The US Food and Drug Administration has stated that it cannot conclude that CBD (cannabidiol) is generally recognized as safe (GRAS) for its use in human food, based on a “lack of scientific information supporting the safety of CBD in food”.
Defendants in a recent spate of lawsuits alleging discrepancies between the amount of CBD advertised on pack and the amount contained in the products, have hit back in motions to dismiss, with one arguing that such cases should be stayed until the FDA...
The European Commission’s (EC) request to allow a vitamin D level for infant formula identical to follow-on formula (2.5 to 3 μg/100 kcal) received regulatory advice on the safety of consuming this upper level (UL) by infants.
Europe’s Food Safety Authority (EFSA) rules scientific evidence pointing to a white kidney bean extract’s link with body weight reduction as “insufficient,” after the applicant cites application process inconsistencies.
The publication of dietary reference values (DRVs) for sodium and chloride brings to a close ten years of work that began with a request by the European Commission to update values last set in the 1990s.
An expert panel has recommended an expanded treatment envelope for the EPA drug Vascepa. An expert says the move won’t affect the supplement market directly but does add to recent official recognition of the health benefits of omega-3s.
IADSA (International Alliance of Dietary/Food Supplement Association) is working to boost awareness of the critical importance of Omega 3 and folic acid in maternal and infant nutrition with two new information resources.