The Senate candidacy of Dr Mehmet Oz, MD, could pose a public relations risk for the dietary supplement industry, as the prominent media personality gets attacked for being a ‘quack’ who has promoted questionable products.
A Massachusetts judge has shot down a lawsuit against Vitamin Shoppe on the basis that federal law on structure/function claims take precedence. The ruling was lauded by supplement industry stakeholders.
According to an FDA communique issued yesterday marketers of NAC products mostly likely can continue to business as they have without receiving warning letters or having products seized. But observers say the legal issues raised by the affair are far...
The UK’s Food Standards Agency (FSA) has released a list of cannabinoid (CBD) products which can be sold to consumers, becoming the first country globally to regulate the market for orally consumed, safe legal cannabis extracts.
New research is shedding light on why some dietary supplement users suffer liver injury from some common products while most consumers do not. This latest information was shared at a prominent botanical science conference at the University of Mississippi.
Mary Kay Inc., a multilevel marketing company that sells cosmetics, personal care products and dietary supplements, has agreed to remove social media posts that imply that distributors can earn significant income with the company.
The Federal Trade Commission has permanently banned two Texas firms from making diabetes and pain relief claims on the dietary supplements that they market. Kramer Duhon, the firms’ principal, has a long history of fines and enforcement actions against...
According to the 2021 CRN Consumer Survey on Dietary Supplements, 16% of dietary supplement users said they turned to supplements for mental health support (e.g. anxiety, depression, stress management).
As the uncertainty around the regulatory status of NAC (N-acetyl cysteine) continues, it is important the industry doesn’t lose this for the precedent it sets for other potential ingredients, said CRN’s Steve Mister.
The US Food and Drug Administration has announced that Dr Cara Welch will be the new permanent director of its Office of Dietary Supplement Programs. The announcement was welcomed by industry trade groups.
The US Food and Drug Administration has finalized a guidance on issuing recalls that first issued in draft form in 2019. The document’s plain language should help ensure compliance, experts contacted by NutraIngredients-USA agree.
This year’s Sports & Active Nutrition Summit event launched with a focus on CBD in sports nutrition. While CBD/hemp products are still in a federal regulatory gray area, that hasn’t stopped product developers from flooding the market with new offerings....
It started with ten-speed bicycles and ended with an Appeals Court decision in 1983 that changed the herb industry and knocked FDA down a peg. Four decades later, it’s time to shine the spotlight on this game-changing court case.
The Sports & Active Nutrition Summit returned as an in person event in San Diego earlier this month, breaking attendance and engagement records along the way. Here are some of the key takeaways from the NutraIngredients-USA staff.
Delegate registration is now open for the IPA World Congress + Probiota Americas in Washington DC, with speakers already for a blockbuster opening session on microbiome modulation to boost immunity and improve COVID outcomes.
The Natural Products Association has filed a citizen’s petition calling for FDA to either rule that CBD is a legal dietary ingredient or to make a rule allowing enforcement discretion on the substance.
Researchers based in Italy and Ireland have proposed a two step approach to validating and enumerating probiotic supplements. A stakeholder group commented that the approach holds promise for better quality control within the industry.
A recent editorial in a military publication calls for a separate adverse event reporting system to be established for troops who use supplements. Industry observers said that wouldn’t improve safety and could create confusion.
Over 42% of adults in the US are considered obese—giving weight loss brands easy marketing fodder amid the obesity epidemic. Unfortunately, this category of supplements has a checkered history, and has become labeled as one of FDA's problem children.
An explosive article published in Science alleges fraud against Dr Steven Newmaster, a botanist at the University of Guelph in Canada, and again calls into question the 2013 paper on which the damaging NY Attorney General’s investigation of herbal supplements...
The FDA has again rejected a new dietary ingredient (NDI) notification for kratom, with one industry lawyer telling us he is not optimistic that anyone will achieve a successful NDI notification for the botanical.
A perplexing attitude towards enforcement on the part of federal regulators leaves the dietary supplement industry with little incentive to file New Dietary Ingredient Notifications, participants in a legal panel asserted recently.
The South Florida man who founded a sports and dietary supplements retailer was sentenced to prison for conspiring to sell illegal anabolic steroids and other products marketed as dietary supplements that were unlawful under federal law.
Up to 40 CBD (cannabinoid) companies have been contacted by the UK Food Standards Agency (FSA) and told they have until 28 February to provide sufficient toxicology data or risk their products being removed from sale.
Trade organizations have filed documentation with the US Food and Drug Administration bolstering their assertion that the Agency acted arbitrarily and illegally when it ruled that NAC is not a legal dietary ingredient.