December 15, 2011 A federal judge has ruled in favor of the Federal Trade Commission, finding supplement marketer Lane Labs-USA Inc., and its president Andrew Lane in contempt of a court order that bars them from making deceptive health claims.
December 14, 2011 The nutritionally-balanced quadrants of the USDA’s MyPlate, the graphic interpretation of the new federal dietary guidelines that depicts a healthful daily diet, looks very different than what’s actually on the plates of most Americans, according to The NPD Group, a market research company.
December 13, 2011 Consensus among academics, scientists, authorities and the food supplement sector on the assessment of article 13.1 health claims is still a long way off, but opportunities for more dialogue have opened up, European trade association EHPM has said.
December 9, 2011 According to a new report published by Transparency Market Research, the global baby food and pediatric nutrition market is estimated to be $38.1 billion in 2011 and expected to reach $41.5 billion in 2012, further reaching $63.7 billion at a CAGR of nearly 9% over the period 2012 to 2017.
December 8, 2011 Consumer Reports recently published a review of 15 top-selling fish oil supplement brands, and according to the magazine, six fell short on quality. However, despite the accusatory tone, according to the Global Organization for EPA and DHA Omega-3 (GOED), Salt Lake City, UT, the report was actually positive as all products met the requirements of the U.S. Pharmacopeia, as well as the relevant EU regulations.
December 7, 2011 At FDA’s request, U.S. Marshals have seized raw materials imported by Infinity Marketing Group, Inc. containing ephedrine alkaloids, a large family of pharmacological compounds called sympathomimetics banned by FDA since 2004 for use in dietary…
December 5, 2011 In comments filed with FDA, the American Herbal Products Association (AHPA), Silver Spring, MD, called for the agency to withdraw what it called the "hugely flawed" New Dietary Ingredient Notifications Guidance.
December 2, 2011 The National Advertising Division of the Council of Better Business Bureaus Claims has determined that Proprietary Nutritionals, Inc., can support certain advertising claims for the company’s Sytrinol product. However, it recommended the company discontinue certain claims, including comparisons to statin drug therapy.
December 2, 2011 The nonprofit organization American Botanical Council (ABC) has filed public comments with FDA in response to publication of its Draft Guidance on New Dietary Ingredients (NDIs) in July 2011.
November 30, 2011 Can melatonin help you sleep? “Melatonin supplements may help some people get to sleep sooner, particularly those with chronic sleeping problems, but don’t just buy any supplement—they vary significantly in strength, dosage, and cost,” says ConsumerLab.com president, Tod Cooperman, MD.