By Heather VanBlarcom General Counsel and Senior Regulatory Specialist for Dietary Supplements It’s been no secret that obesity in the United States has been on the rise, largely due, in […] Read More >>
By Heather VanBlarcom General Counsel & Senior Regulatory Specialist for Dietary Supplements Over the weekend, the Chicago Tribune quoted Dr. Daniel Fabricant, head of the FDA’s Division of Dietary Supplement […] Read More >>
By Heather VanBlarcom General Counsel & Senior Regulatory Specialist for Dietary Supplements We can breathe a sigh of relief thanks to Senate supplement-industry champions Tom Harkin (D-IA) and Orrin Hatch […] Read More >>
The deletion of “magnesium salts of fatty acids” from the Codex International Numbering System (INS) had been proposed at the 42nd Session of the Codex Committee on Food Additives, 2010. […] Read More >>
4-Methylimidazole is a substance found in caramel colouring that is manufactured using ammonia or ammonia sulphate in the production process. In addition to its presence in some soft drinks, 4-methylimidazole […] Read More >>
By Heather Van Blarcom General Counsel & Senior Regulatory Specialist for Dietary Supplements If you’re like me, you don’t particularly like running on empty. However, if the FDA revises the […] Read More >>
By Sheldon Baker Nutraceuticals World Published May 18, 2012 Heather Van Blarcom recently joined dicentra and is a licensed attorney with more than 10 years of experience in the natural […] Read More >>
May 10, 2012 Are You Making False Claims By Heather Van Blarcom General Counsel & Senior Regulatory Specialist for Dietary Supplements If you don’t have “competent and reliable scientific evidence” […] Read More >>
By Heather Van Blarcom General Counsel & Senior Regulatory Specialist – USA If your name is on the label of a dietary supplement product that you market and distribute, you […] Read More >>
By Arwen Brooks Quality Assurance & Regulatory Affairs Assistant With the explosion of the natural health product and functional food industry, and the subsequent rules and regulations that have been […] Read More >>
By Arwen Brooks Quality Assurance and Regulatory Affairs Assistant, dicentra Dec. 15, 2010 — The FDA today announced new steps to target harmful products marketed as dietary supplements, including the […] Read More >>
Clara di Tella, BSc, Pharm QA Regulatory Affairs Specialist, Dicentra The United States Food and Drug Administration along with regulatory agencies from 80 other countries have completed the International Internet […] Read More >>
Manushvi Chadha, BPharm, RA Cert Regulatory Associate, Dicentra The FDA recognizes that the production of FDA-regulated products has gone international, with more globalization on the way. Not only wholly manufactured […] Read More >>
Drugs in Supplements? New Site Keeps Industry Informed on Tainted Products Sold as Supplements Lydia Hunziker, BComm Manager of Communications and Client Services, Dicentra When consumers purchase a natural health […] Read More >>
http://www.npainfo.org/index.php?src June 23, 2011 Upcoming NDI Guidance May Clarify FDA’s Expectations WASHINGTON, D.C. – Statement from Natural Products Association (NPA) Vice President of Scientific and Regulatory Affairs Cara Welch, Ph.D., [&hellip Read More >>
http://www.fda.gov/Food/DietarySupplements/Alerts/default.htm June 22, 2011 The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is notifying the public about the possible presence of a plasticizer called diethylhexyl-phthalate (DEHP) in certain food and beverages Read More >>
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In January 2011, the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) was signed into law by U.S. President Barack Obama. This Act strengthens the authority of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration […] Read More >>
May 6, 2011 SANTA ANA, Calif.—USP Dietary Supplement Verification Program (DSVP) verified Omega-3 30% Fish Oil Softgels from Robinson Pharma Inc., allowing the company to use the USP Verified Mark […] Read More >>
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