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

Published on May 1, 2018

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

Published on May 1, 2018

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

Published on April 3, 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

Published on April 3, 2018

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

Published on April 3, 2018

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

Published on April 3, 2018

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

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FDA’s Hostile Take-Over of GRAS, Part II: FDA’s Assault on Legitimacy of GRAS Expert Panels

Published on March 6, 2018

The week of November 13, 2017, is notable because FDA released two documents relating to…

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Food Safety Plans: Risk-Based Preventive Controls

Published on March 6, 2018

In Burdock Group’s February newsletter, we discussed key requirements of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA),…

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What do organic fertilizer, cow milk and rheumatoid arthritis have in common?

Published on February 6, 2018

At the University of Central Florida (UCF) College of Medicine, researchers have found a link…

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“Self”-GRAS in AAFCO’s Official Publication a Win-Win

Published on February 6, 2018

A newsletter article published in the Burdock Advisor a year ago1 described an existential threat…

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