Nutrition News

DSHEA Expert Says FDA’s “Misreading” of the Term “Dietary Substance” in NDI Draft Guidance Is Biggest Hurdle for … – Nutritional Outlook

Posted: Saturday, July 22, 2017

As FDA seeks to move forward on its draft guidance for new dietary ingredients (NDIs), one expert reports that the agency could reach out as soon as this fall to encourage further dialogue with the dietary supplements industry on a number of key issues related to the draft guidance. The last public move the agency made on the NDI draft guidance was officially closing the comment period last December on…

Coffee with a Viagra-like ingredient was just recalled, and it reveals a bigger problem – Business Insider

Posted: Saturday, July 22, 2017

Instant coffee sold online for two years was found to contain an ingredient chemically similar to Viagra. Shutterstock/Alpha_7D On the back of virtually any bottle of supplements, beneath the bold lettering claiming to list the ingredients, are two words that strike fear into the heart of Pieter Cohen, a Harvard Medical School assistant professor: “proprietary blend.” Under the protective umbrella of these words, Cohen said, a supplement maker does not…

DSHEA Expert Says FDA’s “Misreading” of the Term “Dietary Substance” in NDI Draft Guidance Is Biggest Hurdle for … – Nutritional Outlook

Posted: Friday, July 21, 2017

As FDA seeks to move forward on its draft guidance for new dietary ingredients (NDIs), one expert reports that the agency could reach out as soon as this fall to encourage further dialogue with the dietary supplements industry on a number of key issues related to the draft guidance. The last public move the agency made on the NDI draft guidance was officially closing the comment period last December on…

Coffee with a Viagra-like ingredient was just recalled, and it reveals a bigger problem – Markets Insider

Posted: Friday, July 21, 2017

Instant coffee sold online for two years was found to contain an ingredient chemically similar to Viagra. Shutterstock/Alpha_7D On the back of virtually any bottle of supplements, beneath the bold lettering claiming to list the ingredients, are two words that strike fear into the heart of Pieter Cohen, a Harvard Medical School assistant professor: “proprietary blend.” Under the protective umbrella of these words, Cohen said, a supplement maker does not…

Coffee with a ‘Viagra-like’ ingredient was just recalled, and it reveals a bigger problem – Business Insider

Posted: Friday, July 21, 2017

Instant coffee sold online for two years was found to contain an ingredient chemically similar to Viagra. Shutterstock/Alpha_7D On the back of virtually any bottle of supplements, beneath the bold lettering claiming to list the ingredients, are two words that strike fear into the heart of Pieter Cohen, a Harvard Medical School assistant professor: “proprietary blend.” Under the protective umbrella of these words, Cohen said, a supplement maker does not have…

5 Ways Schools Can Boost the Local Food Economy – Civil Eats

Posted: Friday, July 21, 2017

Getting local food into a public school system’s meal program seems pretty much like a no brainer. The practice would boost local economies and support smaller-scale farms. It would likewise reduce the environmental impacts related to wide-range distribution. Perhaps most importantly, offering locally sourced lunches would provide the potential for connecting students to agriculture and providing nutrition education, paving the way for future shifts to our food system. Yet…

Trump’s pick for USDA’s “chief scientist” may actually be illegal – The New Food Economy

Posted: Friday, July 21, 2017

Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue on Wednesday night announced President Trump’s new nominee for a top post at the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). And the choice is already stirring up controversy. That’s because the man tapped to be the next undersecretary of USDA’s Research, Education and Economics (REE) division is Sam Clovis, a former conservative talk radio host with scant experience in both science and agriculture (other…

Nutrivo, LLC breaks ground on 100000 square foot expansion to Aurora, IL functional food and dietary supplement … – PR Newswire (press release)

Posted: Friday, July 21, 2017

“We never imagined that we would outgrow our new facility in just over three years, but growth on the contract manufacturing and branded sides of the business have exceeded our expectations,” said Nutrivo cofounder Tony Costello “We live in a growth space. Just as our customers are always looking to get bigger and better -both literally and figuratively – we…

MIT is building a system that can identify a recipe using pictures of food – TechCrunch

Posted: Friday, July 21, 2017

Mastering the ability to distinguish hot dogs from not hot dogs is truly one of mankind’s greatest achievements. Attempting to one-up that sort of masterstroke would surely be flying too close to the sun — but researchers at MIT are trying nonetheless. The team’s pic2recipe system uses neural networks to determine the recipe of a given food, in an attempt to gain “valuable insight into health habits and dietary preferences,”…

What nutrition experts want from Canada’s new food guide – Globalnews.ca

Posted: Friday, July 21, 2017

Canada’s new food guide comes out sometime in 2018 to help Canadians understand how to eat a healthy diet. It’s been 10 years since the guide was revised, and the old version was sometimes criticized for its servings-based approach. READ MORE: Explaining Canada’s Food Guide and how it works We have some clues about what the new food guide will include. Some draft “guiding principles” were posted by Health Canada…

