• Supplement Company Violates Court Order Barring Deceptive Health Claims

    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.

  • Consumers Fail to Meet MyPlate Guidelines

    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.

  • Opinions Still Mixed on Article 13.1 Health Claims Process

    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.

  • Baby Food & Pediatric Nutrition Markets to Reach $41.5 Billion in 2012

    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.

  • Consumer Reports’ Fish Oil Review Yields Mixed Findings

    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.

  • Dietary Supplements Containing Ephedrine Seized

    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…

  • AHPA Calls NDI Guidance ‘Hugely Flawed’

    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.

  • Global Sales for Nutraceutical Ingredients to Reach $24 Billion by 2015

    December 5, 2011
    World demand for nutraceutical ingredients is projected to increase more than 7% percent annually to nearly $24 billion in 2015.

  • NAD Says PNI Can Support Certain Claims

    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.

  • CRN Urges FDA to Withdraw NDI Guidance

    December 2, 2011
    The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), Washington, D.C., said it wants FDA to withdraw its New Dietary Ingredient (NDI) Notification Draft Guidance

  • ABC Files Comments on NDIs

    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.

  • NPA Submits NDI Comments to FDA

    December 1, 2011
    The Natural Products Association (NPA), Washington, D.C., has submitted extensive comments to FDA in response to the agency’s draft guidance on New Dietary Ingredients (NDIs).

  • Health Concerns Are Transforming the Restaurant Industry

    November 30, 2011
    America's health issues have been well publicized, and consumer awareness of issues such as obesity and diabetes has increased considerably in recent years.

  • Melatonin Supplements Vary Widely in Price

    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.

  • FDA Files Permanent Injunction Against Pennsylvania Supplement Company

    November 29, 2011
    FDA has decided to take legal action against a dietary supplement maker and owner for substituting ingredients and products without noting the changes on the final product labels.