In this guest article, David Hardstaff and John Binns, Partners at BCL Solicitors, discuss a high-profile investigation into banned muscle-building drugs which highlights issues with the novel foods regime impacting the CBD industry.
The newly updated Nordic Nutrition Recommendations, set to assist countries around the globe in creating nutrition guidance to benefit people and the planet, includes eight previously overlooked nutrients and increased recommendations by more than 20%...
PRIME, a beverage brand by influencers Logan Paul and Olajide “KSI” Olatunji, tells NutraIngredients-USA that its energy drink, “complied with all FDA guidelines before hitting the market”, after Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) called for an FDA investigation...
Dirtea Ltd, the mushroom powder supplements brand, has come under scrutiny by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) after making claims on its social media platforms that implied their products could prevent, treat, or cure human diseases.
With the details of the new rules on packaging and packaging waste currently being refined, in this article ESSNA provides an overview of this new legislation and its impact to the sports foods sector.
The study's findings provide compelling arguments for policymakers, public health officials and nutrition experts to prioritize context-specific dairy development strategies that rely on the right mix of local dairy sector interventions and more...
The CBD novel foods regulatory procedure is moving at a deathly slow pace thanks to an ill-thought through process which has left investors worried and brands in the lurch, an industry expert tells NutraIngredients.
The Association for the Cannabinoid Industry (ACI) and the Centre for Medicinal Cannabis (CMC) have formed a strategic partnership with Chem ID Ltd, a provider of chemical data standardisation, validation, and traceability solutions.
Consumer and legislative pressures, and scarcity of ingredients will be the three main drivers for nutraceutical companies to become more sustainable, according to Monique van der Vijve, innovation manager at Solidaridad, the global sustainability organisation....
The French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety (ANSES) has created an online tool summarising safety concerns around herbal supplements to help health experts advise patients.
Players within the health and supplement sector must come together to achieve united agreements on health policies and sustainability goals, agreed experts during the IADSA World Supplement Forum last week.
An expert has spotlighted the significant socio-economic impact of the ever-increasing prevalence of micronutrient deficiencies, whilst stressing the strong potential of multiple micronutrient supplements (MMS) for mothers
Heights, the online food supplement provider, is under scrutiny for the content of its email, website, and an Instagram post, with concerns raised about health claims made in its advertising materials.
Ashwagandha may be banned in Finland, Sweden and further EU member states in the near future if scientific concerns are not dispelled, as a growing number of authorities show signs of concern following the ban in Denmark.
There are a range of permitted health and nutrition claims available for food, drink and supplement brands to communicate the benefits of their products, but marketers must tread carefully to avoid common pitfalls which lead to fines and reputational...
Following an increasing popularity and a heightened influx of brands promoting the CBD and coffee pairing, touting an ability to reduce side effects associated with caffeine, a regulatory expert has warned the research backing the benefits is inconclusive.
The ILSI Europe Packaging Materials Task Force has released this week a new guidance document on the existing approaches for analysing Non-Intentionally Added Substances (NIAS) from different food contact materials (FCMs).
Analysis of global supply trends published by marine ingredients organisation IFFO reports that 2023 is off to a strong start in terms of overall production, despite fish oil production continuing to fall.
The leader of the Welsh government funded Future Foods programme at Aberystwyth University, discussed his mission to collaborate with brands to optimise food functionality, during the Positive Nutrition Summit last week (March 30th)
The European Specialist Sports Nutrition Alliance (ESSNA) has warned the UK Government that blanket online and TV advertising restrictions for products high in fat, salt or sugar (HFSS) aiming to address childhood obesity may inadvertently harm the sports...
Following a recent court case resulting from the ambiguity of the definition of foods for medical purposes (FSMPs), the Court of Justice of the EU (CJEU) has issued a preliminary ruling to further explain the definition.
Fennel, berberine and hydroxycitric acid are the three new substances the EC has requested EFSA to assess under the article 8 procedure, allowing it to possibly restrict or prohibit the use of a substance on the EU market.
The French consumer affairs and fraud control watchdog is clamping down on online influencers with fines of up to €300,000 and prison-sentences of up to two years, after discovering the majority do not comply with regulations.
The Alliance for Natural Health (ANH) Europe has critiqued “gross irregularities” in the scientific process used by EFSA to consider halving the safe maximum daily limit of vitamin B6 from supplements.