Dietary supplement manufacturer Nature’s Sunshine is ramping up the science behind the products in an effort to reinvigorate the legacy brand’s financial results. The company’s longevity was highlighted at a 45th anniversary event yesterday in Utah.
Quirks of regulatory policy regarding pesticides leave botanical dietary supplement ingredients subject to unwarranted seizure, attendees at an international botanical conference in Mississippi were told.
The American Herbal Products Association has issued a version of its ‘botanical GMPs’ document. Several member companies have stepped forward to field test the recommendations, AHPA president Michael McGuffin said.
A call from the U.S. Commerce Department for suggestions on streamlining manufacturing regulations has generated responses from industry trade organizations, with the different tacks the suggestions take reflecting those organizations’ membership.
Over 100 industry stakeholders from 25 key states took to Capitol Hill to discuss a range of issues, ranging from the inclusion of dietary supplement in HSA/FSA, the regulation of new dietary ingredients (NDIs), and over-reach by the Federal Trade Commission...
The Global Retailer and Manufacturer Alliance (GRMA) has launched www.GRMAlliance.org to encourage participation in the ANSI standards development process, with its GMP standard for supplements expected soon.
NDIs, GMPs, advances in analytical techniques, safety, and future directions for dietary supplements are just some of the stand out topics to be explored at the upcoming 17th Annual Oxford International Conference on the Science of Botanicals.
When it launched its first brand of USDA-certified organic vitamin C in 2007, “there was no other ingredient like it,” Saumil Maheshvari, in charge of business development at Orgenetics, told NutraIngredients-USA.
By Duffy MacKay, ND, Sr VP, scientific and regulatory affairs, CRN
I don’t speak French, but anyone who took a high school civics class is familiar with the term laissez-faire. Literally meaning “to leave alone,” it’s not always the best course of action—especially for our industry.
Canadian testing firm Nutrasource Diagnostics Inc. has potentially cracked open a huge sector of the market with GMO testing certification for supplements that has been approved by Whole Foods Market for use in its stores.
The University of Guelph in Canada is launching the NHP Research Alliance to provide global leadership to advance the use of DNA testing and molecular diagnostics in quality assurance QA of natural health products.