With the increasing globalization of the supply chain, companies will have to look to their own in house capabilities to protect themselves and their consumers from contaminated products. That’s the essence of self regulation in any case.
Belgium’s Federal Agency for Food Chain Safety (AFSCA) warns consumers to avoid the same curcumin-based supplement known to Italian authorities after the country also reports cases of acute cholestatic hepatitis.
China’s State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR) is encouraging health food firms to contribute to the expansion of the Health Food Raw Materials Directory by presenting evidence to support the functional efficacy of ingredients to the unit.
Colorado has convened a commission to formulate an agricultural plan for the cultivation of industrial hemp in the state. A longtime supplement and natural foods industry consultant is among the participants.
Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden has put further pressure on FDA with a letter requesting a formal announcement of enforcement discretion on the CBD question while a more permanent regulatory solution is hashed out.
By the end of 2019, 98% of food and beverage products will have adopted a standardized version of date labeling – ‘Best If Used By' – with complete adoption anticipated by January 2020, predict the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) and the...