By Michael McGuffin, president, American Herbal Products Association
Questions surrounding the hemp/CBD trade, a recognition of the continued popularity of herbal supplements, and a casting a wary eye toward regulatory creep topped the list of 2019 concerns for the American Herbal Products Association.
The dietary supplement industry is a crazy quilt that marries the sublime to the ridiculous and includes players of the highest moral and intellectual standards as well as those participating in the basest grubbing for money.
By George Paraskevakos, Executive Director, International Probiotics Association
The question came to me this past year: Why do my year end reviews resonate with film titles? The simple answer is I always draw parallel situations from film to my own life’s journey; and this year’s title couldn’t be more appropriate.
Hemp-derived CBD brands Charlotte’s Web and Infinite Product Co. have both been hit with proposed class action lawsuits filed in California that allege they misled consumers by marketing their products as dietary supplements when FDA has specifically...
Nestlé Health Science China has officially inaugurated its product innovation centre in Taizhou, Jiangsu province, to beef up the firm’s portfolio of Foods for Special Medical Purposes (FSMPs) in China.
FDA needs new tools to effectively deal with an expanding supplement marketplace, according to agency official Lowell Schiller. This is especially true when contemplating the flood of CBD products, with many more yet to come.
With sales of mushroom containing dietary supplements growing year-on-year by as much as 40%, and food and beverage companies getting in on the act, demand for the fungi has been “unreal”, says Jeff Chilton, President of Nammex Organic Mushroom Extracts.