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Alkemist Labs rings alarm on doctored C of A certificates

By Danielle Masterson

Alkemist Labs' CEO Elan Sudberg says he's seen evidence that some ingredient suppliers and marketing companies have been altering valid lab reports and using those falsified reports to promote their products.

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Lief Labs launches GMP starter kit initiative

By Danielle Masterson

The GMP Starter Kit aims to help guide brands through current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) regulations and FDA compliance for nutritional and dietary supplement brands.

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New Virginia law recognizes hemp extracts as food

By Hank Schultz

The State of Virginia has passed a law defining hemp extracts as an approved food. The law also allows a more liberal amount of THC in these products during the growth phase than does the federal description of industrial hemp.

NOW CEO: ‘March was unprecedented in the history of the company’

NOW CEO: ‘March was unprecedented in the history of the company’

By Stephen Daniells

Many dietary supplement companies are experiencing surging sales as consumers seek out health-promoting products, and Chicago-based NOW is no different. The company experienced “incredible” sales in March, but ingredient supply bottlenecks and the economic...

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Scientists develop argan oil authenticity test

By Nikki Hancocks

Scientists from Quadram Institute in the UK have discovered a way to screen the quality and authenticity of argan oil, one of the world’s most expensive edible oils.

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Coronavirus highlights opportunity for smart packaging

By Danielle Masterson

As much of the world shelters in place, delivery services like Amazon have become a lifeline for many who wish to still receive their supplements and other items without having to go to the store.

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From the editor's desk

Some truths endure, even through the confusions of today

By Hank Schultz

Botanical ingredients have a history of thousands of years of supporting human health. As we enter springtime in the North Hemisphere it's comforting to reflect on the fact that that will still be true even as the current crisis passes.

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EDITOR'S SPOTLIGHT: SCIENCE & REGULATION

FSAI issues updates to CBD food and supplement recall

By Will Chu

The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) has updated its recall of CBD-related foods and food supplements that have flagged up safety concerns due to the presence of delta‐9‐tetrahydrocannabinol or THC.

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From the editor's desk

Reason for optimism in supplements market

By Hank Schultz

As the dietary supplement industry enters the century’s third decade there is significant reason to be optimistic about the decade ahead.

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Guest article

ONHA’s view: Don’t let strong sales in 2019 obscure important issues

By Karen Howard, CEO and Executive Director of Organic & Natural Health Association

Successful evaluation of the progress or travails of 2019 requires more than measuring growth in dietary supplements sales, which by that measure alone indicates we had a banner year.

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