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Beware of Bots and AI: Minimizing the risk of fraudulent claims in class action settlements

By Elizabeth Chiarello and Julie Becker, Products Liability & Mass Torts Litigation group, Sidley

In this guest article, Elizabeth Chiarello and Julie Becker from Sidley’s Products Liability & Mass Torts Litigation group, provide actionable guidance to help functional food and supplement companies minimize risks associated with a new form of fraud...

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dsm-firmenich gets FDA GRAS for novel HMOs

By Stephen Daniells

The US FDA has issued ‘Good Day Letters’ to dsm-firmenich for three Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) notices submitted for the human milk oligosaccharides (HMOs) LNFP-l/2’-FL and hypoallergenic grade LNnT and 2’-FL.

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NPA submits Citizen Petition on labeling of mushrooms & mycelia

By Stephen Daniells

The Natural Products Association (NPA) is seeking clarity on the labeling of fungi ingredients in dietary supplements, with a Citizen Petition requesting FDA to incorporate aspects of guidance from the American Herbal Products Association (AHPA).

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TSI’s FZZR tech stirs up delivery format opportunities

By Stephen Daniells

With non-pills eclipsing pill formats in the US dietary supplements space, formulators and brands are looking for new innovations to differentiate products on the shelves. TSI’s FZZR technology offers “the best of powders and the best of effervescents...

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Bimuno prebiotic may boost immune health for elite rugby players

By Stephen Daniells

Supplementing the diet of elite athletes with prebiotic galactooligosaccharide (GOS) may reduce the duration of upper respiratory symptoms and support gut health, says a new study that may improve the athletes’ availability to train and compete.

Meet the 2023 NutraIngredients-USA Awards Ingredients of the Year

NutraIngredients-USA Awards 2023: Meet the Ingredients of the Year!

By Stephen Daniells

Six new “Ingredients of the Year” were announced at the recent NutraIngredients-USA Awards spanning beauty from within, cognitive function, healthy aging, prebiotic, sports nutrition, and weight management. Read on to meet the winners…

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Clinical trial supports TamaFlex joint health benefits

By Stephen Daniells

A combination of standardized extracts of tamarind seeds and turmeric may improve joint comfort and function, aerobic capacity, and lower body strength in people with mild to moderate knee osteoarthritis, says a new study.

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Microbiome Briefing

The Growth of Probiotics in Europe

By Stephen Daniells

This year opened with news that France has joined the list of European countries that will allow the use of the term “Probiotic”. As dominoes continue to fall, we look at the opportunities for probiotics across the bloc, particularly supplements in the...

Rhodiola rosea: Adjusting to life as an endangered species

Rhodiola rosea: Adjusting to life as an endangered species

By Asia Sherman

The global demand for Rhodiola rosea – also known as "golden root" or "roseroot" – has been increasingly steadily since the late 20th century, so much so that it now faces restrictions in international trade brought on by exploitative...

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