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Special edition: Transparency in Dietary Supplements

Is a transparent global supply chain the Holy Grail?

By Stephen Daniells

The dietary supplements industry must be transparent about transparency to ensure that it transparency really does make a difference and boost consumer confidence in the products, say industry experts.

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Special edition: Transparency in Dietary Supplements

Should transparency be a priority for the supplements industry?

By Stephen Daniells

The NY AG’s probe into herbal supplements has done a lot to change the industry conversation over transparency, and some practices by some industry members cannot continue because they jeopardize the entire business community, say industry experts.

Karen Howard, CEO and Executive Director of Organic & Natural Health Association

Resetting the stage for organic & natural industry in 2016

By Karen Howard, CEO and Executive Director, Organic & Natural Health Association

The close of 2015 left the dietary supplement world a bit battered from attacks by Attorneys General, and found the natural food industry in a bit of a quagmire as companies evaluated the impact of class action lawsuits. Then there was the FDA’s call...

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Looking Ahead at 2016? Be Prepared!

By Steve Mister, president & CEO, the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN)

What a difference a year makes! Last January at this time, who in the industry would have predicted the New York Attorney General (AG) debacle in February? Or Senator Dick Durbin’s dietary supplement amendments on the defense authorization bill in May?...

Karen Howard, CEO and Executive Director of Organic & Natural Health Association

Dietary supplement industry shift takes hold in 2015

By Karen Howard, CEO and Executive Director, Organic & Natural Health Association

It has been proclaimed “nature abhors a vacuum.”  In the transition to modern times, this scientific theory is more commonly used to explain why inaction results in action. Perhaps the major events of the past year are the result of the natural products...

This year's winners. In 2016 our judging panel will select 12 more 'game-changing' success stories

Independent & prestigious. 12 awards, 5 new categories

NutraIngredients Awards deadline is January 15, 2016

By Shane STARLING

Large and small ingredient suppliers, supplements and functional food manufacturers, outsourcers and researchers – there are just six weeks to submit your entries to the NutraIngredients Awards 2016. January 15 is the deadline.

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CRN Annual Meeting to return to Dana Point, CA Oct 26-29, 2016

The Council for Responsible Nutrition’s Day of Science and Annual Symposium for the Dietary Supplement Industry will be held Wednesday, October 26, through Saturday morning, Oct. 29, at The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel in Dana Point, Calif.

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Vitamin Angels to expand prenatal multivitamin program

By Stephen DANIELLS

Vitamin Angels is dedicating more resources to its prenatal multivitamin program following an important publication by the prestigious Cochrane Collaboration supporting the efficacy of prenatal vitamins.

Fabricant: “We have to stay vigilant; FTC is not going away”

Fabricant: “We have to stay vigilant; FTC is not going away”

By Stephen Daniells

The recent Bayer victory in its case with the FTC is a positive for industry, but it is not going to solve all of the industry’s FTC problems, says Dr Daniel Fabricant, CEO and Executive Director of the Natural Products Association.

Is DNA barcoding now the adulteration tool du jour?

Is DNA barcoding now the adulteration tool du jour?

By Stephen Daniells

The NY Attorney General’s focus on DNA barcoding may actually be making quality worse, says Frank Jaksch, CEO of ChromaDex, and the focus should be on supply chain management and not analytical techniques.

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NPA hires new director of government affairs

By Stephen DANIELLS

The Natural Products Association has appointed Michael Kelley as its new Director, Government Affairs, with responsibility for overseeing NPA’s interaction with the US Congress and management of its PAC.

Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals suing Harvard researchers for $200 million

Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals suing Harvard researchers for $200 million

By Stephen DANIELLS

BMPEA proponent Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals, Inc, has filed a suit against four researchers, including Dr Pieter Cohen, alleging a recent study published in Drug Testing and Analysis is defamatory. Hi-Tech is seeking $50 million in compensatory damages and...

ABC welcomes 13 new advisory board members

ABC welcomes 13 new advisory board members

By Stephen DANIELLS

The American Botanical Council has grown its expert members to its Advisory Board by 13 to take the total to 127, including 32 international experts.

To Herb is Human

To Herb is Human

By Steve Mister, President & CEO, Council for Responsible Nutrition

We all make mistakes, but how we deal with them and learn from adversity, that’s the measure of a better person. At least, that’s what my grandfather used to say. But these days, it seems that the New York Attorney General (NYAG), faced with the growing...

GMPs, AERs, and the NY AG’s action: CRN’s Mister on the big issues of the last decade

Steve Mister’s 10 year anniversary as president and CEO of the CRN

GMPs, AERs, and the NY AG’s action: CRN’s Mister on the big issues of the last decade

By Stephen Daniells

The two most positive things to happen to the dietary supplements industry over the last ten years have been GMPs and AERs, says Steve Mister, CEO of the Council for Responsible Nutrition. And what is the most significant negative thing? The NY AG’s action.

What opportunities are there in the NY AG botanical probe?

What opportunities are there in the NY AG botanical probe?

By Stephen DANIELLS

The New York Attorney General’s investigation into herbal supplements has been headline news for over a month, but for every problem there is an opportunity. NutraIngredients-USA caught up with some industry giants to see if there is a silver lining in...

Industry finds new supporter in meeting with Rep. Ted Lieu, D-CA

Industry finds new supporter in meeting with Rep. Ted Lieu, D-CA

By Hank Schultz

The dietary supplement industry received a welcome breath of fresh air in a meeting of industry representatives with Rep. Ted Lieu, the newly elected Democrat in California’s 33rd Congressional District.  The meeting was arranged by Jarrow Formulas and...

ABC names award recipients for research and literature

ABC names award recipients for research and literature

By Stephen DANIELLS

The American Botanical Council has named the 2014 recipients for its Norman R. Farnsworth Excellence in Botanical Research Award, the Varro E. Tyler Award for Phytomedicinal Research, and the James A. Duke Excellence in Botanical Literature Award.

NPA calls for 22nd Annual Awards nominations

NPA calls for 22nd Annual Awards nominations

The Natural Products Association (NPA) is now accepting nominations for its 22nd Annual NPA Awards to salute industry pioneers and leaders for their accomplishments in science, environmental issues, advocacy, social responsibility, and the industry at...

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