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Product claims

Product claims

The industry has a number of ways of explaining the potential health benefits of its products, from structure/function claims to full health claims. However, claims on labels, websites, at trade shows, and even twitter feeds are coming under increased scrutiny. In this topic category we bring all the news on claims together in one easily accessible section.

Early, comprehensive legal review cuts costs, saves downstream problems, experts say

Getting a law firm involved early and often is the best way to get full value from your legal consulting expenditures, experts say.

Court dismisses class action against CVS for vitamin C 'Made in USA' claims

A federal judge in the Northern District of Illinois has dismissed a putative class action against CVS Health Corp. and CVS Pharmacy, Inc. for “Made in USA” claims made on a...

To prep for April public launch, Supplement OWL site gets a few tweaks

The Supplement Online Wellness Library (OWL) website has been updated to include easier data input instructions, streamlining the data population process for the first industry-wide registry of finished products.

Developing plan to target specific markets makes best use of PR, experts say

Being focused in your goals and being available for media professionals after the distribution of a press release are some of the key elements in making PR work for your...

Testing failure, specification limits cited in FDA warning letters

A realistic testing regime and reasonable range on specified ingredient potencies were among the quality control issues cited by the Food and Drug Administration in recent warning letters.

Metals chemistry expertise sets its detox products apart, Quicksilver says

An in-depth understanding of metals chemistry and an advanced liposomal delivery system are what puts Quicksilver Scientific ahead in the detoxification field, an executive says.

What do acceptable claims in the blood sugar management category look like?

Diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the United States, and accounts for around $245 billion in medical costs and lost productivity each year, according to data from...

What’s on NutraIngredients-USA's 2017 Editorial Calendar?

From immune support to deep dives into sports nutrition, personalized nutrition, botanicals, omega-3s, probiotics, pet supplements, and more, Nutraingredients-USA’s 2016 editorial calendar of special editions spans the hottest trends in...

Can a Registry Build Trust?

Trust is a fickle thing. Just ask the political candidates in the recent election. It’s built over time and can be squandered overnight.

Special Edition: Immune Support

Interest in immune support clinical trials increases, despite complexities of immune system

Consumer interest in immune health is high but supporting potential structure-function claims for dietary supplements is challenging given the complexities of the immune system. Multiple options are available, leading CROs...

CBD marketer goes for functional food positioning

A new marketer of CBD products is hanging its hat on a functional food positioning and restricting claims to other ingredients in the products in an effort to find a...

NOSB debates organic status of carrageenan, tocopherols, marine algae, hydroponics

Organic industry stakeholders from across the nation are gathered in St. Louis today for what promises to be a highly contentious three-day meeting during which the National Organic Standards Board...

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…

JAMA review finds no statistical support for bias in industry-sponsored research

A recent review that did not find a statistically significant link between industry sponsorship of studies and positive outcomes points to the conundrum faced by the developers of dietary ingredients,...

Negative cranberry study looked at wrong endpoint and editorial confounded issue, experts say

A recent negative study on cranberry’s effects on UTIs had a skewed design and an accompanying editorial amplified the misconception, according to experts in the research of the botanical.

Survey finds consumers are cautious, which could put pressure on supplement margins

Consumers are likely to be cautious in spending during the holidays and into the new year, a new consumer research survey has found. While there is still good support for...

CRN to Health Canada: Don't try to fix NHP system if it ain't broke

The Council for Responsible Nutrition has submitted comments to a Health Canada that urges the agency not to scrap the existing product registration system but rather to further refine it...

The growing demand for free-from foods offers Hispanic food, beverage new growth avenue

The Hispanic food and beverage market in the US is growing steadily along with the Latino-American population, but manufacturers can speed its growth and expand the appeal of their products...

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...

Special Edition: Sports Nutrition

Whey's the best for targeted benefits; for general fortification not so much

If you are seeking protein for its nutrient quality, it doesn’t matter much which source you choose. But if you want specific sports nutrition results, whey still leads the way,...

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...

Statistical review shows low Vitamin K2 as risky as smoking for heart disease

A new study that applies a statistical analysis to food intake and disease prevalence data from a number of countries has concluded that vitamin K2 deficiency is as big a...

Warning letter provides lesson in what not to do when citing science

A recent FDA warning letter to a company selling noni products provides a quick précis for what not to do when trying to support your product with science, said an...

What does ‘clean label’ mean in sports nutrition? Experts weigh in

How clean label is defined in sports nutrition depends on the end goal, experts say. Bodybuilders tend to not care as much, while performance athletes may sacrifice taste over efficacy...

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.

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