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.
Natural food shoppers say they're motivated less by brand loyalty and more by price and products, which could translate into success for private label offerings and for small brands that can keep their pricing competitive....More
Recently, a new organization that's yet to even formally announce itself made news for declaring its intention to define natural. The new group, called the Organic and Natural Health Association, plans to hold a series of meetings as part of a transparent process that engages consumers as well as industry....More