Growing research suggests that gender plays a key role in disease risk. While depression and anxiety affect females more often, neurodevelopmental disorders, including autism spectrum disorders, early onset schizophrenia, and attention deficit hyperactivity,...
The European Commission (EC) is to ban botanical species containing hydroxyanthracene derivatives (HADs) that includes aloe extracts in a decision set to have implications for the nutrition and nutricosmetic industry.
Nutrasource, a Canada-based contract research organization, quickly adapted to the pandemic by implementing regulations and best practices to continue running human trials. The company’s president and CEO, Will Rowe, and Josh Baisley, VP of clinical...
The FSA’s recent change to its CBD Novel Foods deadline will lead to a lot of hasty half-hearted applications from companies unaware of how much more difficult the process is about to become, an expert has warned.
The Netherlands Food and Drug Administration has released guidance stating that the term 'probiotic' is allowed on food and supplement labels in the country, as mandatory information that characterises the product.
EFSA has published its recommendations on how to conduct whole genome sequence (WGS) analysis of microorganisms used in the food chain - a step which should solve identification issues once and for all.
Folium Biosciences has become another US-based firm to submit a Novel Foods application to the UK for its cannabidiol (CBD)-based oil in response to the 31 March deadline set by the country’s food authority.
After a record-breaking 2020 Digital Summit, the IPA World Congress + Probiota Americas is back for 2021 with a dynamic extended program, a more immersive platform with new features, and more on-demand content.
Treehouse Biotech has submitted a Novel Foods application to UK authorities for its Cannabidiol (CBD)-based ingredients in a move that signals the US firm’s intent to capture a slice of the UK’s burgeoning CBD market.
The FSA (Food Standards Agency) has backtracked on its initial expectation for companies to make their novel foods applications at least five weeks in advance of the deadline and confirmed that it will accept applications up until March 31st, after receiving...
Researchers at Action on Salt are demanding a restriction on the use of what it calls misleading nutrition claims on HFSS products after its new data revealed seemingly ‘healthy’ snacks contain often higher salt levels than crisps and flavoured nuts.
The European Federation of Associations of Health Product Manufacturers (EHPM) has launched a petition defending the use of Aloe and other plants in food supplements in response to proposed changes affecting botanicals containing Hydroxyanthracene Derivatives...
Probiotics manufacturer Pendulum Therapeutics Inc. got some welcome news today when the National Advertising Division announced that it has found that the claims the company makes for dietary control of Type 2 diabetes are supported by scientific evidence.
Vitamin D supplementation should be a standardised practice to treat COVID-19 in hospitalised older patients, according to a newly published position statement by the Spanish Society of Geriatrics and Gerontology.
Many UK CBD brands have been misled on how to prepare for the looming novel foods deadline meaning there is less than one month for some to pull together potentially impossible amounts of data, an industry expert has warned.
An industry group has approved the publication of the first European wide standard to tackle doping in sports nutrition and food supplements, calling it a ‘stepping stone’ in improving consumer information.
While the CBD market scrambles to prepare for the March Novel Foods deadline, products are being seized and retailers arrested in Ireland amid mass confusion over the law, with one retailer taking the authorities to court for their actions.
Clasado Biosciences’ new partnership with British Rowing will see the firm supply the Great Britain (GB) Rowing Team with its gut-targeted supplement said to aid immune function and athletic performance.
The European Specialist Sports Nutrition Alliance (ESSNA) is urging the European Commission (EC) to rethink plans to include sports nutrition products in nutrient profiles that form part of the EC’s Farm to Fork strategy.
The clamour to add vitamin D to the COVID-19 fight took a step back this week as a UK Member of Parliament (MP), who cited a study suggesting the active form was effective against the virus, faced much criticism among researchers.
Bergstrom Nutrition's methylsulfonylmethane (MSM) product, OptiMSM, has been awarded the new “Informed-Ingredient” certification created to help sports nutrition ingredients suppliers prove their quality credentials.
The UK FSA’s requirement for all CBD products to have Novel Foods validation is a “positive direction for an emerging industry” and will “undoubtedly reduce the number of products and brands on the market” says Vitality CBD as it awaits feedback on its...
As 2021 gets underway amid muted new year celebrations, products, ingredients and extracts continue to raise interest among European authorities as NutraIngredients presents a round-up of food alerts involving energy drinks, tainted food supplements and...
With the UK deadline for novel food applications looming on 31 March, it has come to light that UK regulations will not apply to CBD products in Northern Ireland post-Brexit meaning this market may ‘disappear’ for many companies.
The International Society of Sports Nutrition (ISSN) is backing caffeine use in sports stating the stimulant is particularly effective in prolonged aerobic-type activities and brief duration, high-intensity exercise.
Food Standards Scotland (FSS) has sought to clarify its position concerning the sale of CBD-related products, in a stance that clashes with the opinion set out by the UK Food Standards Authority (FSA).
So-called 'transition' or toddler formulas allegedly trick parents into thinking these products adhere to the same standards as infant formula, according to three separate but nearly identical class action lawsuits.
In an open letter being sent to world governments today (21st December), 120 health, science and medical experts from the UK, US, and Europe say there is clear scientific evidence that vitamin D reduces Covid-19 infections, hospitalisations, and deaths.
French authorities have highlighted the need to take precautions when taking food supplements containing tea tree, niaouli and cajeput essential oils, citing risks to children, pregnant or breastfeeding women resulting from their misuse.
Leading UK health bodies have published updated guidance on vitamin D for COVID-19, in which they support its use during autumn and winter but stop short of recommending the vitamin to tackle the virus.