ViSalis, a multilevel marketing company that sells supplements and functional foods, has seen its earning and disease claims referred to the Federal Trade Commission and the California Office of the Attorney General after allegedly declining to participate...
The dietary supplement industry dodged another regulatory bullet when New York Gov. Kathy Hochul vetoed a bill that would have restricted the sales of some weight management and muscle building products in the state.
By Daniel Fabricant, PhD. President & CEO, the Natural Products Association (NPA)
As social creatures were often reluctant to pick sides. It feels personal that we’re picking one person or group of people over another. However, for our industry, the reality is that there are divisive issues.
The nomination of Rhodiola rosea as a potential endangered species via a CITES listing is the mark of a changing world, with botanical supplies threatened not only by climate change and geopolitical factors but also rapid shifts in market demand.
Bills aimed at restricting the sale of weight management and muscle building supplements to minors have advanced in both New York and New Jersey. The Natural Products Association claims they’re based on unsupported assertions from a group at Harvard...
For the last 40 years, the American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) has defended the safety of herbs and herbal ingredients and worked to ensure that herbal products remain accessible to our families, friends, and neighbors. As the industry has grown—through...
The Sports & Active Nutrition Summit 2023 is just two months away! Bridging the science and business of the sports and active nutrition categories, SANS is a must-attend event, and let us tell you why…
Senator Dick Durbin, D-IL, has called upon his colleagues to support the inclusion of Mandatory Product Listing language for dietary supplements into an omnibus funding bill that must be passed before mid December.
Are your supply chain challenges easing? Did you have to reformulate products because of ingredient shortages? Which ingredients will burn brightest in 2023? Will we see a renewed push for mandatory product listing for dietary supplements?
Industry leaders are lauding proposed changes to FDA’s food program outlined in a highly-anticipated external review by the Reagan-Udall Foundation published yesterday that includes calls for a “single clearly identified” leader with direct lines of authority...
The recent raft of warning letters to brands selling CBD-infused foods and beverages marked a shift in FDA approaches to the ingredient, with the Agency seeming to opine that food and beverages are “somehow a greater risk than supplements”.
Supply chain issues appear to be easing for the herbal supplements sector, says Michael McGuffin, president of the American Herbal Products Association, but the key lesson from the past couple of years is that supply chain management is not simple.
A shift in the relative power bases in the US House of Representatives could provide a window to make changes to dietary supplement industry regulation that could help all its players, said Steve Mister, head of the Council for Responsible Nutrition....
The FDA has sent out a raft of warning letters to brands selling CBD-infused foods and beverages, adopting an “aggressive position” that one industry source told us made him “concerned for our entire industry.”
NMN, an anti-aging ingredient, has been disallowed by FDA because of its prior investigation as a drug. The determination, which came as something of a surprise given the ingredient’s market history, has raised questions of fairness and transparency.
The Natural Products Association opposed a bill to restrict some sales of dietary supplements in New Jersey brick and mortar locations in testimony offered about a bill making its way through the state legislature.
With expert speakers confirmed from GNC, NOW, Advanced.gg, Floyds of Leadville, cbdMD, JSchall Consulting, TYM Performance, SPINS, NYU Tisch Institute for Global Sport, and more, the upcoming Sports & Active Nutrition Summit is not to be missed.
The European Specialist Sports Nutrition Alliance (ESSNA) has joined the EU Code of Conduct for Responsible Food Business and Marketing Practices to undertake tangible actions to contribute towards the industry’s inclusive and sustainable growth.
Save the Date! NutraIngredients-USA’s Sports & Active Nutrition Summit returns to San Diego, February 15-17, 2023. The event brings together scientists, formulators, consultants, and regulatory experts to move the sports nutrition category forward.
Visi, an MLM founded on the benefits of the Arctic Cloudberry, has been advised by a self regulatory body to discontinue some health claims made on its products both in company communications and statements by distributors.
The ABC-AHP-NCNPR Botanical Adulterants Prevention Program (BAPP) has released its long-awaited Best Practices Standardized Operating Procedure (SOP) for the Disposal / Destruction of Irreparably Defective Articles (IDAs).
The global dietary supplements industry must be aware of renewed use of the precautionary principle by regulators around the world, and combined with negative media creates a “constellation of factors is a recipe for concern”, CRN’s Steve Mister said...
A recent Wall Street Journal article highlighted potential issues with the formulation and usage of gummy supplements with little attention given to the benefits of these products, the Council for Responsible Nutrition says.
Charlotte’s Web has passed a significant milestone by becoming the first CBD brand to enter into a partnership with Major League Baseball. it’s the first such sponsorship agreement for any CBD with a major sports league.
Over the course of the next year, lawmakers on the US House and Senate agriculture committees will draft a new federal Farm Bill that will shape a number of programs for the next five years. What does that mean for the hemp industry?
California Governor Gavin Newsom has vetoed AB3141, California's age restriction bill to prohibit retailers from selling certain dietary supplements for weight loss without a prescription or ID to those under 18.
Sen. Dick Durbin, D-IL, has offered an amendment to the stopgap federal government funding measure currently before Congress that would restore a Mandatory Product Listing requirement for dietary supplements.
The use of dodgy ingredients in sports nutrition products has gotten less attention in recent years, but experts say unscrupulous formulators continue to find ways to play in the penumbra of the sports nutrition sector.