California-based Alkemist Labs has again achieved accreditation to the requirements of ISO/IEC 17025:2017, but this time the accreditation includes the lab’s internally developed cannabinoids and terpenes assays.
A judge has approved a permanent injunction order against the principals of a dietary supplement company who allegedly repeatedly ignored FDA warnings and inspection findings on illegal disease claims and other violations.
A new stakeholder group has come together to push for quality and transparency in the dietary supplement industry. Called the Dietary Supplement Quality Collaborative (DSQC), the group published a policy paper recently as part of its public debut.
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.
Supplement manufacturer NOW reports that among CoQ10 and SAMe products it purchased recently on Amazon and subjected to analytical testing, only a few came close to meeting label claim for the amount of active ingredients, while most had little or none...
The Council for Responsible Nutrition has announced that a program it had supported at the National Advertising Division will end as the major funding source has been exhausted. But both CRN and NAD said the information contained in the more than 350...
A group of scientists from Sechenov University, Russia, and La Trobe University, Australia, have developed a quicker and more cost-effective method of detecting and identifying bioactive compounds in complex samples such as plant extracts, according to...
Consumers are turning to dietary supplements in record numbers, but the industry must deliver on the results the products are promising if the industry is to convert them to long term customers, says Steve Mister.
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.
Ingredient developer ChromaDex Corp. and former customer Elysium Health have taken sharply differing views of the import of a recent appeals court decision regarding ChromaDex's patents on its nicotinamide riboside ingredient.
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...
Branded ingredient supplier Xsto Solutions is launching a new echinacea product line based on a cell culture technology that hits the market at a what might prove to be a propitious time when supply of this botanical has been skewed by a huge spike in...
The sad news came this week of the death of a young girl who started a movement, one which has exposed again the built-in strains of how the dietary supplement market is regulated in the United States.
As disruptions due to the novel Coronavirus ripple through global supply chains, plus FDA’s announcement that it is reducing inspections, the ABC-AHP-NCNPR Botanical Adulterants Prevention Program (BAPP) is urging buyers to be “more vigilant than ever”.
The dietary supplement industry has an opportunity to communicate with a new range of consumers in light of the current crisis. Highlighting the excellent safety of the products and quality initiatives underway can help keep the embarrassment of rampant...
The Botanical Adulteration Prevention Program has issued a lab guidance document on turmeric. The publication is timely as interest in the botanical, which was already high, has spiked during the current coronavirus crisis.
The National Advertising Division has directed Church & Dwight to stop making a claim of better absorption on its line of gummy vitamins. The company has responded by appealing the decision to a review board.
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.
Contract manufacturer Icelandirect has announced it has achieved organic certification, the company announced recently, which is part of a trend of widening organic options with the dietary supplement industry.
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.
There has been a lot of talk over the years about there being ‘two’ dietary supplement industries. One that plays by the rules, one that doesn’t. But it’s wise not to forget in that discussion the entrepreneurial drive that made this a thriving industry...
The Natural Products Association credits a grass roots pressure campaign with forestalling the advance of two troublesome Illinois State measures. One affects weight management supplements and the other CBD businesses.
The majority of the 48 most widely sold retail EPA/DHA omega-3 dietary supplements on the US market are of good quality, according to a new analysis by GOED that the trade groups calls “a timely snapshot of product quality in the US”.
The year is new and a lot of people are getting out their crystal balls. NutraIngredients-USA is no exception, and here are our top big issues that will impact the dietary supplements industry in this new decade.