The year is new and a lot of people are getting out their crystal balls. NutraIngredients-USA is no exception, and here are our top big issues that will impact the dietary supplements industry in this new decade.
Building on a regulatory foundation already laid for hemp ingredients, Rep. Collin Peterson (D-MN) has proposed a bill that would include CBD under the definition of dietary supplements found in DSHEA.
By Stefan Gafner and Mark Blumenthal, American Botanical Council
The news about CBD and hemp extracts dominated 2019, says the American Botanical Council. But issues surrounding the ongoing climate crisis, questions of sustainability, and the ongoing questions of adulteration were important topics as well.
A paper published today in a prominent medical journal asserts that the law governing dietary supplements is no longer adequate to protect consumers and sweeping changes are needed to keep potentially dangerous new ingredients off the market.
More than 40% of dietary supplements may not be as effective as touted to be, after 100 products tested by Japan’s National Consumer Affairs Center (NCAC) were unable to dissolve in water within the specified time limits.
By Michael McGuffin, president, American Herbal Products Association
Questions surrounding the hemp/CBD trade, a recognition of the continued popularity of herbal supplements, and a casting a wary eye toward regulatory creep topped the list of 2019 concerns for the American Herbal Products Association.