New Dietary Ingredients

PEAs harder to control than were steroids, experts say

PEAs harder to control than were steroids, experts say

By Hank Schultz

The presence and proliferation of phenylethylamines in sports nutrition products continues to be a thorn in the side of the dietary supplement industry.  But trying to regulate these ingredients away is not nearly as straightforward as was the case with...

Industry finds new supporter in meeting with Rep. Ted Lieu, D-CA

Industry finds new supporter in meeting with Rep. Ted Lieu, D-CA

By Hank Schultz

The dietary supplement industry received a welcome breath of fresh air in a meeting of industry representatives with Rep. Ted Lieu, the newly elected Democrat in California’s 33rd Congressional District.  The meeting was arranged by Jarrow Formulas and...

UNPA: On a host of issues, it's back to the future in 2015

Guest article

UNPA: On a host of issues, it's back to the future in 2015

By Loren Israelsen, president of the United Natural Products Alliance

On the cusp of its 30th anniversary, there’s been a lot of talk about the look forward provided by the 1985 movie, Back to the Future. A similar look back at the natural health products industry to see the future is not such a far-fetched idea. A number...

Goin’ Back in Time with DSHEA

Guest article

Goin’ Back in Time with DSHEA

By Steve Mister, president and CEO for the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN)

It’s 1994 all over again—The Lion King just came out; everyone is talking about the Nancy Kerrigan incident, and the police are chasing O.J. Simpson’s white Bronco down the L.A. freeway. Meanwhile, back in Washington, Congress is crafting legislation...

Regulatory blues: 2011 in the dock

Regulatory blues: 2011 in the dock

By Elaine Watson

While a certain draft guidance document on new dietary ingredients (NDIs) has grabbed all of the headlines, it has not been the only issue keeping the sector’s regulatory affairs experts awake at night.

Kruger: Think about this from a consumer confidence perspective

Toxicologist: FDA’s NDI guidance is entirely reasonable

By Elaine Watson

Many dietary ingredients used in supplements today bear little resemblance to ingredients that were assumed to be ‘grandfathered in’ post the 1994 Dietary Supplements Health and Education Act, making a fresh safety analysis eminently reasonable if extraction...

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