GNC has announced a GMP plan for botanicals which it is implementing immediately for its suppliers. The company hopes the plan, announced at an industry meeting on Tuesday, will become a blueprint for the industry.
The New York Attorney General’s controversial probe into dietary supplements has hastened the conversation about transparency, experts told attendees to our recent Transparency in Dietary Supplements forum.
Traceability and verifiability were big topics at the GOED Exchange meeting that took place last week in the Canary Islands. These topics will be addressed in an online forum later this week hosted by NutraIngredients-USA.
Proactively educating attorneys general and candidates running for the position about the positive attributes and contributions of dietary supplements could help industry stay out of their litigation cross-hairs in the future, advise two former AGs.
A recently aired media report once again seemed to elevate DNA testing to magic bullet status. It’s a development that dismays Danica Harbaugh Reynaud, PhD, one of the foremost experts in the DNA testing of plants.
The American Herbal Products Association and the United Natural Products Alliance have teamed up to engage state attorneys general who as a group have become more active in regards to the dietary supplement industry.
The NY AG’s probe into herbal supplements has done a lot to change the industry conversation over transparency, and some practices by some industry members cannot continue because they jeopardize the entire business community, say industry experts.
An article in a scientific journal that equates the dietary supplement industry’s interaction with regulators to that of the tobacco industry has been called “scurrilous” and “reckless” by industry observers.
The Natural Products Association enters its 80th year as the premier organization dedicated solely to the natural products industry in 2016. For those 80- years, our top priority has been and always will be enhancing, expanding and protecting our members’...
More specific training for herbalists as a way to bolster professional bona fides could go a long way toward burnishing the herbal industry’s image with the medical community, though it might not mean as much to consumers, a leader educator says.
By Steve Mister, president & CEO, the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN)
What a difference a year makes! Last January at this time, who in the industry would have predicted the New York Attorney General (AG) debacle in February? Or Senator Dick Durbin’s dietary supplement amendments on the defense authorization bill in May?...
Doping scandals in the sports realm have had a hangover effect for dietary supplements, one longtime industry observer asserts. In his view it has created a climate in which decision makers have more easily bought in to the narrative of a dangerously...