Regulations, Legislation & Enforcement

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Bar association panel takes FDA to task over NDI enforcement

By Hank Schultz

A perplexing attitude towards enforcement on the part of federal regulators leaves the dietary supplement industry with little incentive to file New Dietary Ingredient Notifications, participants in a legal panel asserted recently.

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CHPA debuts consumer resource for understanding supplement labels

By Hank Schultz

The Consumer Healthcare Products Association has made available an online informational tool for consumers that will help them decipher the Supplement Facts panels on product labels. It’s part of CHPA’s move to raise its profile in the dietary supplements...

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Leafreport finds over half CBD products mislabeled

By Danielle Masterson

The CBD watchdog released a market analysis, revealing that of the 221 products tested, only 40% matched the labeled CBD strength and many contained the wrong type of CBD.

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AHPA celebrates regulatory victories during year that tested industry's resilience

By By Michael McGuffin, President, American Herbal Products Association (AHPA)

As the 24th month of 2020 (or so it feels) comes to a close – the herbal and natural products industry continues to adapt to challenges brought on by the global pandemic and move our industry forward. From regulatory progress made virtually to creative...

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Another phenibut product shows up in warning letter

By Hank Schultz

An FDA warning letter to the marketer of a product containing phenibut took the company to task over noncompliant disease claims but made no mention of the legal status of the ingredient itself.

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USP commentary sounds safety, quality alarm on delta-8 THC

By Hank Schultz

The United States Pharmacopeia (USP) has published a commentary raising potential safety and quality control concerns about the delta-8 THC products flooding the market. The document also raised issues with other cannabinoids that are being isolated...

Alkemist Labs CEO on Next Generation Transparency

Alkemist Labs CEO on Next Generation Transparency

By Danielle Masterson

Companies often spend top dollar on testing, yet the only people who know about it are their internal team and auditors. Elan Sudberg, CEO of Alkemist Labs, says consumers want to know more about these test results, and he’s so convinced that his company...

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Maryruth's recalls liquid probiotic for infants

By Danielle Masterson

Omni-channel health and wellness brand MaryRuth’s announced it is voluntarily recalling two lots of its liquid probiotic for infants due to the possibility of contamination by Pseudomonas aeruginosa.

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