The Traditional Herbal Medicinal Products Directive is changing the face of the botanicals extracts and supplements sector – in the European Union at least. The requirement for herbals to demonstrate good science has never been more urgent as health claims scrutiny tightens and consumer interest heightens.
Italian researchers have found that rooibos tea is able to boost plasma antioxidant defences in humans.
UK firm, Provexis, has won approval from the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) for use of its Fruitflow technology in dietary supplements.
The UK Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has ruled against press adverts promoting the bowel health potential of probiotic and fibre-containing food supplements due to a lack of scientific backing.
The Danish Veterinary and Food Administration (DVFA) has issued a consumer warning about food supplements containing black cohosh after becoming aware of several websites promoting the menopausal herb.
In the fourth and final part of this eye health series, NutraIngredients peers into an increasingly complex legislative scene.
Researchers have found consumers will pay more for sterol-fortified yoghurt products making cholesterol-lowering claims, even those who don’t have cholesterol issues.
In part two of this exclusive NutraIngredients podcast, Professor Albert Flynn, chair of European Food Safety Authority’s Scientific Panel on Dietetic Products, Nutrition and Allergies (NDA) refutes criticism the agency...
Combining a series of chemical and cell-based antioxidant tests is the best way to understanding antioxidant effects and the biological relevance of the data, says a new study with acai.
Amended European Union plant sterols/stanols health claims will permit products such as spreads and yoghurts to make claims with a lower content of the cholesterol-lowering ingredients.
A UK man has been sentenced to six months in prison for illegally marketing ephedrine food supplements in the UK, reports the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA).
Daily supplements of an extract of green tea may reduce levels of a protein linked to heart disease, says a new study from the US.
French nutricosmetics specialist Laboratoires Innéov has had a submission linking its proprietary blend with improved skin health turned down by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) health claims panel.
Legislation such as the Traditional Herbal Medicinal Products Directive (THMPD) based on western ideas of medicine must be rethought if whole sectors such as Traditional Chinese Medicines (TCMs) are not...
French start-up Algues et Mer has lodged an article 13.5 proprietary and emerging science weight management health claim for a brown algae extract under the European Union nutrition and health...
Food Standards Australia and New Zealand (FSANZ) has backed a generic definition for phytosterols, phytostanols and their esters to replace the formulation-specific approvals that exist at the moment.
As the drama surrounding the European Union health claims system thickens, Vitafoods hosts a day-long seminar that will unpick key issues from marketing practices to the drug/food borderline to legal...
Dietary supplementation of resveratrol can have a significant beneficial effect in chronic DSS-induced colitis, according to a new study from Spain.
DSM Ventures decision to sell 33m shares and reduce its stake in UK biotech start-up Provexis from 20.8 to 17.8 per cent, represents profit-making rather than any kind of fire...
The ongoing rethinking of the rules governing herbal products in Australia has highlighted more than 30 herbs for safety review, according to the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA).
Chinese herbal products containing a banned botanical ingredient called Aristolochia have been recalled by UK authorities, although they remain on-market.
Food supplement regulations being considered in Italy may force certain products to carry warning labels, and health indications may become mandatory too, a European Commission committee has heard.
The Alliance for Natural Health International (ANH-I) has announced it will challenge the European Union Traditional Herbal Medicinal Products Directive (THMPD) after consulting with two UK legal firms.
Cognis Nutrition and Health has joined fellow lutein supplier, Kemin Health, in committing to sending the European food science agency a reworked lutein dossier to support its eye health claims.
Post-menopausal women taking supplements of a red clover extract may experience fewer symptoms of depression and anxiety, says a new randomised trial from Austria.
Leading lutein suppler Kemin Health will resubmit a lutein dossier under article 13.5 of the European Union nutrition and health claims regulation, after EFSA last week rejected an article 13.1...