The ABC-AHP-NCNPR Botanical Adulterants Prevention Program (BAPP) has published a new Laboratory Guidance Document (LGD) on Saw Palmetto Extract to help industry stakeholders better identify adulterants.
Temptation is a fact of human nature, and is an element in the sports nutrition game as well. Some sports products seem ever to edge toward an ethical line, spurred on by the demand from their consumer constituencies for ‘edgy’ formulations.
The fever pitch of the US-China trade war could turn up the heat on the adulteration issue within the dietary supplement industry. But one prominent expert says the issue must be viewed in a wider context.
Trade body Complementary Medicines Australia (CMA) has reassured the safety of Australian made supplements but cautioned against the online purchase of overseas products, amid ongoing doping saga involving national swimmer Shayna Jack.
Italy’s National Institute of Health concludes that the hepatitis cases linked to the consumption of curcumin-containing supplements was due to “individual susceptibility” or “pre-existing alterations.”
With the increasing globalization of the supply chain, companies will have to look to their own in house capabilities to protect themselves and their consumers from contaminated products. That’s the essence of self regulation in any case.
Belgium’s Federal Agency for Food Chain Safety (AFSCA) warns consumers to avoid the same curcumin-based supplement known to Italian authorities after the country also reports cases of acute cholestatic hepatitis.