A paper published today in a prominent medical journal asserts that the law governing dietary supplements is no longer adequate to protect consumers and sweeping changes are needed to keep potentially dangerous new ingredients off the market.
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.
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.
Growing consumer awareness along with demand in animal nutrition is driving the overall growth of prebiotics, which a trade group says will account for $5.5 billion in sales in 2019. Better messaging can help maintain that momentum, the group says.
Yesterday four trade associations representing the dietary supplement industry sent a letter to all 535 members of the US Congress urging them to make CBD a legal dietary ingredient and to give FDA the resources to regulate the sector.