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FDA shuts down New York supplement firm

FDA shuts down New York supplement firm

By Hank Schultz

The US Food and Drug Administration has taken the extreme step of shutting down a manufacturer of dietary supplements located in New York State.

Eight of 11 ill people interviewed said they had consumed kratom. Picture: iStock/frank600

Kratom linked to multistate Salmonella outbreak

By Joseph James Whitworth

The US FDA and CDC are advising consumers to avoid kratom and kratom-containing products due to a link with a Salmonella outbreak that has sickened 28 people in 20 states.

Ismail to step down as GOED leader

Ismail to step down as GOED leader

By Hank Schultz

After more than 10 years guiding the most successful organization of its type within the supplements industry, Adam Ismail has announced he will step down as the executive director of GOED at the end of February.

Bergstrom makes one ingredient--OptiMSM--meaning chances of cross contamination are nil, NPA says.  Bergstrom Nutrition photo

NPA files petition for approval of skip lot ID testing

By Hank Schultz

The Natural Products Association has filed a petition on behalf of member Bergstrom Nutrition asking FDA to grant reduction of identity testing frequency based on the company’s track record. If successful, the petition could lower costs in the industry,...

ODI docket comments:  Make the list big, or don’t make it at all

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ODI docket comments: Make the list big, or don’t make it at all

By Hank Schultz

Will compiling an official list of Old Dietary Ingredients ultimately be worth the effort? Maybe, but the resulting list must be expansive rather than restrictive to be of much use, most stakeholders agree.

Repeat offender gets $3.7 million FTC fine over disease claims

Repeat offender gets $3.7 million FTC fine over disease claims

By Hank Schultz

A dietary supplement company that has received a previous warning letter from the Food and Drug Administration has agreed to a $3.7 million fine to settle a case brought by the Federal Trade Commission and the State of Maine for making over the top disease...

Thorne Research is building a large new manufacuring and headquarters facility in Sourth Carolina.

Investment to help Thorne expand business in Japan

By Hank Schultz

Practitioner channel specialist Thorne Research is expanding its manufacturing capabilities and has concluded an investment partnership that will expand its business in Japan.

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