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Inconsistencies between NDI, GRAS raised in letter to FDA

By Hank Schultz

A letter from a member of Congress to FDA calls into question the inconsistencies between the NDI process and how GRAS submissions are evaluated and the lack of communication between the staffs working on these issues.

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CBD, climate crisis, sustainability: ABC takes a look at 2019 and beyond

By Stefan Gafner and Mark Blumenthal, American Botanical Council

The news about CBD and hemp extracts dominated 2019, says the American Botanical Council. But issues surrounding the ongoing climate crisis, questions of sustainability, and the ongoing questions of adulteration were important topics as well.

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The legacy of 2019: CBD, mandatory listing and discord

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

The question of CBDs, and of a mandatory product listing, have dominated a year that for the dietary supplement industry has not been as tumultuous as some.

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CBD, regulatory creep, and continued growth top AHPA's 2019 high points

By Michael McGuffin, president, American Herbal Products Association

Questions surrounding the hemp/CBD trade, a recognition of the continued popularity of herbal supplements, and a casting a wary eye toward regulatory creep topped the list of 2019 concerns for the American Herbal Products Association.

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News in brief

Kaneka gets GRAS status on baby probiotic

By Hank Schultz

Kaneka has announced self affirmed GRAS status on its Baby Colic probiotic dietary supplement meant to ease babies through gut discomfort episodes.

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EDITOR'S SPOTLIGHT: SCIENCE & REGULATION

CBDepot files Novel Food application for synthetic CBD form

By Will Chu

CBDepot has applied for Novel Food (NF) application for a synthetic form of cannabidiol (CBD) for food supplement use in a move the firm says has a better chance of regulatory approval.

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