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April 1, 2008
Chocolate lovers increasingly seek health-enhancing treats to indulge their sweet tooth. In fact, according to a survey recently carried out by Switzerland-based Barry Callebaut, about one in four consumers in Western Europe and the U.S. want chocola…  Read More »
April 1, 2008
Food supplements should be exempt from the provisions of nutrient profiles because of their small size and dose form, according to the European Responsible Nutrition Alliance (ERNA). Food supplements are by definition products presented in dose form,…  Read More »
April 1, 2008
A study released in mid-February suggests that glucosamine may not play a role in easing the pain of arthritis, especially in the hips. According to an article on Yahoo’s HealthDay news, the specific results of this study were published in Anna…  Read More »
April 1, 2008
According to the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI), the makers of Airborne, a popular immune support supplement, will refund money to consumers who bought the product, as part of a $23.3 million class action settlement agreement. The c…  Read More »
March 1, 2008
In early February, Honest Tea, Inc., Bethesda, MD, and The Coca-Cola Company, Atlanta, GA, completed an agreement resulting in Coca-Cola holding approximately 40% interest in the fast-growing maker of certified organic beverages. Coca-Cola may elect…  Read More »
March 1, 2008
The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), Washington, D.C., has developed a continuing education (CE) course on dietary supplements for pharmacists. CRN was able to make this commitment through a grant that allows retail pharmacists and pharmacy t…  Read More »
March 1, 2008
On December 26th, FDA published a guidance to reflect its current thinking with regard to reporting serious adverse events for dietary supplements. This draft guidance document is intended to assist the dietary supplement industry in complying with t…  Read More »
March 1, 2008
On January 23rd, law firms Coughlin Stoia Geller Rudman & Robbins and Mager & Goldstein, both of Los Angeles, CA, filed a class-action lawsuit against the Dannon Company, White Plains, NY, for misleading consumers about the benefits of its pr…  Read More »
March 1, 2008
Women appear to be leaving the vitamin and nutritional supplement category in significant numbers, according to TABS Group, a marketing research and consulting company based in Shelton, CT. In a study of 1000 respondents across the U.S., fielded by T…  Read More »
March 1, 2008
In late January, FDA published a notice in the Federal Register regarding the research burden behind claims for dietary supplements. It points out that the evidence standard is broad enough that some dietary supplement manufacturers may only need to…  Read More »
March 1, 2008
European Advisory Services (EAS), Brussels, Belgium, has put together a proposal to revise the European Union Novel Foods Regulation. Pieter Lagae, a regulatory adviser to EAS, said while the current procedure links authorized use of a novel food to…  Read More »
March 1, 2008
As Congress continues its investigation into steroids and baseball, more attention is being paid to dietary supplements. A Daily News article in mid-January said Donald Fehr, head of the Players Union, apologized for its slow response to the steroid…  Read More »
March 1, 2008
Jeffrey Bland, PhD, chief science officer, Metagenics, San Clemente, CA, gave a keynote address—“Why the Controversy Concerning the Value of Natural Supplements?”—at the Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine’s Fifth An…  Read More »
March 1, 2008
Genova Diagnostics, Asheville, NC, has developed two new standard-setting tests designed to help physicians and patients establish a personalized nutritional and supplement plan that will optimize a patient’s health. The Nutr­Eval test was…  Read More »
March 1, 2008
Huntington College of Health Sciences, an accredited distance learning institution based in Knoxville, TN, has launched a new program in supplement science. The college says this diploma program is ideal for those whose profession currently involves…  Read More »


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