Regulation & Policy

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The balancing act: Tip-toeing between regulations and expectations

By Nikki Hancocks

The disparity between what health claims consumers want to read and what brands are allowed to say on pack is a huge challenge for functional food brands on the European market so it's important to choose ingredients and wording carefully to gain...

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Most glutathione brands bought on Amazon pass NOW’s tests

By Hank Schultz

NOW has released its latest round of testing of products sold on Amazon and found that the glutathione supplements it bought were of reasonable quality, though some failures in potency and purity were still observed.

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UK makes pivotal move to fortify flour with folic acid

By Nikki Hancocks

Folic acid will be added to non-wholemeal wheat flour across the UK in an aim to avoid hundreds of potentially life-threatening spinal conditions in babies every year, the Government announced yesterday (September 20).

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News in brief

Bionap self-affirms GRAS status for standardized grape extract

Italy’s Bionap Bioactive Natural Products has announced it has self-affirmed the GRAS (Generally Recognized as Safe) status of its CogniGrape standardized grape extract for use as a source of dietary polyphenols and/or as an antioxidant for use in food...

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Guest article

CRN: Don’t Sell Out DSHEA for CBD

By By Steve Mister, President & CEO, Council for Responsible Nutrition

We all want an expedient solution to the stalemate with FDA over the legal status of cannabidiol (CBD), but the call to allow FDA to set a maximum safe level for CBD is antithetical to the law governing dietary supplements, DSHEA.

Recall round-up: Moringa, CBD and multivitamin supplements

Recall round-up: Moringa, CBD and multivitamin supplements

By Will Chu

As the nutrition industry enters the quiet Summer months, product recalls show no sign of taking a vacation. Nutraingredients rounds up the latest market withdrawals, which includes Moringa, CBD-based, and multivitamin supplements.

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NEWS IN BRIEF

Friend of the Sea certifies sustainable seaweed producer

By Will Chu

International marine certifiers Friend of the Sea (FOS) has certified seaExpert for sustainable production of seaweed that is used in supplements, cosmetics, and the biotechnology industry.

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