17-May-2013 - There are two speeds when it comes to energy products: Slow and fast, says Mintel trend-spotting guru David Jago.
16-May-2013 - The US Food and Drug Administration has issued warning letters to two dietary supplement companies, as the agency maintains its vigilance of website claims and cGMP compliance.
15-May-2013 - The US Food and Drug Administration has issued some important warning letters in recent weeks. In this special focus, we revisit the lessons for all companies, from website claims, to the obligations of private label distributors.
09-May-2013 - The FDA has issued a warning letter for a company website that links to articles with disease claims cause products to be drugs (FDA), causing the products linked to such articles to be drugs.
06-May-2013 - The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) is threatening litigation against Bayer for alleged “deceptive practices in the marketing and sale of several lines of Bayer multivitamins”.
03-May-2013 - Next Pharmaceuticals has bolstered the stress-reducing credentials of its Relora branded ingredient with new research presented at the recent Experimental Biology conference in Boston.
25-Apr-2013 - A bill requiring the labeling of GMO ingredients has been introduced at the federal level by Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-CA and Rep. Peter DeFazio, D-OR. Even though the bill’s chances of passage are uncertain, observers see it as a watershed moment.
18-Apr-2013 - Are consumers experiencing superfruit fatigue? Depends on the fruit…and who you talk to.
15-Apr-2013 - Ashwagandha, sometimes called the “king” of ayurvedic herbs, has been gaining traction in the North American marketplace. A big part of the reason is the investments in clinical science and the marketing support made by major suppliers of the ingredient, suppliers who have pursued divergent product development strategies.
15-Apr-2013 - Lakeview Equity Partners, a Milwaukee-based investment firm, has taken its first dip into the human nutrition pool with the acquisition of probiotics supplier and finished goods manufacturer UAS Labs.
04-Apr-2013 - Two recent warning letters from the FDA should serve as a reminder to supplement makers that the agency is scrutinizing their activities on Facebook and Twitter just as carefully as it is looking at their corporate websites, say attorneys.
15-Mar-2013 - With antioxidants that are relatively new to the market, strong scientific evidence backing benefits and modes of action is crucial to constructing a coherent ingredient story, experts say. The tale of two antioxidants, ergothioneine and pterostilbene, illustrates the point.
12-Mar-2013 - Swedish firm Greenleaf Medical took the Best New Ingredient gong at the recent NutrAward presented at ExpoWest in Los Angeles for its weight management-focused, spinach extract Appethyl. Now it wants EU health claim victories.
19-Feb-2013 - Regulations regarding how dietary supplement manufacturers can use testimonials to market their products have been on the books for many years now. But judging from recent warning letters and enforcement actions, many companies still aren’t getting the message.
18-Feb-2013 - Southern Israel-based algae-sourced astanxanthin specialists Algatechnologies has won investment from a UK venture capitalist in a move that will broaden its capacity, R&D and distribution scope for the eye and skin health carotenoid.
16-Feb-2013 - FDA seized tainted dietary supplement products from a Florida company called Globe All Wellness, the agency said Friday.
14-Feb-2013 - Four dietary supplements have received independent warning letters from the Food and Drug Administration for alleged GMP violations, as the agency maintains its focus on compliance.
07-Feb-2013 - Despite a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warning that a sibutramine-laced ‘Brazilian Slimming Coffee’ may pose a 'significant risk' to some US consumers, the product is still widely available online.
04-Feb-2013 - Emerson Ecologics, which markets a wide range of dietary supplements in the health practitioner channel, has taken on a new cognitive support product, Perceptiv by Sevo Nutraceuticals, attracted, a Sevo official says, by the product’s long list of formula-specific human clinical trials.
22-Jan-2013 - Utah-based Food for Health International, LLC, has received a warning letter from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for alleged disease claims and GMP violations.