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Bipartisan Senate CBD bill introduced

By Hank Schultz

A US Senate bill to specifically allow the use of CBD and other hemp derivatives in dietary supplements and foods has been introduced with bipartisan sponsorship. The bill also enjoys broad support within the industry.

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Pyatt returns with plant based line planned to launch with GNC

By Hank Schultz

Sports nutrition veteran Brad Pyatt is launching a new company focused on plant-based nutrition. The first brick and mortar retail partner will be GNC, which itself is emerging from a bankruptcy sale to Chinese company Harbin.

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CRN: ‘This is not the final word on NAC’

By Stephen Daniells

While Amazon moves ahead with removing NAC-containing dietary supplements from its website, the FDA’s Office of Dietary Supplement Programs (ODSP) acknowledges that it is still reviewing the information around the ingredient.

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Kratom group says CBD regulatory experience offers some lessons

By Hank Schultz

The history of the CBD trade in the US provides a peek into the strategy that kratom proponents may pursue with the goal of a legal trade in the botanical without regulatory impediments, an executive in an advocacy group says.

NPA’s Fabricant on CBD, NDI-related import alerts, and banned stimulants

NPA’s Fabricant on CBD, NDI-related import alerts, and banned stimulants

By Stephen Daniells

Efforts to move the needle on hemp-CBD at the Federal level are slow, and upcoming exits of key personnel at FDA are unlikely to affect progress much, says NPA’s Dr Daniel Fabricant. “In some ways I think FDA likes the status quo,” he tells NutraIngredients-USA.

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Colorado unveils plan to bolster state support of hemp industry

By Hank Schultz

The state of Colorado aims to remain a leader in the hemp industry, Gov. Jared Polis said at an industry event last week. He announced the release of a detailed state plan for the industry at the meeting, which includes scientific support, data sharing,...

NutraCast: Compliance amid a pandemic with CRO NutraSource

NutraCast: Compliance amid a pandemic with CRO NutraSource

By Danielle Masterson

Nutrasource, a Canada-based contract research organization, quickly adapted to the pandemic by implementing regulations and best practices to continue running human trials. The company’s president and CEO, Will Rowe, and Josh Baisley, VP of clinical...

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NAD recommends Goli modify, discontinue health claims

By Danielle Masterson


The National Advertising Division (NAD) of BBB National Programs recommended that Goli Nutrition Inc. modify its Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) Gummies "Vitamin B12 to help support energy production" claim to make it clear that Goli is referring...

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FDA seizes Chinese imports over NDI status

By Hank Schultz

The US Food and Drug Administration has issued an import alert and seized products from two firms that were deemed to be offering New Dietary Ingredients that have not gone through the notification process.

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FDA cites Mercola for alleged COVID-19 treatment claims

By Hank Schultz

Among three warning letters sent recently to dietary supplement marketers over alleged COVID-19 treatment claims was one headline name: Dr Joseph Mercola. FDA alleges he claimed several supplement products can treat or prevent viral infections.

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