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Supply Chain Management

Supply Chain Management

Raw material supply, logistics, quality standards, vendor qualification, in-process inventory, traceability and transparency - all these go into managing a supply chain. This category aggregates the latest developments in this increasingly important issue.

Special edition: Botanicals

Synthetic botanicals standoff likely to continue despite Georgia ruling

Experts expect the existing standoff on synthetic botanicals as voiced by FDA in the most recent draft NDI guidance will continue, despite the consensus from industry being  the agency’s position...

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UNPA launches PCQI training for dietary supplement companies

The United Natural Products Alliance (UNPA) is launching a new training course, “Preventive Controls Workshop for Dietary Supplements: PCQI Training for Dietary Supplement Companies”, but spaces are limited.

Bio electronics firm pushes magnetic technique to boost algae production

A Seattle-based bio electronics company is showcasing the ability of its magnetic frequency technology to affect metabolic pathways in algae, this offering the potential of boosts in overall production and...

Stakeholder group seeks consensus on dietary supplement quality practices

A collaborative group that includes stakeholders from across the industry is moving forward in an effort to define what is meant by ‘quality’ when referring to a dietary supplement.

UNPA endorses the Supplement OWL

The Supplement OWL is “an important and necessary first step towards transparency”, said Loren Israelsen, president of the United Natural Products Alliance (UNPA) following his organization’s endorsement of the initiative....

'Raw' idea forms basis of new superfood supplement

An entrepreneur is taking a page from the food marketing realm with the launch of a supplement line called Rawtrition.

Raw material supply for CBDs increasing rapidly

Despite the continued uncertainty of the regulatory position of CBD products, the raw material supply of the ingredient is ramping up rapidly.

News in brief

SIDI Work Group releases updated protocol, calls for stakeholder comments

The SIDI Work Group, the dietary supplement industry’s self-regulatory coalition, has released an updated draft of its “Standardized Information on Dietary Ingredients (SIDI) Protocol”, and is calling for feedback from...

AHPA urges EPA to revamp pesticide limits for botanicals

The American Herbal Products Association has urged federal regulators to revamp pesticide rules that unfairly impact minor crops that include many botanical commodities.

Indena’s DNA authentication program raises the bar for quality and traceability

With a unique herbarium, a new “DNA Tested” seal, and exclusive access to “breakthrough” handheld genomic technology for botanical ID testing, Indena is “giving a pragmatic solution to the industry”,...

FDA inspectors realignment will boost enforcement, CRN says

The Council for Responsible Nutrition has joined in applauding FDA’s move to organize inspectors according to areas of expertise.

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Kohjin announces special status from Koshser certifier

Kohjin Life Sciences has added to the long list of certifications for its Opitac Glutathione with a special status from a Kosher certifier.

NAXA head launches five new single-ingredient trade associations

The principal of a consulting firm that is the motivating force behind two single-ingredient trade organizations has launched an ‘incubator’ program that debuts with the formation of five new trade...

Cut in visas for workers hamstrings Omega Protein

Fish oil producer Omega Protein is struggling with a change in immigration policy that has severely cut the number of workers available for its fishing boats.

Bergstrom wants to take lead in setting record straight on MSM

Careful and consistent work on claims substantiation and a commitment to transparency has helped make Bergstrom a leader in the developing field of MSM,  a company executive said recently.

Device adds portability in finding peak nutrient content of ripening veg

A tool to help producers determine the optimum ripeness and maximum carotenoid content of tomatoes has been the subject of scrutiny by Spanish researchers.

special edition: sports nutrition

Sports leagues turn to testing regimes to lessen supplement risk

More rigorous testing has improved the quality and transparency of the dietary supplements used by athletes, an expert in the field says.

Indena and Hyris partner on portable genomic identification of botanicals

Italian botanical ingredient supplier Indena has agreed a strategic cooperation agreement with UK-based biotech Hyris for developing new methods for the genomic identification of botanical species.

FlavorHealth CEO: We have to move away from this black and white view of 'natural,' when there are shades of gray… the important thing is complete transparency

How are the next generation of natural flavors being developed? Elaine Watson caught up with Christian Kopfli, CEO of New Jersey-based FlavorHealth, which is taking high-throughput cell-based screening to the...

After long voyage, Blue Ocean's shrimp oil omega-3s finally on retail shelves

Blue Ocean Nutrasciences, after years of fits and starts, has finally landed on retail shelves with a line of omega-3 ingredients based on its proprietary shrimp oil.

The Supplement OWL product registry goes live

The Supplement OWL (Online Wellness Library) has officially gone live, with 51 Brand Names and 2,576 labels already in the product label database.

FDA culls huge number of foreign food facility registrations

In its latest cleanup of its food facility registration database, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has culled an eye-opening 28% of existing registrations. The biggest drops happened in overseas...

CVS to institute new testing requirements for dietary supplements

As part of a corporate makeover, CVS Pharmacy says it intends to institute new standards for the dietary supplements it sells that will include specific testing requirements.

NOSB defers vote on organic certification for hydroponics amid confusion about ‘basically everything’

Hydroponic and aquaponic farms can keep their organic status – at least for now – following the National Organic Standards Board’s decision April 21 to defer a vote on whether...

TODAY: NutraIngredients-USA's Omega-3 Forum

The omega-3s market has returned to mid single digit growth, which is one of the topics that will be discussed during a free online forum hosted by NutraIngredients-USA.

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