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Top FDA official: ‘Anyone who thinks CBD is lawful is mistaken’

By Stephen Daniells

“Just because we haven’t taken enforcement action people seem to think it [CBD] is OK,” said Steven Tave, director of the FDA’s Office of Dietary Supplement Programs, at a recent industry conference. “Anyone who thinks it is lawful is mistaken.”

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20 things we learned at the 2018 IPA DC Workshop

By Stephen Daniells

The Nagoya Protocol, the big changes coming for Lactobacillus classification, and how to boost your chances of success with an NDI notification were just some of the topic covered during the third annual IPA Workshop in DC.

Marketing CBD is mostly about risk tolerance, legal expert says

Marketing CBD is mostly about risk tolerance, legal expert says

By Hank Schultz

The source of CBD should be of concern for the companies marketing the ingredient, said a legal expert at a recent dietary supplement industry event. But he also said the regulatory landscape for the ingredient is shifting so fast that any opinions he...

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Supplement OWL Tier 2

CRN launches pilot program for Commercial Data Exchange (CDX)

By Stephen Daniells

As the Supplement OWL approaches 12,000 labels in its Tier 1 product label library, the Council for Responsible has announced a new pilot program to build out Tier 2, which will be known as the Commercial Data Exchange, or CDX.

USP meeting tries to get handle on rapidly evolving DNA techniques

USP meeting tries to get handle on rapidly evolving DNA techniques

By Hank Schultz

A recent USP stakeholder meeting wrestled with the thorny issue of how to put some kind of standards around the use of DNA techniques for botanical ingredient identification. The word from one of the attendees is that it is far too early to tell where...

PrimaVie is a branded form of shilajit, a type of rock exudate collected in the Himalayas.  Photo courtesy of Natreon.

Natreon says organic stamp on shilajit ingredient backs quality message

By Hank Schultz

Natreon has announced an organic certification on its PrimaVie shilajit ingredient. As this is not an agricultural commodity, the company views the certification as more of a statement of overall quality rather than primarily a verification of its production...

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