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CITES seeks to update trade rules for web age

The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) has been shaping its agenda and framework according to the evolving global market.

Supplements laced with drugs slip through cracks in Canada

Health Canada is advising consumers not to use certain products that have been illegally sold as dietary supplements and are said to contain tranquilizing drugs.

Health Canada attempts to lift cosmetic regulation confusion

Health Canada has published a guidance document in order to counterattack confusion regarding the regulation of ingredients in cosmetics - a hot topic in the cosmetics industry at present.

Trace Minerals Research claims victory in trademark case

Another of case of trademark infringement has been won between feuding dietary supplement companies - Trace Minerals Research (TMR) and Mineral Resources International (MRI).

CITES meeting to impact sustainable sourcing

The triennial Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) conference, beginning Sunday in The Hague, is set to influence regulations for the nutraceutical ingredients...

FDA issues research on health claim awareness

The US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has released its primary findings a report on what consumers understand from health claims, which reveals a somewhat cloudy consumer understanding.

Nutratech and Syntech continue bitter orange patent dispute

An inquiry is under way, it has emerged, in yet another patent infringement case for the dietary supplement industry. This time the two parties battling it out are Nutratech and...

FDA listens to industry, extends CAM guidance comment period

The US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has extended the comment period on its draft CAM products guidance following widespread confusion relating to the document.

FDA targets two ED products

The credibility of dietary supplements supporting erectile dysfunction (ED) will not likely be enhanced by the US Food & Drug Administration's release of a health risk alert pertaining to two...

Supreme Court denies ephedra appeal

Utah-based Nutraceutical Corporation has lost its fight for banned herbal, ephedrine, after filing a petition for a rehearing in front of the entire tenth circuit of the US Court of...

Activist doctors halt dairy weight loss ads

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the nation's dairy industry are putting a stop to claims in their advertising that dairy products cause weight loss following a petition from...

GMPs on their way, White House tells Senator Hatch

Senator Orrin Hatch's office received notice that FDA's Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) legislation has received final clearance from the White House Office of Management and Budget, giving industry the signal...

FDA's CAM guidance ripe for misinterpretation, CRN

The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) has reported that the US Food & Drug Administration's CAM guidance fosters misinformation that certain Complementary and Alternative Medicine products should be regulated as...

IADSA gets Codex to rethink nine additives

IADSA reports it is slowly succeeding in melting barriers to international trade of dietary supplements by influencing the Codex General Standard for Food Additives list set to affect the regulatory...

CAM guidance comment period not to be extended, FDA

The American Herbal Products Association was informed by the US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) yesterday that, contrary to the association's requests, the agency will not be extending the comment...

AHPA opposes FDA's CAM guidance

In a case that furthers the polemic surrounding regulatory structure of the dietary industry, the American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) has issued comments to the US Food & Drug Administration...

Makers of HeightMax ordered to pay $1.9m

As part of its assurances that it will be tough on dietary supplement manufacturers who market with false claims, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has clamped down on a company...

Special edition: Global food trade

Supplement regulations start to ease trade

Regulatory changes made in 2006 have had a positive effect on global dietary supplement trade according to the International Alliance of Dietary/Food Supplement Associations (IADSA), but improvements are still needed...

Health Canada builds monograph resources for industry

Canada's Natural Health Products Directorate (NHPD) has issued new ingredient monographs for Ashwagandha and revised ingredient monographs for Blessed Thistle and 'Heal-All', as part of the government's efforts to compile...

Canada gives Cargill's Oliggo-fiber green light

Cargill's proprietary Oliggo-fiber inulin has been approved for use as a dietary fiber in Canada, adding to the number of companies allowed to list inulin in this category on labels.

Guest article

US foreign filing license - passport for your inventions

The most successful nutraceutical companies operate in a global economy and protect their intellectual property in many different countries. While the Internet makes it easy to communicate seamlessly across national...

Cocaine drink is a drug, not a supplement - FDA

Cocaine, the energy drink marketed as a dietary supplement, is a drug, says the FDA, in a move sure to be welcomed by the United Natural Products Alliance (UNPA).

Ephedra risk-benefit analysis endangers supplements, NPA

The most recent court ruling on ephedra blurs the distinction between supplements and drugs and could force the industry to conduct clinical tests, says the Natural Products Association, which has...

FDA proposes to relax labeling for irradiated products

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is proposing to revise its labeling regulations for irradiated foods, suggesting some irradiated foods could now be labeled as "pasteurized".

AHPA provides AER Compliance course materials

The American Herbal Products Association has joined the ranks of trade associations preparing the dietary supplement industry to comply with impending adverse events reporting (AER) legislation.

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