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NPA asks FDA to help curb lawsuits over caloric values of BCAAs

By Hank Schultz

The Natural Products Association has asked FDA to clarify that the minor amount of calories contributed by certain amino acids do not need to be reported on labels. Publication of an official enforcement discretion would forestall frivolous lawsuits,...

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FDA takes aim at claims for infant food allergy prevention

By Hank Schultz

The US Food and Drug Administration has taken action against two companies that claim their products can help prevent children from developing food allergies. The claims turn the products into unapproved drugs, the Agency claims.

NutraCast Podcast: Gnosis by Lesaffre on biotransformation

NutraCast Podcast: Gnosis by Lesaffre on biotransformation

By Danielle Masterson

Gnosis by Lesaffre is in the business of microorganisms and biotransformation processes such as fermentation, which are used to cultivate nutritional actives, probiotics, as well as nutritional and functional yeasts.

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NAD refers immune claims case on to FTC

By Hank Schultz

The National Advertising Division has referred the case of a supplement manufacturer making what have been deemed to be unsubstantiated immune health claims on to the Federal Trade Commission for possible enforcement.

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