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The Food and Drug Administration announced a call for comments on a definition for “natural” Tuesday. Action by the administration would have major implications for the natural products industry, but is the industry prepared for a fight?
Looking under the hood of the botanicals world reveals much work still to be done. So maybe the NY AG is doing herbal operators a favor?
DNA barcoding is a lot trickier than most people realize, and according to one professor who uses it in her lab, “The data is not reliable enough to launch lawsuits.”
Consumer confidence formed the basis of its actions.
“The FDA says ‘In God we trust – everyone else has to show data. So small companies are at a disadvantage.”
The Council for Responsible Nutrition is considering a voluntary product registry for supplements, but other trade groups have questions.