Optimism and uncertainty seemed to define the omega-3 universe in 2017, which may seem strange since these two attributes are seemingly at opposite ends of an emotional spectrum. However, when an industry has gone through the type of turbulence the omega-3...
Last week the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) joined many other global regulators in concluding the controversial herb ephedra and its extracts are unsafe in food supplements, an assessment welcomed by groups like Food Supplements Europe, which...
In a time of regional regulatory change affecting more than 100 countries, the International Association of Dietary Supplement Associations (IADSA) has emphasised the importance of global guideline setting organisation, Codex Alimentarius, which turns...
US organic baby formula manufacturer Nature’s One has attacked recent research suggesting that arsenic levels in its toddler formulas were a cause for concern, but the study’s lead author defended the work, even stating that new data published by the...
Danisco is planning a major increase in capacity of Litesse polydextrose in response to demand for fibre-rich foods, and following a new definition of fibre that confirms the specialty sweetener’s classification.
The International Alliance of Dietary/Food Supplement Associations (IADSA) is attending a meeting next week to discuss Swiss government proposals to include marine oils in international Codex guidelines on food supplement standards.
The international subsidiary of supplement group Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN-I) has said its first European scientific symposium brought together international regulators and nutrition experts for a “productive” conversation on Codex-related...
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) found that the use of basic methacrylate polymer (BMC), a substance long used for similar purposes in pharmaceutical products, has no safety concerns as a glazing agent in food supplements at the proposed use...
Regulatory harmonisation in Asian and Latin American countries coupled with tight monitoring of media content on dietary supplements to offset negative opinion will continue to be the focus of the international food supplements body in 2010.
Pan-European better nutrition advocate, the Alliance for Natural Health (ANH), says the European Union health claims system is going way beyond its remit to protect consumer interests and curtailing freedom of speech.
The recent approval of tomato extract-derived lycopene as a food additive by international body, JECFA, could influence a rethink of Accepted Daily Intakes (ADI) in Europe, according to world-leading Israeli supplier, Lycored.
Codex Alimentarius, the World Health Organization’s food supplements regulations advisory body, has handed in nutrient analysis recommendations that have pleased the world’s biggest global dietary supplements trade group.
Proposals on the suggested amounts of artificial colourings in food
supplements are being drawn up for Codex because the current limits
are too low, according to the International Alliance for
Dietary/Food Supplement Associations...
A regional standard for ginseng in Asia currently being drawn up by
Codex should only cover one species of the herb, the International
Alliance of Dietary/Food Supplement Associations (IADSA) has said.
The International Alliance of Dietary/Food Supplement Associations
(IADSA) is highlighting the need for industry to engage in debate
over levels of additives in supplements under Codex guidelines to
prevent the setting of levels too...
A chemically produced folate, said to be several times more
bioavailable than folic acid and recently approved for food use in
Europe, gives premium supplement makers a chance to differentiate
from the commonly marketed form of the...
China will introduce a new set of dietary supplement regulations
before the end of the year and has welcomed the new guidance issued
by the International Alliance of Dietary Supplement Associations
Last week's Codex meeting made significant progress in its bid to
set global standards on supplements but in Latin America
regulations are still variable and closer collaboration will be
necessary to improve regional trade, a...