It’s natural for herbal raw materials to contain some foreign matter—but there’s a limit to it. The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) recently launched a guidance titled Limits of Foreign Matter in Herbal Ingredients, compiled to help the industry...
Norwegian scientific consulting firm Orivo has announced a plan in conjunction with supplier GC Rieber Oils to refine its testing technology to be able to verify the authenticity of concentrated fish oils.
Addressing persistent illness and deaths caused by foodborne diseases, California-based nutraceutical ingredients maker BI issued a statement urging the industry to demand for product-specific kill step validation procedures.
A presentation yesterday at a meeting of liver injury specialists presented preliminary research that claims that a majority of dietary supplements collected when patients seek treatment are mislabeled.
A new publication on rhodiola outlines the common adulterants or species misidentifications associated with this increasingly popular herb. It’s part of the expanding Botanical Adulterants Program’s list of publications.
Members of the Council for Responsible Nutrition must demonstrate a “unified commitment” to the Supplement OWL, with the organization’s Board of Directors indicating that all members must be substantially compliant by the beginning of the year.
California-based supplement maker Custompax must stop selling products until it comes to compliance with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)’s dietary supplement manufacturing regulations, according to a press release by the federal agency.
Interest in personalized nutrition has been climbing steadily since the summer of 2015, according to search queries for the term analyzed by Google Trends, and personalized nutrition brands will have increasing presence at industry trade shows like SupplySide...
The American Botanical Council has announced a plan to create an industry-accepted practice to ensure that rejected raw materials don’t find their way back into the market and onto the shelf in the form of finished goods.
A nascent organic herbal cooperative model in Vermont offers the promise of increasing domestic herbal ingredient sources. The founders say they have been pleasantly surprised that demand for these higher priced materials has consistently outstripped...
The Global Organization for EPA and DHA Omega-3s (GOED) has developed “GOED Best-Practice Guidelines on Oxidation Control” to help the industry to avoid oxidation issues and produce the highest quality products available.
Canada-based Nutrasource Pharmaceutical and Nutraceutical Services has formed a strategic alliance with Baltimore-based DNA4 Technologies in order to offer cutting-edge species identification technology for botanical and herbal products.