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Published January 2, 2013
The American Herbal Pharmacopoeia (AHP) has released its quality control standards for the botanical dietary supplement materials aloe vera leaf, aloe vera leaf juice and aloe vera inner leaf juice. Each AHP monograph establishes standards for assuri… Read More »
Capitol Comments: Regulating Natural Sweeteners: Stevia, Luo Han Guo & Agave
By Todd Harrison & Erin Seder
Published January 1, 2013
Companies manufacturing, marketing and/or distributing these products must fully understand nuanced regulations related to safety and use. Read More »
Eurotrends: European Health Claim Regulation Takes Effect
By Joerg Gruenwald
Published January 1, 2013
Limits placed on claims for foods and supplements, as well as many sports nutrition products. Read More »
Botanical Basics: Botanicals—Not Your Simple Chemical Ingredients
By Steven Dentali, PhD
Published January 1, 2013
Understanding the complexity of botanicals and their identification requires an understanding of a few basic principles. Read More »
Published January 1, 2013
Health Canada has authorized the use of stevia in food and beverages. Previously, the natural, zero-calorie sweetener was only available within natural health product applications. This approval means consumers across Canada will have access to a ran… Read More »
Published January 1, 2013
Focus will start with gastrointestinal health. Read More »
By Sean Moloughney, Editor
Published January 1, 2013
As we turn the page on 2012, here’s a breakdown of critical issues to consider for the year ahead. Read More »
Published December 24, 2012
Progress under self-regulatory framework offers children healthier product choices. Read More »
Published December 19, 2012
As part of the Affordable Care Act, Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius has awarded more than $80 million to 197 school-based health center programs across the U.S. This funding will allow school-based health centers… Read More »
Published December 17, 2012
Since 2010, the Natural Product Foundation’s Truth in Advertising Program has worked to educate publishers, manufacturers, suppliers, and retailers to help ensure that the information presented to consumers concerning dietary supplements is truthful and not misleading. Read More »
Published December 17, 2012
DuPont is nearing completion of several clinical studies to strengthen the scientific evidence supporting its DuPont Danisco range of probiotics. Read More »
Published December 14, 2012
Only specific claims are allowed on foods and supplements in the EU as of December 14, 2012. Read More »
Published December 12, 2012
Sensient Colors LLC, a business unit of Sensient Technologies Corporation, St. Louis, MO, and a global leader in color for food and beverage applications, has announced that Sensient Food Colors Italy, Europe’s largest producer of grape skin ex… Read More »
Published December 10, 2012
 Naturex, Avignon, France, has successfully completed the FSSC 22 000 certification process, with its New Jersey factory achieving the Food Safety System Certification 22 000, and its Avignon facility completing its audit. The FSSC 22000 is the… Read More »
FDA Inspection Trends for Supplement Manufacturers
By Bob Mehta, Principal Consultant, GMP ISO Expert Services
Published December 6, 2012
Product testing, record keeping, standard operating procedures and specifications remain key to compliance. Read More »
Published December 5, 2012
Manitoba Harvest Hemp Foods, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, has achieved British Retail Consortium (BRC) Global Standards Certification at its facility. As the largest hemp food manufacturer in the world to grow, make, and sell its own hemp foods, BRC C… Read More »
Published December 5, 2012
The European Commission published its decision approving lactoferrin, produced by Dutch company FrieslandCampina, as a “novel food”. As a result lactoferrin, a bioactive milk protein component, can now be used in a variety of foods throug… Read More »
State of the Industry Review & Forecast
Published December 5, 2012
Industry thought leaders offer their take on 2012 and the road ahead. Read More »
By Sean Moloughney, Editor
Published December 5, 2012
Even though California voters rejected Proposition 37, which would have required labeling of genetically engineered foods, the non-GMO movement is still very much alive, representing growing demand among health-concerned citizens for greater access t… Read More »
