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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.

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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The new NDI draft guidance is very similar to the previous version, and yet the howls of outrage heard in 2011 are silent.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.

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.

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.

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...

Special edition: Bone and joint health

Quality and transparency issues continue to dog shrinking chondroitin category

Despite support from a prestigious Cochrane Review, many manufacturers to re-emphasize chondroitin and to use efficacious amounts in their supplements, says the President and CEO, Synutra Pure.

'When the price is low you should be suspicious.'

Action needed to curb boswellia adulteration: QC analyst

Boswellia serrata adulteration remains a major problem in the EU and elsewhere and responsible players need to do more to identify fraudulent material and actors, an expert has said.

Bulletin highlights adulteration of 'folkloric' star goldenseal

The American Botanical Council has extended its series on herbal adulteration with a bulletin focusing on goldenseal.

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Consumer confidence, transparency & innovation: What's going on in the dietary supplements industry?

Schneiderman, McCaskill, Cohen, Frontline… it’s been blow after blow for the dietary supplements industry, so you have to ask if consumer confidence and trust in the products have been affected....

Warning letter provides insight into labeling responsibilities

A warning letter to a company called Rocky Fork Formulas has particular insights for the labeling operations in the dietary supplement responsibility chain.

FDA developing next-gen toolbox for probiotic products

The US Food and Drug Administration is developing a next-generation toolbox for analyzing live microbial products, including DNA microarrays, metagenomic sequencing and analysis, and a whole genome database development.

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New ‘Botanical Adulterants Bulletins’ series launched to help raise awareness of herb adulteration

The ABC-AHP-NCNPR Botanical Adulterants Program has announced the publication of a new series of reviews on adulteration of botanical ingredients called the Botanical Adulterants Bulletins (BABs).

FDA’s new dietary supplement office should focus on tainted products, GMPs & NDIs, industry leaders say

With the recent elevation of dietary supplement oversight from a division to its own office at FDA’s Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, the agency should renew its focus...

A wake-up call: UNPA survey shows lack of consumer & market awareness of credible certification seals

Eighty-one percent of responders to a recent UNPA survey think the dietary supplements industry would need a new quality seal if the industry had to move toward a single seal...

Alkemist Labs clarifies C of A policy

Lab reports that mimic Alkemist Labs’ distinctive testing format may be causing confusion in the marketplace and undermining the integrity of an Alkemist Labs C of A, the company has...

Data confirms that DNA barcoding alone not suitable for finished dietary supplement products

Two new studies have shown what many in industry have been claiming for a long time: DNA barcoding by itself is not an adequate method for analyzing botanical dietary supplements.

FDA ‘appreciates’ CRN’s product registry efforts

The US Food and Drug Administration tells NutraIngredients-USA that it looks forward to learning more about the Council for Responsible Nutrition’s proposed industry-wide dietary supplement product registry.

Nationwide GMO labeling, insurance coverage & increased enforcement top NPA's wish list on Capitol Hill

Members of the Natural Products Association met with their senators' and representatives' offices in Washington, DC, April 13 to promote standardized GMO labeling nationwide, insurance coverage of dietary supplements, increased...

CRN to launch industry-wide dietary supplement product registry

The Council for Responsible Nutrition’s Board has unanimously authorized the creation of an industry-wide dietary supplement product registry to be launched by the end of the year.

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