Adulteration

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FDA cites four more honey products for knockoff ED drugs

By Hank Schultz

The US Food and Drug Administration has sent warning letters to four companies marketing sexual enhancement supplements ostensibly based on honey but which contained undeclared ED drugs. The warning letters were part of a ongoing enforcement effort on...

Ginkgo leaf extract dietary supplements have been consistently among the 25 top-selling herbal supplements in the US.   Image: © borchee / Getty Images

BAPP publishes Ginkgo Leaf Extract lab guidance document

By Stephen Daniells

A new publication from the ABC-AHP-NCNPR Botanical Adulterants Prevention Program (BAPP) will help marketers of ginkgo (Ginkgo biloba) leaf extracts products find the best analytical methods to verify this botanical.

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Final Blackstone Labs defendant sentenced

By Danielle Masterson

The last chapter of the Blackstone Labs book has closed, with a Florida man sentenced to 51 months in prison for his role while working at the sports and dietary supplements brand.

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ABC expanded education mission in 2021, with more to come

By Mark Blumenthal, Founder & Executive Director, American Botanical Council

ABC continues its ongoing commitment to science-based herbal medicinal products and practices, supporting an authentic and sustainable/regenerative global value network with a wide variety of reports, educational materials, and quality and sustainability...

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USP commentary sounds safety, quality alarm on delta-8 THC

By Hank Schultz

The United States Pharmacopeia (USP) has published a commentary raising potential safety and quality control concerns about the delta-8 THC products flooding the market. The document also raised issues with other cannabinoids that are being isolated...

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Could elderberry boom carry within it seeds of bust?

By Hank Schultz

The unprecedented growth of elderberry demand carries with it a potential poison pill if dilution produces enough ineffective products that consumer confidence is lost, one supplier maintains.

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Most glutathione brands bought on Amazon pass NOW’s tests

By Hank Schultz

NOW has released its latest round of testing of products sold on Amazon and found that the glutathione supplements it bought were of reasonable quality, though some failures in potency and purity were still observed.

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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.

NJ Labs: “ISO accreditation is not enough”

NJ Labs: “ISO accreditation is not enough”

By Danielle Masterson

Amazon heightened the priority of ISO/IEC 17025:2017 when it announced to dietary supplement sellers that ISO accreditation is required, along with Current Good Manufacturing Practice (CGMP) in order to sell products on its online retail platform.

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