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FDA slams Delta-8 THC sellers over claims

By Hank Schultz

FDA came down hard on purveyors of Delta-8 THC and CBD products that were making disease claims on the substances. The Agency also reiterated the reasons it believes Delta-8 is not a suitable ingredient for products marketed as supplements.

The new survey of endurance athletes (cyclists, runners & triathletes) showed that 78% were using dietary supplements to support health, enhance performance, and improve sleep.   Image © Klaus Vedfelt / Getty Images

Almost 80% of endurance athletes use supplements: Survey

By Stephen Daniells

Dietary supplement use is very high among endurance athletes, with older athletes using the products, says a new study that suggests opportunity to develop age-specific products for this population.

The North American nutritional markets for omega-3s stabilized during 2017. Image: © Getty Images / redstallion

Guest article

The Year in Omega-3s

By Adam Ismail, Executive Director, GOED

Optimism and uncertainty seemed to define the omega-3 universe in 2017, which may seem strange since these two attributes are seemingly at opposite ends of an emotional spectrum. However, when an industry has gone through the type of turbulence the omega-3...

FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg to step down

FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg to step down

By Stephen DANIELLS

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has confirmed media rumours that Dr Margaret Hamburg is stepping down from her role as Commissioner at the end of March, with Stephen Ostroff, MD, the FDA's chief scientist, serving as acting Commissioner.

The website bulk supplements.com is one of the sources of powdered caffeine sold as a dietary supplement.

CSPI asks FDA to ban powdered caffeine sold as a dietary supplement

By Hank Schultz

The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) has sent a petition to federal regulators seeking the ban of pure, powdered caffeine that is packaged and sold as a dietary supplement. Because of the product’s extreme potency, the possibility of accidental...

Warning letter gives look at how FDA views supplement-beverage divide

Warning letter gives look at how FDA views supplement-beverage divide

By Hank Schultz

Among recent warning letters sent by the US Food and Drug Administration to supplement manufacturers one stood out from the rest as it bears upon how the agency view the differentiation of beverages and supplements, according to Justin Prochnow, an attorney...

Peanut indictments show there's a new sheriff in town, lawyer says

Peanut indictments show there's a new sheriff in town, lawyer says

By Hank Schultz

Former officials of a peanut company have been indicted in criminal court on charges of food violations, mail fraud and conspiracy.  The indictments are not a surprise, said a prominent lawyer, but should serve to put the food and dietary supplement industries...

NDIs, GMPs, FSMA: The regulation scene in 2013

NDIs, GMPs, FSMA: The regulation scene in 2013

By Hank Schultz

GMPs, NDIs and FSMA will top the list of most-frequently mentioned acronyms in the regulatory sphere for dietary supplements and functional food ingredient companies in the coming year, industry experts agree.

Durbin seeks meeting with FDA following 5-Hour adverse events news

Durbin seeks meeting with FDA following 5-Hour adverse events news

By Hank Schultz

Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) read a statement on the Senate floor late Thursday calling for FDA action on the safety of energy drinks in apparent reaction to the news that 92 adverse event reports have been received by FDA in the past four years citing 5-Hour...

FDA not ready to start FSMA registration process

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FDA not ready to start FSMA registration process

By Hank Schultz

The Food and Drug administration announced via e-mail alert late Friday that the procedure for food facility registrations will not be ready to be implemented by Monday, Oct. 1, the day the biennial registration procedure was supposed to begin as mandated...

Delivery format key to reaching Gen Y supplement users

By Hank Schultz

Kids don’t listen to the music their parents did.  When they got their driver’s licenses, they didn’t drive the family Buick, unless there was no choice.  And now that they are a little older, they don’t take supplements the way older generations do,...

Top analyst predicts FDA wriggle room in supplement-beverage guidance

Top analyst predicts FDA wriggle room in supplement-beverage guidance

By Ben Bouckley

With the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) poised to publish guidance on distinguishing between beverages and liquid dietary supplements, one analyst tells BeverageDaily.com he doesn’t see the agency cracking down too hard on traditional energy drinks.

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