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Another phenibut product shows up in warning letter

By Hank Schultz

An FDA warning letter to the marketer of a product containing phenibut took the company to task over noncompliant disease claims but made no mention of the legal status of the ingredient itself.

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Mérieux acquires Utah firm Dyad Labs

By Hank Schultz

Mérieux NutriSciences has announced the acquisition of Utah firm Dyad Labs as the company bolsters its footprint in the dietary supplements industry in North America.

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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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Journal retracts botanical DNA barcoding paper by Newmaster

By Stephen Daniells

A paper that concluded that DNA barcoding techniques were more cost-effective than traditional practices for identification of vegetation species has been retracted after the lead researcher – Dr Steven Newmaster – failed to respond to questions about...

Alkemist Labs CEO on Next Generation Transparency

Alkemist Labs CEO on Next Generation Transparency

By Danielle Masterson

Companies often spend top dollar on testing, yet the only people who know about it are their internal team and auditors. Elan Sudberg, CEO of Alkemist Labs, says consumers want to know more about these test results, and he’s so convinced that his company...

NutraWomen Wednesday: Sandra Lee, CEO of NJ Labs

NutraWomen Wednesday: Sandra Lee, CEO of NJ Labs

By Danielle Masterson

As a scientist and one of the few female CEOs in the analytical testing industry, Sandra Lee has a passion for chemistry and how it influences multiple aspects of our daily lives. At NJ Labs, she leads the privately owned FDA and DEA inspected facility...

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Maryruth's recalls liquid probiotic for infants

By Danielle Masterson

Omni-channel health and wellness brand MaryRuth’s announced it is voluntarily recalling two lots of its liquid probiotic for infants due to the possibility of contamination by Pseudomonas aeruginosa.

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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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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.”

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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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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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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