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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.

Booming demand for certification drives LGC's lab expansion

LGC Group said strong demand for its supplement testing services led the need for an expansion at its laboratory in Lexington, KY.  The expanded facility was inaugurated at a ceremony...

GRMA close to finalizing consensus-based GMP standard for dietary supplements

The Global Retailer and Manufacturer Alliance (GRMA) expects to finalize and publish a consensus-based GMP standard for dietary supplements before the end of Q1 2017.

IPA petitions FDA on requiring CFUs for probiotic labeling

The International Probiotics Association has submitted a citizen petition to the FDA to require the labeling of probiotic ingredients in dietary supplements as colony forming units (CFUs) instead of by...

13 things we learned from the IPA’s DC Workshop

From market sizing to the positions from FDA and FTC on NDIs and claims substantiation, the International Probiotic Association’s DC workshop succeeded in providing a venue for sharing knowledge and...

Ten things to change about DSHEA

If you could change one thing about the Dietary Supplements Health & Education Act, what would it be? Ten industry lawyers weighed in…

Supplement OWL product registry ready to accept product labels

The much anticipated Supplement OWL (Online Wellness Library) – a product label database – is moving into the second phase of beta-testing and is now accepting product labels from dietary...

Workshop to explore the impact of NDI draft guidance, final GRAS rule for probiotics

A workshop hosted by the International Probiotics Association (IPA) in Washington, DC will tackle some of the key issues facing the probiotics sector, including positions from FDA and FTC on...

Herbalife exec on dietary supplement registry: ‘Everyone agreed we needed more transparency’

The soon-to-be-launched Supplement OWL (Online Wellness Library) will offer transparency and build consumer trust in dietary supplements, and it is gaining wider industry support.

Supplement OWL shows that there’s now a real willingness to be transparent with consumers: CRN

Companies large and small have been beta-testing the CRN’s product registry – the Supplement Online Wellness Library (Supplement OWL) – and it will soon be open to all dietary supplement...

NPA unveils Supplement Safety & Compliance Initiative to boost QA, transparency

The Supplement Safety & Compliance Initiative is a “bold step forward in providing quality assurance from harvest to retailer shelf”, said the NPA.

News in brief

BodyHealth’s PerfectAmino cleared for use in sports by LGC

Kentucky-based LGC Science has successfully cleared BodyHealth’s PerfectAmino supplement of a wide range of substances banned by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA).

NBTY to DNA barcode herbal ingredients after agreement with NY AG

Supplement giant NBTY has reached an agreement with NY AG Eric Schneiderman to use DNA Barcoding to authenticate herbal ingredients and invest in herbal genetic research.

IPA’s DC Workshop: ‘An excellent opportunity for industry and government to collaborate’

Sharing of best practices, knowledge of cutting edge analytical techniques, current market data, and positions from FDA and FTC on NDIs and claims substantiation will be tackled at an upcoming...

Today! 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.

NSF revises herbal review presentation, clarifies ‘adulteration’

A provocative webinar from NSF International has been revised to remove use of the term “adulteration” to clear up confusion over the use of the word.

News in brief

Alkemist Labs expands reference standards offering

Tocopherols, tocotrienols, maqui berry anthocyanins and edelweiss phenylpropanoids are among the latest reference standards being offered by Alkemist Labs through its distribution deal with Extrasynthese.

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.

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