FDA, GMP Inspection Observation Data

Silver Spring, MD—In late January, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released its Inspectional Observation Summaries for fiscal year (FY) 2015.

Collagen, Knee OA, Glucosamine/Chondroitin

Benicia, CA—New data published in Nutrition Journal suggest that a branded joint health ingredient benefits certain individuals with arthritis.

Assay Test, Antioxidant

Chapel Hill, NC—A team of researchers from the University of North Carolina’s Chapel Hill Nutrition Research Institute (UNC NRI) created and tested what it believes is a more reliable method to measure antioxidant capacity.

USDA

A coalition of over 50 sustainable agriculture, environmental, bee keeping and public interest organizations have sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to follow up on a March 2015 letter regarding alleged suppression of research, harassment of scientists and censorship by the agency. In March 2015, Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility filed a citizen’s petition calling on USDA to adopt new policies that would protect government scientists’ ability to evaluate and communicate freely research findings that questions the safety of agrichemicals without political interference and fear of retaliation.

Interview with Tavis Piattoly about the value of sports supplements and properly vetting products.

seaweed farming

Two leading seafood certification and labeling programs, Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) and Marine Stewardship Council (MSC), joined forces to develop a joint global standard for certifying seaweed operations. The Seaweed Standard promotes environmentally sustainable and socially responsible use of seaweed resources in order to contribute to the world’s aquatic ecosystems.

calorie count

According to USA Today, the Common Sense Nutritional Disclosure Act passed the House by a vote of 266-144 in February. This act essentially guts a proposed rule by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that would require pizzeria chains, delis and convenience stores to list the calorie content of meals on their menus or prominently displayed menu boards. Instead, grocers and takeout restaurants can merely choose to post calorie content on their website.

paractin

Learn why this branded Andrographis is key for bone, joint and muscle health.