The recent slew of crackdowns, regulatory reviews and stricter rules for China's health food and supplement industry are 'growing pains' the industry must overcome, as regulators double down on efforts to promote safety and collect taxes.
Unlike pharmaceuticals, the effects of nutritional supplements are subtle. We spoke with several contract research organizations that specialize in human clinical trials for nutritional interventions to learn how companies can validate liver health claims.
China’s State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR) and the Ministry of Commerce summoned all 91 direct-selling firms operating in China to a meeting as part of the “100-day operation” to clean up the health food market.
The Natural Products Association has objected to a proposal by the US Food and Drug Administration that NPA says will result in an expanded sharing of information on US firms with foreign governments. NPA said the proposal lacks transparency and runs...
The trade tensions between the US and China have yet to seriously impact the flow or pricing of dietary supplement ingredients, according to experts familiar with the sector. But continued uncertainty has some observers on edge.
The Nagoya Protocol, the big changes coming for Lactobacillus classification, and how to boost your chances of success with an NDI notification were just some of the topic covered during the third annual IPA Workshop in DC.
China's botanical exports are expected to continue growing at a rate of 20% this year, with the US remaining its largest market despite the ongoing US-China trade war, Hou Yin Jun, the person-in-charge of commerce at Shaanxi Plant Extract Association,...
The Chinese government has retaliated in the latest escalation of President Trump’s trade war by releasing lists of new tariffs on US products, the highest of which will reach 25%. Experts worry that the fallout could affect the supplement industry.