUMMIT 2017

VIDEO: Why New Zealand’s long-awaited Natural Health Products Bill is needed now more than ever

Trade body Natural Products New Zealand is hoping new industry regulations – which it believes will help boost exports – can finally be passed before the nation’s elections in September.

Special edition: Supplements for Pets

Navigating the regulations around supplements for pets

While many ingredients and trends for animal supplements are the similar to those found in human dietary supplements, the sector lives in a pre-DSHEA environment for regulations, explains Bill Bookout,...

Colorado supplement firm shut down over repeated GMP failures

A Colorado-based distributor of dietary supplements has received a permanent injunction as a result of repeated GMP violations that spanned more than four years.

In wake of disease claim warning, Life Extension said it will tweak page layouts but won’t back down from core mission

Despite receiving a warning letter from the Food and Drug Administration about disease claims on its website, supplement manufacturer Life Extension said it is not going to change its basic...

Campbell Soup Co.’s GMO disclosure could serve as model for national label

Drawing on extensive consumer research, The Campbell Soup Co.’s GMO disclosure labels on packs and online could serve as a model for USDA in crafting the mandatory national bioengineering label...

Blood Sugar Management Forum recap: Common pitfalls in marketing and labeling

Marketing the benefits for supplements in the blood sugar management category is a matter of carefully crafting claims to make sure there’s substantiating science, and that claims comply with FDA...

FDA continues to ‘carefully review’ vinpocetine comments

The US Food and Drug Administration has received over 800 comments about vinpocetine, as the agency continues to assess the regulatory status of the ingredient. 

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