UK Sport has altered its position in regard to the use of food supplements and now says supplements such as whey, isotonic drinks, creatine and multivitamin and mineral complexes should be safe in most cases.
A US product survey has found that four out of ten red yeast rice
supplements were contaminated with a fungal substance called
citrinin that has been linked with kidney problems in animal and
Hundreds of botanical products face removal from the UK market if
their manufacturers do not submit applications to have them
registered under the European Union Traditional Herbal Medicinal
Products Directive (THMPD) directive.
The launch of a plant sterol-aspirin combination product being
marketed as both a dietary supplement and a drug, highlights a
legal grey area that requires refinement, according to the American
Herbal Products Association (AHPA).
Rising Czech nutraceutical and pharmaceutical manufacturer,
Walmark, has gained the right to produce and distribute several
brands from American pharma giant Bristol-Myers Squib (BMS)
including supplement products, as its eastern...
A Guernsey-based company has been told by the voluntary watchdog,
the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA), to withdraw an advert
for a prostate supplement because it failed to provide supporting
evidence for its claims.
NZTE is a government-backed scheme that has helped Kiwi ingredients start-ups compete with companies with much deeper pockets around the globe. Andrew Easdale, business development manager at NZTE's UK office, explains the benefits.
Robinson Pharma marketing vice president, Kenn Israel, discusses the recent GlaxoSmithKline petition for weight loss claims be treated as disease claims, and the potential impact of this on the dietary supplement market.
European food supplements companies need to up the ante on
self-regulation in the absence of codified and harmonised quality
control standards, according the European Federation of Health
Product Manufacturers (EHPM).
A petition seeking to classify all weight loss claims as drug
claims highlights the major ingredients used in weight loss
supplements, and maintains that these are not sufficiently
substantiated, that they are ineffective, or that...
A petition by drug firm GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) requesting that
weight loss claims be treated as disease claims maintains that
there is no credible science to back up weight loss ingredients
used in dietary supplements.
Poland's food supplements market is growing at a rampant 30 per
cent but may be hamstrung by moves to classify a range of food
supplements as drugs, according to a report from a market
The recent food supplements contamination case that led to banning
from competition of a number of Greek weightlifters, would never
have happened in the Netherlands, according to the trade
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) expects to process
applications for 1000-2000 health claims, 900 food additives and
2800 flavours in the next 12 months, according to EFSA executive
director, Catherine Geslain-Lanéelle.
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) has removed a section
devoted to Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) from its
website in a move that has caused consternation throughout the
British CAM community.
The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) has requested that the
FDA withdraw its guidance on the labeling of dietary supplements,
suggesting it is unnecessary and potentially misleading for
Twenty European and American companies heard presentations from
three food law experts and participated in a lively floor debate
and Q&A session at a recently held one-day event in Brussels
designed to give "practical tips...