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IPA recommends expanded grandfathered list for probiotics

By Stephen Daniells

The International Probiotics Association has urged the FDA to expanded the ‘grandfathered list’ of dietary ingredients to include bacterial strains globally recognized as used historically in foods.

NPA urges FDA to back off in applying food additive standards

NPA urges FDA to back off in applying food additive standards

By Hank Schultz

The Natural Products Association has urged FDA to cease its attempt to apply  food additive standards to dietary ingredients. To do so would create an undue burden on small business, many of which are represented by NPA.

Algae Health Sciences gets NDI for high dose astaxanthin

Algae Health Sciences gets NDI for high dose astaxanthin

By Stephen Daniells

The US Food and Drug Administration has accepted a New Dietary Ingredient (NDI) notification from Algae Health Sciences, Inc., a subsidiary of BGG, for high-dose but limited duration astaxanthin dosing.

Vinpocetine is derived from vincamine obtained from the lesser periwinkle plant (Vinca minor L.). Image © Ryan Kaldari

Linnea requests FDA to withdrawal vinpocetine notice

By Stephen Daniells

Ingredient supplier Linnea has added its voice to the vinpocetine issue, submitting comments requesting the FDA to withdraw the tentative conclusion that vinpocetine cannot be used as a dietary ingredient.

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13 things we learned from the IPA’s DC Workshop

By Stephen Daniells

From market sizing to the positions from FDA and FTC on NDIs and claims substantiation, the International Probiotic Association’s DC workshop succeeded in providing a venue for sharing knowledge and expertise.

Lesser Periwinkle Plant (Vinca minor). Image © Ryan Kaldari

Senator Hatch urges withdrawal of vinpocetine notice

By Stephen Daniells

Dietary supplement champion Sen Orrin Hatch (R-UT) is calling for the withdrawal of a Federal Register Notice that questioned the regulatory status of vinpocetine as a new dietary ingredient.

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Ten things to change about DSHEA

By Stephen Daniells

If you could change one thing about the Dietary Supplements Health & Education Act, what would it be? Ten industry lawyers weighed in…

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