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Nestle joins scheme against junk food ads for children

Self regulation to ensure that products marketed towards children meet nutritional standards is working, according to The Council of Better Business Bureaus, which has just signed Nestlé up to the...

Global divide over natural color regulation

In the third of a four part series on natural colors, FoodNavigator looks at the regulatory situation in the US and Europe and the challenges this poses for food manufacturers...

CRN attacks disease in GSK weight loss petition

Reclassifying weight loss claims as disease claims will unfairly "disease-ify" many health conditions, according to the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN).

IADSA hosts Latin American regulatory debate

Developing harmonised dietary supplements regulations in Latin America was the central topic at a recent meeting in Buenos Aires, Argentina, convened by the International Alliance of Dietary/Food Supplement Associations (IADSA)....

FDA issues guidance on antioxidants

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has published guidance to help small companies comply with the labeling of antioxidant products and high potency products.

Spammers settle charges over weight loss claims

A group of defendants allegedly involved in selling bogus weight loss hoodia supplements through illegal spam e-mails have settled charges with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).

Cocaine rapped over narcotic marketing

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has told Las Vegas-based Redux Beverages - the maker of controversial energy drink Cocaine - that the powder-like font that adorns its products and...

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Diet better than statins in kids' cholesterol control

The prescribing of statins for eight years-olds is tantamount to saying that food and diet have failed, and that children are incapable of changing their eating habits and lifestyle.

Sabinsa announces GRAS for Cococin

Sabinsa has gained GRAS status for its coconut water solids ingredient Cococin, giving an extra layer of assurance that it is safe for use in food and beverage products, as...

Stryka rises to defense of its hoodia ingredient

The 'fake' hoodia battle between supplier Stryka Botanics and customer Certified Natural Laboratories has moved up a notch, after Stryka filed papers that it says will have the lawsuit thrown...

Guide navigates Asian regulations

A new guide for manufacturers of supplements and functional foods sets out the regulatory framework in Asia, with the aim of helping western firms bring their products to market in...

Food giants making dishonest health claims, says CSPI

Bogus health claims that are "commonplace" on dietary supplements are now also being adopted by the food industry, according to consumer group CSPI, which has urged an FDA clamp-down. ...

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The food industry after Lisbon

In the face of another rejection of a European Union treaty, the bloc's food industry has one glaring path ahead: business as normal.

Industry backs FDA supplement clamp-down

The dietary supplements industry has applauded a move by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to clamp down on products making bogus cancer cure claims.

The true state of comments to GSK's weight loss petition

Last week, mistakenly reported that comments to the GSK weight loss petition were sparse. A re-examination of data reveals that public comments have been flooding in, with the large...

Placebo supplement spawns opposition

A placebo dietary supplement aimed at soothing children's pains has been criticized as being 'unlawful' and 'unethical'.

Comments still sparse to GSK weight loss petition has published an update to this article here .    The controversial drug petition that threatens to squeeze dietary supplements out of the weight loss market has as yet generated...

NAD clamp-down highlights growing self-regulation

The advertising review body NAD has requested changes to the marketing of a virus-blocking supplement, a move that highlights the growing focus by industry on self-regulation.

FDA urged to ban artificial colors linked to hyperactivity

Artificial colors linked to increased hyperactivity in children are the "secret shame" of the food industry and should be banned by FDA, consumer activists have said.

FDA requires bakery group allergen-action

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has given a natural baked goods manufacturer 15 days to provide information on changes made to its allergen labelling policy for some of...

FDA must clarify drug-supplement borderline, says AHPA

The launch of a plant sterol-aspirin combination product being marketed as both a dietary supplement and a drug, highlights a legal grey area that requires refinement, according to the American...

FDA adds isomaltulose to tooth decay benefitting claim

The Food and Drug Administration has added isomaltulose to a list of "non-cariogenic carbohydrate sweeteners" that can claim non-promotion of dental carries.  

Seminar to focus on health claims in Asia, Europe

Health claims regulation in major global markets, particularly Europe and Asia, will be the focus of a half-day seminar to be held next month.

News focus: Weight loss claims

The wider implications of GSK's weight loss petition

The recent GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) attack on weight loss supplements could be setting off the first domino that will push back the boundaries of the dietary supplement market, according to industry...

Lead contamination not an issue, says Herbalife

Californian-based supplements manufacturer and distributor Herbalife has hit back at allegations six of its products are unsafe and in breach of Californian contaminants law due to lead levels.

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