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The source, safety and regulatory status of DMAA (methylhexaneamine/1,3-dimethylamylamine), a stimulant used in pre-workout supplements, is a topic of intense debate in the food supplement industry and the analytical testing community. Is it sourced from geranium? Will it taint the London Olympic Games? Is a global ban in the wings? We've covered it more closely than most...

Serious risks? Report highlights ‘hidden ingredients’ in herbal supplements

Both regulators, and the industry itself, should be doing more to test and improve quality control of herbal supplements, says a report highlighting the issue of ‘hidden’ drugs in certain...

ESSNA: 'It is the sad reality that DMAA is widely available'

DMAA sighted in Denmark

Long withdrawn DMAA-containing pre-workout supplement Jack3d has been targeted by the Danish Food Administration (DFA) after it was alerted to internet and Facebook sales.

LGC seals third deal in a month with BRC Global Standards acquisition

Private equity backed LGC has splashed the cash for the third time in a month to acquire BRC Global Standards.

Sweden to create special supplement e-commerce task force

Sweden is creating a taskforce to bring rogue supplement e-commerce in check, something industry hopes will help close the gap between on and offline standards.

Opinion

Supplement shaming wins first Olympic gold medal

It didn’t take long for a dope-busted Olympic athlete to blame a contaminated food supplement for his infringement and sportsmen and sports bodies to jump into the fray with ‘see?...

INTERPOL crack down: DNP & nutrition products among 12.2m products seized

The International Criminal Police Organisation (INTERPOL) has seized 12.2 million products as part of its 103-country Operation Pangea IX to crack down on the black health market.

NSF brings its DNA supplement testing services to Europe: 'We want to assist EU regulators'

European authorities and food supplement companies now have access to next generation DNA test methods that can establish whether supplements actually contain the botanical ingredients declared on the label, as...

Youngsters exposed to 'significant misinformation' on sports nutrition: Irish authority

Young people are exposed to a significant amount of misinformation on sports nutrition, which could have negative implications for their health now and in the future, according to a Food...

Which supplements were blocked at the EU borders this month?

This month on the EU’s Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed (RASFF) we saw evidence that the notorious banned substance DMAA is still in circulation, authorities are keeping an...

MHRA: “An un-level playing ground is caused by the players, not by the referee.”

UK supplements market feeling pain of illegal imports. Calls go out for stricter policing

UK food supplements firms say their businesses are being threatened by imports containing banned ingredients like GABA – and that regulators need to do more to police the market and...

Feature

FSA budget cuts: what it means for food safety

Budget cuts at the Food Standards Agency and local authorities mean change is afoot, reports Michelle Perrett.

Is aegeline still at large in the EU?

Two shipments of aegeline were blocked last month at the EU borders – begging the questions, is this illicit substance still at large and if so what should be done...

FDA ‘following up’ on availability of DMAA products online

The US Food and Drug Administration is following up on recent findings that almost 40 products are still using DMAA, so are more warning letters expected?

Comment

How transparent is the EU when it comes to supplement scares?

Europe has various measures in place to report risky supplements – but it’s questionable if these warnings ever make it outside the closed circuit of national authorities. This lack of...

Fat-burning supplement death is tragic but don’t blame the supplement industry, says supplemements industry

The death of a 45-year-old British man who overdosed on ‘T5’ fat burning food supplements is tragic but not indicative of an under-regulated supplements industry, say trade groups.

BMPEA found in Jacked Power linked to woman's stroke

Tests of the 'Jacked Power' pre-workout supplement thought to be the cause of a Swedish woman's brain haemorrhage have revealed 290 mg of unlabelled BMPEA.

WADA exec: Bad actors in supplement sphere getting worse and only premarket approval will weed them out

Critics of the dietary supplement industry who were invited to speak at the scientific conference held this week at the University of Mississippi were pulling no punches. Olivier Rabin, PhD,...

US web retailer pumps EU distribution as gym community swells

US site Bodybuilding.com has opened its first UK distribution centre to better cater to its customer base in Europe - part of a community that includes 25 million unique visitors...

Sports supplements hit for six in BBC contamination investigation

Banned steroids and stimulants have been found in muscle building and fat burning sports supplements in the UK, a BBC documentary broadcast this week has found.

Border block: Germany stops product with debated aegeline ingredient

The German authorities have blocked a shipment of products containing the unauthorised novel food ingredient aegeline and American firm USP Labs is making inquiries into whether this relates to its recalled OxyElite product. ...

Supplement industry has changed and now our advice reflects that: Sweden

The Swedish National Food Agency (SLV) has released its first manual on best food supplement practice – something it says responds to the increasingly complex nature of the growing sector.

DMAA doping or contamination?

Food supplements fingered as German doping ban reduced

A German Winter Olympian has had her doping ban reduced from two years to six months, after the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), agreed the DMAA in her system...

German border busts reveal banned DMAA still out there (but detection is improving)

Scientists at a German state control laboratory have developed a fast and accurate method of testing whether supplement and sports nutrition products contain the illegal stimulant DMAA (1,3-dimethylamylamine/methylhexaneamine).

Dispatches from Vitafoods Europe 2014

Safe sports nutrition product use is a reality. So are global sports federation rebuttals increasingly ‘outdated’?

Contamination concerns mean most athletic and sporting federations advise against them despite near-ubiquitous use among top athletes and sportspeople. Busted doped athletes continue to finger them. But sports nutrition products...

Special edition: Sports nutrition

Offside! ESSNA blows whistle on athletes’ doping excuses

Europe’s sports nutrition sector today launched a stinging attack on elite athletes who blame doping infringements on contaminated sports supplements as happened multiple times at the recent Winter Olympiad in...

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