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.
As the industry enters the final few weeks of 2020, the raft of products, ingredients and extracts to incur the wrath of authorities does not let up as NutraIngredients presents a round-up of food alerts involving a folic acid spray, vegan protein bars...
As 2020 enters its final month, NutraIngredients, once again presents the monthly recall round-up, with food alerts involving a steroid-containing sports supplement and over 80 cases of firms misusing the coronavirus claims.
The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has ordered a nutrition firm not to state or imply its food supplements could prevent, treat or cure human disease after its ad used unauthorised health claims.
Europe’s CBD market is optimistic a ruling from the EU’s highest court not to classify the ingredient a narcotic – going against the European Commission’s shock preliminary view in July – will pave the way for Novel Food applications for CBD products...
There is an urgent need for clarification of concepts and constraints of the probiotics used in Live Biotherapeutic (LBP) products with success dependent on credible safety and efficacy demonstrations, says a European authority.
M-Gard is yeast-derived beta glucans (Saccharomyces cerevisiae) that work as an immune-enhancing agent. The natural yeast beta 1,3/1,6 glucan was developed by using a proprietary process that extracts the ingredient from the cell wall of a proprietary...
The Alliance for Natural Health International joins growing calls for vitamin D to play a more prominent role in the coronavirus fight with the launch of a campaign to monitor and increase population levels.
Finished goods manufacturer Wiley’s Finest maintains that the immune health benefits omega-3s shouldn’t get swept under the rug, even with the heightened sensitivity about antiviral claims during the pandemic crisis.
The Spanish Agency for Food Safety and Nutrition (AESAN) has announced the term “probiotic” should be accepted on food and food supplement labels sold in the country, in accordance with the Mutual Recognition Principle.
The UK’s Food Standards Authority has clarified the data requirements for CBD novel foods applications. This has been welcomed by CBD industry body the ACI as an important step in ensuring the sector’s safety credentials during a time when a cloud of...
An expert panel has written a white paper with a set of recommendations regarding the diet and micronutrient supplement needs of the Swiss and wider European population in order to support immunity during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Aker BioMarine’s krill fishery activities have been re-certified by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) for the third consecutive year in an assessment that notes strengths in sustainability and partnerships.