There has long been a tale within the dietary supplement business of there being two industries, the ‘good guys’ and ‘them.’ With the proliferation of fraudulent products for sale online, the question becomes, whose job is it to remedy that?
The Cannabinoid Association of the Netherlands (CAN) makes available an online Cannabidiol (CBD) search tool that uses blockchain technology to verify the origins of CBD-based supplement products amongst others.
The chances of babies contracting coronavirus from breastfeeding are ‘negligible,’ the World Health Organization (WHO) says as it calls for more support for this feeding method as a first line approach.
Over 70% of Americans take dietary supplements, and by now, most consumers have probably noticed the disclaimer that says "This statement has not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.”
FDA has stated it is making ‘substantial progress’ with CBD, and a new enforcement guidance could be very significant for the industry, said NPA’s Dr Daniel Fabricant, but he said the Agency needs to ‘get in the game’ for NDIs.
The US Food and Drug Administration will not object to the use of certain qualified health claims regarding consuming certain cranberry juice and supplements and a reduced risk of recurrent urinary tract infection (UTI) in healthy women.
UK watchdogs are reminding firms that stating or implying substances in food supplements can prevent, treat or cure disease is prohibited as authorities look to clamp down on recent coronavirus-related claims.
NZMP, the global dairy ingredients brand of Fonterra, has announced a European patent has been granted allowing NZMP customers the ability to position their products as beneficial for cognitive development.
New recommendations that address the safety of biological products containing live microorganisms, may help firms obtain a marketing authorisation that is so far proving elusive, according to a research team
A report believes the reduction of chronic digestive disease risk and improvements to gut microbiome health can be achieved by changing behaviours and attitudes towards food consumption and production.
The UK could be set to emerge as a global leader in the research and development of CBD as a food ingredient after the news that the European Commission has postponed the Novel Food applications of non-synthetic CBD products as it decides whether to class...
Kombucha Brewers International (KBI), the trade association committed to promoting and protecting commercial kombucha brewers around the world, has released the industry’s first Code of Practice, a food safety and quality standard for kombucha producers...
The recommended dosage is not the deciding factor when classifying a product as a dietary supplement or as a medicinal product, Germany’s Supreme Court rules as product characteristics such as its health risks must be considered.
An FDA report on the CBD marketplace reveals that many of the products tested contain THC that was not identified on the labels. In addition, a majority of the products did not meet label claim for CBD content, with either too little or too much CBD.
Regulators from China and importing countries should cooperate to arrest the problem of milk formula not intended for infant consumption being marketed as such in the China market, said an industry observer.
With the UK Food Standards Agency (FSA) setting 31 March 2021 as the deadline for firms to have validated novel foods application for its CBD products, how are firms responding to this challenge especially in the current climate?
Global health ingredient manufacturer IFF Health has received Non-GMO Project Verified certification for its Go-Less Men pumpkin seed extract for healthy bladder function, as the firm works to build full transparency.
There is no evidence to support taking vitamin D supplements to specifically prevent or treat COVID‑19 but everyone should consider taking vitamin D supplements if they are in lockdown, the UK government has announced.
A recent warning letter reiterates the importance of collecting adverse event reports in order to demonstrate full compliance with federal laws governing the manufacture and sale of dietary supplements.
The US Food and Drug Administration says it will move actively to prevent the worldwide trade in dietary ingredients, food ingredients and whole foods from being restricted because of misplaced coronavirus infection concerns.
Ahead of the UK Food Standards Agency’s 31 March 2021 deadline for CBD products to have a validated novel foods application, the Association for the Cannabinoid Industry (ACI), which works to create a safe, legal and well-regulated CBD market in the UK,...
A US Food and Drug Administration study reveals that a number of the products it tested labeled as ‘bitter orange’ did not meet label claim for synephrine content and more than 10% contained undeclared synthetic ingredients.
Norway’s food safety agency is asking industry for information about caffeine concentrations found in cosmetics and Personal Care Products (PCP) in a risk assessment to determine safe levels of caffeine exposure.
The American Gastroenterological Association has released guidelines for a range of conditions, with strong support for necrotizing enterocolitis in infants and for the prevention of C. difficile infection in adults and children who take antibiotics.
The European Specialist Sports Nutrition Alliance (ESSNA) makes available a guide for home-based sports nutrition in which the group offers advice to keep mentally and physically sharp during the pandemic.
Countries are failing to protect parents from the ‘harmful’ promotion of breast-milk substitutes, despite efforts by The World Health Organization (WHO), UNICEF, and the International Baby Food Action Network (IBFAN).
The Association for the Cannabinoid Industry (ACI) has received clarification from the Food Standards Agency (FSA) regarding updated deadlines set for Cannabinoid (CBD) firms to apply for Novel Foods status.
US-based Kemin Industries has received a positive safety assessment from the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) for its algae-sourced beta glucan ingredient, BetaVia. This unlocks the opportunity for ‘innovative product developers to be the first to...
Social media ads, posted by UK-based Revival Drinks, has incurred the wrath of the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA), which deems the posts in breach of the rules of use for authorised health claims.