The difficulty in getting a probiotic health claim approved and the botanical stand-off may explain why one in three industry professionals find the current EU framework unhelpful and difficult to navigate.
The lack of a clear, shared definition of nutraceuticals risks them remaining in the grey area between food and pharmaceuticals and failing to reach their full potential as a therapeutic tool, suggests a new review in the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology.
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The increasing availability of 2,4 dinitrophenol (DNP) on the grey market in the Netherlands has prompted the Dutch Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority (NVWA) to issue a warning against the substance.
A raft of British firms continue to test the boundaries of UK supplement advertising as the Advertising Standards Authority take action over health claims used to market joint health and weight loss products.
Sports supplements retailer MyProtein have fallen foul of the Advertising Standards Authority rules over “misleading” claims the firm were offering discounts of up to 60% on items during a monthly sale.
A majority of commercially available vitamin supplements in German market significantly exceed daily recommended doses recommended by the Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR), new tests suggest.
Changes in South Africa’s legislation on vitamins and dietary supplements appear to be slowing growth in the market which has recently seen double digit growth, according to a recent Euromonitor podcast.