Regulations, Legislation & Enforcement

NutraCast: You gotta fight for your right to sell supps

NutraCast: You gotta fight for your right to sell supps

By Danielle Masterson

Several states and most recently the platform TikTok have placed tighter restrictions on dietary supplements, causing concern for many in the industry as well as supplement users. Adel Villalobos, founder and CEO of Lief Labs, says now is the time to...

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FDA reorganization gets green light

By Danielle Masterson

The U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services has approved the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) proposed reorganization which includes unifying the Human Foods Program.

The role NPQAA played in the passage of DSHEA

The role NPQAA played in the passage of DSHEA

By Stephen Daniells

The short-lived Natural Products Quality Assurance Alliance played an important behind-the-scenes contribution in the passage of DSHEA, but what was it and how did it help sway Congressional support for DSHEA?

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CBD for athletes: Promising benefits come with doping risk

By Nikki Hancocks

CBD is being linked with a growing number of compelling health benefits for athletes, and while the emerging science is promising, it comes with a high risk of unintentional doping, nutrition researcher Professor Graeme Close warned in a recent webinar.

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Judge sets schedule for NPA’s challenge of restrictive NY law

By Stephen Daniells

U.S. District Judge Joan Azrack in the Eastern District of New York has agreed to the schedule for hearings between the Natural Products Association (NPA) and the New York Attorney General regarding ongoing efforts to stop the state’s highly restrictive...

Kratom in market and legislative limbo

Kratom in market and legislative limbo

By Claudia Adrien

“From both a consumer standpoint and from an industry standpoint, it's very hard to know what you can and can't do [with kratom],” industry lawyer Rick Collins told attendees at SupplySide East 2024.

ODSP Director Cara Welch and NutraIngredients-USA's Danielle Masterson.

ODSP’s Welch: NDIN 'guidances are not enforceable'

By Danielle Masterson

FDA’s director of the Office of Dietary Supplement Programs (ODSP), Cara Welch, PhD, stopped by SupplySide East to present an overview of the agency’s FY23 activities related to dietary supplements and FY24 plans as well as an update on the pending Human...

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SDNY Judge denies CRN’s request for preliminary injunction

By Stephen Daniells

A judge in the Southern District of New York has denied the Council for Responsible Nutrition’s motion for a preliminary injunction against a new law coming into effect on Monday, April 22 that will restrict access to certain dietary supplements for people...

CRN’s Steve Mister on NDI enforcement: 'That needs to change'

CRN’s Steve Mister on NDI enforcement: 'That needs to change'

By Danielle Masterson

SupplySide East just wrapped up, and attendees were buzzing about a number of issues ranging from restrictive laws to NDI guidance to DSHEA. NutraIngredients-USA caught up with CRN’s President and CEO Steve Mister Wednesday in Secaucus, NJ to discuss...

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CRN files lawsuit against NY’s age restrictive supplement law

By Deniz Ataman

New York’s law, which prohibits retailers in the state from selling certain dietary supplements to consumers under age 18, lacks clarity and creates confusion for consumers, retailers, marketers and manufacturers, explained Steve Mister, president &...

NutraCast: Exploring the connection of ‘science to sales’

NutraCast: Exploring the connection of ‘science to sales’

By Danielle Masterson

The dietary supplement industry has come a long way. A significant number of new dietary supplement products have appeared in the marketplace since Congress passed the Dietary Supplement and Health Education Act (DSHEA) of 1994. At that time, there were...

FTC settles with supplement startup over COVID claims

FTC settles with supplement startup over COVID claims

By Asia Sherman

A multi-year case involving dietary supplement startup PPO Lab, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and COVID-19-related health claims has come to a close, culminating in a truce that removes fines and lightens administrative burdens on the defendants.

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