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December 14, 2011
The nutritionally-balanced quadrants of the USDA’s MyPlate, the graphic interpretation of the new federal dietary guidelines that depicts a healthful daily diet, looks very different than what’s actually on the plates of most Americans, according to The NPD Group, a market research company.  Read More »
December 13, 2011
Consensus among academics, scientists, authorities and the food supplement sector on the assessment of article 13.1 health claims is still a long way off, but opportunities for more dialogue have opened up, European trade association EHPM has said.  Read More »
December 9, 2011
According to a new report published by Transparency Market Research, the global baby food and pediatric nutrition market is estimated to be $38.1 billion in 2011 and expected to reach $41.5 billion in 2012, further reaching $63.7 billion at a CAGR of nearly 9% over the period 2012 to 2017.  Read More »
December 8, 2011
Consumer Reports recently published a review of 15 top-selling fish oil supplement brands, and according to the magazine, six fell short on quality. However, despite the accusatory tone, according to the Global Organization for EPA and DHA Omega-3 (GOED), Salt Lake City, UT, the report was actually positive as all products met the requirements of the U.S. Pharmacopeia, as well as the relevant EU regulations.  Read More »
December 7, 2011
At FDA’s request, U.S. Marshals have seized raw materials imported by Infinity Marketing Group, Inc. containing ephedrine alkaloids, a large family of pharmacological compounds called sympathomimetics banned by FDA since 2004 for use in dietary…  Read More »
December 5, 2011
In comments filed with FDA, the American Herbal Products Association (AHPA), Silver Spring, MD, called for the agency to withdraw what it called the "hugely flawed" New Dietary Ingredient Notifications Guidance.  Read More »
December 5, 2011
World demand for nutraceutical ingredients is projected to increase more than 7% percent annually to nearly $24 billion in 2015.  Read More »
December 2, 2011
The National Advertising Division of the Council of Better Business Bureaus Claims has determined that Proprietary Nutritionals, Inc., can support certain advertising claims for the company’s Sytrinol product. However, it recommended the company discontinue certain claims, including comparisons to statin drug therapy.  Read More »
December 2, 2011
The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), Washington, D.C., said it wants FDA to withdraw its New Dietary Ingredient (NDI) Notification Draft Guidance  Read More »
December 2, 2011
The nonprofit organization American Botanical Council (ABC) has filed public comments with FDA in response to publication of its Draft Guidance on New Dietary Ingredients (NDIs) in July 2011.   Read More »
December 1, 2011
The Natural Products Association (NPA), Washington, D.C., has submitted extensive comments to FDA in response to the agency’s draft guidance on New Dietary Ingredients (NDIs).   Read More »
November 30, 2011
America's health issues have been well publicized, and consumer awareness of issues such as obesity and diabetes has increased considerably in recent years.  Read More »
November 30, 2011
Can melatonin help you sleep? “Melatonin supplements may help some people get to sleep sooner, particularly those with chronic sleeping problems, but don’t just buy any supplement—they vary significantly in strength, dosage, and cost,” says ConsumerLab.com president, Tod Cooperman, MD.  Read More »
November 29, 2011
FDA has decided to take legal action against a dietary supplement maker and owner for substituting ingredients and products without noting the changes on the final product labels.  Read More »
November 28, 2011
Amarin Corporation, Bedminster, NJ, a late-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on cardiovascular disease, has revealed that its New Drug Application (NDA) for AMR101 has been accepted for filing by FDA.   Read More »

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