In comments submitted Nov. 30 to FDA, the Natural Products Association calls on the government agency to rewrite the NDI guidance document to make the filing process pertain to ingredients, not finished products. Here's a briefing of how the NPA would clarify NDI guidance.
An FDA mandate, set to go into effect on Feb. 21, 2012, may mean that supplements claiming to reduce cholesterol and that contain free forms of phytosterols or stanols will have to be pulled from shelves.
Today, FDA acquiesced to the supplement industry's requests for a longer comment period on New Dietary Ingredients guidance. Does the extra time signal the agency's willingness to weigh industry's comments?
Move over saw palmetto; cranberry is making a splash in prostate health. And if you thought porn and libido-lifters were natural bedfellows, you won't be surprised to learn that Penthouse has branded its very own liquid supplement to combat ED.
After weathering steroid scandals and an increasingly skeptical public, the sports nutrition category finds solace in old friends. Innovations in the old familiar protein and carb combo pumps up this important functional ingredients category.
As Wall Street takes note of the impact of animal agriculture on our world, our waistlines and our wallets, the future of business lies in plants, writes David Benzaquen, a former natural products broker and founder of PlantBased Solutions....More
Natural and organic products are more accessible than ever before. But as these brands make their way into big-box grocery stores, they may have to compromise on quality to grow rapidly enough and meet the pricing demands of conventional stores....More