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.
New research identifying a nutrient combination that claims to slow the progression of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) has been criticised by the scientific community, who urged caution over the study’s conclusions.
A researcher with long experience in p-synephrine, the active ingredient in bitter orange extract, says he’s frustrated with the intransigence of certain authorities who deem the ingredient unsafe because of a superficial chemical resemblance to the banned...
Industry needs to better strive for regulatory equivalence across Asia, and indeed globally, while also educating policymakers that the fast-paced industry can no longer be governed by rules that are 20 or 30 years old.
Global Clinicals, a contract research organization (CRO) based in Los Angeles, has launched a certification the founder says will help companies differentiate themselves based on the quality of the research that backs the claims they make on their products.
Long-awaited guidance from the FDA spelling out which isolated or synthetic non-digestible carbohydrates it believes should be classified as ‘dietary fiber’ on the Nutrition Facts panel brings to an end a period of extended uncertainty for companies supplying...
A recently posted warning letter cites a New York company for the presence of an aromatase inhibitor in one of its dietary supplements. This class of chemicals is popular with strength trainers for its purported ability to suppress estrogen levels.
Many ingredient suppliers have invested in research exploring how ingesting carotenoids may protect skin from UV damage, but as warning letters from the FDA sent out last week show, sun protection is not a claim dietary supplements can make.
The US Department of Agriculture has launched a comprehensive and aggressive three-prong approach to detect and prevent fraud in the organic industry, after the discovery last year that some imports from Eastern Europe were falsely labeled as organic,...
The Latin American Responsible Nutrition Alliance (ALANUR) is working alongside other organizations to harmonize regulations for dietary supplements and understand consumer habits in the expansive and dynamic region of Latin America, home to roughly 625...
A bill introduced in the Massachusetts state legislature would have restricted the sale of weight loss and muscle building supplements. It was recently pulled off the floor and sent to the Joint Committee on Public Health.
Some industry observers are starting to question how many of the thousands of supplements sold on Amazon and other high volume online platforms comply with adverse event reporting requirements and other rules pertaining to the sales of these products.
A recent sharp drop in the number of NDI Notifications filed with FDA has industry stakeholders scratching their heads and serves to shine a spotlight on the continuing uncertainty surrounding the present system for bringing new ingredients to market.
European sports nutrition association ESSNA says it has tackled more than 400 potentially dangerous products since the launch of its campaign five years ago – adding that it urges anyone aware of illegal activity by sports nutrition firms to step forward...
The choice of multivitamin-mineral products is vast: There are options for women, pregnant women, men, seniors, infants, kids, teens, and they come in many forms and with different doses, but is there a need for a baseline definition?