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NOW burnishes lab reputation with ISO imprimatur for certain tests

By Hank Schultz

Supplement manufacturer NOW has received ISO accreditation for its laboratories, an unusual step for an in house operation that the company says will put it in better stead to keep up with new retailer requirements such as those put forth by Amazon.

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CRN's petition sets 180-day deadline for resolution of NAC issue

By Hank Schultz

The Council for Responsible Nutrition has filed a citizen’s petition with FDA requesting that the Agency reverse its decision that the ingredient NAC is not legal for use in dietary supplements. CRN states that FDA’s ruling on the matter, voiced in warning...

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Bipartisan Senate CBD bill introduced

By Hank Schultz

A US Senate bill to specifically allow the use of CBD and other hemp derivatives in dietary supplements and foods has been introduced with bipartisan sponsorship. The bill also enjoys broad support within the industry.

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Pyatt returns with plant based line planned to launch with GNC

By Hank Schultz

Sports nutrition veteran Brad Pyatt is launching a new company focused on plant-based nutrition. The first brick and mortar retail partner will be GNC, which itself is emerging from a bankruptcy sale to Chinese company Harbin.

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