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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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The legacy of 2019: CBD, mandatory listing and discord

By Steve Mister, President & CEO, Council for Responsible Nutrition

The question of CBDs, and of a mandatory product listing, have dominated a year that for the dietary supplement industry has not been as tumultuous as some.

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News in brief

Mantrose-Haeuser acquires emulsifier manufacturer

By Hank Schultz

Coatings and specialty ingredients manufacturer Mantrose-Haeuser Co. has acquired Profile Food Ingredients LLC, a manufacturer of dry stabilizer and emulsifier blends.

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CBD, regulatory creep, and continued growth top AHPA's 2019 high points

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.

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From the editor's desk

Wild ride over past decade shapes view of coming frenetic year

By Hank Schultz

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.

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Guest article

'The Running Man': In search of Probiotic utopia

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.

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News in brief

Sabinsa gets patent on LactoSpore’s mood benefits

By Hank Schultz

Sabinsa has announced a new patent, this one for the effect of its Lactospore probiotic in the suppression depression symptoms in consumers suffering from gut health issues.

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Editor's Spotlight

FDA needs new tools in face of CBD explosion, official says

By Hank Schultz

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.

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BAPP’s adulterated materials SOP nearing final form

By Hank Schultz

The Botanical Adulterants Prevention Program is nearing the final stage of its initiative to offer industry a way to keep adulterated materials from turning up in finished goods on the shelf.

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UNPA signs MOU with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

By Stephen Daniells

The United Natural Products Alliance has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, allowing industry stakeholders access to the medical school’s analytical, technical and policy expertise.

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