Mystery of Quercetin
By law, the USDA and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) team up every five years to evaluate the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. The guidelines are the set of nutritional rules that lie behind the federal government's food programs, including the National School Lunch Program; the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children; the Healthy People initiative; and the Food Pyramid, to name a few.
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Earlier this week, manufacturer Haloteco (Los Angeles) announced a voluntary nationwide recall of its product Libipower Plus, according to FDA (Rockville, MD). The recall came when FDA reported finding tadalalafil in lab analysis of product samples.
The new company LiveTheSource (Ft. Lauderdale, FL) has announced its launch of \"daily source,\" the first ever nano-encapsulated liquid vitamin, mineral, and herbal supplement.
FDA has requested a court order be issued on Quality Formulation Laboratories, American Sports Nutrition Inc., Sports Nutrition International LLC (Paterson, NJ), and Mohamed S. Desoky, the overseer of operations at all three companies.
The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI; Washington, DC) issued a press release on June 29 alleging that selenium intake may increase several health risks. These claims have motivated an adverse response from the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN; Washington, DC), which insists that the studies referenced by CSPI do not support such claims.
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA; Parma, Italy) has suggested new levels of recommended daily consumption of omega-3’s to the European Commission (EC; Brussels).
FDA (Rockville, MD) announced in today\'s Federal Register the release of its final draft of \"Guidance for Industry: Questions and Answers Regarding Adverse Event Reporting and Recordkeeping for Dietary Supplements as Required by the Dietary Supplement and Nonprescription Drug Consumer Protection Act,\" according to the American Herbal Products Association (AHPA; Silver Spring, MD).
Gaia Herbs (Gaia; Brevard, NC) announces today that it is now a member of the United Natural Products Alliance (UNPA; Salt Lake City).
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA; Parma, Italy) has no displayed interest in drafting health claims for probiotics, according to accounts from EFSA’s June 15 health claims summit reported by NutraIngredients.com.One hundred and twenty representatives of the probiotics industry met in Brussels for a Q&A session which was the first opportunity for industry leaders to meet with EFSA since the organization enacted new health claims regulations three years ago.
With the European Union’s (EU) upcoming nutrient profile regulations, BENEO-Group (Morris Plains, NJ) is reporting an increase in prospective clients. BENEO-Group anticipates advising many food producers on how to meet new EU criteria regarding improved labeling, packaging, and wording on food products.
Researchers in Sweden may have discovered a connection between fish consumption and higher intelligence scores among teenage males, according to omega-3 ingredient supplier Ocean Nutrition Canada (ONC; Dartmouth, NS).
Supplements firm Central Coast Nutraceuticals (CCN; Phoenix) has been fined $1,375,000 for alleged deceptive online marketing practices in a State of Arizona consumer fraud lawsuit.