Supply chain issues appear to be easing for the herbal supplements sector, says Michael McGuffin, president of the American Herbal Products Association, but the key lesson from the past couple of years is that supply chain management is not simple.
A shift in the relative power bases in the US House of Representatives could provide a window to make changes to dietary supplement industry regulation that could help all its players, said Steve Mister, head of the Council for Responsible Nutrition....
The FDA has sent out a raft of warning letters to brands selling CBD-infused foods and beverages, adopting an “aggressive position” that one industry source told us made him “concerned for our entire industry.”
Dietary supplement use among Americans is an all-time high, with the US being the leading worldwide importer of vitamin products last year. With an estimated 90% of ingredients coming from China, US policymakers are zeroed in on foreign policy.
The American Botanical Council has marked its 34th anniversary with the full debut of an open source document that responsible companies can use to prevent adulterated materials from finding their way into finished products.
The Consumer Healthcare Products Association is raising its profile in the dietary supplement industry, which included a second consecutive appearance at SupplySide West, a show the organization had not attended in the past.
NMN, an anti-aging ingredient, has been disallowed by FDA because of its prior investigation as a drug. The determination, which came as something of a surprise given the ingredient’s market history, has raised questions of fairness and transparency.
Health supplements brands are prohibited from engaging celebrities to endorse their products, the Chinese authorities have again warned, in a move which an expert says is targeted at a ‘grey area’ for overseas brands.
Dilution of the prebiotic message is a concern for the category even as it grows, a trade organization official says. And new methods of constructing prebiotic molecules could further complicate the issue, another expert says.
A recent study on cholesterol outcomes that was publicized at a medical society meeting misses the point of supplementation and was slanted to make the case for a drug intervention, the Council for Responsible Nutrition says.
The European Specialist Sports Nutrition Alliance (ESSNA) has joined the EU Code of Conduct for Responsible Food Business and Marketing Practices to undertake tangible actions to contribute towards the industry’s inclusive and sustainable growth.
Visi, an MLM founded on the benefits of the Arctic Cloudberry, has been advised by a self regulatory body to discontinue some health claims made on its products both in company communications and statements by distributors.
The global dietary supplements industry must be aware of renewed use of the precautionary principle by regulators around the world, and combined with negative media creates a “constellation of factors is a recipe for concern”, CRN’s Steve Mister said...
A recent Wall Street Journal article highlighted potential issues with the formulation and usage of gummy supplements with little attention given to the benefits of these products, the Council for Responsible Nutrition says.
Charlotte’s Web has passed a significant milestone by becoming the first CBD brand to enter into a partnership with Major League Baseball. it’s the first such sponsorship agreement for any CBD with a major sports league.
Over the course of the next year, lawmakers on the US House and Senate agriculture committees will draft a new federal Farm Bill that will shape a number of programs for the next five years. What does that mean for the hemp industry?
Sen. Dick Durbin, D-IL, has offered an amendment to the stopgap federal government funding measure currently before Congress that would restore a Mandatory Product Listing requirement for dietary supplements.
A report discussing the failure of vitamin supplementation trials to report their results and adhere to the EMA regulations has led to a call for stricter regulations on reporting to ensure public trust.
The use of dodgy ingredients in sports nutrition products has gotten less attention in recent years, but experts say unscrupulous formulators continue to find ways to play in the penumbra of the sports nutrition sector.
Dietary supplement manufacturers are required by law to disclose the ingredients inside the bottle, but in order to "protect the brand," they are allowed to hide the actual amounts. This combination of ingredients, known as “Proprietary blends"...
A recent warning letter to Amazon on the subject of skin tag removers was seen as significant for the dietary supplement industry because it puts the online sales giant on stricter notice for being responsible for the regulatory compliance of products...
An importer of coca leaf powder has been taken to task by the US Food and Drug Administration over disease claims associated with the ingredient. But the warning letter had nothing to say about the products’ legal status.
Plant sourcing experts say that whole herbal raw materials can contain all of the nasty bits the natural world has to offer, but proper procedures can—and routinely do—turn those botanicals into safe and clean ingredients.
A further examination of adverse events reports further elucidates how unlikely it is that white mulberry could cause the kinds of problems that led to the tragic death of the wife of a prominent public official.
The conclusion that the botanical white mulberry caused the tragic death of a lawmaker’s wife—something that has been widely reported in the national media—is supported by almost no data and is highly speculative at best, according to a nationally renowned...
The American Herbal Products Association has released a new guidance document that seeks to bring clarity to hemp nomenclature, in particular what ought to be meant by the terms ‘broad spectrum’ and ‘full spectrum’ extracts.
A new multi-million initiative by the US Department of Agriculture aims to reverse a downward trend in the number of farms transitioning to organic – a process that can put producers on their back foot financially as yields often drop during the three-year...
Heightened US-China tensions have caused planners in all industrial sectors to reevaluate their sourcing arrangements. Stakeholders in the dietary supplement industry say having firm relationships with well-vetted suppliers is the best way to manage...
A new study from a group led by prominent industry critic Dr Pieter Cohen, MD, found a drug used in China sold in dietary supplements in the United States, in some cases at dosages apparently exceeding what’s used in clinical practice.
A new study has confirmed the extreme variability of Mucuna pruriens supplements for sale on the US market, once again calling into question the quality control and labeling of dietary supplements generally.