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US Marshals seize dietary supplements containing kratom (FDA)

Legal Alert

The U.S. Department of Justice, on behalf of FDA, filed a complaint in U.S. District Court alleging that kratom is a new dietary ingredient (NDI). An FDA spokesperson said that FDA has identified kratom as a substance that could pose a risk to public health and the agency will use its authority to take action on products containing this alleged NDI.

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Industry Associations Welcome Elevation of Division of Dietary Supplement Programs to 'Office' within FDA

Press Release

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).

Method for the Analysis of Cannabinoids and Terpenes in Cannabis

Cannabis Alert

This research presents an optimized and validated method for the analysis of both terpenes and cannabinoids in cannabis from a single sample preparation.

Product safety expert debunks research questioning the safety of dietary supplements at Congressional briefing

Press Release

Research purporting to raise significant questions regarding the safety of dietary supplements often lacks context and appropriate data to draw meaningful conclusions

Effect of Resveratrol Treatment on the Pharmacokinetics of Diclofenac in Healthy Human Volunteers

Science Alert

This limited study assessed the effect of resveratrol on the pharmacokinetics of diclofenac, the nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug, in 12 healthy human volunteers

Goldenseal and Aloe vera "non-decolorized whole leaf extract" added to California Proposition 65 list

AHPA Update

Companies generally have one year to ensure products comply with new Proposition 65 requirements

FDA updates webpages to reduce confusion between legal dietary supplements and illegal drug-spiked products

AHPA Update

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.

Learn how FDA is working with states and retailers to extend supplement resources in the December 2015 AHPA Report!

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FDA posts final import and produce regulations to implement FSMA (FDA)

AHPA Legal Alert

The final rules establish enforceable safety standards for produce farms -- Produce Safety rule -- and make importers accountable for verifying that imported food meets U.S. safety standards -- Foreign Supplier Verification Programs (FSVP) rule. FDA also issued a rule establishing a program for the accreditation of third-party certification bodies, also known as auditors, to conduct food safety audits of foreign food facilities -- Accredited Third-Party Certification rule.
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