The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) now requires saw palmetto harvesters and sellers to obtain a special permit, winning applause from ingredient suppliers and botanical industry trade groups.
Curtis Walcker is the consultant slash owner behind consulting firm Dietary Supplement Experts, LLC. He launched a new certification this week, designed based on client feedback, to focus on everything from GMPs to FTC compliance.
Dietary ingredients have still mostly escaped the most recent iteration of tariff lists for Chinese goods released by the Trump Administration. The real risk is not to the bottom line but to trade relationships in general, experts in the industry agree.
The Federal Trade Commission has shut down a group of internet marketers of dietary supplements and personal care products who allegedly tricked consumers into signing up for fraudulent free trial schemes.
Some marketers making claims for sunscreen-like action on their dietary supplement products have received warning letters. But one astaxanthin supplier maintains its ingredient has data backing its important sun health benefits.
The Council for Responsible Nutrition has updated two guidelines for members, bringing practices in line with the latest changes in federal regulations. One deals with SARMs, another with high potency forms of caffeine.
The Italian Ministry of Agricultural, Food and Forestry Policies (MIPAAF) has approved legislation that simplifies the cultivation, harvesting and processing of botanical plants potentially used for food supplements.
The confused picture on New Dietary Ingredients became a bit clearer this week when FDA updated the public docket on filings and said it does not expect there to be a significant change in how many companies are choosing to go through the process.
China's supplement market will continue to experience double-digit annual growth for the next couple of years, but longer-term success hinges on regulatory reform, says the executive director of Health Products Association – China.
The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has issued a notification detailing its updated directions for a list of ingredients it deems unsuitable for further use in health foods and supplements.
A new research partnership between Canadian CRO Nutrasource and a Florida medical clinic will aid the formulators of CBD products by providing baseline data that at the moment is lacking, an executive said.
A statement by FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb on the approval of a CBD drug has left some industry stakeholders wondering what the exact implications are for the many CBD products being marketed as dietary supplements.