The US Food & Drug Administration is establishing a Dietary Supplement Working Group as part of a strategy to improve oversight America’s $40 billion food supplements industry.
A proposal that would have drastically limited access to food supplements to consumers in the US state of Arizona has been changed after the intervention of the Natural Products Association (NPA) and the American Herbal Products Association (AHPA).
The UK’s advertising regulator has ruled that a health food e-tailer’s use of the term ‘weight loss’ as a site navigation category broke advertising laws.The ruling could lead to other health food retailers being similarly challenged in future.
Two new guides have been published in India to help the country’s health supplement industry adapt to recently implemented regulatory requirements.
Two commentaries in latest issue of JACM (The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine), raise questions about whether the value to health care of traditional, complementary, and integrative practices and practitioners is unfairly de-valued by the conventional medical establishment.
Understanding what the consumer wants, and delivering on that, should be the natural beauty sector’s single biggest priority. That’s the very clear view of Holland & Barrett’s head of beauty, Lucy Pottinger, who talked exclusively with Natural Products Global in a special video interview recently.
A prominent UK organic expert has asked if regulation has become a threat to the “open-source, citizen-owned” concept of organic.
Next month’s European Organic Congress – to be held in the Estonian capital, Tallin – aims to set the agenda for a transformation of food and farming.
The absence of a single central regulatory agency has been holding back India’s organic food and farming industry, say a group of experts and the Indian Council for Applied Economic Research.
A group of New Zealand-based manufacturers say they are frustrated with the amount of “misinformation” circulating about the country’s Natural Health Products Bill.
New EU rules intended to encourage more farmers to grow organic, tighten controls and boost consumer trust in organic food were informally agreed on Wednesday (29 June) by negotiators at the European Parliament and European Council.
An investigation into UK-based charities that promote complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) could dramatically reduce access to natural health approaches, CAM bodies have warned.
An “artificial contract” between food and medicine that has formed the basis of much European Union (EU) regulation of natural health products should be abandoned, says the founder of Alliance for Natural Health International (ANH-International).
Organic food and farming offers a “flagship model for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth, says the director of IFOAM EU.
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Organic sales at Leclerc up 22%, retailer targets 200 Le Marché Bio store openings
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