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GMPs, QA & QC

GMPs, QA & QC

The implementation of new safety measures and current good manufacturing practices (cGMPs) are having a huge impact on business. We bring you the latest developments in this increasingly important sector.

This week: Join experts from ABC, GNC, Herbalist & Alchemist & Nature’s Way for the NIU Botanicals Forum

Experts from GNC, Nature’s Way, Herbalist & Alchemist, and the American Botanical Council will discuss the challenges and opportunities in botanicals category in a FREE forum hosted by NutraIngredients-USA.

SupplySide West 2016: The top picks from the education sessions

With the world’s largest natural products supply show less than two weeks away, NutraIngredients-USA trawls through the education program and gives you our top picks for Las Vegas.

Special edition: botanicals

GNC/AHPA raw materials program nears final review

The botanical ingredients raw material GMP program started by GNC and managed by the American Herbal Products Association will be ready for final review in October, said an AHPA official.

Special edition: Botanicals

Travel to source may be costly, but important to vet supply chain, expert says

Travel to where you source your ingredients, and make no excuses about the cost and time it takes, one expert said.

Special Edition: Botanicals

Turmeric leads the charge as herbal sales continue to bloom

With 118% growth in the mass channel and 32% growth in the natural channel, turmeric/curcumin was the stand-out ingredient in 2015, with overall sales for the ingredient exceeding $50 million...

Special Edition: Botanicals

What’s going on with the NY AG 7?

The initial investigation launched by NY Attorney General Eric Schneiderman focused on seven herbs - Echinacea, garlic, Ginkgo biloba, ginseng, Saw Palmetto, St John’s wort and Valerian. We review the...

More NDI training needed: A pulse on the dietary supplements industry

More than half (56%) of dietary supplement professionals said they haven’t read the Aug. 11 NDI guidance—and 6% said they haven’t read it, but told their boss that they did.

Innovation hot spot lies at overlap of 'natural,' science and sustainability, expert says

The drive toward shorter, cleaner labels and the oft-mentioned dearth of innovation in the supplement sphere are both factors of the maturation of the dietary supplement  and functional foods industries,...

Can auditing, certifying, and verifying be more streamlined? Yes, says UNPA chief

Loren Israelsen, President of the United Natural Products Alliance (UNPA) called the current auditing landscape of the dietary supplements industry as “redundant, expensive, and inconsistent”

News in brief

Mazza Innovation earns NSF Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) registration for its clean-label botanical extraction facility

Plant extract company Mazza Innovation Ltd. has achieved NSF Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) registration for its Delta, British Columbia botanical extraction facility.

News in brief

4Excelsior gets Informed-Choice certification

Anaheim-based contact manufacturer 4Excelsior has attained the international sports nutrition manufacturing certification Informed-Choice.

Krill powder stability issues addressed: Study

The long term stability of Rimfrost’s Pristine krill powder at room temperature has been confirmed in two studies, allaying concerns about krill’s viability as a supplement ingredient due to stability...

Companies beta-testing CRN’s dietary supplement product registry

Nine companies are beta-testing the CRN’s product registry – the Supplement Online Wellness Library (Supplement OWL) – which is being developed and administered by UL.

New analytical method identifies adulterated St John’s wort products

Almost 40% of a sample of 37 St John’s wort products may be adulterated with synthetic dyes and/or uncharacteristic flavonoids, says a new study.

Comment

NDIs: The biggest changes may be on the industry side

The new NDI draft guidance is very similar to the previous version, and yet the howls of outrage heard in 2011 are silent. What’s changed? Well, a lot…

Ingredient Identity offers pay as you go QA plan for virtual organizations

Consulting firm Ingredient Identity has launched an outsourced quality assurance solution that could help smaller companies demonstrate better—and more cost effective—compliance in this important function.

DNA barcoding is still a science project: BI Chief

The dietary supplements industry has done a great job coming together to address raw material supply in the wake of the New York Attorney General’s action, says George Pontiakos, CEO...

Diminishing consumer trust driving demand for HyperPure ingredients, says Frutarom

Demand for Frutarom’s HyperPure ingredients is growing twice as fast as its non-HyperPure since the beginning of 2016, linked to a diminishing consumer trust in supplements and the call for...

CRN appoints new VP of quality and technical affairs

Gisele Atkinson has joined the Council for Responsible Nutrition as the vice president, quality and technical affairs, a new position in the association’s science and regulatory department.

Learning from others’ mistakes: NPA launches warning letter database

The Natural Products Association (NPA) has announced the launch of its warning letter database, giving access to data on GMP violations, technical adulteration, and labeling infringements.

Expert review: ‘DNA barcoding unsuitable as a stand-alone tool for identifying & authenticating botanicals’

DNA barcoding to identify and authenticate botanical ingredients in dietary supplements should only be used in addition to other existing analytical methods, says a new expert review.

Experts dispute notion that DSHEA hamstrung FDA

Despite the tenor of a recent meeting of ex FDA commissioners, DSHEA didn’t tie the hands of federal regulators, experts contacted by NutraIngredients-USA have said.

GNC raw material proposal in active revision, AHPA says

The botanical raw material GMP proposal put forward by GNC earlier this year is in active revision, according the American Herbal Products Association.

CRN names UL for Dietary Supplement Product Registry

UL has been retained to develop and administer the dietary supplement product registry, which is expected to be up and running by the end of 2016.

Attention given to preventing adulteration on the rise, but has that curbed the problem?

Is the dietary supplement industry getting a handle on the adulteration issue?  The baseline data does not exist to be able to say one way or another. But sources agree...