Regulation & Policy

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).

Dr Cara Welch speaking with NutraIngredients-USA in 2015

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

In memory of Ben Zaricor, 1947-2022

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.

EFSA submission suggests CBD position statement imminent

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EFSA submission suggests CBD position statement imminent

By Will Chu

The European Food and Safety Authority (EFSA) is expected to outline its position on the safety of cannabidiol (CBD) as a novel food in a move expected to aid in future novel food applications.

EU food producers have six months to phase out the use of titanium dioxide. Pic: GettyImages/UltimaSperanza

The countdown to phase out E171 in EU foods has begun

By Gill Hyslop

Titanium dioxide (E171) - a popular additive that confers a bright white shade to frosting and cake decorations - has been banned as a food additive in the EU, with a six-month phasing out period coming into force this month (January 2022) after which...

The FSA issues warning on responsible CBD food marketing

The FSA issues warning on responsible CBD food marketing

By Kavitha Sivasubramaniam

The UK Food Standards Agency (FSA)’s chief executive is urging the CBD industry to market their products responsibly and has offered support to local authorities that need help with their enforcement efforts.

European Council adopts 0.3% maximum THC levels

European Council adopts 0.3% maximum THC levels

By Kavitha Sivasubramaniam

The European Council has adopted the new Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), which restores tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) levels of hemp varieties back to 0.3%.

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Guest article

Industry needs consensus in 2022, CRN says

By Steve Mister, President and CEO, Council for Responsible Nutrition

As the dietary supplement industry turns the corner to 2022, a range of challenges confronts us— supply chain disruptions, staffing shortages, and inflationary pressures, to name a few. Some difficulties must be addressed individually, but I suggest the...

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