The Ever-Elusive Exercise-in-a-Pill

Published on October 1, 2018

The concept of creating exercise in a pill, which in theory would allow for loss…

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Dietary Supplements Containing Pure or Highly Concentrated Caffeine – Potential Adulteration

Published on September 6, 2018

In response to the increase in caffeinated dietary supplements in the marketplace and public health…

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USDA Statement on Genome Editing Puts Future of Food Innovation at Risk

Published on September 5, 2018

On March 28, 2018, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue made an an announcement that…

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Cell-Cultured Meat: Who Will Regulate, FDA or USDA?

Published on August 6, 2018

Does the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have the regulatory tools and experience necessary to…

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Burdock Group Names IFT 2018 Student Travel Award Winners

Published on August 6, 2018

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

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Phytonutrients Beneficial Food Components, but Safety Testing Still Necessary

Published on July 10, 2018

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

Published on July 10, 2018

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?

Published on June 5, 2018

“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

Published on June 5, 2018

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

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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