When Congress passed the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act in 1994, dietary supplements were placed in a unique marketing position. Unlike prescription drugs, which must be rigorously tested to prove both safety and efficacy before they are approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for commercial release, dietary supplements can go to market immediately. The FDA monitors the “claim” to ensure there is no implied cure wording and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) assesses the truthfulness of the label claim only if there is a complaint.
It's hard to believe Engredea/Natural Products Expo West has already come and gone. The show was a hit again this year (no surprises there!) as brands from around the world showed off their newest, most innovative foods and health products.
Heading to Anaheim next week for Engredea/Natural Products Expo West? Our clinical and regulatory team will be there with bells on, ready to answer all your burning questions!
Today's piece is a special guest post by William Rowe, President and CEO of Nutrasource, in response to the CBC's retraction of the Marketplace broadcast on supplements.
Last November, CBC's TV program Marketplace aired a special report on vitamins and other supplements. The broadcast reported that popular brands of protein powders and vitamin C were not living up to their label claims.
As third party consultants, we know product testing can be tricky business. Determining which tests are needed for a given product and what the optimal course of action should be can be a significant challenge for food and health product companies alike.
We’ve tested thousands of products over the years to help our clients meet regulatory requirements. To get the job done, our product analytics team utilizes a number of regulations, guidelines and industry best practices as resources.
Here we list some of the most useful product testing resources we have come across to help you develop your own product testing plan.
It's no secret that bringing a product to the next level can be a challenge. There are many hurdles you'll need to overcome, whether your goal is to support a new claim or re-position your product for a new market segment (read about some of these regulatory and R&D challenges here).
In today's post we've rounded up some of the most common questions we hear at industry events like Engredea and Ingredient Marketplace in the hopes that our answers will help you overcome your latest product development challenge.
Ingredient Marketplace is sure to be a hit this year as the popular health products trade show heads south to Orlando, Florida.
This year the conference has put together a list of hot topics based on actual requests from registered attendees. Categories include energy, cognitive health, cardiovascular health and non-GMO ingredients. Attendees can search for exhibitors within each category, allowing them to easily find companies they are interested in doing business with.
As we prepare for Ingredient Marketplace, we take a look back at some of our customers’ success stories within these “hot topics” categories. Read on to learn how we helped them achieve their business goals, whether it was to bring products to new markets or support novel health claims.
Will you be attending Engredea/ Expo West next week?
Don't miss our highly anticipated lecture, entitled The IGEN Program: A New Solution for GMO Transparency, by Nutrasource President & CEO, William Rowe.
The lecture will take place Friday, March 6th from 12:00-1:00 pm at the Marriott, Grand Salon A/B.
A complimentary boxed lunch will be provided for attendees so be sure to arrive early! Seating is on a first come, first served basis.
You are in charge of managing outsourcing for your company and you need to contract an accredited third party laboratory to provide analytical services to support your company’s analytical development. Which lab do you choose, and how do you select the right one out of the thousands of labs available?
The optimal selection of your analytical partner is an essential element to the overall strategy of your business. You are choosing a partner that can not only have significant financial implications for your company but may also affect your company’s reputation and how it is perceived in the marketplace.
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