The Council for Responisble Nutrition has become the second US
supplement association to issue voluntary warning labels about the
potential health risks of kava kava following a similar move by the
American Herbal Products Association...
The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) has been quick to
react to the announcement earlier this week by the FDA that
consumers should be wary of using the herbal supplement kava kava
because of possible liver damage. The...
The White House Commission on Complementary and Alternative
Medicine Policy (WHCCAMP), established by former President Clinton,
said most alternative treatments "have not yet been
scientifically studied and found to be safe and...
The debate over the safety of the popular herbal supplement kava
kava continued yesterday with the announcement by the US Food &
Drug Adminstration that there was a risk of liver damage associated
with the product.
Canadian agribusiness group Kenex is to meet with federal agencies
in the US next week to discuss the proposed ban on foods made from
hemp. Kenex has been growing and processing hemp oil, seed and
fibre products in Canada for distribution...
Red Bull and vodka is a popular drink in many British and Irish
bars, but its popularity could be dampened by a recent warning that
the energy drink, and others like it, should not be drunk with
Consumer advocacy group Public Citizen on Tuesday asked US
regulators to ban Abbott Laboratories' diet drug Meridia, linking
the anti-obesity medicine to several deaths in the United States
In adopting the new EU Directive on Food Supplements last week the
European Parliament laid the foundations for a period of developing
legislative stability for companies involved in food and health
ingredients. Considered by some...
Safety fears over Chinese herbal medicines increased this week
after potentially toxic substances were found in a slimming remedy
sold in the UK. Two people had to be treated for severe
side-effects after taking a cocktail of remedies.
Despite fierce lobbying which at one stage caused the European
Parliament's email system to crash, MEPs yesterday voted to approve
plans for a tightening of the safety controls for vitamin