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June 1, 2009
President Barack Obama expressed his openness to including complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) in a revamped U.S. healthcare system during an April 29 Town Hall meeting in Arnold, MO. “We should do what works,” he said. “I…  Read More »
June 1, 2009
In comments submitted to FDA in the beginning of May, the American Herbal Products Association (AHPA), Silver Spring, MD, suggested the agency consider expanding the current definition of economically motivated adulteration (EMA) to include the addit…  Read More »
June 1, 2009
Representing 0.5% of the national GDP, the total economic contribution of the dietary supplement industry exceeds $60 billion, according to a study funded by the Natural Products Foundation (NPF), Washington, D.C. Dietary supplements generate more th…  Read More »
May 1, 2009
With food safety in mind, in mid-March President Obama officially named Margaret Hamburg, MD, as FDA’s new commissioner. He also selected Joshua Sharfstein, MD, to be Dr. Hamburg’s principal deputy. Dr. Sharfstein is a pediatrician who pr…  Read More »
May 1, 2009
The American Dietetic Association (ADA), Chicago, IL, released an updated position on functional foods in early April, stating that fortified, enriched or enhanced foods can benefit a person’s health when consumed as part of a varied diet. T…  Read More »
May 1, 2009
Through an ongoing collaboration, Cognis, Dusseldorf, Germany, has licensed two additional product candidates from InterMed Discovery (IMD), Dortmund, Germany. One functional ingredient shows promise in the area of weight management and the other has…  Read More »
May 1, 2009
The U.S. cranberry industry is devising a standardized methodology to quantify proanthocyanidins (PACs) in cranberry products consumed worldwide. PACs are the family of flavonoids present in cranberries believed to impart one of the berry’s maj…  Read More »
May 1, 2009
More than 30% of multivitamins tested recently by ConsumerLab.com, White Plains, NY, contained significantly varied amounts of ingredients compared to product claims, or were contaminated with lead. Among 29 products for adults and children selected,…  Read More »
May 1, 2009
The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI), Washington, D.C., is warning consumers not to enroll online in “free trials” of diet products containing the trendy Brazilian superfruit acai. While traditionally a popular food in its…  Read More »
May 1, 2009
For the second time in three months, FDA expanded its nationwide alert to consumers about tainted weight loss products containing undeclared, active pharmaceutical ingredients. The agency identified additional weight loss products (Herbal Xenicol, Sl…  Read More »
May 1, 2009
Golden, CO-based GTC Nutrition has been named the exclusive distributor of Nu-Mega Ingredients’ line of DHA-rich refined tuna oil and microencapsulated high omega 3 containing powders. GTC Nutrition will distribute the Nu-Mega product line, whi…  Read More »
May 1, 2009
The maker of Splenda, McNeil Nutritionals, LLC, Fort Washington, PA, has launched Sun Crystals All-Natural Sweetener, which combines stevia with pure cane sugar. According to the company, the product contains five calories per packet, and one packet…  Read More »
May 1, 2009
Martek Biosciences, Columbia, MD, has partnered with March of Dimes, a non-profit organization for pregnancy and baby health, to promote the importance of DHA during pregnancy and breastfeeding. The partnership between the two organizations is suppor…  Read More »
May 1, 2009
Global regulatory and scientific experts recently convened at a Food Supplement Training Forum in Bulgaria to discuss international regulatory developments and trends on food supplements. Topics included safety and quality surrounding food supplement…  Read More »
May 1, 2009
In an effort to gauge consumer attitudes, the Natural Marketing Institute (NMI), Harleysville, PA, and The Nielsen Company, New York, NY, have formed an agreement linking NMI’s Lifestyles Of Health And Sustainability (LOHAS) consumer segmentati…  Read More »

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