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.
A coffee product claiming to assist erectile dysfunction has been deemed an unapproved drug by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) due to the presence of hydroxythiohomosildenafil, an analogue of sildenafil, used in the sexual aid Viagra.
The Food and Drug Administration Food Safety Modernization Bill (S. 510) will bolster safety and quality in the US dietary supplements industry, according to leading trade group the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN).
Industry groups say mandatory reporting of non-serious Adverse Event Reports (AERs) will lead to, “an avalanche of trivial information” that may jeopardise public safety and confuse and overwhelm financial markets.
The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) says the Consumer Reports article that this week criticized the dietary supplements industry for being under-regulated and named a “dirty dozen” of supplement ingredients to avoid, is guilty of the kind...
A dietary supplement trade group has urged the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) not to require adverse event reports from nutritional supplements in its incident reporting system as it will confuse consumers and interfere with existing processes.
Small to medium enterprises (SMEs – less than 20 staff) were given two years longer to comply with GMPs than the biggest dietary supplements manufacturers, but it is feared many have yet to get their systems and documentation in order and would struggle...
Michael McGuffin, the president of the American Herbal Products Association (AHPA), tells Shane Starling why recently implemented adverse event reporting (AER) is delivering on its promise some three years down the line.
Eggshell ingredient firm ESM Technologies says that recent independent tests on its calcium ingredient have verified that heavy metal levels are well below legal limits, which the firm hopes will boost its uptake as a natural source of calcium.