Dietary Supplements

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Why do teenagers use supplements, and where do they get their advice?

By Nathan Gray

Many adolescents use dietary supplements in an attempt to increase sports performance or improve immunity, finds a new study that also suggests supplements are frequently used despite a lack of knowledge about possible harmful effects.

Controlling for allergens more urgent under FSMA, expert says

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Controlling for allergens more urgent under FSMA, expert says

By Hank Schultz

A recent injunction against a dietary supplement firm reinforces again the duty companies have to detect, declare and control for allergens. This responsibility will only accelerate with the implementation of FSMA rules, an expert said.

'The substance is well known, under surveillance and forbidden,' a spokesperson for the Austrian food agency says. ©

Summer of DMAA: Spate of imports blocked in EU

By Annie Harrison-Dunn

There have been several cases of the dangerous stimulant 1,3-dimethylamylamine (DMAA) being blocked at the EU borders over the last few months. But what is being done to stem the flow of the outlawed ingredient?


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