Regulations, Legislation & Enforcement

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13 things we learned from the IPA’s DC Workshop

By Stephen Daniells

From market sizing to the positions from FDA and FTC on NDIs and claims substantiation, the International Probiotic Association’s DC workshop succeeded in providing a venue for sharing knowledge and expertise.

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Senator Hatch urges withdrawal of vinpocetine notice

By Stephen Daniells

Dietary supplement champion Sen Orrin Hatch (R-UT) is calling for the withdrawal of a Federal Register Notice that questioned the regulatory status of vinpocetine as a new dietary ingredient.

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Ten things to change about DSHEA

By Stephen Daniells

If you could change one thing about the Dietary Supplements Health & Education Act, what would it be? Ten industry lawyers weighed in…

Supplement OWL product registry ready to accept product labels

Supplement OWL product registry ready to accept product labels

By Stephen Daniells

The much anticipated Supplement OWL (Online Wellness Library) – a product label database – is moving into the second phase of beta-testing and is now accepting product labels from dietary supplement finished product manufacturers and marketers.

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CRN to Health Canada: Don't try to fix NHP system if it ain't broke

By Hank Schultz

The Council for Responsible Nutrition has submitted comments to a Health Canada that urges the agency not to scrap the existing product registration system but rather to further refine it if that is deemed necessary and to better educate the public about...

FDA extends NDI comment period to Dec. 12

FDA extends NDI comment period to Dec. 12

By Hank Schultz

The Food and Drug Administration has extended the comment period on the updated draft version of the New Dietary Ingredients guidance. The new deadline for comments is Dec. 12.

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Special edition: botanicals

GNC/AHPA raw materials program nears final review

By Hank Schultz

The botanical ingredients raw material GMP program started by GNC and managed by the American Herbal Products Association will be ready for final review in October, said an AHPA official.

Herbalife now free to pursue in-house manufacturing goal

Herbalife now free to pursue in-house manufacturing goal

By Hank Schultz

Nutrition giant Herbalife followed a winding road to the payment of a $200 million fine and an FTC-mandated restructuring.  The network marketing company, with more than $4.5 billion revenue in 2015, can now move forward on its mission of business expansion...

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FDA ‘appreciates’ CRN’s product registry efforts

By Stephen Daniells

The US Food and Drug Administration tells NutraIngredients-USA that it looks forward to learning more about the Council for Responsible Nutrition’s proposed industry-wide dietary supplement product registry.

FDA warns 7 companies over methylsynephrine

FDA warns 7 companies over methylsynephrine

By Stephen Daniells

The US Food and Drug Administration has issued warning letters to 7 companies regarding a total of 8 products marketed as dietary supplements and containing methylsynephrine as a dietary ingredient.

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