FDA Expected to Release NDI Guidance for Dietary Supplement Industry

FDA is expected to issue a revised draft document governing new dietary ingredient (NDI) notifications to the agency.

Industry sources described release of the document as “imminent” and said it could be unveiled in the coming weeks in response to criticisms that the July 2011 guidance poses undue burdens to companies and is contrary to the 1994 Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act (DSHEA).

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Congress Passes Federal GMO Labeling Bill

After years of public and legislative debate, both the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives have voted to require companies to disclose the usage of genetically modified ingredients, or GMOs, in food products. The law would require manufacturers to display text, symbol or electronic code that indicates if the food includes GMO ingredients.

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Supplement quality efforts ripple through value chain

Best farming practices, new test methods to identify ingredients, better claims-making all are starting to shift.

Transparency and the consumer’s right to know everything about products—from where they were made to how they were made—are increasingly important for the public and regulators.

While problems with dietary supplements, from adulterated ingredients to claims that don’t match the science, are nothing new, all these issues have gained renewed fervor over the last year.

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Microbiome modulation shows brain benefits: Mouse data

Altering the gut microbiome has been shown to reduce erosion of nerve cell protection in the brains of mice in an Irish study.

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Nutrition for the Whole (Furry) Family

For pet owners, their animals are more than just companions. A 2014 survey from Packaged Facts, Rockville, MD, indicated that 83.5% of U.S. pet owners agreed with the statement, “I consider my pet(s) to be part of the family.” An even higher percentage (93.6%) of consumers who purchased dietary supplements for their pets’ health said this statement was true.

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Positioning The Supplement Market For Long-Term Success

Despite a barrage of negative publicity that reached a pinnacle in February 2015 with the New York Attorney General investigation of botanical dietary supplements sold at GNC, Target, Walgreens and Walmart, the industry overall still seems to be on strong footing, according to sales data, consumer surveys and expert analysis. However, future success will likely require a renewed commitment to quality and strong standards for safety and traceability.

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What Does New Dietary Supplement Product Activity Look Like Today?

Innova Market Insights is taking the temperature of the dietary supplements market, with an updated look at why, how, and where supplements are launching today.

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CRN: Members must submit labels to ODS database

The Council for Responsible Nutrition will require all members to submit their supplement product labels to the Dietary Supplement Label Database, the trade group has announced.

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CRN adds eight new members to Board of Directors

The Council for Responsible Nutrition has announced the election by the CRN membership of eight Board members to CRN’s Board of Directors, one of which was Deerland Enzymes CEO, Scott Ravech.

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2015 Dietary Guidelines create marketing opportunity for manufacturers, trade groups

The 2015 Dietary Guidelines released Jan. 7 create a marketing opportunity for savvy manufacturers and industry stakeholders to promote their products through educational materials that help consumers better understand how to meet the report’s recommendations.

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