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Forté Pharma sales up 1.5% in 2012

Forté Pharma sales up 1.5% in 2012

By Shane Starling

2012 sales have risen 1.5% at Forté Pharma, the food supplements arm of Spanish player Natraceutical, with weight management products dominating.

UK raises food supplement questions with EC

UK raises food supplement questions with EC

By Shane Starling

UK Secretary of State for Health Jeremy Hunt has raised the controversial topic of maximum permitted levels (MPLs) of nutrients in food supplements in the EU with new EC health commissioner, Tonio Borg, Westminster has been told.

Questions have been tabled in Westminster about the future of food supplements in the EU and the UK

EU food supplement concerns tabled in UK parliament

By Shane Starling

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.

Dr John Pugh MP: “There needs to be some sort of control but the level of control and the type of control exercised by the EU in this case seems to be pointless and damaging...

“They are prepared to surrender higher potency supplements at the altar of harmonisation."

UK politicians urge against EU-led high-dose supplement reform

By Shane STARLING

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...

Raisio sales rise 14%; Benecol steady

Raisio sales rise 14%; Benecol steady

Ingredients, grain, snack brand and stanol-based cholesterol-lowering Benecol brand owner Raisio had a healthy Q3 with revenues up 14% to €160m from €141.7m in Q3 2011.

The FDA has acted against products containing DMAA like Jack3D

EU authorities set to follow US DMAA alarm

By Shane Starling

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.

DMAA flares at heart of English rugby scandal

DMAA flares at heart of English rugby scandal

By Shane Starling

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.

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