Tishcon files trademark infringement lawsuits
Tishcon, the US manufacturer of nutritional supplements, has filed
two lawsuits claiming that its competitors have infringed its
Hemp Industries Association confident of court approval
The Hemp Industries Association (HIA) in the US said it was
confident that the Court of Appeals would uphold its claim that the
Drug Enforcement Administration's (DEA's) attempt to ban nutritious
hemp foods was illegal and...
ANZFA warns against Portagen use
The Australia New Zealand Food Authority (ANZFA) has warned users
of the infant formula Portagen to stop using the product following
the revelation last week that the product was linked to the death
of a premature infant.
Call for tighter controls of supplement claims
A member of the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has called for
tighter regulations governing adverts for dietary supplements to
Mixed effect from Japanese regulations
The new Japanese regulations on organic foods are having a profound
effect on the organic food industry, reports market analyst Organic
Cancer, arthritis drugs found in PC SPES
PC SPES, the popular herbal supplement which was withdrawn from
sale earlier this year after it was found to contain traces of
blood thinner wafarin, also contained an oestrogen drug and a
painkiller, according to new research.
Concerns over supplement scam in Ireland
Reports in the British press claim that a convicted conman, Peter
Foster, has set up fake dietary supplement sales scheme in Ireland.
Food supplements tested for vCJD risk
Ireland's food safety agency is investigating whether food
supplements containing animal by-products could cause variant
Cruetzfeldt Jakob Disease, the human form of mad cow disease.
UK expert warns of folic acid risk
As the UK considers whether to fortify flour with folic acid in a
bid to improve the health of the nation, not everyone is convinced
of the benefits of such a move.
UAE warns over herbal medicine use
The growing trend towards the use of alternative herbal treatments
has prompted the United Arab Emirates to warn consumers about the
potential health risks involved in using unregistered medicines.
FDA censures sale of nicotine lollipops
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has clamped down on the
sale of nicotine lollipops via pharmacies and the Internet, warning
that the products could easily be consumed by children.
Danes prepare to fight EU over functional foods
Denmark's food minister Mariann Fischer Boel has said that the
Copenhagen government will fight hard against EU proposals to
harmonise the regulations on functional foods.
Week of protest against GM corn
Organic assocaitions, consumer groups and farmers in the Americas
begin a week of protests against dumping of GM corn.
UAE considers bread fortification
A government advisory panel in the United Arab Emirates, is
considering the possibility of fortifying flour with iron in a bid
to stave off the threat of anaemia caused by iron deficiency.
Ephedra manufacturers implicated in student's death
A US university has filed a petition implicating three dietary
supplement manufacturers in the death of one of its students.