Regulation & Policy

IPAWC + Probiota 2023: Early bird discount ends this week!

IPAWC + Probiota 2023: Early bird discount ends this week!

By Stephen Daniells

The Early Bird discount for the 2023 IPA World Congress + Probiota will expire on Friday, 25th November, so book now to ensure your spot at the leading event for the global microbiome modulation community.

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EU sector challenges: Science on our side so where's the policy?

By Nikki Hancocks

Thriving international markets, strict EU regulation and tight transition periods are big challenges for those in the EU supplements market but Food Supplements Europe (FSE) is uniting the industry in a fight for positive legislative changes.

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How to make a novel foods application

By Nikki Hancocks

With novel food applications on the rise, a regulatory expert has provided a breakdown of what this authorisation process is all about.

IPAWC + Probiota 2023: Early bird discount expires this week

IPAWC + Probiota 2023: Early bird discount expires this week

By Stephen Daniells

From the phage opportunity to microbiome modulation for athletic performance, the science around HMOs, synbiotic mechanisms of action, and the gut-brain axis, the upcoming IPA World Congress + Probiota is not to be missed.

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ESSNA joins industry initiative to promote sustainability

By Nikki Hancocks

The European Specialist Sports Nutrition Alliance (ESSNA) has joined the EU Code of Conduct for Responsible Food Business and Marketing Practices to undertake tangible actions to contribute towards the industry’s inclusive and sustainable growth.

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NICE recommends faecal transplant for bowel infections

By Nikki Hancocks

Hundreds of people with recurrent bowel infections could be treated with gut bacteria taken from a healthy donor’s poo, according to experts at The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE).

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A fresh look at data protection under the novel food regime

By Katia Merten-Lentz

The novel food regime aims to balance between operating as a system of generic authorisations and protecting IP to reward research and innovation. Katia Merten-Lentz, Partner and Founder of international niche firm Food Law Science & Partners, discusses...

Health and nutrition regulatory updates from China, New Zealand, India, Thailand

Regulatory review: Updates from China, New Zealand, India, Thailand

By Tingmin Koe

China seeking new methods to test laxatives, beta-blockers in health foods, New Zealand industry body objecting government’s recommendations to schedule levomefolate, and India’s mandatory traceability policy on vegan products are some of the latest APAC...

ASA bans advertising claims with health subtext

ASA bans advertising claims with health subtext

By Nicola Gordon-Seymour

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has upheld a complaint relating to online advertising against Smokepops LDN, which it deemed misleading and socially irresponsible.

European Commission updates Calanus oil conditions of use

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European Commission updates Calanus oil conditions of use

By Will Chu

The European Commission (EC) has updated conditions of use, labelling requirements and specifications of the novel food Calanus finmarchicus oil, an omega-3 rich extract said to have favourable effects on metabolism.

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FDA cites four more honey products for knockoff ED drugs

By Hank Schultz

The US Food and Drug Administration has sent warning letters to four companies marketing sexual enhancement supplements ostensibly based on honey but which contained undeclared ED drugs. The warning letters were part of a ongoing enforcement effort on...

NutraCast: Turning to CBD for mental health

NutraCast: Turning to CBD for mental health

By Danielle Masterson

Between Covid-19, supply chain issues and inflation, life is taking a serious toll on mental health. But more and more people are looking for ways to address mental health without a prescription.

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