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Published January 9, 2015
FutureCeuticals, Momence, IL, has received Certification and NGP Verification of their patented Coffeeberry coffee fruit concentrate by the Non-GMO Project. The Non-GMO Project's Product Verification Program is a process-based and product-based p… Read More »
Published January 9, 2015
The ABC-AHP-NCNPR Botanical Adulterants Program publishes Laboratory Guidance Document (LGD) series for botanicals. Read More »
Best Practices for Contract Manufacturers & Their Customers
By Maged Sharaf, PhD, American Herbal Products Association (AHPA)
Published January 5, 2015
In order to ensure quality and regulatory compliance, companies in partnership need to understand their responsibilities under federal law. Read More »
Published December 10, 2014
The Natural Products Association (NPA), Washington, D.C., and UL, Canton, MA, a global independent safety science company, are working together to offer increased educational opportunities to NPA members.   The education provided through… Read More »
2015 State of the Industry Update & Outlook
Published December 1, 2014
Experts review critical issues from varying angles and perspectives. Read More »
Will GMP Certifications Lower My Insurance Premium?
By Greg Doherty, Bolton & Company Insurance Brokers
Published December 1, 2014
The answer is: definitely … well, maybe. Read More »
Cutting-Edge Science of Botanical Identification
By Maged Sharaf, PhD, American Herbal Products Association
Published November 3, 2014
AHPA’s Botanical Congress explores the latest methods and techniques for herbal analysis. Read More »
Published October 21, 2014
Bell Flavors and Fragrances, Northbrook, IL has appointed Eric Alexander as quality assurance manager. He will manage all aspects of Northbrook Quality Control and Quality Assurance programs. He will also develop, implement and maintain SOPs for Qual… Read More »
Published October 17, 2014
KSM-66 Ashwagandha, the highest concentration ashwagandha root extract available on the market, is now Non-GMO verified by the Non-GMO Project. KSM-66 passed the careful, independent testing process of the Non-GMO Project and has been verified to con… Read More »
Fabricant Covers Industry Issues
By Sean Moloughney, Editor
Published October 14, 2014
NPA executive discussed Congressional turnover, GMPs, NDIs and other hot topics at SupplySide West. Read More »
Packaging & Equipment Essentials
By Sean Moloughney, Editor
Published October 1, 2014
These critical components of doing business can’t be overlooked. Read More »
More Planning Tips for Successful Supplement Companies
By Greg Doherty, Bolton & Company
Published October 1, 2014
Careful attention to details and a knowledgeable insurance advisor could save you from disaster. Read More »
Published October 1, 2014
Expanding its global packaging services, Aenova Group is acquiring Contract Packaging Resources Inc. (CPR) based in Greensboro, NC. The CPR acquisition includes approximately 100 employees and 80,000 square feet of fully cGMP compliant facilities tha… Read More »
Published September 19, 2014
NOW Foods, Bloomingdale, IL, and its founder Elwood Richard were honored with three awards by prominent law firm Emord & Associates at the firm’s Sacred Fire of Liberty Gala, held September 5 - 6at the Hyatt Regency Resort in Cambridge… Read More »
Published September 8, 2014
Association supports ABC-AHP-NCNPR Program, international herbal quality control initiative. Read More »
Published September 8, 2014
Deal will expand Aenova’s global packaging services. Read More »
Safely Sweet: Natural & Artificial Sweeteners
By Lisa Olivo, Associate Editor
Published September 1, 2014
Consumers shun sugar for healthy sweetening alternatives. Read More »
Using Data to Ensure Sustainable Harvest of Botanicals
By Maged Sharaf, PhD, American Herbal Products Association (AHPA)
Published September 1, 2014
AHPA recently launched its eighth tonnage survey with an expanded list of 46 herbal commodities. Read More »
Published September 1, 2014
A consortium of non-profit herbal advocacy and research organizations has published a new e-newsletter, the “Botanical Adulterants Monitor.” The publication’s purpose is to provide information related to the prevention and detectio… Read More »
Edible Insects: Nutritional Value & Ethical Appeal
By Sean Moloughney, Editor
Published August 29, 2014
Why the trend is starting to catch on in the West. Read More »
Published August 27, 2014
In support of its long-term strategy to meet regulatory demands worldwide, TSI Group Ltd. has confirmed that its Xuzhou, Jiangsu facility is EU-certified to deliver shellfish-derived glucosamine to Europe—making it the only facility in China, a… Read More »
Published August 15, 2014
FutureCeuticals, Inc. revealed the publication of a successful clinical study on the direct effect of a dietary supplement ingredient formula on reactive oxygen species (ROS, often referred to as "free radicals") in humans. According t… Read More »
Published July 30, 2014
HerbClip provides members with reviews of clinical research, regulation, market information, and conservation and sustainability developments. Read More »
Published July 8, 2014
Ron Pillsbury has joined NOW Foods, Bloomingdale, IL, as chief operating officer, overseeing operations at all company facilities. Additionally, Aaron Secrist has been promoted to director of quality assurance/quality control and R & D and Rick S… Read More »
