Regulations, Legislation & Enforcement

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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.

Fabricant says NPA will overhaul bylaws as a result of lawsuits

Fabricant says NPA will overhaul bylaws as a result of lawsuits

By Hank Schultz

The Natural Products Association will change some bylaws as a result of its current legal issues, CEO Dan Fabricant told reporters in a conference call yesterday. Fabricant said he is confident the two lawsuits the group is involved in will resolved in...

It’s here! FDA creates Office of Dietary Supplement Programs

It’s here! FDA creates Office of Dietary Supplement Programs

By Stephen Daniells

The US Food and Drug Administration has announced the creation of the Office of Dietary Supplement Programs (ODSP), elevating the program from its previous status as a division under the Office of Nutrition Labeling and Dietary Supplements.

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Trade associations unanimous in support of DoJ/FTC/FDA crackdown

By Stephen Daniells

Dietary supplement trade associations have universally welcomed the Department of Justice’s nationwide sweep targeting more than 100 makers and marketers of dietary supplements for alleged fraudulent ingredients and illegal claims.

Jail term, indictment handed down in recent spiking cases

Jail term, indictment handed down in recent spiking cases

By Hank Schultz

Two cases of drug spiking in products purporting to be dietary supplements drew enforcement actions announced recently by the Food and Drug Administration. One case in Puerto Rico involves sex enhancement products, while another in Pennsylvania dealt...

Fabricant: “We have to stay vigilant; FTC is not going away”

Fabricant: “We have to stay vigilant; FTC is not going away”

By Stephen Daniells

The recent Bayer victory in its case with the FTC is a positive for industry, but it is not going to solve all of the industry’s FTC problems, says Dr Daniel Fabricant, CEO and Executive Director of the Natural Products Association.

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