nutrition facts label, FDA

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) unveiled on May 20 a new nutrition facts label for packaged foods, which include a refreshed design, updated information about nutrients declared on the label and updated serving sizes and labeling requirements for certain package sizes.

Tooth Decay in Kids, Probiotic

Saint Charles, MO—New research on a branded strain of Streptococcus salivarius (BLIS M18 from BLIS Technologies and Stratum Nutrition) suggests that the probiotic supports children’s oral health in several important ways.

Saw Palmetto Extract, Prostate Health

Barcelona, Spain—New data published in Research and Reports in Urology suggest that a branded supercritical CO2 saw palmetto extract (Prosterol from Euromed) protects prostate health in an important way: it inhibits 5α-reductase (5AR) type II, as well as offers anti-inflammatory effects.

columbia natural foods

Columbia, TN—When Jackie Davis, owner of Columbia Health Foods, first saw some initial communications about a new program being launched by a regional trade association, her interest was piqued. Unfortunately, her schedule was packed. The dates that the Southeast Natural Products Association (SENPA) would be in town for its first Strategies for Success Road Show and Education event conflicted with a previous engagement.

expiration date

A recent national survey—a collaborative effort between the National Consumer League, Harvard Food Law and Policy Clinic and Johns Hopkins University Center for Livable Future—reveals how consumer perception of date labels such as “Best by” or “Sell by” contributes to significant food waste.

npa supplements

Washington, D.C.—The Natural Products Association (NPA) has alerted industry to two pressing attacks against the dietary supplements and natural products industries, and needs individuals to take action against them.

Washington, D.C.—At the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) Regulatory Summit, Steve Tate, acting director at the Office of Dietary Supplement Programs for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), offered an update of FDA’s latest enforcement actions and priorities.

CRN’s Regulatory Summit, Richard L. Cleland,

While at CRN’s May 5th Regulatory Summit, Richard L. Cleland, assistant director of the Division of Advertising Practices in the Bureau of Consumers Protection at the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), provided an update on FTC’s guides on native advertising and social media marketing opportunities.

CRN’s Regulatory Summit, Akshay Kapoor

At CRN’s May 5th Regulatory Summit, Akshay Kapoor, MSPH, a former Senior Health Policy Advisor to Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham, shared “Breaking the Gridlock: Regulation of Dietary Supplements in the United States," which proposes a comprehensive pathway for reforming the dietary supplement market.