Ingredients industry chatter

You say potato…
"I find it funny. Generally, when you have açaí here, you take a nap. There, it's an energy drink."

—Letícia Galvão, a psychologist from Belém, Brazil, in the heartland of açai production

Meet the new boss…
"This legislation would simply require dietary supplements to list all ingredients on the packaging … and provide the FDA mandatory recall authority of any dietary supplement if the FDA finds the supplement to be hazardous to one's health."

—Sen. John McCain, (R-AZ) from comments made on the Senate floor about his proposed Dietary Supplements Safety Act.

Same as the old boss?
"If a dietary supplement product is intentionally or unintentionally adulterated or contaminated, DSHEA treats that product as illegal and gives FDA authority to remove it from the market immediately … Of course, one of the greatest frustrations for responsible members of the industry in that FDA lacks the resources or willpower to use its authority."

—Steve Mister, president and CEO of the Council for Responsible Nutrition, in a letter to Sen. McCain

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