Regulations, Legislation & Enforcement

FDA to delay enforcement on four FSMA rules

FDA to delay enforcement on four FSMA rules

By Hank Schultz

Some of the provisions of the Food Safety Modernization Act will be delayed in implementation while FDA works through potential problems that were identified in the comments phase, the agency announced last week.

FOOD VISION USA 2017 VIDEO: What's your vision for the future of food?

VIDEO: What's your vision for the future of food?

By Elaine Watson

From entrepreneurs pioneering new farming methods and food technologies, to big brands adjusting to the changing landscape, FOOD VISION USA 2017 brought together a wide cross-section of industry players to explore how the industry is facing the challenges...

AHPA looks back at the herbal industry in 2017

Guest Article

AHPA looks back at the herbal industry in 2017

By Michael McGuffin, president, American Herbal Products Association

The herbal industry continued to evolve in 2017 to meet the steadily increasing demand for high quality botanical ingredients in an array of consumer goods from teas and health supplements to personal care products and Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Letter to FDA seeks clarity on agency’s resources, enforcement aims

Letter to FDA seeks clarity on agency’s resources, enforcement aims

By Hank Schultz

Three members of Congress have sent a letter to the US Food and Drug Administration requesting specifics on how enforcement funds are allocated. The three lawmakers are among those the Council for Responsible Nutrition has worked closely with on regulatory...

CRN extends funding of NAD program

CRN extends funding of NAD program

By Hank Schultz

The funding arm of the Council for Responsible Nutrition has renewed its support for the NAD dietary supplement advertising review program for an additional three years.

Under the radar ingredient raises warning flags in Canada

Under the radar ingredient raises warning flags in Canada

By Hank Schultz

Products containing lithium orotate—a salt of a mineral that has been used to treat psychiatric disorders—have been the subject of two Health Canada warnings this year. Yet similar products are freely for sale south of the border, and don’t seem to be...

Repeat offender gets $3.7 million FTC fine over disease claims

Repeat offender gets $3.7 million FTC fine over disease claims

By Hank Schultz

A dietary supplement company that has received a previous warning letter from the Food and Drug Administration has agreed to a $3.7 million fine to settle a case brought by the Federal Trade Commission and the State of Maine for making over the top disease...

Support for digestive health claims among topics for tomorrow's event

Online Digestive Health Conference

Support for digestive health claims among topics for tomorrow's event

By Hank Schultz

Probiotics and prebiotics—the names themselves are a claim, something that companies need always to be aware of. This is one of the topics that will be covered in tomorrow’s Online Digest Health Conference sponsored by NutraIngredients-USA.

Sign up for Digestive Health Conference, set for this  Wednesday

Sign up for Digestive Health Conference, set for this Wednesday

By Hank Schultz

What’s the latest evidence for the effects of probiotics? What about prebiotics? What are the current market trends? The answers to these and other questions can be heard in an online conference scheduled for this Wednesday.

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Supplement trade associations and USADA warn consumers about SARMs

By Stephen Daniells

The dietary supplement industry’s leading trade associations and the US Anti-Doping Agency have voiced their support of the recent FDA actions to protect consumers from body-building products containing Selective Androgen Receptor Modulators (SARMs) illegally...

Feds seize $3 million from Wheat, Hi Tech

Feds seize $3 million from Wheat, Hi Tech

By Hank Schultz

The federal government has seized more than $3 million from Hi Tech Pharmaceuticals CEO Jared Wheat as part of its money laundering and mail fraud case against the executive and the dietary supplement company he controls.

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The 18 things we learned from the IPA’s DC Workshop 2017

By Stephen Daniells

From market sizing to the need for global probiotics standards at Codex, the International Probiotic Association’s second DC workshop in collaboration with the US Pharmacopeia succeeded in providing a venue for sharing knowledge and expertise.

FDA hardens stance against use of CBD in supplements

FDA hardens stance against use of CBD in supplements

By Hank Schultz

The Food and Drug Administration’s attitude that CBD does not belong in dietary supplements seems to have hardened, judging by the wording of four warning letters issued this week.

ITC declines to hear Amarin's fish oils complaint

ITC declines to hear Amarin's fish oils complaint

By Hank Schultz

The US International Trade Commission has decided not to hear a case in which the fish oil drug maker Amarin sought to prevent the import of some omega-3 dietary supplements.

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