Published December 5, 2012
Indena, Milan, Italy, has self-affirmed that its olive fruit extract Opextan is Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) for use as a food ingredient. Upon receiving this distinction it can be used in a number of food categories including bakery products,… Read More »
Published December 5, 2012
Products will be removed from market by 2013. Read More »
Published December 5, 2012
The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), Washington, D.C., has called on FDA to reverse its current position that synthetic constituents of botanicals cannot be dietary ingredients. In a letter to FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg, MD, CRN said t… Read More »
Published December 5, 2012
At FDA’s request, U.S. Marshals recently seized dietary supplements and unapproved drugs from Confidence, Inc., of Port Washington, NY. The products seized included Dr. Brain, pH Balance, Fe-Mon-9, Glucosamine Plus and Prostate-7 (all dietary s… Read More »
Word From Wall Street: Evolution through Consolidation
By Adam Ismail
Published December 5, 2012
Will small- and mid-sized companies be able to compete with the larger consumer goods companies buying into the supplement space? Read More »
Published December 4, 2012
Canadian stevia suppliers are in great spirits today, following news that Health Canada has approved the use of stevia in food and beverages. Prior to this approval, stevia was available only within natural health product applications. Stevia is a na… Read More »
Published December 4, 2012
ChromaDex Corporation, Irvine, CA, a natural products company that provides proprietary, science-based solutions and ingredients, and marketer of its branded, patented pterostilbene, pTeroPure, has completed the acquisition of Spherix Consulting, Inc… Read More »
Published December 4, 2012
PureCircle, Chicago, IL, producer and marketer of high purity stevia products, has received the final approval from Health Canada authorizing the use of stevia in foods and beverages in Canada. PureCircle was instrumental in the approval of the natur… Read More »
Published December 4, 2012
The EU Commission has published the Implementing Decision authorizing the placing on the market of dihydrocapsiate (DHC), a naturally occurring capsinoid derived from chili peppers, as a novel food ingredient under Regulation (EC) No 258/97 of the Eu… Read More »
ABC Celebrates 25 Years
By Joanna Cosgrove, Online Editor
Published December 3, 2012
The American Botanical Council marks 25 years of research and education in the field of herbs and medicinal plants. Read More »
Published November 30, 2012
Nestlé Health Science, a fully owned subsidiary of Nestlé, and the pharmaceutical and healthcare group Chi-Med have agreed to form a 50/50 joint venture to be named Nutrition Science Partners Limited (NSP). NSP will research, develop, m… Read More »
Fixing Labels Before They Become a Problem
By Joanna Cosgrove, Online Editor
Published November 29, 2012
FDAImports.com’s online label guidance resources identify potential compliance issues. Read More »
Published November 28, 2012
Naturex, Avignon, France, proprietary studies demonstrated that Fraxinus excelsior seed extract, commonly known as “common ash” or “European ash”, exhibited potent anti-hyperglycemic activities, and as a result was awarded U.S… Read More »
Published November 27, 2012
ASI International, supplier of raw materials to nutritional supplements, beverage and cosmetic industries, is now supplying purple corn extract (Maiz morado; Zea mays), in the U.S. Purple corn is one of the richest natural sources of anthocyanins, a… Read More »
Published November 27, 2012
Capsugel, Morristown, NJ and Bornem, Belgium, have received European Organic certification at its Colmar manufacturing facility in France for the production of finished products using its plant-based Licaps capsules. Six formulations, as well as the… Read More »
Published November 19, 2012
American Laboratories, Inc., (ALI) Omaha, NE, has applied for and once again has been granted approval to ship various manufactured items (i.e., enzyme, diagnostic, liver and peptone hydrolysate) to the European Union (EU) countries. The EU has put i… Read More »
Published November 19, 2012
