Hank Schultz

Managing Editor,
Functional Ingredients and Engredea
NPA calls for substantial rewrite of NDI guidance
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.
Sustainable algae ingredients fill wide application niches 1
Sustainable supplies of food and supplement ingredients will be a story for decades to come as the world’s population continues to surge. Algae is poised to fill the gap.
Request for GAO review of adverse events uncalled for, Ullman says
Sen. Richard Durbin, D-IL, and Rep. Henry Waxman, D-CA, have requested a government review of the Adverse Event Reports process. An industry insider says this move is unnecessary.
Some cholesterol-reducing products could vanish from shelves in 2012 1
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.
Regulations, distribution channels key to doing business in China
Jeff Crowther, executive director of the U.S.-China Health Products Association, talks with Functional Ingredients Managing Editor Hank Schultz about Chinese regulations and market conditions.
Solazyme Roquette JV to boost U.S. manufacturing capacity
Solazyme Roquette Nutritionals is planning an algae ingredients factory in the U.S. to go with plants now under construction in France.
4 key industry reactions to New Dietary Ingredients guidance 1
Industry drills down to key points on guidance
GMP compliance is responsibility of both marketers, contract manufacturers
Marketers and distributors of dietary supplements must assume responsibility for GMP compliance with their products even if they are made by a contract manufacturer.
Dr. Oz recommendations move markets 3
"The Dr. Oz Show" has gained the trust of millions of consumers. Discussion of ingredients on his TV program move markets in a way that no other media mention can.
Algae ingredients category bursting with life
Continued interest from consumers in omega-3 fatty acids and newly-kindled excitement about astaxanthin have boosted the fortunes of algae-ingredient suppliers.
Research on krill sustainability ramps up
The Norwegian government has ponied up $1 million to support research into Antarctic krill. How has Aker BioMarine, the world's largest krill harvester, responded?
FDA extends NDI comment window to December
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?
Ingredients for a healthy heart
When it comes to matters of the heart make sure you have the right ingredients to get healthy-ever-after.
New supps for men's health taking off
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.
Sports nutrition goes back to basics
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.
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