The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) now requires saw palmetto harvesters and sellers to obtain a special permit, winning applause from ingredient suppliers and botanical industry trade groups.
Responding to the need for strain-specific probiotic testing, Eurofins becomes the first third party laboratory to employ DuPont’s polymerase-chain-reaction (PCR) genotyping assays to identify probiotics at the strain level.
The founders of New Chapter have severed their relationship with Procter & Gamble because they said “financial pressures to accelerate profits” meant they could no longer in good conscience continue to associate themselves with the brand.
The botanical Boswellia has been used for its anti-inflammatory properties for millennia, but it’s not uncommon to find some products today labeled as Boswellia to skimp on the amount of the botanical or to substitute in a less-researched form.
Soon-to-be released guidelines for contract manufacturing organizations and quality standards from the International Probiotics Association will drive the industry to optimal practice, says IPA's vice president.
A new analysis of 87 different turmeric dietary supplements has highlighted the diversity of available products and the challenges this gives consumers. Concerns were also raised around potential adulteration with synthetic curcumin.
The choice of multivitamin-mineral products is vast: There are options for women, pregnant women, men, seniors, infants, kids, teens, and they come in many forms and with different doses, but is there a need for a baseline definition?
A recent warning letter sent to a Utah company by the US Food and Drug Administration lists various GMP violations, including a lack of allergen warnings, something that will only accelerate as FSMA implementation goes into full swing.