UniK2, a natural vitamin K2 MK-7, from Switzerland-based Frutarom Health, is now self-affirmed GRAS (Generally Recognized as Safe), based on a critical evaluation and acceptance of a qualified, independent scientific panel. It can now be utilized as… Read More »
Energy Drinks Hit a Speed Bump
By Joanna Cosgrove, Online Editor
Published November 19, 2012
Mounting fatalities and health emergencies linked to energy drink consumption prompt a closer look from both federal and state agencies. Read More »
Published November 16, 2012
The FDA is keeping a close eye on the mounting fatality reports linked to energy beverage consumption. In comments provided to Nutraceuticals World, FDA spokesperson Shelly Burgess said, “FDA is continuing to investigate reports of illness, inj… Read More »
Adopting Electioneering Tactics to Eradicate Micronutrient Inadequacies
By Michael McBurney, PhD, Head of Scientific Affairs at DSM Nutritional Products LLC
Published November 12, 2012
Granularity does bring clarity. Increasing lens resolution can bring insight. This concept was driven home as I listened to pundits discuss the 2012 voting patterns by county within Florida. It becomes clear that it is an oversimplification to charac… Read More »
Published November 8, 2012
A Sherman Oaks, CA, man has filed a lawsuit against 7UP manufacturer Dr Pepper Snapple Group for advertising an added antioxidant in its regular and diet Cherry Antioxidant, Mixed Berry Antioxidant, and Pomegranate Antioxidant soft drink beverages. T… Read More »
Prop 37: Voting for the Right to Know
By Joanna Cosgrove, Online Editor
Published November 5, 2012
California voters are set to decide whether or not they want the right to know what’s really in their food – and all of the ancillary issues associated with knowing. Read More »
Published November 2, 2012
Embria Health Sciences, Ankeny, IA, and Praxis Nutri-Pharma, Chateauguay, Quebec, Canada, have been formally approved by Health Canada for a new natural health product containing the immune health ingredient EpiCor. This accreditation, known as Natur… Read More »
Published November 1, 2012
The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA), in conjunction with the AHPA Chinese Herbal Products Committee, submitted comments to Health Canada's Natural Health Products Directorate (NHPD) regarding a draft monograph for Natural Health Produ… Read More »
By Mike Greene, Vice President, Government Relations & Rend Al-Mondhiry, Regulatory Counsel, Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN)
Published November 1, 2012
Election Day approacheth! On November 6th voters will descend on the polls to choose our local, state and federal leaders, from the city council to the White House. In California, voters will also be asked to decide on many ballot initiatives, includ… Read More »
Australasia (Australia & New Zealand): Weathering the Storm
By Paul Altaffer, Product and Business Development, RFI Ingredients, & Grant Washington-Smith
Published November 1, 2012
The markets for vitamins and dietary supplements are growing about 7% and 6%, respectively. Read More »
Nutraceuticals Regulation Back on European Commission Agenda for 2013
By Niall McAlister, Ben Goodger & Adam Lewington, Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
Published November 1, 2012
How will the EU classify and regulate nutraceuticals as this growing industry progresses? Read More »
Inside China: Dietary Supplement Industry Update
By Jeff Crowther, CEO/Executive Director, U.S.-China Health Products Association
Published November 1, 2012
A new regulatory environment could help propel a burgeoning market. Read More »
Canadian NHP Market: Headed In The Right Direction
By Michael Chernyak, President & CEO, CK Ingredients
Published November 1, 2012
The effectiveness of Canada’s Natural Health Products Directorate has improved dramatically of late and more Canadian consumers are looking for science-backed products. Read More »
Tapping India’s Potential
By Dr. Anurag Pande, Vice President, Scientific Affairs, Sabinsa Corp.
Published November 1, 2012
New regulations and focus on prevention open a new chapter in the Indian supplement market. Read More »
Health Claims Regulation Impacts European Market
By Joerg Gruenwald, President, analyze & realize ag
Published November 1, 2012
Uncertainty results in reduction of claims and overall decrease in innovation. Read More »
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