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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.’

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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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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