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,...
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.
The credibility question over ingredients sourced from China are ‘well earned’, says George Pontiakos, president and CEO of BI Nutraceuticals, but the US FDA is doing a great job on bringing standards up to speed.
The row over the legal line between liquid dietary supplements, conventional beverages and energy drinks hit the headlines again this week with Senator Dick Durbin calling on the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to enforce its own guidance.
The FDA’s warning letter to the maker of melatonin-laced Slowtivate Relaxation Drink has reignited the debate over the legal line between liquid dietary supplements and conventional beverages - and should make some firms very nervous - say lawyers.
The firm behind ‘breathable’ caffeine shot AeroShot Energy has promised to amend its marketing to make it clear that it should be ingested – and not inhaled – following a warning letter from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
The maker of the melatonin-laced ‘relaxation’ brownies at the center of a debate over where a dietary supplement ends and a food begins says it will make “all necessary changes to market and sell the product as a supplement”.
Just how much it all cost, DSM won’t say, but if food manufacturers or dietary supplement firms are looking for a state-of-the-art facility to test and develop new foods, beverages, dietary supplements or personal care products, the search stops right...
Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) has asked the FDA to clarify its regulatory position on dietary supplements and food additives on the back of widespread concerns about the marketing of melatonin-containing baked goods.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) says feedback it has received about its December 2009 draft guidance clarifying where a liquid dietary supplement ends and a conventional beverage begins has raised “complex legal questions”.
Makers of relaxation beverages could face problems in light of the FDA’s draft guidance on the distinction between dietary supplements and beverages, says New York-based food and drug attorney Marc Ullman.
The US food and supplements industry has taken a skeptical stance to a new report that recommends the same scientific approach is used to evaluate health claims on foods and supplements as on drugs and medical devices.
The Food and Drug Administration’s recently issued draft guidance on the difference between liquid supplements and beverages is confusing and may create a slippery slope of inappropriate criteria and mis-categorized products, according to the Council...
A new range of natural carotenoids destined for human consumption moved a step closer to sale recently with GRAS (Generally Recognized As Safe) notification from the Food and Drug Administration for Microbia’s bio-based beta-carotene for food and beverage...
Ingredient standards researcher ChromaDex Corporation has said that it anticipates significant future demand for its services, but is unsure if it can secure the capital necessary to continue expansion.
The ongoing slide of global capitalism is decimating industries, but the food supplements industry is not one of them as fraught consumers turn to its potential low-cost, anti-medical, wellness promise.
Chrysantis said it is developing its eye-health ingredient zeaxanthin for use in food and beverages as the company announced it is boosting its sales force to meet growing demand in the supplement sector.
China-based ZMC has received USP (United States Pharmacopeia) verification for its natural and synthetic vitamin E ingredients, adding weight to the group’s message that quality is determined by how an ingredient is made and not where it is made.
GlaxoSmithKline's petition to the Food and Drug Administration
(FDA) to ban dietary supplements from making weight loss claims,
has opened a cupboard and only the deluded would deny the presence
of one or two skeletons rattling...
A working party drawing up levels for supplements and
fortified foods have reached a "general agreement" that
the lowest levels should be 15 per cent of the recommended daily
allowance (RDA) - but questions remain on maximum...
Proposals on the suggested amounts of artificial colourings in food
supplements are being drawn up for Codex because the current limits
are too low, according to the International Alliance for
Dietary/Food Supplement Associations...
Novel Ingredient Services and the Ingredient House are pairing up
to offer food and beverage manufacturers the opportunity
to improve the sourcing of their ingredients while still
reducing costs - an aim that for many could be too...
The dietary supplement industry needs an independent testing
program that is recognizable to consumers in order to enhance the
credibility of its products as well as encourage solid science and
The Indian Food Safety and Standards Bill 2005 has been signed into
law, promising a significant impact on the Indian dietary
supplement industry, and opening up a potential market of one
billion people for dietary supplement companies...
The American Herbal Products Association is planning to compile a
database of dietary ingredients marketed in the United States
before October 1994, and is calling on companies to send records of
the products they sold.
The FDA has confirmed the Joint Expert Committee on Food Additives'
(JEFCA) ruling in June that free lutein and zeaxanthin are safe for
human consumption - a move welcomed by Kemin Foods which produces
the ingredient FloraGlo...