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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The Strictest Regulation on Infant Formula in Chinese History: How does it compare to the U.S. registration process?

Published on October 1, 2016

On June 6th 2016, the China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA) published the final rule…

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New Draft Guidance on Allergy Assessment of Genetically Modified Plants from EFSA: More Tests to Ensure Safety for Everyone

Published on September 1, 2016

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has issued a new draft guidance on allergenicity testing…

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