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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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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