In a bid to curb the growing number of fraudulent claims, Standards
New Zealand is to release a draft standard defining the organic
food category. The draft will be published in May with the final
definition expected by December.
La Leva di Archimede, a consumer association which fights to
protect freedom of choice with particular emphasis on health
matters and nutrition, is protesting to MEPs about proposed changes
to the rules governing food supplement sales...
The high profile recall of ephedra products in both Canada and
France in recent days has been backed up by new research from the
New England Medical Center published in the January issue of the
Mayo Clinic Proceedings.
The US Federal Trade Commission has begun legal proceedings against
Enforma Natural Products after the company failed to comply with
its May 2000 ruling that it substantiate claims made in relation to
weight loss products.
A group of Canadian organic farmers launched a lawsuit against
biotech giants Monsanto Co. and Aventis SA on Thursday seeking
compensation for damages caused by genetically modified canola they
say is blowing into their fields.
France's Agency for the Safety of Health Products (AFSSAPS) has
suspended the sale of products and preparations containing kava, a
medicinal plant from the islands in the Southern Pacific known for
its sedative and hypnotic properties.
Nutrition 21, a leading developer and marketer of clinically proven
nutritional products, has been granted a patent by the United
States Patent and Trademark Office for the use of chromium
picolinate in high doses to stabilise blood...
Following recent controversy surrounding the popular herb kava the
American Botanical Council (ABC) is suggesting that consumers
follow additional precautions when using the herb, used for
reducing symptoms of anxiety and stress.