Protecting the Supplements Supply Chain From Fraud

Supply chain risk is inherent in the supplements 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 Supplements Regulatory Updates Amid COVID-19

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 the pandemic.

COVID-19 Impacts Food and Supplements Supply Chains

According to the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the COVID-19 pandemic impacts the worlds food systems and disrupts regional agricultural trade and value chains. The FAO has warned that food shortages are a real risk in the coming...

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 supplements 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. In 2018, Trump launched the global trade war with 25% tariffs on all steel imports and a 10% tax on aluminum...

The First Sold-Out TGCon is in the Books

TGCon 2019, out sixth annual user conference, wrapped late last week, capping off the annual event’s most successful run yet. TGCon 2019 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 2018 holiday break. In a significant development for farmers and hemp-product manufacturers, the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 allows the...

FDA Targets Dietary Supplement Claims

Under the current Administration, the FDA has taken several actions to slow down the implementation of new food and supplement labeling rules. Showing a new tack at the beginning of 2019, officials at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration put...