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Are proprietary blends useful tools, or the bane of the industry?

By Hank Schultz

The move toward transparency can run up against competitive concerns when it comes to blends. Participants at a recent botanicals conference had taken to referring to proprietary blends as the ‘bane of the industry.’

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CRN offers quick tips to brands about new Supplement Facts labels

By Adi Menayang

While the FDA issued alerts and marketing materials for consumers to understand mandated changes to how Nutrition Facts panels will look, no such effort was done for changes in the Supplement Facts panel, so one trade group took the lead.

Unilever gives supplements another chance with Olly acquisition

Unilever gives supplements another chance with Olly acquisition

By Adi Menayang

The US arm of global consumer products giant Unilever will acquire San Francisco-based supplement brand Olly. With functional foods and gummy supplements ranging from multivitamins to beauty-from-within, Olly fits in the cross section of Unilever’s two...

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One week to go! Deadline fast approaching for scientific abstracts for IPA World Congress + Probiota Americas 2019

We want to hear from you for our Scientific Frontiers sessions & for Probiota Pioneers!

By Stephen Daniells

Are you interested in presenting your latest state-of-the-art developments related to prebiotic, probiotic and microbiome science relevant to human health, well-being, consumers and industry? If so, we would like to hear from you!

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DSHEA at 25

Balancing consumer access and safety

By Michael McGuffin, president, American Herbal Products Association

Looking back 25 years, there are several remarkable aspects of the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act (DSHEA) amendments to the Food Drug and Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act), which transformed how dietary supplements are regulated.

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