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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.

Team approach called for in designing cogent product research strategy

In designing a clinical trial strategy its important to keep end points in mind—and it’s not just avoiding disease endpoints we’re talking here. It’s vital to end up with information...

Ignorance leads some supplement, food manufacturers to incorrectly report protein values, consultant says

Protein fortification is a red hot trend in the market, but one formulation expert questions whether all of the information on the protein portions of those product labels is being...

Idle investment capital driving consolidation in testing arena, exec says

The need to get higher returns on investment capital that has lain idle is driving the ongoing consolidation in the sphere of analytical testing according to Dave Kliber, CEO of...

FDA files injunction against sports supplement manufacturer over years-long record of GMP failures

Scilabs Nutraceuticals Inc., a California dietary supplement company, has been slapped with a permanent injunction after failing three rounds of FDA inspections and receiving a warning letter in 2013.

CRN launches searchable database of FDA warning letters

Warning letters are the regulatory tea leaves of the dietary supplements business and the Council for Responsible Nutrition has launched a new tool that will help industry read what they...

Guest article

20 Years of DSHEA: Focusing on the Future

While we should certainly take a second to pause and reflect in honor of the 20th anniversary of the passage of the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act (DSHEA), it’s important...

Newly formed Capstone Nutrition part of the maturation of manufacturing end of supplement business, exec says

A new force has appeared on the contract manufacturing scene with the formation of Capstone Nutrition, which is an amalgamation of Integrity Nutraceuticals in Spring Hill, TN and Cornerstone Research...

UNPA recommends method to its members

Chondroitin testing protocol published in Journal of AOAC International

Leading chondroitin sulfate supplier Synutra Ingredients has announced the publication of the ‘most effective testing protocols for insuring the purity of chondroitin ingredients’, with the UNPA moving quickly to advise...

Experts not surprised steroid-tainted supplements lingered on market following recalls

A recent study found that numerous recalled supplements lingered on the market for months or even years after their recall dates. The nature of recalls supplies part of the reason...

Import detentions increasing and likely to accelerate as FSMA kicks into gear, expert says

Import refusals by the Food and Drug Administration are ramping up and are likely to become more common as some of the rules associated with the Food Safety Modernization Act...

Insights from SupplySide West

McGuffin: DSHEA was about preserving right to direct one's own self care

Michael McGuffin, president of the American Herbal Products Association, has a unique perspective on the 20th anniversary of DSHEA having started in the herbal products industry in 1974, twenty years...

Insights from SupplySide West

Israelsen: DSHEA created world's most vibrant supplement marketplace

The dietary supplement business has gone from fighting for its life to enjoying the fruits of an open, dynamic marketplace, and it’s all because of DSHEA, according to Loren Isrealsen,...

CRN’s Mister on DSHEA’s ‘monumental anniversary’, companies choosing a side, and the critical role of contract manufacturers for GMP compliance

The 20th anniversary of the Dietary Supplements Health and Education Act (DSHEA) is ‘monumental’, says Steve Mister from the CRN, but the industry shouldn’t rest on its laurels too long. ‘The...

GMPs, NDIs, and definitions for GMO and natural: NPA’s Fabricant on industry issues

Despite ongoing vacancies in the main office of the Division of Dietary Supplements, companies must continue to build relationships with FDA’s district offices to ensure ongoing GMP compliance, says Dr...

Insights from SupplySide West

Adverse event reporting can provide valuable data to companies, expert says

Reporting adverse events is something all dietary supplement companies must prepared to do to be in compliance with the law.  But beyond that basic requirement, companies that fully embrace an...

Fine print of GMP compliance still a mystery to many small manufacturers, expert says

The smallest tier of dietary supplement manufacturers still, as a class, lack comprehensive understanding of GMP requirements, according a digital solutions provider.

Study finds DMAA-like 'designer stimulant' in 12 of 14 pre workout supplements tested

A recent study has found 1,3-dimethylbutylamine (DMBA), a synthetic stimulant similar to DMAA, in 12 of 14 dietary supplements tested.  According to Dr Pieter Cohen, one of the study’s authors,...

‘Companies are looking at chondroitin testing methods, and that shows we’re having an impact’: Synutra president

Synutra Ingredients’s efforts to educate the industry about new adulterants in chondroitin are gaining traction, but the industry needs to apply effective testing methods and not just ‘pay it lip...

KGK Synergize to launch GMP auditing firm

Contract research organization KGK Synergize Inc. is broadening the scope of its expertise with the formation of a new company called GMP Auditing Partners and has named industry veteran Ed...

Summit session to focus on 'freshness' of omega-3s

Marketers of omega-3s talk a lot about freshness, but it’s not what the consumer understands with the term.  It’s really about controlling oxidation and it can have a big impact...

Algatech enters deal to boost astaxanthin production with thin-walled tubes

Algatechnologies Ltd. has announced an R&D deal with German company SCHOTT AG to boost the productivity of its closed-tube cultivation system at its plant in the Negev region of southern...

In-house manufacturing becoming an important quality differentiator, NOW Foods CEO says

Consumers are increasingly sensitive to where products are made, and this has helped drive NOW Foods’ expansion of its in-house manufacturing capacity, said CEO Jim Emme.

AHPA's data shows FDA ramping up enforcement on tainted weight loss, sex products

The presence of undeclared pharmaceutical ingredients in products purporting to be dietary supplements is garnering an increasing amount of attention and enforcement from the Food and Drug Administration, databases compiled...

Pure Via labels will be amended, but 'natural' claim will stay

What is natural, and who decides? Pure Via latest stevia brand to settle class action suit over ‘natural’ claims in $1.65m deal

10 months after Cargill agreed to settle a class action lawsuit alleging it was misleading shoppers by marketing consumer products under the Truvia brand as ‘natural’, the firms behind rival...

Churning out new, good news can help dilute past bad marks such as a warning letter, experts say

Bad news has acquired a long shelf life in the age of the Internet. Companies that are involved in regulatory actions, such as receiving FDA warning letters, need to develop...