Regulations, Legislation & Enforcement

The Strongscience certification can help consumers differentiate validated claims from those that are not well supported, the developer says. Photo: Strongscience

CRO launches certification to vet quality of claims validation

By Hank Schultz

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.

Algatech receives NDI for new microalgae ingredient

Algatech receives NDI for new microalgae ingredient

By Mary Ellen Shoup

Algatechnologies has launched Fucovital, a fucoxanthin oleoresin produced and extracted from microalgae, available in the US and Japan with launches in other markets to follow.

Use of aromatase inhibitor forms basis of warning letter

Use of aromatase inhibitor forms basis of warning letter

By Hank Schultz

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.

USDA outlines three prong plan to detect and prevent fraud in organic

USDA outlines three prong plan to detect and prevent fraud in organic

By Elizabeth Crawford

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,...

Some shady ingredients find home in nootropics category

Special edition: Nootropics

Some shady ingredients find home in nootropics category

By Hank Schultz

Nootropics is an area of the dietary supplement industry burgeoning with new ingredients. But at the ragged fringe of the category are drug-like substances that just won’t go away.

FDA issues guidance on pure powdered caffeine

FDA issues guidance on pure powdered caffeine

By Hank Schultz

FDA has issued a guidance which says certain highly concentrated caffeine products will henceforth be considered adulterated. The guidance follows the agency’s concerns about the appearance on the market of pure powdered caffeine sold in bulk.

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Special Edition: Nutrition Regulations

Regulation watch: Dutch researchers urge vigilance on pregnancy supplements

By Nathan Gray

With the use of dietary supplements gaining popularity in pregnant women, researchers warn that current regulations may not take into account longer-term safety and health considerations for the child, adding updated regulations and nutrivigilance schemes...

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