With China’s Moves on Regulating Health Foods, What is New in the Recently Released Rules on Registration and Filing of Health Foods?

Published on March 7, 2017

Substances regulated as dietary supplements in the U.S. are referred to and regulated as “Health…

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Things to Consider Before Launching a Feed Ingredient in Aquaculture

Published on March 7, 2017

During the last three decades, world aquaculture production increased more than tenfold, reaching 73.8 million…

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Genetic Modification: Next Advancement in Animal Breeding Techniques?

Published on February 7, 2017

The following is a brief summary of an article on the consumer acceptance of genetically…

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Is “All Natural” Really “All Good”?

Published on February 7, 2017

The presumed safety of natural substances compared to synthetic (or artificial) food ingredients, has created…

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With FDA’s Tightening Stance on Food Claims, What Should Manufacturers Do?

Published on January 10, 2017

In the past year, FDA has made considerable progress (in most cases), fine-tuning the regulations…

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New FDA Dietary Supplement Guidance: Unnecessarily High Requirements for Safety Factors Based on Animal Studies

Published on December 2, 2016

The FDA’s new guidance document on new dietary ingredient notifications (NDINs) and related issues (1)…

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Are AAFCO and the Official Publication Headed for Extinction?

Published on December 2, 2016

The American Association of Feed Control Officials (AAFCO)[1] was formed in 1909 by officials from…

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Burdock Group SOT 2017 Student Travel Award

Published on December 1, 2016

Award Description The award will be provided to a qualified full-time graduate student attending the…

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Updated Health Food Registration and Notification Process in China: A Comparative View with New Dietary Ingredient Notification in the U.S.

Published on November 1, 2016

In China, the concept of “Health Food” encompasses both functional food and dietary supplement. It…

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The GRAS Process Under the Final Rule (Part 2): Increased Emphasis on Exposure

Published on October 1, 2016

The finalized GRAS rule and associated Federal Register Notice1 emphasizes the FDA’s opinion that dietary…

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