China’s State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR) and the Ministry of Commerce summoned all 91 direct-selling firms operating in China to a meeting as part of the “100-day operation” to clean up the health food market.
Growing dislike for Ireland’s plans to tax vitamins, minerals, probiotics and fish oils continued this week as the country’s largest retail industry body called on the Government to review the VAT hike.
New Zealand’s natural products sector is facing yet another lengthy process of workshops, surveys and consultations to secure regulations that are fit-for-purpose, after the government signalled its intention to go back to the drawing board.
A Dietary Supplement Caucus has officially been registered in the 116th Congress, with the goal of enhancing “Congressional attention to the role of supplements in health promotion, disease prevention, and address the regulation of the supplement industry.”
A proposed state law in Massachusetts to restrict the sale of weight loss and muscle building supplements would open the door for an unacceptable patchwork quilt of state laws on products that are already adequately regulated at the federal level, stakeholders...
A California appeals court has affirmed a lower court ruling that had come out strongly in favor of NBTY, which had been sued in a class action over allegedly misleading structure/function claims on its vitamin E products.
The Natural Products Association is calling for a grassroots response to oppose a bill in Massachusetts that would put sports nutrition and weight management products behind the counter and mandate the posting of a comprehensive health warning.
Health Canada’s Natural and Non-prescription Health Products Directorate (NNHPD) has approved calanus oil as an NHP. The ingredient enables dietary supplement companies to help people at risk of developing diabetes and other metabolic disorders.
Almost 60% of complementary healthcare practitioners in Australia think recent reforms by the Therapeutic Good Administration (TGA) have had an adverse impact on the industry, according to the regulator's own stakeholder survey.