Protecting the Supplement Supply Chain From Fraud

Supply chain risk is inherent in the supplement industry due to the volume of transactions, global reach, and complexity of the roles involved. Add to this risk, the shortages, and disruptions driven by the COVID-19 pandemic, and you have the...

What COVID-19 Means for Dietary Supplements

The dietary supplements industry has fought for mainstream appeal for years, and the COVID-19 pandemic just might be the moment for the former niche industry to cross the chasm.

Dietary Supplement Regulatory Updates Amid COVID-19

Since March, almost every news story has been about the global pandemic. Whether it’s the impact on the economy, the latest number of cases, or predictions about what's coming next, it's impossible to escape this crisis.

COVID-19 Impacts Food and Supplement Supply Chains

According to the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting the world’s food systems and disrupting regional agricultural trade and value chains. The FAO has warned that food shortages are a real risk in the...

What You Should Know About CBD as an Ingredient

Roughly 14% of American adults are already consuming CBD, mostly in tincture formats. But what most consumers don’t realize is that with CBD, a lot of manufacturers are breaking the traditional “one serving, one dose” paradigm in a rush to cram...

How to Comply. FDA Issues Final 2020 Label Guidance.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced new guidance to help packaged food makers comply with the latest Nutrition Facts label guidelines.

Top Five Stories of 2019

To say 2019 was a big year in the food, beverage, and dietary supplement segments would be an understatement. Sales in the food and beverage space surpassed $7.8 billion, a 3.8% jump over 2018.

Supplements Caught in Trade War Crossfire

After years of silence, tariffs came out of retirement last year when President Trump levied them against trade allies and rivals alike. This year, Trump launched this latest global trade war with 25 percent tariffs on all steel imports and a 10...

The First Sold-Out TGCon is in the Books

The sixth annual TGCon wrapped late last week, capping off the annual event’s most successful run yet. TraceGains’ user conference drew a sold-out crowd with hundreds of customers, suppliers, and partners.

CBD Outlook for Food, Supplement Makers

After a chaotic end-of-term rush, Congress finally passed a new “Farm Bill” just before the holiday break last year. In a significant development for farmers and hemp-product manufacturers, the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 allows the...