New ingredient approvals

Use of aromatase inhibitor forms basis of warning letter

Use of aromatase inhibitor forms basis of warning letter

By Hank Schultz

A recently posted warning letter cites a New York company for the presence of an aromatase inhibitor in one of its dietary supplements. This class of chemicals is popular with strength trainers for its purported ability to suppress estrogen levels.

Algalif’s astaxanthin awarded non-GMO status

Algalif’s astaxanthin awarded non-GMO status

By Will Chu

Icelandic astaxanthin producer Algalif has received non-GMO accreditation for its Astalíf 5% and 10% oleoresin products, microalgae-based antioxidants suitable for softgel capsule formulations.

Experts wanted: EFSA calls for new NDA Panel members

Experts wanted: EFSA calls for new NDA Panel members

By Nathan Gray

The European Food Safety Authority has opened applications for its next Scientific Panel on Nutrition, Novel Food and Food Allergens (NDA) – which is tasked with setting dietary reference values and authorising and rejecting health claims dossiers.

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VITAFOODS 2017 PREVIEW

Sports nutrition regulation has improved but is still uncertain: ESSNA

By Emma Jane Cash

Regulation for sports nutrition has had a long and winding road over the last decade but there are still issues that need addressing, says European Specialist Sports Nutrition Alliance (ESSNA) vice-chair Stuart Shotton ahead of his talk at Vitafoods 2017...

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ARCHIVE ARTICLE OF THE WEEK

What should EFSA do to improve the NHCR?

By Emma Jane Cash

The aims of health claims are to encourage fair competition, prevent the public from being mislead and to promote innovation, but more and more companies are being put off by the application process. What needs to change?

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