By Michael McGuffin, president, American Herbal Products Association
The herbal industry continued to evolve in 2017 to meet the steadily increasing demand for high quality botanical ingredients in an array of consumer goods from teas and health supplements to personal care products and Traditional Chinese Medicine.
Three members of Congress have sent a letter to the US Food and Drug Administration requesting specifics on how enforcement funds are allocated. The three lawmakers are among those the Council for Responsible Nutrition has worked closely with on regulatory...
A bill now before the US House of Representatives that seeks to clarify the boundaries of Multi Level Marketing operations is imperfect but better than the status quo, said an attorney familiar with the sector.
Will compiling an official list of Old Dietary Ingredients ultimately be worth the effort? Maybe, but the resulting list must be expansive rather than restrictive to be of much use, most stakeholders agree.
A Massachusetts legislator’s attempt to restrict the sale of some dietary supplements seems doomed to fail in its latest iteration, but continued vigilance is needed, according to the head of the Natural Products Association.
Members of the Council for Responsible Nutrition must demonstrate a “unified commitment” to the Supplement OWL, with the organization’s Board of Directors indicating that all members must be substantially compliant by the beginning of the year.