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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Repositioning Nutraceutical Products for Growth Markets

Despite a tough year for supplements, there are many health-focused nutraceutical opportunities. Older active adults, a fear of all things artificial and more natural solutions for minor ailments will drive the marketplace.

Read more from A. Elizabeth Sloan, PhD & Catherine Adams Hutt, PhD, RD, CFS, Sloan Trends, Inc., at nutraceuticalsworld.com

Trend toward higher protein doses to continue, but big tubs will still rule, consultant says

The trend toward high protein offerings shows no signs of losing steam. Innovation in protein sources and mixtures continues, but delivery mode innovation has not kept pace, at least not in the US market, said consultant Ralf Jaeger, PhD.

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Trade associations call for federal office of supplements

A coalition of trade associations has written to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration commission formally requesting the creation of an office of dietary supplements. The move that highlights a growing consensus that greater enforcement of regulation is increasingly vital to the health of the industry and concrete restructuring inside the FDA is needed.

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Supplement companies form Coalition for Supplement Sustainability

Leading dietary supplement brands and ingredient manufacturers have created a collaborative team, forming the Coalition for Supplement Sustainability (CSS). The group is a new member-driven trade association established to maintain sustainable, independently verifiable and transparent standards across the entire supplement supply chain.

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A new stance on supplement regulation emerges

A new regulatory scheme involving product registration or notification—but decidedly not pre-market approval by the FDA—has gained widespread acceptance among CEOs of leading supplements manufacturers.

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‘Demonstrating efficacy through clinical trials will drive future marketing’: JBSL-USA President

Nattokinase, an enzyme extracted from fermented soy, has seen tremendous growth in recent years, with its foundation of science key to driving future marketing and consumer understanding, says Vincent Hackel, President of JBSL-USA, Inc.

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In the year 2020: Global nutraceuticals market to be worth €35bn; 7% annual growth forecast

Botanicals are the fastest growing nutraceutical ingredient class in a category being driven by ageing populations around the world, a report has found.

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