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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. 

Will the ConAgra 100% natural case end up in the Supreme Court?

POM v Coke got there, but will another high-profile food litigation case – this time over GMOs and 100% natural labels on cooking oil (Briseno v ConAgra) - also end...

Injunctions, $6.6 million fine in FTC case citing misleading claims, fraudulent return policy

The Federal Trade Commission and Attorney General of Maine have announced the settlement of a case involving alleged deceptive marketing practices for dietary supplements that were featured in radio spots.

Enforcement likely to continue under Trump, with state AGs waiting in wings if it falters

The pace of FDA enforcement is unlikely to change under the Trump administration, at least in the near term, a former staffer has told NutraIngredients-USA.

Medical foods for blood sugar still blocked by FDA guidance

The application of a medical foods positioning to the formulation of blood sugar management products continues to be blocked by a final guidance from FDA on the subject.

Early, comprehensive legal review cuts costs, saves downstream problems, experts say

Getting a law firm involved early and often is the best way to get full value from your legal consulting expenditures, experts say.

CRN, NPA support bill to allow health savings dollars to be used for supplements

The latest version of the proposed Health Savings Act would allow consumers to use their tax-free health savings account dollars to pay for dietary supplements as well as drugs, doctor...

Court dismisses class action against CVS for vitamin C 'Made in USA' claims

A federal judge in the Northern District of Illinois has dismissed a putative class action against CVS Health Corp. and CVS Pharmacy, Inc. for “Made in USA” claims made on a...

Groups call for deep revision or outright rejection of FDA fiber guidance

FDA’s draft guidance on dietary fiber should be significantly amended or tossed out altogether, according to industry trade groups. But at least one company that has been affected by the...

What next for Health Canada’s proposed NHP changes?

Health Canada has received over 3,500 written comments in response to its proposed changes to how natural health products and dietary supplements are regulated.

Updated: NPA launches grassroots effort against the proposed ban

NY State proposes ban on selling creatine to minors

An industry association has expressed concern over the introduction of bill to prohibit the sale or distribution of creatine to minors in New York State. 

Testing failure, specification limits cited in FDA warning letters

A realistic testing regime and reasonable range on specified ingredient potencies were among the quality control issues cited by the Food and Drug Administration in recent warning letters.

Court issues permanent injunction against seller of DMAA

A court in California has approved a permanent injunction against a California dietary supplement company, driving yet another purveyor of DMAA from the market.

CRN makes progress on ambitious slate of meetings with new members of Congress

The Council for Responsible Nutrition said it is well on the way to its goal of meeting with 60 news members of Congress in 60 days.

Have thousands of facility registrations lapsed?

A quirk of the latest go round in the FDA facility registration process means thousands of foreign firms could find their registrations have lapsed, a leading consultant tells NutraIngredients-USA.

What do acceptable claims in the blood sugar management category look like?

Diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the United States, and accounts for around $245 billion in medical costs and lost productivity each year, according to data from...

Hiring freeze at FDA dims view of industry as adequately regulated, experts say

A hiring freeze put into place by Pres. Trump could damage efforts to make the case that the dietary supplement industry is effectively regulated, experts say.

Trump's executive order could upend current regulatory structure, experts say

Pres. Trump’s executive order requiring new regulations to be offset by the elimination of existing ones could wreak havoc with the pending roll-out of long awaited rules, such as the...

FDA offers to help industry draft guidance following Trump’s regulatory freeze

Days after President Trump signed an executive order that freezes some regulations and draft guidance documents, FDA offers to help food industry associations draft their own guidance documents to help...

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