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New label requirements call for adherence and label literacy

New label requirements call for adherence and label literacy

WASHINGTON — Due to changes in the American diet and updates in nutrition science, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) mandated new label requirements for foods and dietary supplements. The label changes, ranging from measuring folic acid in micrograms of dietary folate equivalents (DFEs) to including added sugar and its percentage of daily value,

Supplement OWL ‘raises the bar’ for category

WASHINGTON — The Supplement Online Wellness Library (OWL) — a dietary supplement product registry developed by the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) and launched in spring 2017 — is an industrywide self-regulatory initiative that aims to create a more complete picture of the dietary supplement market for regulators, retailers and the industry. The registry is

CRN creates Supplement OWL advisory board

CRN creates Supplement OWL advisory board

WASHINGTON — The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) has formed an advisory board for the Supplement Online Wellness Library (OWL) dietary supplement product registry. CRN said eight members have been appointed to the Supplement OWL Advisory Board, including representatives from dietary supplement companies and other industry stakeholders, as well as with two technical advisers. Serving

CHPA urges participation in supplement registry

CHPA urges participation in supplement registry

WASHINGTON — The Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA) has called on members that market dietary supplements to submit product labels to the Supplement Online Wellness Library (OWL) developed by Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) and independent safety science firm UL. CRN said the announcement follows talks between CHPA and its Dietary Supplements Committee, which reviewed

Dietary supplement registry edges closer to launch

Dietary supplement registry edges closer to launch

WASHINGTON – The Supplement Online Wellness Library (OWL), being developed by Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) and independent safety science firm UL, has begun accepting product labels from dietary supplement manufacturers and marketers. CRN said Tuesday that with the move, the Supplement OWL is entering its second phase of beta-testing. The registry was announced in

CRN, UL partner on dietary supplement registry

CRN, UL partner on dietary supplement registry

WASHINGTON — The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) has retained global independent safety science firm UL to develop and administer a dietary supplement product registry. The online product registry will include full label information for dietary supplements and be accessible via the web. CRN said Tuesday that the registry “will help create a fuller picture

Supplements — good for health, good for economy

Supplements — good for health, good for economy

How much is a dietary supplement worth to you? Your daily multivitamin, fish oil capsule or protein powder may fill in your nutrition gaps, protect your cardiovascular system or promote muscle growth after a workout, but can you really put a price on their value? That’s a question that has challenged the industry, so the

Four chains face questions about PL supplements

ALBANY, N.Y. — New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has ordered four retail chains to halt sales of store-brand herbal supplements after tests showed that the products typically don’t contain the ingredients advertised and in many cases were contaminated with unlisted ingredients. “This investigation makes one thing abundantly clear: The old adage ‘buyer beware’ may

New York attorney general claims chains are selling mislabeled store-brand supplements

NEW YORK — New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has asked Walgreens, Walmart, Target and GNC to stop selling certain store-brand herbal supplements because DNA testing revealed discrepancies with ingredients listed on their labels. Schneiderman said Tuesday that he has sent cease-and-desist letters to the four retailers to halt sales of the supplements —