Published July 3, 2014
Organic processed products certified in the U.S. or Korea can now be labeled as organic in either country. Read More »
Botanical Boom
By Lisa Olivo, Associate Editor
Published July 1, 2014
Roots run deep for consumer interest in herbal products. Read More »
Published July 1, 2014
Agency extends comment period for nutrition facts labeling changes. Read More »
Published June 17, 2014
Newsletter focuses on topics related to prevention of herbal product adulteration. Read More »
Published June 12, 2014
Weiguo Zhang, president of Synutra International, Rockville, MD, revealed that a recently discovered adulterant of chondroitin sulfate, which Synutra called Zero One (Z1), has been identified as sodium hexametaphosphate by a team of industry exp… Read More »
Published June 9, 2014
Rule establishes cGMPs specifically for infant formula, which include required testing for pathogens, as well as quality control procedures. Read More »
Looking Back 20 Years After DSHEA
By Maged Sharaf, PhD, American Herbal Products Association
Published June 2, 2014
The industry’s landmark legislation helped grow the supplement market while increasing resources for research. Read More »
Monitoring Contract Manufacturers & Warehouses
By Todd Harrison, Venable
Published June 2, 2014
Alongside their own process controls, private label distributors must ensure their partners are meeting federal requirements. Read More »
Published April 4, 2014
Glanbia Nutritionals Inc., Fitchburg, WI, which specializes in value-added protein, flaxseed, chia, and ancient grain ingredients, has opened a new food-grade Next Generation Grain processing facility in Sioux Falls, SD. Setting higher standards for… Read More »
Momentum Grows for GMO Labeling
By Maged Sharaf, PhD, American Herbal Products Association
Published April 1, 2014
Agreement on the best policy for informing consumers about products containing genetically modified organisms remains elusive. Read More »
Published March 31, 2014
Products included undeclared amounts of sildenafil and tadalafil, active ingredients used to treat erectile dysfunction. Read More »
Published March 24, 2014
The comprehensive review presents current science on the therapeutic use of cannabis in the treatment of seizure and epilepsy. Read More »
Contract Manufacturing: Challenges in a Changing Landscape
By Lisa Olivo, Associate Editor
Published March 3, 2014
Contact manufacturers seize the opportunity, despite shifting regulatory and market hurdles. Read More »
ORAC Using Multiple Radicals (ORAC-MR): New Horizons in Total Antioxidant  Capacity Measurement
By Boxin Ou, PhD, International Chemistry Testing, LLC, & Boris Nemzer, PhD, FutureCeuticals
Published March 3, 2014
There remains an interest in and need for valid, reliable in vitro antioxidant methods for R&D, product development and quality control purposes. Read More »
Naturex Launches Sustainable Botanical Solutions
By Sean Moloughney, Editor
Published January 30, 2014
Company introduces Glucevia for blood sugar management and Flowens for men’s health. Read More »
Published January 24, 2014
When performing analysis by titration, sample preparation and the choice of sensor are critical to the quality of results. Read More »
Published January 17, 2014
National Enzyme Company (NEC), Forsyth, MO, has joined the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) as a member company. CRN represents dietary supplement manufacturers and ingredient suppliers. Member companies are expected to comply with a host of f… Read More »
Published January 8, 2014
The world of South American ingredients will now come conveniently to an Android powered smartphone near you with Ecuadorian Rainforest’s new Mobile App, now available on the Google Play Store. Android users will have access to all of Ecuadori… Read More »
Published December 27, 2013
The American Herbal Pharmacopoeia (AHP) has released a highly anticipated monograph on Cannabis, otherwise known as marijuana. Like all AHP monographs, the Cannabis Quality Control publication provides standards of identity, purity, analysis, and qua… Read More »
Natural Medicine: From ‘Seed to Patient’
By Dilip Ghosh, Director, nutriConnect
Published November 11, 2013
It is important to use standardized extracts, and to ensure that strict guidelines on good agricultural and collection practices are followed. Read More »
Published November 1, 2013
American Society of Pharmacognosy lends support to ABC-AHP-NCNPR Botanical Adulterants Program. Read More »
Published October 29, 2013
Supervisor observations and training lead to employee behavioral change. Read More »
Published October 3, 2013
American Society of Pharmacognosy lends support to ABC-AHP-NCNPR Botanical Adulterants Program. Read More »
Testing Trends & Takeaways
By Sean Moloughney, Editor
Published October 1, 2013
Is the nutraceuticals industry passing its most critical assessments and how can companies improve? Read More »
Product Liability Insurance Basics: An Update
By Greg Doherty, Poms & Associates
Published October 1, 2013
Here are some important tips to ensuring your company gets the best coverage. Read More »
Published September 30, 2013
Valensa International, Eustis, FL, and Contract Biotics, La Jolla, CA, have entered a multi-year contract for the supply of commercial quantities of the algae biomass used for the production of high quality astaxanthin. With this new supply sour… Read More »
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