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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Deerland Enzymes Joins the National Animal Supplement Council (NASC)

Deerland Enzymes, an international enzyme and probiotic-based dietary supplement formulator and contract manufacturer, has announced the company’s acceptance into membership of the National Animal Supplement Council (NASC) as a Preferred Supplier.

Founded in 2001, NASC is a non-profit trade organization dedicated to protecting and enhancing the health of companion animals and horses throughout the United States. Deerland Enzymes joins a membership that includes manufacturers of finished products as well as raw material suppliers, distributors, veterinarians and retailers. NASC’s Preferred Supplier program ensures that suppliers of raw materials meet comprehensive standards for testing and other specifications to ensure its members can buy from trusted companies.

Digestive health is one of the fastest-growing segments in the animal supplement market, and the popularity of formulating with ingredients such as probiotics, prebiotics and digestive enzymes is on the rise. “Deerland’s status as a preferred supplier in the NASC streamlines the sourcing process for our customers who display the NASC Quality Seal on their finished products,” says Scott Ravech, CEO of Deerland Enzymes.

Deerland Enzymes, Inc., based in Kennesaw, Ga., specializes in customized enzyme and probiotic-based formulations, collaborating with customers to develop innovative and often proprietary solutions. The company offers a broad spectrum of probiotic strains as well as plant, animal, fungal and bacterial-sourced enzymes. All are non-GMO, Kosher and Halal where applicable. Deerland Enzymes also performs specialty contract manufacturing services, including bulk blends, liquids, hard shell capsules, and tablets; as well as bottling and labeling.

To contact Deerland Enzymes, call 800.697.8179 or email info@deerlandenzymes.com.

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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Deerland Enzymes Authors White Paper for Gluten Testing of Enzyme Supplement Products

Deerland Enzymes has released a white paper that addresses testing for gluten proteins in enzyme products, entitled The use and limitations of the Competitive ELISA to detect proteins used in protease enzyme fermentation applications.

The market for gluten free products continues to grow, and along with the clear establishment of this consumer segment comes an increased demand for accurate gluten testing for products claiming to meet the “gluten free” standard of <20ppm. As a company with clinically-studied supplements formulated specifically for the digestion of gluten, Deerland Enzymes found it prudent to take the lead in determining the most accurate method for testing enzyme supplements for the presence of gluten.

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Deerland Enzymes Hires Vice President of Operation, Expands Management Team

Deerland Enzymes, an international enzyme and probiotic-based dietary supplement formulator and contract manufacturer, has announced the hiring of a new vice president of operations as well as the creation of a new management level position for product development.

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