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What can you say in weight loss claims? Experts weigh in

By Danielle Masterson

With what feels like a weight loss medication takeover, many are betting that the GLP-1 receptor agonists will rescue America from its obesity epidemic. So what does this mean for the natural weight loss products?

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Industry demands closure to CBD regulation stalemate

By Nikki Hancocks

The Association for the Cannabinoid Industry (ACI) has published a report calling on the UK Food Standards Agency (FSA) and the Home Office to work together to end the regulatory stalemate threatening the sector.

Where Advocacy Meets Diplomacy: 2023 Demanded a Full Toolbox

CRN's Steve Mister on 2023

Where Advocacy Meets Diplomacy: 2023 Demanded a Full Toolbox

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

As my grandmother used to say, “You get more flies with sugar than you do with vinegar—but a good bug zapper will do the job sometimes too.“ Yes, she was a wise and pragmatic woman.

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UNPA's reflections on 2023: The year of opposite choices

By Loren Israelsen, Founder & President, United Natural Products Alliance (UNPA)

My reflection on 2023 has little to do with specifics. In my view, this was a year of opposite choices and opposing directions – the big stuff. Yet, daily demands to address the urgent (but often not so important) dulled our senses and intuition. Hence,...

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Guest article

The Future of Self-Care Depends on Continued Access & Expanded Choice

By Duffy MacKay, SVP, Dietary Supplements, CHPA

The future of self-care is a multifaceted landscape that hinges on access, continued innovation, and a collective effort spanning input from consumers, communities, healthcare providers, regulators, and policymakers.

NutraCast: Are energy drinks under attack? FoodChain ID weighs in

NutraCast: Are energy drinks under attack? FoodChain ID weighs in

By Danielle Masterson

As caffeine content in energy drinks climbs to new heights, some countries and retailers are banning the products or imposing age restrictions. In the US and UK, there are no national regulations that ban the sale of highly-caffeinated energy drinks,...

FDA & Pharmavite join speaker roster for the DSHEA Summit

FDA & Pharmavite join speaker roster for the DSHEA Summit

By Stephen Daniells

Dr Cara Welch, Director of FDA’s Office of Dietary Supplements Programs, and Christine Burdick-Bell, EVP & General Counsel at Pharmavite, have confirmed their participation in the NutraIngredients-USA’s landmark DSHEA Summit.

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FDA delays response to Nammex’s Mushroom product labeling petition

By Stephen Daniells

The US Food and Drug Administration has declined to respond to a Citizen Petition by North American Reishi Ltd (“Nammex”) on the labeling and sale of food and supplements containing fungal ingredients, citing “competing agency priorities”.

Sports & Active Nutrition Summit 2024: Early bird discount expires today

Sports & Active Nutrition Summit 2024: Early bird discount expires today

By Stephen Daniells

With expert speakers confirmed from GNC Live Well, Wild.AI, TYM Performance, AHPA, SPINS, Thorne HealthTech, Move Nutriton Network, Lifenome, the University of Ghent, Dublin City University, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, and more, the upcoming...

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Guest Article

Apple Picking and Drug Preclusion: Let’s Make it a Fair Contest

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

In this guest article, Steve Mister, President & CEO, Council for Responsible Nutrition, discusses how “surgical amendments to the existing drug preclusion provision” can balance the interests of drugs and supplements and allow innovation in both...

NutraWomen Wednesday: Emma Hunt, Co-Founder, Rubicon Bridge

NutraWomen Wednesday: Emma Hunt, Co-Founder, Rubicon Bridge

By Danielle Masterson

After decades of navigating the complexities of regulatory compliance, Emma Hunt and Kathryn Szymonowicz took their knowledge and used it to launch Rubicon Bridge, a software that helps other businesses to overcome regulatory challenges and achieve international...

UNPA’s Israelsen on AB 2098, FDA reorg and more

UNPA’s Israelsen on AB 2098, FDA reorg and more

By Danielle Masterson

We’ve seen a number of state bills prop up, especially out of California. In fact, at this time last year we were talking about AB 2098, a contentious bill that would have disciplined physicians for spreading misinformation about COVID. That bill was...

CRN’s Mister on FDA reorg, FTC petition, and state of the market

CRN’s Mister on FDA reorg, FTC petition, and state of the market

By Stephen Daniells

Recent statements and conversations with senior officials at the FDA have revealed “an apparent knowledge gap within the upper echelons of the Agency” regarding the regulation of dietary supplements, says Steve Mister, President and CEO of the Council...

NPA’s Fabricant on NMN, 25-(OH)D, NDIs, and more

NPA’s Fabricant on NMN, 25-(OH)D, NDIs, and more

By Stephen Daniells

While uncertainty continues around NMN, FDA should make it clear to commercial platforms that they haven’t made a final decision on the ingredient and that it should be still available to consumers, says Daniel Fabricant, President & CEO of the Natural...

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