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Paper highlights safety of some weight management ingredients

By Danielle Masterson

With weight loss supplements under attack in several states, researchers rebut with science. The authors of a new paper examine the safety of six ingredients, a move they hope will encourage since-based decisions.

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FDA slams Delta-8 THC sellers over claims

By Hank Schultz

FDA came down hard on purveyors of Delta-8 THC and CBD products that were making disease claims on the substances. The Agency also reiterated the reasons it believes Delta-8 is not a suitable ingredient for products marketed as supplements.

Minafin Group: “For hexane we are the rats”

Minafin Group: “For hexane we are the rats”

By Lynda Searby

EFSA has issued a positive opinion about the safety of methyloxolane in food processing, bringing the industry closer to the prospect of a bio-based alternative to petroleum extraction solvents.

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UK’s FSA unveils list of permitted CBD products

By Kavitha Sivasubramaniam

The UK’s Food Standards Agency (FSA) has released a list of cannabinoid (CBD) products which can be sold to consumers, becoming the first country globally to regulate the market for orally consumed, safe legal cannabis extracts.

VitalNext wins battle for EU patent

VitalNext wins battle for EU patent

By Nicola Gordon-Seymour

The European Patent Office has rejected attempts by Danone Nutricia Research to the patent application for a new treatment targeting malnutrition, developed by Dutch life science group VitalNext.

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New commission to review the UK’s legal cannabis industry

By Kavitha Sivasubramaniam

A new commission has been set up by The Centre for Medicinal Cannabis (CMC), the Association for the Cannabinoid Industry (ACI) and First November Group to review the legal cannabis industry in the UK.

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Stress: What can you claim on a product label?

By Danielle Masterson

According to the 2021 CRN Consumer Survey on Dietary Supplements, 16% of dietary supplement users said they turned to supplements for mental health support (e.g. anxiety, depression, stress management).

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Cara Welch named permanent director of ODSP at FDA

By Stephen Daniells

The US Food and Drug Administration has announced that Dr Cara Welch will be the new permanent director of its Office of Dietary Supplement Programs. The announcement was welcomed by industry trade groups.

Factoring CBD into the athletic equation

Factoring CBD into the athletic equation

By Danielle Masterson

This year’s Sports & Active Nutrition Summit event launched with a focus on CBD in sports nutrition. While CBD/hemp products are still in a federal regulatory gray area, that hasn’t stopped product developers from flooding the market with new offerings....

Probiota 2022: Microbiome musings with Magali Cordaillat-Simmons

Probiota 2022: Microbiome musings with Magali Cordaillat-Simmons

By Will Chu

With just weeks to go until Probiota returns as a face-to-face event, NutraIngredients took the opportunity to chat with one of the main speakers to hear her thoughts on the importance of introducing regulatory science consideration early on to de-risk...

Schisandra chinensis or five-flavor berry on a branch. The berries possess all five basic flavors in Chinese herbal medicine: salty, sweet, sour, pungent (spicy), and bitter.   Image © Geshas / Getty Images

Archive article of the week

Fmali v Heckler: The landmark herb case that changed the industry

By Stephen Daniells

It started with ten-speed bicycles and ended with an Appeals Court decision in 1983 that changed the herb industry and knocked FDA down a peg. Four decades later, it’s time to shine the spotlight on this game-changing court case.

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ASA accuses Nutricia of making health claims for infant formula

By Lynda Searby

Infant nutrition manufacturer Nutricia are to has been ordered to pull a podcast ad for Cow&Gate Baby Club after the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) ruled that it confused between infant formula and follow-on formula, making specific health...

Vegan vitamin D authorised in 22 new food categories

Vegan vitamin D authorised in 22 new food categories

By Lynda Searby

EU Regulation (EU) 2022/196, authorising the use of Lallemand’s Lalmin vitamin D yeast in 22 new food categories, has been published, following a favourable Opinion from EFSA in April 2021.

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