Arla Foods Ingredients has received final authorisation from the European Commission (EC) for its Lacprodan beta-lactoglobulin (BLG)-100, making this its first product to receive approval under the new Novel Food Regulations.
Prioritising study quality over quantity will be key to achieving a health claim through the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) in the face of additional complexities following the new Transparency Regulation of 2019.
Relying on a varied diet to provide all the nutrients your body needs is simply not realistic in today's society and the industry needs data to prove this, industry advocates agreed during the Food Supplements Europe event last Friday (Nov 18).
The sports nutrition industry has voluntarily made "significant progress" in raising quality assurance despite the constant nuisance of rogue traders but there are further challenges to come, according to ESSNA.
A report discussing the failure of vitamin supplementation trials to report their results and adhere to the EMA regulations has led to a call for stricter regulations on reporting to ensure public trust.
FDA came down hard on purveyors of Delta-8 THC and CBD products that were making disease claims on the substances. The Agency also reiterated the reasons it believes Delta-8 is not a suitable ingredient for products marketed as supplements.
The pandemic has changed the mindset of many, with people beginning to value their time more than ever. As a result, people are leaving their jobs in search of more money, more flexibility and more happiness. With millions of workers saying 'I quit'...
Folic acid will be added to non-wholemeal wheat flour across the UK in an aim to avoid hundreds of potentially life-threatening spinal conditions in babies every year, the Government announced yesterday (September 20).
A recent paper claims FDA is in the dark as to how many new ingredients have come onto the market via the GRAS process. Only limited progress has been made in the decade since a Congressional report first raised the issue and directed the Agency to make...
The FSA’s recent change to its CBD Novel Foods deadline will lead to a lot of hasty half-hearted applications from companies unaware of how much more difficult the process is about to become, an expert has warned.
The Netherlands Food and Drug Administration has released guidance stating that the term 'probiotic' is allowed on food and supplement labels in the country, as mandatory information that characterises the product.
Many UK CBD brands have been misled on how to prepare for the looming novel foods deadline meaning there is less than one month for some to pull together potentially impossible amounts of data, an industry expert has warned.
The UK FSA’s requirement for all CBD products to have Novel Foods validation is a “positive direction for an emerging industry” and will “undoubtedly reduce the number of products and brands on the market” says Vitality CBD as it awaits feedback on its...
The US Food and Drug Administration says it will move actively to prevent the worldwide trade in dietary ingredients, food ingredients and whole foods from being restricted because of misplaced coronavirus infection concerns.
Highly anticipated news of taxonomic changes to the genus Lactobacillus this month would have been unlikely to cross the average consumer's radar but the update is a great and surprisingly timely communication opportunity, explains Kristina Campbell,...
A coalition of dietary supplement industry trade associations have come out in support of FDA actions against fraudulent coronavirus treatment claims and have urged retailers to not stock products with such claims on their labels.
The dietary supplement industry has an opportunity to communicate with a new range of consumers in light of the current crisis. Highlighting the excellent safety of the products and quality initiatives underway can help keep the embarrassment of rampant...
The European Federation of Associations of Health Product Manufacturers (EHPM) has created a manifesto and regulatory proposal detailing significant legislative changes needed in order for the food supplements sector to reach its full potential to aid...
The authors of a new study have suggested the CBD sector is mired by inconsistent quality, concentrations, pricing and labelling. “What we encountered was a wild, wild west scenario in terms of manufacturing and marketing,” Noa Gans, head of product at...
APAC’s fragmented, and at times volatile, regulatory landscape can be a major headache for supplements and functional foods firms. As we enter 2020, we look at some of the new rules that will commence from January and the developments that are likely...
November’s regulatory news round-up kicks off with France’s National Agency for Food Safety, Environment and Labor (ANSES) concluding a hypokalaemia case was likely due to the ‘misuse’ of an oral nutritional supplement.
Pharmaceutical firms are making strides in the Australia's medical cannabis space, but supplement and nutraceutical firms will have to wait a long time before they can do the same, says an industry expert.
Almost 60% of complementary healthcare practitioners in Australia think recent reforms by the Therapeutic Good Administration (TGA) have had an adverse impact on the industry, according to the regulator's own stakeholder survey.
The International Probiotics Association (IPA) has urged the industry to support its efforts to bring consistency to the global regulatory landscape, so that the rules can keep pace with technology and scientific advancement.
A forward-thinking approach to infant formula is required to properly benefit both industry and consumers in Asia-Pacific's diverse markets, and must be supported by extensive research and strong co-operation with regulators.
The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has issued a notification detailing its updated directions for a list of ingredients it deems unsuitable for further use in health foods and supplements.
The rise of sports nutrition, complex regulatory and sourcing issues, and the ongoing surge in cross border e-commerce is driving trade association membership in China, as more international firms begin to tap into opportunities in the country.