October 27, 2010 On October 21, the PBS "NewsHour" reported findings of tests they conducted on several types of dietary supplements, including black cohosh and ginkgo, stating that some of the tested brands contained little or none of the active ingredients, or contained misidentified substances. NPA responded to the report with a message to Paul Solman, the PBS "NewsHour" correspondent who reported the story.
October 21, 2010 The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has released its third wave of scientific opinions on Article 13 'general function' health claims, including three that addressed EPA and/or DHA claims for a variety of health conditions, according to the Global Organization for EPA and DHA Omega-3 (GOED), Salt Lake City, UT.
October 20, 2010 Members of the Zeaxanthin Trade Association have adopted and published a common chiral analytical method to measure the relative percentages of the different zeaxanthin stereoisomers—(3R, 3’R), (3R, 3’S) and (3S, 3’S)—in…
Sheldon Baker || October 8, 2010 Sheldon Baker is the developer and writer of the Health E-Insights column, as well as co-founder and principal of Baker Dillon Group, the foremost nutraceutical and food industry brand-marketing firm. With more than 20 years of natural products industry marketing experience, he has created brands and launched campaigns using emerging media platforms that generated millions of dollars in revenues for clients.
October 6, 2010 Today stevia producers worldwide announced the establishment of the International Stevia Council, a global trade association representing the interests of companies that process, manufacture and/or market stevia sweetener products.
Sean Moloughney || October 1, 2010 As a baseball fan, I feel like I’ve come to grips with a couple of disappointing facts over the past few years: 1) The “Steroids Era” has left the game with a big black eye that will need considerable time to heal; and 2) Even with…
October 1, 2010 Besides being the founder of A.S.I. International, Watchung, NJ, Roland Larbig is an adventurous risk-taker who loves the action of the business world. Fueled by this passion, he came to the U.S. from Germany in the 1980s as an employee of Merck to o…
September 29, 2010 Two moves by the European Commission regarding Article 13 and Article 14 health claims will affect omega 3 claims that have already received positive opinions from the European Food Safety Agency (EFSA), according to the Global Organization for EPA and DHA Omega-3.
September 24, 2010 Efforts to boost research on women's health over the last two decades has lessened the burden of disease and reduced deaths among women due to cardiovascular disease, breast cancer and cervical cancer, according to a report from the Institute of Medicine.
September 9, 2010 The Congressional Dietary Supplement Caucus (DSC), in cooperation with two trade associations representing the dietary supplement industry—the Natural Products Association (NPA) and the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN)—held a briefing on Capitol Hill yesterday to debunk some of the untruths and misconceptions about the dietary supplement industry and its role in Americans’ wellness regimens.
Ewa HudsonrnrnResearch Manager, Euromonitor International || September 7, 2010 While sales were not as robust compared to previous years, growth still occurred in the organic and natural categories in both the food and beverage and beauty markets in 2009.
September 2, 2010 The Global Organization for EPA and DHA (GOED), Salt Lake City, UT, has launched its new "Proud Member" logo program available to member companies. GOED's member companies range from omega 3 suppliers and manufacturers to traders and co…
September 1, 2010 A federal judge has denied Coca-Cola’s motion to dismiss a lawsuit over what the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) says are deceptive and unsubstantiated claims on the company’s “Vitaminwater” line of soft drink…
August 27, 2010 The Natural Products Association (NPA), Washington, D.C., has filed an amicus curiae brief in the U.S. Supreme Court defending the dietary supplement industry against an “overreaching and potentially damaging” decision by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
August 4, 2010 NPA says the latest edition of Consumer Reports is an attack on dietary supplements—including a call for additional regulation of the industry—that presents a far from balanced and accurate representation of the industry or the laws that regulate it.
August 3, 2010 A Consumer Reports investigation has identified 12 dietary supplement ingredients it says have been linked to serious adverse events. The report also criticized industry regulations and cited a lack of government oversight.
July 26, 2010 A federal judge has denied Coca-Cola’s motion to dismiss a lawsuit over what the Center for Science in the Public Interest says are deceptive and unsubstantiated claims on the company’s “vitaminwater” line of soft drinks.
July 19, 2010 The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), Washington, D.C., and the Global Organization for EPA & DHA Omega 3s, Salt Lake City, UT, recently submitted their comments on the new dietary guidelines, urging in some cases that the committee take several changes into consideration.
July 15, 2010 A subsidiary of Nestlé S.A., the world’s largest food and nutrition company, has agreed to drop allegedly deceptive advertising claims about the health benefits of its children’s drink BOOST Kid Essentials, as part of a settlement resolving the Federal Trade Commission’s first case challenging advertising for probiotics.
July 15, 2010 As part of its ongoing efforts to stop bogus health claims, the Federal Trade
Commission is requiring a major marketer of dietary supplements to pay $5.5 million to settle charges that it falsely advertised that its supplements could help consumers lose weight and treat or prevent colds and other illnesses.
July 1, 2010 The Congressional Dietary Supplement Caucus (DSC), in cooperation with two leading trade associations representing the dietary supplement industry, the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) and the Natural Products Association (NPA), held a briefing on Capitol Hill last week to discuss the important role of dietary supplements in the ongoing wellness and prevention conversation.
June 28, 2010 In another victory for Natural Products Association (NPA) members and the industry, conferees on the Wall Street Reform bill (S. 3217) decided not to include in the final legislation sweeping new powers for the Federal Trade Commission.
June 25, 2010 The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), Washington, D.C., noted that all dietary supplement manufacturers—from largest to smallest—are now legally bound to comply with dietary supplement-specific good manufacturing practices (GMPs) as the regulation goes into full effect today.
|| June 21, 2010 The Natural Products Association (NPA), Washington, D.C. installed its 2010-2011 board of directors during its 73rd annual trade show and convention, Natural MarketPlace 2010. Newly elected executive committee and board members were sworn in on June…
Sheldon Baker || June 18, 2010 Gretchen Reece is president of Scientific Food Solutions, LLC (SFS). Founded in 2002, and based in Fairfield, CA, SFS is a nutritional bioactive innovation and research company focusing upon applications for dietary supplement, conventional and functional food and beverage, and over the counter drug applications.
June 16, 2010 The Natural Products Association (NPA) today expressed concern about the direction of the USDA Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion’s “Report of the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee on the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2010,” a draft report released yesterday assessing revisions and recommendations to the 2005 Dietary Guidelines.