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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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FDA slams Delta-8 THC sellers over claims

By Hank Schultz

FDA came down hard on purveyors of Delta-8 THC and CBD products that were making disease claims on the substances. The Agency also reiterated the reasons it believes Delta-8 is not a suitable ingredient for products marketed as supplements.

NutraWomen Wednesday: Pooja Nair, partner at Ervin Cohen & Jessup LLP

NutraWomen Wednesday: Pooja Nair, partner at Ervin Cohen & Jessup LLP

By Danielle Masterson

Attorney Pooja Nair is a Harvard-educated business litigator who has an eagle eye on the food and beverage sector. She advises clients, including restaurant groups, food brands, and manufacturers on a comprehensive range of issues. She is also a noted...

Minafin Group: “For hexane we are the rats”

Minafin Group: “For hexane we are the rats”

By Lynda Searby

EFSA has issued a positive opinion about the safety of methyloxolane in food processing, bringing the industry closer to the prospect of a bio-based alternative to petroleum extraction solvents.

Norilia roars into Expo West with savory protein

Norilia roars into Expo West with savory protein

By Danielle Masterson

Expo West attracted over 2,700 exhibitors and packed the house with a variety of proteins featuring unique flavors and ingredients. Of the thousands of new products to debut, one stood out. Not just because it’s a raman flavored protein served hot—but...

Lessons from NutraIngredients-USA's Business Leaders Forum

Lessons from NutraIngredients-USA's Business Leaders Forum

By Stephen Daniells

Ongoing category growth, evolving immunity positioning, reacting to social media, and the long-tail of supply chain issues were just some of the take-aways from our recent Business Leaders Forum, which brought together the CEOs of Pharmavite, NOW, and...

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Guest article

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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Guest article

AHPA celebrates regulatory victories during year that tested industry's resilience

By By Michael McGuffin, President, American Herbal Products Association (AHPA)

As the 24th month of 2020 (or so it feels) comes to a close – the herbal and natural products industry continues to adapt to challenges brought on by the global pandemic and move our industry forward. From regulatory progress made virtually to creative...

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