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July 11, 2011
Responding to a recent article published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), Cara Welch, PhD, vice president of Scientific and Regulatory Affairs, Natural Products Association (NPA), Washington, D.C., addressed issues related to dietary supplement regulations and consumer health.  Read More »
July 8, 2011
The Natural Products Association (NPA), Washington, D.C., has launched a grassroots campaign to oppose the “Dietary Supplement Labeling Act” recently introduced in Congress by Senator Richard Durbin (D-IL).  Read More »
July 8, 2011
The Codex Alimentarius Commission (CAC) has adopted all the proposed draft maximum levels for steviol glycosides as submitted for adoption by the Codex Committee on Food Additives (CCFA). The CAC official report will be issued after the end of the meeting on July 9th.  Read More »
July 7, 2011
Intake of high levels of folate may reduce colorectal cancer risk, according to a new study published in Gastroenterology, the official journal of the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) Institute. Folate is a water-soluble B vitamin that…  Read More »
July 6, 2011
General Mills, Minneapolis, MN, has completed its acquisition of a 51% controlling interest in Yoplait S.A.S., and a 50% interest in a related entity that holds the worldwide Yoplait brands.  Read More »
July 6, 2011
The EU Standing Committee on Food Chain and Animal Health approved high purity stevia for use as a food ingredient throughout the EU at its meeting held on July 4.  Read More »
July 6, 2011
The draft guidance answers a lot of questions for the industry, but it also raises concerns about its overall impact.  Read More »
July 1, 2011
The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), Washington, D.C., said it opposes S. 1310, the Dietary Supplement Labeling Act of 2011, which was recently introduced by Senator Richard Durbin (D-IL).  Read More »
July 1, 2011
The Natural Products Association (NPA), Washington, D.C., said it supports legislation recently introduced in Congress that would allow Americans to use their Health Spending Account (HSA) and Flex Spending Arrangement (FSA) dollars on dietary supplements and meal replacement products.  Read More »
July 1, 2011
The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), Washington, D.C., said FDA’s pending release of the New Dietary Ingredient (NDI) draft guidance, which is scheduled for Tuesday, July 5), will provide clarity and an appropriate framework for introducing new products.  Read More »
June 30, 2011
The European Food Safety Authority has issued a fresh series of evaluations regarding Article 13.1 “general function” health claims.  Read More »
June 29, 2011
Supplementation with calcium and vitamin D may reduce the risk of developing melanoma for a high-risk group, according to research published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.  Read More »
June 28, 2011
Sen. Richard Durbin (D-IL) is calling for more regulation of dietary supplement products to ensure consumers have information they need to distinguish between safe products and others that contain potentially dangerous ingredients that haven't been approved by FDA.  Read More »
June 27, 2011
A mounting body of research shows kids’ media use may be linked to their weight, partly because the sedentary act of watching television and movies or playing on computers and mobile devices can displace other activities that burn more calories.  Read More »
June 24, 2011
The Natural Products Association (NPA), Washington, D.C., anticipates FDA’s new dietary ingredients (NDI) guidance will clarify the agency’s expectations about marketing these products.  Read More »

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