From market sizing to the need for global probiotics standards at Codex, the International Probiotic Association’s second DC workshop in collaboration with the US Pharmacopeia succeeded in providing a venue for sharing knowledge and expertise.
The novel foods committee at the UK Food Standards Agency (FSA) is asking for views on two draft opinions – which as it stands would provide approval for DHA from a microalgae source and a product that combines extracts of lychee fruit and green tea.
A recent injunction against a dietary supplement firm reinforces again the duty companies have to detect, declare and control for allergens. This responsibility will only accelerate with the implementation of FSMA rules, an expert said.
A raft of British firms continue to test the boundaries of UK supplement advertising as the Advertising Standards Authority take action over health claims used to market joint health and weight loss products.
The International Probiotics Association will unveil the first draft of its new manufacturing standards for the probiotics industry at the upcoming IPA DC Workshop, in collaboration with the US Pharmacopeia.
The American Botanical Council has announced a plan to create an industry-accepted practice to ensure that rejected raw materials don’t find their way back into the market and onto the shelf in the form of finished goods.