Supply Chain Management

The front facade of the Tuthill Facility.  Van Drunen Farms/VDF Futureceuticals photo.

Fire heavily damages VDF manufacturing plant

By Hank Schultz

A fire has extensively damaged a Van Drunen Farms/VDF FutureCeuticals facility in Momence, IL. No employees were hurt in the blaze, company officials said.

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ABC expanded education mission in 2021, with more to come

By Mark Blumenthal, Founder & Executive Director, American Botanical Council

ABC continues its ongoing commitment to science-based herbal medicinal products and practices, supporting an authentic and sustainable/regenerative global value network with a wide variety of reports, educational materials, and quality and sustainability...

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Industry needs consensus in 2022, CRN says

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

As the dietary supplement industry turns the corner to 2022, a range of challenges confronts us— supply chain disruptions, staffing shortages, and inflationary pressures, to name a few. Some difficulties must be addressed individually, but I suggest the...

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New duckweed protein firm signs development deal

By Hank Schultz

Canadian company Pontus Protein has announced milestones on its path to commercialize a water lentil-derived ingredient as well as the ‘vertical aquaponics’ platform in which it will be grown.

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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...

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Could elderberry boom carry within it seeds of bust?

By Hank Schultz

The unprecedented growth of elderberry demand carries with it a potential poison pill if dilution produces enough ineffective products that consumer confidence is lost, one supplier maintains.

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Most glutathione brands bought on Amazon pass NOW’s tests

By Hank Schultz

NOW has released its latest round of testing of products sold on Amazon and found that the glutathione supplements it bought were of reasonable quality, though some failures in potency and purity were still observed.

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CDC, FDA issue warnings about delta-8 THC safety

By Hank Schultz

US federal regulatory agencies have issued warnings on the availability of delta-8 THC, saying reports of almost 150 recent emergency room visits have mentioned the substance.

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