Trump’s pick for USDA’s “chief scientist” may actually be illegal – The New Food Economy

Posted: Friday, July 21, 2017

Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue on Wednesday night announced President Trump’s new nominee for a top post at the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). And the choice is already stirring up controversy. That’s because the man tapped to be the next undersecretary of USDA’s Research, Education and Economics (REE) division is Sam Clovis, a former conservative talk radio host with scant experience in both science and agriculture (other…

What nutrition experts want from Canada’s new food guide … – Globalnews.ca

Posted: Friday, July 21, 2017

Canada’s new food guide comes out sometime in 2018 to help Canadians understand how to eat a healthy diet. It’s been 10 years since the guide was revised, and the old version was sometimes criticized for its servings-based approach. READ MORE: Explaining Canada’s Food Guide and how it works We have some clues about what the new food guide will include. Some draft “guiding principles” were posted by Health Canada…

What nutrition experts want from Canada’s new food guide … – Globalnews.ca

Posted: Friday, July 21, 2017

Canada’s new food guide comes out sometime in 2018 to help Canadians understand how to eat a healthy diet. It’s been 10 years since the guide was revised, and the old version was sometimes criticized for its servings-based approach. READ MORE: Explaining Canada’s Food Guide and how it works We have some clues about what the new food guide will include. Some draft “guiding principles” were posted by Health Canada…

What nutrition experts want from Canada’s new food guide … – Globalnews.ca

Posted: Thursday, July 20, 2017

Canada’s new food guide comes out sometime in 2018 to help Canadians understand how to eat a healthy diet. It’s been 10 years since the guide was revised, and the old version was sometimes criticized for its servings-based approach. READ MORE: Explaining Canada’s Food Guide and how it works We have some clues about what the new food guide will include. Some draft “guiding principles” were posted by Health Canada…

What nutrition experts want from Canada’s new food guide … – Globalnews.ca

Posted: Thursday, July 20, 2017

Canada’s new food guide comes out sometime in 2018 to help Canadians understand how to eat a healthy diet. It’s been 10 years since the guide was revised, and the old version was sometimes criticized for its servings-based approach. READ MORE: Explaining Canada’s Food Guide and how it works We have some clues about what the new food guide will include. Some draft “guiding principles” were posted by Health Canada…

MIT is building a system that can identify a recipe using pictures of … – TechCrunch

Posted: Thursday, July 20, 2017

Mastering the ability to distinguish hot dogs from not hot dogs is truly one of mankind’s greatest achievements. Attempting to one-up that sort of masterstroke would surely be flying too close to the sun — but researchers at MIT are trying nonetheless. The team’s pic2recipe system uses neural networks to determine the recipe of a given food, in an attempt to gain “valuable insight into health habits and dietary preferences,”…

Nutrition characters to be launched in Dubai hypermarkets – Khaleej Times

Posted: Wednesday, July 19, 2017

To tackle the issue of childhood obesity head on and increase awareness on the importance of nutrition in children, the Dubai Municipality is launching new ‘Nutrition Characters’ across hypermarkets in Dubai. The fun, colourful characters, representing different food groups, are part of the second phase of the ‘Best Hypermarket Awards’ campaign directed at encouraging children to eat healthy food. If you drop by a hypermarket in…

Dietary Supplement & Cosmetics Legal Bulletin | July 2017 – JD Supra (press release)

Posted: Wednesday, July 19, 2017

SPOTLIGHT JAMA Study and Editorial Call for Improvements in Cosmetic Regulation and Surveillance In response to a study analyzing adverse events for cosmetics and personal care products, the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Internal Medicine  has published an editorial calling for new registration and active surveillance of such products and arguing that waiting for self-reporting to alert regulators of potential problems raises serious and important questions about the safety of…

Food safety and transparency: labelling of alcoholic beverage and adoption of the Regulation on Official Controls in … – Lexology (registration)

Posted: Wednesday, July 19, 2017

On 13 March the Commission has adopted a report (hereinafter, the “Report”) on the mandatory labelling of the list of ingredients and the nutrition declaration for alcoholic beverages. The Commissioner for Health and Safety, Vytenis Andriukaitis, said: “This report supports the right of people in the European Union to be fully informed about what they drink. Moreover, it does not identify any objective grounds justifying the absence of the…

Algae Oil Market Analysis, By Grade (Fuel, Food, Feed), By Application (Biofuel, Dietary Supplement, F&B, Animal … – PR Newswire (press release)

Posted: Wednesday, July 19, 2017

LONDON, July 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — The global algae oil market is expected to reach USD $2.09 billion by 2025, according to a new report by Grand View Research, Inc. Rising algae oil use in biofuel applications such as biodiesel, jet fuel, aviation fuel, and gasoline, will augment growth over the next nine years. Download the full report: https://www.reportbuyer.com/product/4785515/ The algae oil is being employed in food & beverage…