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April 2014 Issue
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Health Claim Approved: Still Not Out Of The Woods
Joerg Gruenwald, analyze & realize GmbH
April 1, 2014
EFSA approval may only be the first hurdle on track to using a health claim across the EU.   Read More »
Momentum Grows for GMO Labeling
Maged Sharaf, PhD, American Herbal Products Association
April 1, 2014
Agreement on the best policy for informing consumers about products containing genetically modified organisms remains elusive.   Read More »
Strategic Clarity Delivers the Best Results
Greg Stephens, RD, & Jim Dorsch, Windrose Partners
April 1, 2014
Maximizing your current business or venturing into new market segments, here’s a guide to successful long-term planning.   Read More »
Nutrition Facts Label Revisions
Todd Harrison & Erin Warren, Venable
April 1, 2014
FDA has proposed a series of changes to bring nutrition labels into the 21st century.   Read More »
Genetics, Nutrition & The Battle Over Health Freedom
Erik Goldman, Holistic Primary Care
March 3, 2014
Nutrigenomics, like all disruptive technologies, faces many unanswered questions, and has encountered some regulatory obstacles recently.  Read More »
Additional Insured Status: What’s the Fuss?
Greg Doherty, Poms & Associates
March 3, 2014
AI status can be a valuable tool, but it has certain pitfalls and constraints to consider.   Read More »
Are Antioxidant Health Claims Misleading?
Dilip Ghosh, PhD, FACN, nutriConnect
March 3, 2014
Antioxidants shouldn’t be pinned to one mechanism of action, and new insight may better reflect their biological activity.  Read More »
Maximizing Your IP Portfolio
Gregory Stephens, RD, Windrose Partners
January 2, 2014
Patent protection can strengthen your company’s position in the marketplace.   Read More »
2013 Regulatory Review
Todd Harrison & Erin Warren, Venable
January 2, 2014
FDA upped the ante in terms of its Warning Letters related to GMP violations and permissible health claims.   Read More »
The End of Botanical Supplements in the U.K.?
Joerg Gruenwald, President, analyze & realize ag
January 2, 2014
Lack of clarity regarding what constitutes an unregistered herbal medicine vs. a legal botanical food supplement may jeopardize legitimate products.   Read More »
Shut Up & Take Your Meds
Erik Goldman, Holistic Primary Care
December 3, 2013
While there has been progress in the movement of holistic approaches into the mainstream, U.S. healthcare is still by and large all about the meds.  Read More »
Product Liability Insurance Exclusions: What’s in Your Policy?
Greg Doherty, Poms & Associates
December 3, 2013
Each carrier has its own unique exclusionary wording, which is constantly changing, so it’s important to examine your exclusion list each year.  Read More »
Rough Road Ahead for Medical Foods?
Gregory Stephens, RD, Windrose Partners
November 1, 2013
Recent FDA activity suggests increased scrutiny of the category and more aggressive enforcement.  Read More »
Structure/Function Claims: A Bright-Line Rule or Ambiguity?
Todd Harrison, Partner, Venable
November 1, 2013
Keep claims simple and write them in a manner that assumes your product helps to support a normal structure/function of the body, rather than trying to correct an abnormal condition.  Read More »
Notes on Novel Foods
Joerg Gruenwald, President, analyze & realize ag
November 1, 2013
Safety assessments are essential for manufacturers in order to market new ingredients successfully.   Read More »

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