UK Liberal Democrat MP Dr John Pugh wants to know what changes in EU food supplement laws were discussed in a meeting this week between new European health commissioner Tonio Borg, and Jeremy Hunt, the UK Secretary of State for Health.
“They are prepared to surrender higher potency supplements at the altar of harmonisation."
UK Liberal Democrat parliamentarian, Dr John Pugh, quipped to NutraIngredients that the letter he and other UK MPs wrote to the UK press today in defence of high-dose food supplements, was not about, “protecting strange Bulgarian recipes of doubtful providence...
December 14 brings the long awaited and widely disputed EU crack down on health claims. That means 222 general function claims are good to go, another 1500 or so prohibited. But what happens to B2B communications?
European food and medicines agencies will follow the lead of the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) which last week issued warning letters to 10 manufacturers over safety and authenticity concerns for DMAA products, an EU food law expert has said.
The controversial stimulant, DMAA (1,3 Dimethylamylamine) has reared its increasingly ugly head again, this time in the UK, where use of DMAA-containing supplements have provoked bans for several professional rugby players.
The UK Safer Herbal Medicines Campaign (SHMC) that was conceived last year as an industry initiative to push for greater enforcement of the EU Traditional Herbal Medicinal Products Directive (THMPD), will be revamped in a public launch at Westminster...
Gum giant Wrigley has been granted novel food approval in the EU for an extract to be used in chewing gum and mints that will allow it to introduce new products with perceived breath-freshening benefits.
UK-based Oxford Nutrascience has signed a non-exclusive, open-ended agreement for contract manufacturer DCC Beauty Solutions to deliver Chewitab technology in the UK and Ireland. The ingredients of the products are not yet confirmed, although it is likely...
Cross-party backing for the bid to keep high potency supplements on UK retail shelves is evidenced by a motion in the UK parliament today again calling for the EU Commission to avoid imposing maximum permitted levels (MPLs) on food supplements, claims...
The UK food job market has seen an upturn in recent months, according to a recruitment expert, and it’s no longer a buyers market for those in the hiring seat. But for mainland Europe, recovery is still to come.
A UK Food Standards Agency (FSA) official has been accused of abusing his position to alter the Novel Foods status of an ingredient that was then used illegally by a Welsh supplement manufacturer, Asphalia.
An investigation into the use of nanotechnologies in food and food contact materials will consider their health and safety implications and help ensure the UK plays a key role in the development of this field, claims a House of Lords’ subcommittee.
European botanicals group the Herbal Forum remains concerned about aspects of the process that is due to bring herbal products under the remit of the Traditional Herbal Medicinal Products Directive (THMPD) by 2011.
A UK medicines regulator committee has agreed proposals to encourage 100s of herbal products in the UK to be registered under the European Union Traditional Herbal Medicinal Products Directive (THMPD).
Adam Kelliher founded the UK omega-3 supplements company Equazen about 10 years ago after giving up a career as a BBC TV journalist. Leaving Equazen, he recently founded fatty acids researcher and developer, Equateq, which is headquartered in Scotland...
Synergy has adopted a new structure for its businesses in the UK
and Ireland, with closer coordination of operations and development
activities and the ultimate aim of providing a 'one touch' service
The regulatory status of supplements sold out of the Channel
Islands is under the spotlight in the UK, as a House of Commons
motion urges a strategy to address unfair and illegal competition
to protect consumers and responsible businesses.
The setting of maximum vitamin and mineral levels across the EU is
still a hot topic in the UK House of Commons, with a new motion put
down this week calling on ministers to do all they can to protect
the natural health products industry...
Canada has issued an advisory about a possible link between black
cohosh and liver damage - bringing the herb, used in relieving
menopausal symptoms, further negative attention following similar
moves in the UK and Australia.
It is time to admit that society is fighting a part-time battle
against the bulge, willingly lambasting soft drinks, burgers and
chocolate, while shuffling silently away from a fairly dismal
New Zealand-based Comvita, a manufacturer of supplements and
natural products made by bees, has bought up its UK distributor to
get closer to its most important market and help it increase sales
into other European countries.
Consumers are rapidly falling in love with bona fide, 100 per cent
juice across developed markets, yet it is private labels that are
reaping the benefits in Western Europe, says new research,
writes Chris Mercer.
UK dairy foods company Fayrefield Foods is to launch the first
foods containing Forbes Medi-Tech's cholesterol-lowering plant
sterols in the UK and Ireland next year, using the GM-free claim to
In the same month that the Scottish food agency launches a
nutrition strategy to combat poor health, a new study reveals that
21st century Britain is experiencing a serious north-south health
divide between social classes.
The EU is inviting up to 50 small and medium-sized businesses to
participate in a new functional food network, aimed at boosting
innovation in some of the areas investigated by recent European
Regulations to implement the provisions of the EU directive on food
supplements in England were laid before the UK parliament this
week. The UK is likely to see the removal of more supplements than
most other Member States.