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Published August 1, 2013
Senator Richard Durbin, D-Ill., plans to reintroduce the Dietary Supplement Labeling Act. Read More »
Published August 1, 2013
Only 75% of the bilberry extract products surveyed passed testing for authenticity, purity, and the ability of tablets to properly disintegrate. Read More »
Published July 30, 2013
The agency recently issued letters warning 15 companies that the sale of their illegally marketed diabetes products violates federal law. Read More »
Published July 26, 2013
The Food and Drug Administration has issued two proposed rules under the Food Safety Modernization Act aimed at strengthening assurances that imported food meets the same safety standards as food produced domestically. Read More »
Published July 17, 2013
Capsugel, Morristown, NJ, has been awarded Vegan certification for Vcaps, Vcaps Plus, DRcaps, and Plantcaps capsules, four capsules in its portfolio of vegetarian capsules.   The term “vegan” is defined as containing no animal ingred… Read More »
Published July 9, 2013
Representatives Frank Pallone (D-NJ) and Brett Guthrie (R-KY) sent a letter to the Food and Drug Administration as a reminder that Congress is still focused on the draft NDI notification guidance. Read More »
Published July 8, 2013
Taiyo’s Sunphenon green tea manufacturing facility in Minneapolis, MN, has achieved Food Safety System Certification (FSSC) 22000 certification, recognized by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI), from Lloyd’s Register Quality Assuran… Read More »
Published July 8, 2013
ConsumerLab.com recently tested various green and whole food supplements for heavy metals, microbes, and pesticides, and found only five of the 11 products selected met its quality standards. Read More »
Herbalife’s Strategic Transformation
By Sean Moloughney, Editor
Published July 2, 2013
Company aims to bring 65% of product manufacturing in-house by 2015. Read More »
Online Resellers Damage Practitioner Value Proposition
By Erik Goldman, Holistic Primary Care
Published July 1, 2013
Unauthorized resellers offering practitioner products directly to patients without clinician mediation present significant problems for companies built on the practitioner-only foundation. Read More »
Flavors & Colors: The ‘Cleaner’ the Better
By Lisa Olivo, Associate Editor
Published July 1, 2013
Clean labels with functional ingredients will advance the market forward. Read More »
Published July 1, 2013
The catechin and caffeine levels in green tea can vary by more than 240% across products, according to White Plains, NY-based ConsumerLab.com. Some products also contain significant amounts of lead in their tea leaves, according to recent tests. Prod… Read More »
Published July 1, 2013
Ginkgo biloba has been used medicinally for thousands of years. Today, it is one of the top-selling herbs in the United States. Read More »
Published June 24, 2013
Searchable collection contains product information and ingredients from labels of dietary supplements sold in U.S. Read More »
Published June 19, 2013
Didion Milling, Cambria, WI, has earned as gluten-free certification from The Gluten-Free Certification Organization (GFCO). This certification enables the company to provide corn ingredients to companies that manufacture gluten-free foods.… Read More »
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