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World's 5th biggest economy now fully open to hemp/CBD products

By Hank Schultz

California Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed a bill into law making hemp/CBD supplements and foods legal after an unsettled period in which the state health department was following a federal lead in ruling that CBD was not a legal dietary ingredient.

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Hangover cures keep coming despite FDA action

By Hank Schultz

Despite a recent FDA enforcement action, bringing hangover products to market with provocative claims continues to be a siren call for the dietary supplement industry.

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CDC, FDA issue warnings about delta-8 THC safety

By Hank Schultz

US federal regulatory agencies have issued warnings on the availability of delta-8 THC, saying reports of almost 150 recent emergency room visits have mentioned the substance.

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Dangerous Black Salve products continue to find way to market

By Hank Schultz

An FDA warning letter has been issued for a an under the radar topical herbal product known as Black Salve that continues to appear on the market even after the Agency issued a consumer warning calling the product “life threatening.”

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Bionap self-affirms GRAS status for standardized grape extract

Italy’s Bionap Bioactive Natural Products has announced it has self-affirmed the GRAS (Generally Recognized as Safe) status of its CogniGrape standardized grape extract for use as a source of dietary polyphenols and/or as an antioxidant for use in food...

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August Launch Pad: The latest releases revealed

By Danielle Masterson

As we head into Fall, immunity is in focus. Expect the season to bring in adaptogenic mushroom extracts, probiotics and a few ayurvedic ingredients for good measure.

NutraCast: PureForm Global on making CBD from orange peel

NutraCast: PureForm Global on making CBD from orange peel

By Danielle Masterson

As popular and as in demand CBD is, there is a huge chunk of the population who can’t see what the fuss is all about. Why? Because CBD products made from hemp could contain THC, a molecule that will lead to failed drug tests.
But there may be...

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Guest article

CRN: Don’t Sell Out DSHEA for CBD

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

We all want an expedient solution to the stalemate with FDA over the legal status of cannabidiol (CBD), but the call to allow FDA to set a maximum safe level for CBD is antithetical to the law governing dietary supplements, DSHEA.

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CV Sciences’ Q2 revenue rebounds after challenging Q1

By Stephen Daniells

CBD products manufacturer CV Sciences has recorded quarter-on-quarter increases in revenue, with increasing retail distribution and a “strong” innovation pipeline leading to bullish predictions for the rest of 2022.

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FDA rejects two NDI filings on full spectrum hemp extracts

By Hank Schultz

The US Food and Drug Administration has rejected two New Dietary Ingredient Notifications for CBD ingredients. Industry stakeholders said the fact of the rejections and some of wording used in the letters makes it clear that new legislation is likely...

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Kerry agrees to acquire Natreon for ~$50 million

By Stephen Daniells

Kerry’s expansion of its health portfolio shows no sign of slowing as the company has agreed to acquire botanicals player Natreon for approximately $50 million (€42 million).

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Botanicals you can rely on, from ADM

Botanicals you can rely on, from ADM

Today more than ever, consumers are striving to support their overall well-being in a convenient way, with foods, beverages and dietary supplements that...