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NJ Labs: “ISO accreditation is not enough”

NJ Labs: “ISO accreditation is not enough”

By Danielle Masterson

Amazon heightened the priority of ISO/IEC 17025:2017 when it announced to dietary supplement sellers that ISO accreditation is required, along with Current Good Manufacturing Practice (CGMP) in order to sell products on its online retail platform.

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CRN: Don’t Sell Out DSHEA for CBD

By By Steve Mister, President & CEO, Council for Responsible Nutrition

We all want an expedient solution to the stalemate with FDA over the legal status of cannabidiol (CBD), but the call to allow FDA to set a maximum safe level for CBD is antithetical to the law governing dietary supplements, DSHEA.

Nuseed Nutritional uses a genetically modified form of canola as the raw material for its plant-based omega-3 ingredient. ©Getty Images - alexxx1981

GMO plant-based omega-3 approved as NDI

By Hank Schultz

Nuseed Nutritional US has announced its omega-3 ingredient derived from a genetically modified canola strain has successfully completed a New Dietary Ingredient Notification with FDA.

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FDA rejects two NDI filings on full spectrum hemp extracts

By Hank Schultz

The US Food and Drug Administration has rejected two New Dietary Ingredient Notifications for CBD ingredients. Industry stakeholders said the fact of the rejections and some of wording used in the letters makes it clear that new legislation is likely...

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Democratic Senators request $3.75 million increase in ODSP budget

By Stephen Daniells

Five Democratic Senators have cosigned a letter the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies asking for a significant increase for the budget for the Office of Dietary Supplement...

NutraCast:Tracking CBD experiences in real-time with Releaf App

NutraCast:Tracking CBD experiences in real-time with Releaf App

By Danielle Masterson

More and more companies are using apps to gain insights on their respective industries. With the right data inputs, technology can improve decision making and help company leaders zero in on trends. The Releaf App is one such application that individuals...

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Lab consolidation continues with Warburg Pincus acquisition

By Hank Schultz

Private equity firm Warburg Pincus is continuing its consolidation of analytical laboratories serving the food, beverage and dietary supplement industries with the acquisition announced today of Food Safety Net Services. FSNS operates more than 20 labs...

NOW’s Aaron Secrist on Amazon exposé

NOW’s Aaron Secrist on Amazon exposé

By Danielle Masterson

NutraIngredients-USA sat down with Aaron Secrist, executive vice president of Quality, Regulatory Affairs & Operations at NOW Health Group, to reflect on what has happened over the past year and what he thinks is next for the e-commerce giant.

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FDA lists NDI update among priorities for coming year

By Hank Schultz

Publishing a revised version of the NDI Draft Guidance has made a list of FDA priorities for the coming year. Industry observers welcomed the news, but questioned how much impact it might have if enforcement priorities remain as they are.

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Human clinical trials: How to build an immune health claim

By Nikki Hancocks

Building strong evidence for an immune health claim is high on the agenda for many in our industry today, so NutraIngredients asked an expert about the process of conducting human clinical trials with this specific aim in mind.

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The blurred lines of the legality of Delta-8

By Danielle Masterson

Months ago, many may not have even been aware of the existence of this cannabis compound. Today, Delta-8 is the fastest-growing category of hemp products, with US sales of products listing Delta-8 jumping 144% from a year earlier, according to cannabis...

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NOW burnishes lab reputation with ISO imprimatur for certain tests

By Hank Schultz

Supplement manufacturer NOW has received ISO accreditation for its laboratories, an unusual step for an in house operation that the company says will put it in better stead to keep up with new retailer requirements such as those put forth by Amazon.

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CRN's petition sets 180-day deadline for resolution of NAC issue

By Hank Schultz

The Council for Responsible Nutrition has filed a citizen’s petition with FDA requesting that the Agency reverse its decision that the ingredient NAC is not legal for use in dietary supplements. CRN states that FDA’s ruling on the matter, voiced in warning...

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