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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It’s here! FDA creates Office of Dietary Supplement Programs

The US Food and Drug Administration has announced the creation of the Office of Dietary Supplement Programs (ODSP), elevating the program from its previous status as a division under the Office of Nutrition Labeling and Dietary Supplements.

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Supplement sales continue to rise: SPINS data

Sales of dietary supplements and herbal supplements are up about 4% and 17%, respectively, for 2015 compared to 2014, according to new data from SPINS provided to NutraIngredients-USA.

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IPA – ANVISA workshop to explore probiotic regulations & industry in Brazil

Delegates from the International Probiotics Association and the Brazilian regulatory authorities ANVISA will discuss the science and regulatory landscape for probiotics at an upcoming workshop.

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USP launches new GMP audit certification program

There’s a new player in the GMP audit sector, with the United States Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) expanding its verification services to include a new GMP audit program for dietary supplement and dietary ingredient manufacturers.

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CRN exploring development of registry of dietary supplements

The Board of the Council for Responsible Nutrition has adopted the proposal to move forward with a registry of dietary supplements, which could be a relatively quick process if an existing database can be ‘massaged’ to fit the criteria.

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Most Americans take—and trust—supplements

The majority of U.S. adults—68 percent—take dietary supplements and consumer confidence remains high, with 84 percent of U.S. adults expressing overall confidence in the safety, quality and effectiveness of dietary supplements, according to the results of the newest survey commissioned by the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN). The 2015 CRN Consumer Survey on Dietary Supplements, conducted by Ipsos Public Affairs, found that when it comes to safety and effectiveness of specific dietary supplement categories, Americans have the most confidence in the “Vitamins & Minerals” category (85 percent).

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FSMA addresses a gap between dietary supplements and dietary ingredients

Attorney Jason Sapsin shows how new FSMA rules apply directly to dietary ingredient firms that were exempted from GMP requirements that apply to supplement companies.

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FDA official says ‘Office’ of Dietary Supplements could be created by year’s end

Less than two months after a coalition of trade groups asked the Food and Drug Administration to elevate the Division of Dietary Supplements Programs, an FDA official speaking at the Council for Responsible Nutrition Thursday said the office could be created “by the end of the year.”

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IPA chief: “Regulators are starting to turn the corner on probiotics”

A new-look International Probiotics Association is creating dialogue with key regulators around the world, and the regulators are starting to turn the corner on how they regulate the friendly bugs, says the association’s executive director.

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