In the midst of a dispute over valerian product testing standards that has escalated into something far more rancorous, the American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) has called on ConsumerLab.com to seek industry counsel over those very same standards.
A herbal erectile dysfunction (ED) dietary supplement has been voluntary withdrawn from the US market by its Floridian manufacturer after it was alerted to a contamination problem with the unauthorized substance, sildenafil.
Researchers at the University of California, Riverside have developed tests to measure the purity of pomegranate juice and juice blends, funded by a $50,000 one-year grant from juice company POM Wonderful.
India’s Natural Remedies Pvt. Ltd., a supplier of herbal ingredients, has obtained GMP certification from NSF International, with the manufacturing facility reported to be compliant with NSF/ANSI Standard 173, Section 8 Dietary Supplements.
Irradiation has risen in importance as it has become specifically outlawed in new Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) regulations. But the practice continues due to its ability to cheaply remove contaminants from raw materials.
NutraIngredients-USA.com caught up with United States Anti-Doping Agency chief executive officer, Travis Tygart, at the recent SupplySide West trade show in Las Vegas to get an update on USADA’s position on dietary supplements.
In part two of this special interview with the heads of the major US dietary supplement trade groups, the three chiefs unpack the state of play for Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) along with adverse event reporting (AERs).
Following last Friday’s decision by Abbott Laboratories to pull its sibutramine-containing weight loss drug Meridia due to concerns about side effects, questions are being asked about dietary supplement contamination with the substance.
China’s reputation as an ingredient supplier has suffered from a spate of food safety problems – but the food industry should not paint all China-based companies with the same broad brush, says stevia supplier GLG Life Tech.