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NPA's GMO labeling stance headlines annual lobbying day

NPA's GMO labeling stance headlines annual lobbying day

By Hank Schultz

The Natural Products Association’s newly announced stance on GMO labeling was the biggest attention getter as members spoke with members of Congress during the organization’s annual lobbying event Tuesday.

AHPA expands staff with program development position

AHPA expands staff with program development position

By Hank Schultz

To go with an expanding membership, the American Herbal Products Association has expanded its staff with the addition of Jane Wilson in the newly created role of director of program development.

NSF responds to Beehive Botanicals warning letter situation

NSF responds to Beehive Botanicals warning letter situation

NSF International has responded to an article in NutraIngredients-USA on the FDA Warning Letter received by Beehive Botanicals after having GMP audits conducted by NSF.  A Beehive Botanical company official expressed dismay at getting the letter even...

Peanut indictments show there's a new sheriff in town, lawyer says

Peanut indictments show there's a new sheriff in town, lawyer says

By Hank Schultz

Former officials of a peanut company have been indicted in criminal court on charges of food violations, mail fraud and conspiracy.  The indictments are not a surprise, said a prominent lawyer, but should serve to put the food and dietary supplement industries...

NX Generation Ltd. warned for alleged GMP violations

NX Generation Ltd. warned for alleged GMP violations

By Stephen DANIELLS

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has sent a warning letter to New York based NX Generation Ltd for ‘serious violations’ of the current Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP) regulation for dietary supplements.

NSF expands in Latin America with Peruvian acquisition

NSF expands in Latin America with Peruvian acquisition

By Hank Schultz

NSF International announced a significant expansion of its footprint in Latin America with the acquisition of INASSA Group of Lima, Peru.  INASSA provides technical analysis, laboratory and sanitation services. In particular, the move means NSF will be...

NDIs, GMPs, FSMA: The regulation scene in 2013

NDIs, GMPs, FSMA: The regulation scene in 2013

By Hank Schultz

GMPs, NDIs and FSMA will top the list of most-frequently mentioned acronyms in the regulatory sphere for dietary supplements and functional food ingredient companies in the coming year, industry experts agree.

2012’s regulations in pictures: GMPs, NDIs, and energy drinks

2012’s regulations in pictures: GMPs, NDIs, and energy drinks

By Stephen Daniells

As 2012 comes to a close, NutraIngredients-USA looks back on an action packed year. In the second of our series of galleries capturing the year’s main events, we take a look at the regulatory issues that made the headlines.

2012’s predictions: How did we do?

2012’s predictions: How did we do?

By Stephen DANIELLS

In January, NutraIngredients-USA raised its head above the parapet and made some predictions for 2012. As the year draws to a close, we look back on what did and didn’t come to pass.

The FDA has developed and 'quick and easy' screening procedure for adulterants

FDA develops rapid screening for adulterants in weight loss products

By Stephen DANIELLS

Scientists from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have developed a rapid procedure to screen for adulterants in weight-loss products, which could benefit the industry by impacting the ‘rate at which these adulterated products find their way to...

FDA: Inflammation and diabetes raising red flags for tainted products

FDA: Inflammation and diabetes raising red flags for tainted products

By Stephen Daniells in Laguna Beach

Concerns over tainted dietary supplements are extending to products promoted for pain/inflammation and diabetes, beyond the ‘classic’ sectors of erectile dysfunction, weight loss and bodybuilding, said the new head of CFSAN at FDA.

Good 483 responses can squelch warning letters

Good 483 responses can squelch warning letters

By Hank Schultz

Good responses to 483 can avoid a warning letter.  Including in those responses key elements of organization and documentation can improve the chances for success, an experts say.

Olympic Games throw light on supplement contamination

Industry hopes Olympics will torch supplement contamination concerns

By Shane STARLING

The Olympic Games have in the past brought the food supplements industry to the edge of its collective seat – but not necessarily in fevered anticipation of the world-class sporting fare on offer as anti-doping scrutiny has raised contamination issues.

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