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McCaskill's push for FDA review of herb/chemotherapy interactions called an intrusion into doctor/patient relationship

Industry stakeholders called Sen. Claire McCaskill’s recent call for FDA scrutiny of supplement interactions with chemotherapy treatments unnecessary and an intrusion on doctor/patient relationships.

Amendment to limit military access to dietary supplements withdrawn

An amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to impose restrictions on the sale of dietary supplements at military base commissaries has been withdrawn. 

What is natural? Over to you, FDA...

The comment period for the FDA’s probe into ‘natural’ claims has closed, leaving the agency with the unenviable task of sifting through a mammoth pile of submissions from thousands of...

FDA’s new dietary supplement office should focus on tainted products, GMPs & NDIs, industry leaders say

With the recent elevation of dietary supplement oversight from a division to its own office at FDA’s Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, the agency should renew its focus...

Supreme Court affirms FTC's position that POM's claims were unsupported

The US Supreme Court has declined to take up the FTC vs POM case. The action in effect affirms FTC's prior determinations that POM misled consumers in the advertising of...

April 2016 NEWS QUIZ: Are you up to speed with the latest supplement industry news?

What is GOED’s recommendation for EPA + DHA per day? A publication from which university got blasted for an article calling supplements ‘suspect’ and ‘useless’? 

ProbioTech’s citizen petition calls for probiotic suppository to be included in supplement definition

The FDA defines supplements as something ingested. ProbioTech is petitioning an amendment to the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act 1994 (DSHEA) to ensure that suppositories are included in the...

CRN seeks tweaks to proposed Prop 65 changes in bid to cut lawsuits off at the pass

The Council for Responsible Nutrition has filed comments with officials in California in an effort to blunt the effect of proposed changes to Prop 65 which could add new burdens...

CSPI makes second call to FDA for ban of high potency caffeine retail sales

The Center for Science in the Public Interest has called on the Food and Drug Administration to ban the sale of high potency caffeine products to consumers. Despite FDA’s warning...

GRAS process for evaluating ingredient safety threatens FDA’s mission, Sen. Markey argues

The “loose structure” and voluntary process for companies to self-determine if new ingredients are “generally recognized as safe” without required input from FDA undermines the agency’s ability to ensure the...

Guest article

Regulation of Probiotics in the USA: Food

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...

Over double safe niacin content in recalled MusclePharm supplement

The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) has warned against MusclePharm’s pre-workout Assault Hybrid supplements after it was found they contained over double the safe upper limit for niacin.

What next for 'natural' claims? KIND urges court to leave issue with the FDA

Snack maker KIND – which faced a wave of false advertising lawsuits* last year over its use of the terms ‘healthy’ and ‘all-natural’ – has urged a New York court...

FDA’s 2016 food agenda prioritizes FSMA, product labeling, GRAS, GMOs

FDA’s Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition is plowing ahead with an ambitious and wide-ranging agenda for the remainder of 2016 without pause after knocking out five final or...

What’s a GMO? Mushrooms, ‘gene-editing’, and a brave new world for regulators?

News that non-browning mushrooms developed with a gene-editing tool called CRISPR/Cas9 would not be subject to regulation by USDA has prompted a fresh debate about what ‘GMOs’ are, and whether...

FDA ‘appreciates’ CRN’s product registry efforts

The US Food and Drug Administration tells NutraIngredients-USA that it looks forward to learning more about the Council for Responsible Nutrition’s proposed industry-wide dietary supplement product registry.

FTC action casts more doubt over usefulness of 'all natural' claims

The Federal Trade Commission has taken action on natural claims, something which should make dietary supplement companies sit up and take notice, an attorney says.

Nationwide GMO labeling, insurance coverage & increased enforcement top NPA's wish list on Capitol Hill

Members of the Natural Products Association met with their senators' and representatives' offices in Washington, DC, April 13 to promote standardized GMO labeling nationwide, insurance coverage of dietary supplements, increased...

Sen McCaskill: “We shouldn’t be relying on Cohen et al to ensure industry is acting responsibly”

Senator Claire McCaskill, the ranking member of the US Senate Special Committee on Aging, is alarmed that FDA has taken so long to act against manufacturers of supplements containing methylsynephrine...

GOED recommends 500 mg of Omega-3 daily

Russia recommends 1,300 mg of Omega-3 EPA and DHA per day, while most countries recommend around 250 mg. After years of deliberation, GOED finally released its own recommendation: 500 mg a day.

FDA warns 7 companies over methylsynephrine

The US Food and Drug Administration has issued warning letters to 7 companies regarding a total of 8 products marketed as dietary supplements and containing methylsynephrine as a dietary ingredient.

March 2016 NEWS QUIZ: Are you up to speed with the latest supplement industry news?

Who was named the new CEO of Twinlab? Which former Senator received AHPA’s  Lifetime Achievement Award? Or which botanical TSI wants to be a leader in?

News in brief

Canada approves Lallemand’s probiotic gut-brain axis health claim

The company boasts its Probio’Stick as being the “first and only probiotic with approved health claims in the gut-brain axis area in Canada.”

Sen McCaskill asks DoJ for enforcement records on dietary supplements

Senator Claire McCaskill, the ranking member of the US Senate Special Committee on Aging, is seeking a comprehensive list of enforcement actions taken by the Department of Justice related to...

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ACI & CRN team up again for Dietary Supplement Legal & Regulatory Conference

Scott Bass, partner, Sidley Austin LLP, and Steve Mister, President & CEO of the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), will co-chair the Fourth Annual Legal, Regulatory, and Compliance Forum on...

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