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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
08 Aug 2018
--- The UK advertising watchdog has ruled that McDonald’s Happy Meals can be advertised during children’s TV shows because they are “healthy.” But it banned ads for KFC and Kellogg’s Coco Pops for... Read More
07 Aug 2018
--- DSM is pursuing a patent infringement lawsuit in China against a competitor for what it calls the “misappropriation of intellectual property” pertaining to the production of a key ingredient of Biotin (also known... Read More
06 Aug 2018
--- The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) Panel on Dietetic Products, Nutrition and Allergies (NDA) has recognized egg membrane hydrolysate BiovaFlex as novel food pursuant to Regulation (EU) 2015/2283. According to the... Read More
02 Aug 2018
--- Two new guides have been published in India to help the country’s health supplement industry adapt to recently implemented regulatory requirements. Produced by the Resource Centre for Health Supplements and... Read More
16 Jul 2018
--- Concerns are being raised that botanicals will be caught in the crossfire of the escalating US-China trade dispute as the Trump Administration’s second list of proposed tariffs targets key ingredients to the food and... Read More
14 Mar 2018
--- The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has published a scientific assessment confirming the beneficial health effects of glycemic carbohydrates on the improvement of physical performance during high-intensity and... Read More
02 Mar 2018
--- The commissioner of the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Dr. Scott Gottlieb, has issued new guidance on the proposed Nutrition Facts label to help food manufacturers to make the necessary changes by the upcoming... Read More
26 Feb 2018
--- A majority of online traders recently surveyed by the European Commission are offering novel foods and food supplements that clearly do not comply with EU regulations. This is according to the results of the first... Read More
18 Jan 2018
--- The European Food and Safety Authority (EFSA) has rejected a health claim regarding black tea’s effects on the maintenance of normal endothelium-dependent vasodilation in adults. The application, submitted for... Read More
16 Jan 2018
--- Calls for a ban on the sale of energy drinks to under 18s have intensified in the Netherlands. Pediatricians are once again arguing for a ban on the sale of energy drinks to young people under the age of eighteen. The Dutch... Read More
15 Jan 2018
--- The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has increased safe levels of the food processing contaminant 3-MCPD by two and a half fold, from the 2016 Tolerable Daily Intake (TDI) of 0.8 micrograms per kilogram of body weight... Read More
19 Dec 2017
--- According to research by the organizers of Vitafoods Europe, many people working in the nutrition industry feel positive about the EU’s new process for the approval of novel foods. However, experts are warning that... Read More
24 Nov 2017
--- The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) Panel on Dietetic Products, Nutrition and Allergies (NDA) has concluded that synthetic l-ergothioneine is safe under the proposed uses and use levels for the groups of the population... Read More
14 Nov 2017
--- Researchers have developed recommendations to help food companies successfully substantiate new health claims in the EU. During this study, published in the highly regarded Trends in Food Science & Technology,... Read More
26 Oct 2017
--- Eating large amounts of certain fish can expose consumers to methylmercury, which can potentially cause health problems. But recent research has shown that rice grown in polluted conditions can also have raised levels. A... Read More
28 Sep 2017
--- The thirst and hunger suppressing specimen H. parviflora, marketed by ID Nutra as SatiPlus, has been approved as a novel food by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA). The product’s potential benefits include a... Read More
11 Sep 2017
--- The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as Food Stamps, only covers 43 to 60 percent of what it costs to consume a diet consistent with the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) MyPlate guidelines... Read More
11 Sep 2017
--- The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has made a statement on a new qualified health claim advising that early introduction of peanuts to certain high-risk infants may reduce the risk of peanut allergy. It has responded... Read More
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