First Wave of Reactions to Proposed Dietary Supplement Safety Act

Several industry companies and associations responded to the Dietary Supplement Safety Act (DSSA, S3.002) in full force. Washington, D.C.—Last month, WholeFoods reported on proposed legislation...

FDA, USDA Request Extra Cash for 2011

Rockville, MD—The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) would like to see some extra funding in FY 2011: $146 million from the...

No Deaths Linked to Supplements in 2008

Alexandria, VA—Consumers who are concerned about the safety of dietary supplements should pay attention to a new statistic offered by the American Association of...

FDA Declares “Some Concern” for BPA Ingestion in Infants and Children

Rockville, MD—Following some 30 years of toxicology research surrounding the health threats of bisphenol-A (BPA) exposure, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is...

Parental Influence Major Factor in Youth Alternative Therapy Use

Boston, MA—A review of relevant data has highlighted some trends in, and pinpointed factors influencing the use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) among...

New Eco-Friendly Bottles on the Market

Santa Cruz, CA—Rainbow Light Nutritional Systems, maker of all-natural vitamins and supplements, has announced a major eco-friendly change to the way its products are...

People News: March 2010

David Robinov is now the executive vice president of operations and product development for Galaxy Nutritional Foods, Inc. of Orlando, FL. Stephen Strassler, president of...

Bill Frankos Retires from FDA

Rockville, MD—This month, Vasilios “Bill” Frankos will retire as director of the division of dietary supplements programs for the Center for Food Safety and...

Posting Calories May Lower Caloric Intake

A study released on January 6 from researchers at the Stanford Graduate School of Business examined consumer behavior before and after calorie counts were...

British Study Finds Strong Association between Junk-Food Intake and Depression

London, UK—A study published late last year in the British Journal of Psychiatry reveals a clear dietary influence on the incidence of depression. The...