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Dispatches from HIE

Exclusive: EFSA speaks!...on gold standards; article 13,14; 2010 deadline

At HIE in Paris, NutraIngredients gained an exclusive interview with EFSA's chief health claim assessor, Professor Albert Flynn. EFSA has copped a lot of flak for its gold standard scientific...

GOED prepares omega-3 authorized health claim submission

An omega-3 trade association is preparing to apply to the FDA for an upgrade of the heart health claim linked to omega-3s from a qualified health claim to an authorized...

News in brief

FDA roundtable to examine major industry issues

A US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) roundtable discussion next month will examine topics including health claims, functional foods, labeling and the implementation of section 912 of the FDAAA.

FDA to publish GMP compliance guide in 2009

The US Food and Drug Administration may be publishing a compliance guide that would provide crucial help to small dietary supplement manufacturers trying to implement current good manufacturing practices (cGMP)...

Learning from the GSK weight loss petition

As the initial shock of a petition attacking the dietary supplement weight loss category starts to wear off, industry needs to work on developing a unified protection strategy, say US...

FDA publishes final rule on food imports

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has put out a final rule and draft compliance policy guide (CPG) on prior notice of imported food shipments.


A menu for American food policy

At the time of writing, the US is poised to go to the polls. The next two days are going to be hugely exciting. And when it’s all over, after...

The biggest challenges in making GMPs work

Many medium and small dietary supplement companies are still not close to meeting new GMP requirements, despite the looming deadlines. Lorraine Heller speaks to industry members about the major challenges...

News in brief

Webinar to examine NDI notification process

A webinar to be held in December will provide manufacturers with guidance on how to file a new dietary ingredient (NDI) notification, from both a legal and market perspective.   ...

Supplements, functional foods and the era of tighter regulations

Lorraine Heller talks to Danisco’s director of regulatory and scientific affairs in North America – Stuart Craig – who predicts an environment of increased regulation for the nutraceuticals and functional...

What is Section 912?

Stuart Craig, Danisco's director of Regulatory and Scientific Affairs, North America, explains why Section 912 could have a major impact on the way dietary supplements are regulated in the United States.

FDA raps Bayer in ‘combo' product crackdown

In a move that has divided industry, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has told German pharma giant Bayer in no uncertain terms to cease making disease reduction claims...

Section 912 and the blurring of the supplement-drug line

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) yesterday said it is extending the comment period for Section 912 of its Amendments Act (FDAAA), which has the potential to radically change...

GMP inspection reports only accessed through FOI requests, confirms FDA

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has confirmed that GMP inspection reports are not, in fact, available online, and that the only way to access these is by filing...

New panel appointed to review dietary guidelines

A review of the current US dietary guidelines to help improve the nation’s health through proper nutrition is now underway with the appointment of a new panel, which includes experts...


The hour of stevia is nigh

The course of true love never did run smooth. The same could be said of stevia’s road to regulatory approval as a food ingredient. One final concerted effort is needed...

The coffee and energy drink caffeine divide

Coffee and tea-based products are free from the caffeine labelling requirements of energy drinks. But is this in consumers’ best interests? Neil Merrett reports.

Dispatches from SupplySide West

FDA should lift stevia import alert, says ABC

The American Botanical Council has called on the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to rescind its "outdated import alert" on stevia.

Dispatches from SupplySide West

GMP inspection reports available online, says FDA

  An update to this article has been published here .The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has published the first round of GMP inspection reports on its website, according to...

Disptaches from SupplySide West

GMPs and the management obstacle

The successful implementation of new GMP regulations needs to start with the education of upper management on the requirements and implications of the rules, industry heard yesterday.

Dispatches from SupplySide West

'Stevia is a drug', says FDA citizen’s petition

A two-man law firm from Washington DC has petitioned the US Food and Drink Administration (FDA) to prevent the addition of steviol glycosides to food.

Resveratrol draws drug marketing heat

The Food and Drug Administration has warned a Georgia-based supplements manufacturer to stop making drug claims about one of its resveratrol products.

Doctors advise more vitamin D for infants

The American Academy of Pediatrics has doubled its advice on vitamin D intake by children and infants to 400 IU per day, on the basis of clinical evidence for the...

Comments to weight loss petition continue as deadline looms

The supplements industry continues to fight for its territory just weeks before the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is expected to respond to a petition that would reclassify weight...

Special edition: Gut Health

Regulation: Rules and health claims for gut health

In the second part of a series on gut health, NutraIngredients examines the way products in this category are regulated – and what types of health claims they can make.

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