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.
DSM has completed a major milestone in its restructuring into a smaller, more profitable and more focused company as it finalized the sale of its pharmaceutical manufacturing assets to US-based Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.
US manufacturer Pharmavite LLC, announced Jeff Boutelle as its new Chief Executive Officer and board member, effective August 7. Noriko Tojo, Pharmavite's current CEO will continue to serve as chair of Pharmavite's board and CEO of Otsuka Medical...
Vitamin Shoppe announced a new partnership with natural medicine expert Tieraona Low Dog, MD, to produce multimedia for its online shops, as well as design a training program for brick-and-mortar employees.
Supplement retailing giant GNC will hit the reset button on its customer experience by closing all of its corporate-owned stores for one day next week to install new checkout terminals and institute a new pricing structure.
The NY Attorney General's actions are forcing companies to think more deeply about their ingredient testing, which should lead to a faster adoption of effective testing protocols for insuring the purity of chondroitin ingredients, said the CEO of...
Verde Media Group is moving forward with construction of a pilot plant in Asia that will validate its production technology that the company said will yield lower cost omega-3s from heterotrophic algae.
Neptune Technologies and Bioressources is remaking its management team as the company nears reentry into the krill oil marketplace as a producer. Longtime chief executive officer Henri Harland is out, with chief financial officer Andre Godin named as...
ChromaDex chief executive Jeffrey Himmel has resigned less than five months after taking the helm at the California-based firm, along with chief operating officer Debra Heim, who joined the team in February.
The timing of the release of the new dietary ingredient (NDI) draft guidance is “curious” given pressing economic/resource issues and “far more serious issues that FDA should be looking at”, says the chief executive of BI Nutraceuticals.
As April draws to a close we look back at a month of news, which saw Twinlab appoint a new chief executive, FTC crack down on bogus acai-weight loss claims, and a breakthrough in gut health understanding.
Naturex will expand again in 2011 with several “€5-20m” targets, 1.5 years after completing the €110m integration of Spanish supplier Natraceutical that made the French botanical extracts supplier the biggest in the world.
Irradiation has risen in importance as it has become specifically outlawed in new Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) regulations. But the practice continues due to its ability to cheaply remove contaminants from raw materials.
Nestle Nutrition and Natural Alternatives International have announced a supply agreement, giving Nestle Nutrition exclusivity in marketing a sustained release tablet form of SR CarnoSyn beta-alanine made by NAI.
Neptune Technologies & Bioressources has recorded continued profits in its first quarter, which the firm says is partly a result of a more widespread recognition of krill oil in the nutraceutical industry.
Small to medium enterprises (SMEs – less than 20 staff) were given two years longer to comply with GMPs than the biggest dietary supplements manufacturers, but it is feared many have yet to get their systems and documentation in order and would struggle...
The Food and Drug Administration has told a Texas start-up its melatonin-containing beverage breaches the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act because the nutrient associated with promoting sleep is not approved as a food additive.
Californian-based Robinson Pharma Inc. has joined the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) as a full voting member, a move it said reflects its desire to contribute to the overall well-being of the industry.
In the fifth and final installment of this DSHEA special, Frank Jaksch, the president and chief executive officer of Californian-based botanicals reference provider, Chromadex, outlines why he thinks current GMP inspection methodologies are unlikely to...
In the third part of this DSHEA special, George Pontiakos, the president and chief executive officer of California-based, BI Nutraceuticals, tells Shane Starling why the dietary supplements industry suffers under the lack of a unified voice.
Florida-based Valensa International has teamed up with Norwegian firm Aker Biomarine to use Aker’s Superba krill oil in condition-specific dietary supplement formulas targeting joint health and eye health.
Responding to a call from the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) for greater regulation of the dietary supplements industry, trade groups have defended the legal status quo – fingering a lack of policing for a rise in contamination problems from...
George Pontiakos, the president and chief executive officer of California-based, BI Nutraceuticals, tells Shane Starling why he thinks the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) should get more credit than it does.
Naturex president and chief executive officer, Jacques Dikansky, tells Shane Starling why in August the French botanicals giant bought Spanish supplier, Natraceutical Group, to double its size for the third time since 2002.
Pharmachem Laboratories has continues its aggressive expansion of recent years by purchasing a 130,000 square foot facility in Texas that will allow it to develop its presence in the functional beverages market.
A US-supplier of functional ingredients and supplements has successfully completed an audit of its manufacturing facilities as part of NSF International’s Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) Registration program.
Kraft Foods is throwing its weight behind the booming North
American probiotic market by signing a deal with a Scandinavian
probiotics specialist that will see the food giant expand its
digestive health range of foods called LiveActive.
Health Sciences Group is intending to acquire specialty tea and
food company Kalahari - the first acquisition since its focus shift
from ingredients to branded finished foods and an indication of its
new, market-driven strategy.
Hansen Natural, the company that last week launched a new energy
drink onto the market reports a leap in income for the year on the
back of strong sales in its Monster Energy brand. While soy-based
food product firm Tofutti weathers...