regulatory news

18 Nov 2021
--- Following the nomination of Dr. Robert Califf for commissioner of the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), members of the nutrition industry are flagging the onward actions needed, such as better guidance around CBD and... Read More
26 Oct 2021
--- The European Specialist Sports Nutrition Alliance (ESSNA) is warning about the dangers of a “one size fits all” approach for front-of-pack labeling (FoPL) obligations. This is spurred by the European... Read More
22 Oct 2021
--- The UK government has announced £3 million (US$4 million) in financial incentives for healthy living, to be made available to the public via a six-month pilot scheme app. It aims to encourage the public to eat... Read More
14 Oct 2021
--- Kaneka’s probiotic Floradapt Brain (Lactobacillus plantarum DR7) ‒ which works via the gut-brain axis ‒ has been deemed safe in accordance with the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
14 Oct 2021
--- The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has unveiled sodium reduction targets for a broad range of processed, packaged and prepared foods. The 2.5 year guidelines come as the average US resident consumes 50% more than the... Read More
09 Sep 2021
--- BioMérieux’s Gene-up Nutraplex Pro multiplex pathogen detection assay has received approval from the International Association Of Official Analytical Collaboration (AOAC) Research Institute Performance Tested... Read More
13 Aug 2021
--- The need for better regulation around hemp-derived products has been flagged following the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)’s rejection of two new dietary ingredient (NDI) notifications for full-spectrum hemp... Read More
05 Aug 2021
--- The US Food Labeling Modernization Act (FLMA) has been introduced in both houses of Congress. If passed, it would update front-of-pack food labeling requirements, demand updates to the ingredient list on packaged foods and... Read More
23 Jul 2021
--- The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has published its draft opinion on the safety of dietary sugars, which confirms various links between the intake of different categories of sugars and the risk of developing chronic... Read More
22 Jul 2021
--- The UK government will restrict the in-store promotion of foods high in fat, sugar and salt (HFSS) from October 2022 in a bid to slash skyrocketing obesity weights. However, industry experts tell NutritionInsight that... Read More
12 Jul 2021
--- The UK government is making £1 billion (US$1.4 billion) funding available to life science companies as part of its new ten-year strategy, dubbed the “Life Sciences Vision.” Addressing mental health and... Read More
05 Jul 2021
--- Amid controversy around cannabis use and the Olympics, Fourfive is calling on the UK’s sports governing bodies to start clinical trials into the effectiveness of CBD and medical cannabis in professional sport. The CBD... Read More
17 Jun 2021
--- Lallemand Health Solutions’ probiotic ingredient Expert’Biotic L. helveticus Lafti L10 has been recognized for its antioxidant properties – particularly for athletes – by Health Canada. The ingredient... Read More
26 Nov 2019
--- Amid the industry buzz around cannabidiol (CBD), the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has sent a firm reminder on the compound’s non-legal status. The agency warned 15 companies for illegally selling products... Read More
08 Oct 2019
--- Beneo is set to implement a 5 percent price increase on its functional fibers, inulin and oligofructose, for food and feed applications. Citing operational costs and rising regulatory demands, the company notes that the... Read More
30 Sep 2019
--- The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued guidance on how it will regulate “novel, swiftly evolving” digital health tools, such as mobile health software and products that use artificial intelligence... Read More
19 Aug 2019
--- Popular front-of-pack label (FoPL) Nutri-Score reflects “false facts” and misleads consumers, according to a report from the German Sugar Industry Association (WVZ). The association argues that as obesity is the... Read More
12 Aug 2019
--- Responding to the increasing demand for natural ingredients suitable to the sports nutrition sector, botanical ingredients supplier Nektium has extended its portfolio of Rhodiolife standardized Rhodiola rosea extracts. It... Read More
20 Nov 2018
--- The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has responded positively to a petition for a new qualified health claim for edible oils containing oleic acid. As a result, products with an oleic acid content upward of 70 percent,... Read More
14 Aug 2018
--- NSF International and the NSF/ANSI 173 Joint Committee have updated the pesticide testing requirements included in NSF/ANSI 173, the only American National Standard for dietary supplements. A recent NSF study established... Read More