The five trade associations representing the dietary supplement industry today welcomed the elevation of the Division of Dietary Supplement Programs (DDSP) to an "Office" status within the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN).
Research purporting to raise significant questions regarding the safety of dietary supplements often lacks context and appropriate data to draw meaningful conclusions
Companies generally have one year to ensure products comply with new Proposition 65 requirements
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently updated language on several pages of its website to more accurately describe illegal, drug-spike products and to remove references to these as dietary supplements after the American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) requested the changes.
AHPA restates recommendation to submit labels to existing federal database
"The existing Dietary Supplement Label Database is an effective platform to provide consumers with the same type of information that would be provided by mandatory product registration," said AHPA President Michael McGuffin.
Kombucha experts provide guidance and resources
AHPA presented three webinars as part of its recently launched kombucha education program aimed at encouraging and supporting compliance with kombucha manufacturing, labeling, and sales regulations
Presented: November 4, 2015
The third in a series of kombucha webinars provides regulatory and technical guidance to the kombucha industry from several industry legal experts.
When placed into context, study demonstrates relative safety of supplements
Article published in New England Journal of Medicine
overstates emergency room (ER) visits associated with dietary supplements. Study also shows supplements are relatively safe compared to other product categories.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) last week released two final Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) regulations with sweeping new requirements for manufacturers of human food and animal feed.