Phytonutrients Beneficial Food Components, but Safety Testing Still Necessary

The term “phytonutrient” is defined in the Merriam-Webster dictionary as “a bioactive plant-derived compound (such…

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Proposed Rule for Labeling Bioengineered Foods: Key Information for Stakeholders

The proposed rule for the National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard (NBFDS) was recently released by…

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Can a Food Be a Drug and a Supplement?

“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food” — Hippocrates of Cos (ca.460…

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Virulent Newcastle Disease Confirmed in Backyard Chickens in California

Ten cases of virulent Newcastle disease (vND) have been confirmed by the United States Department…

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“Informed Decision Making” a Priority for Responsible Stakeholders in Dietary Supplement Industry

The University of Mississippi (Ole Miss) is the home to the National Center for Natural…

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FDA’s Hostile Take-Over of GRAS, Part III: It Started Earlier Than We Think

You would think any application of the GRAS1 process would be a legitimate pathway to federal…

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Modernization of Cosmetics Regulation Act of 2018

The cosmetics industry has been largely self-regulating since passage of the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic…

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Burdock Group Names SOT 2018 Student Travel Award Winner

Burdock Group continues to encourage undergraduates to pursue a career in food ingredient safety and…

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Applications Open for Burdock Group’s IFT 2018 Student Travel Award

Burdock Group’s IFT 2018 Student Travel Award applications are open to qualified full-time graduate and…

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“Natural” Ingredients in Dietary Supplements for Sports Nutrition: Unfounded Assumption of Safety

In 2016, sports nutrition dietary supplements sales in the United States (U.S.) totaled $5.7 billion…

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