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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

Little Remedies launches Probiotic Plus Electrolytes

Little Remedies launches Probiotic Plus Electrolytes

TARRYTOWN, N.Y. — Little Remedies has made it easier for parents to care for their babies’ digestive health with the release of Probiotic Plus Electrolytes. The Prestige Brands children’s care brand said Little Remedies Probiotic Plus Electrolytes is the only dietary supplement product that combines a probiotic and electrolytes in one convenient packet formulated specifically

NBTY forms joint venture in China

NBTY forms joint venture in China

RONKONKOMA, N.Y. — Vitamin and nutritional supplement maker NBTY Inc. has entered a joint venture to spur the growth of its Nature’s Bounty and MET-Rx brands in China. NBTY said Friday that it has partnered with Hong Kong-based By-Health Co. Ltd., a leading dietary supplement company in China. NBTY will hold a 40% stake in

FDA creates Office of Dietary Supplement Programs

FDA creates Office of Dietary Supplement Programs

WASHINGTON — The Food and Drug Administration has established the Office of Dietary Supplement Programs (ODSP), raising the program from its previous status as a division under the Office of Nutrition Labeling and Dietary Supplements. The FDA said Monday that it’s also in the process of identifying permanent leadership for ODSP. Meanwhile, Bob Durkin will

Piping Rock Health Products introduces Nature’s Truth

Piping Rock Health Products introduces Nature’s Truth

RONKONKOMA, N.Y. — Piping Rock Health Products has launched Nature’s Truth LLC, which will be the company’s vitamin and dietary supplement wholesale brand for the food, drug, mass merchant and warehouse club retail channel. The nutritional supplement manufacturer and marketer said the new brand will be led by Scott Rudolph, chief executive officer of Piping

Inergetics brands land distribution at Discount Drug Mart

NEWARK, N.J. — Discount Drug Mart is slated to begin carrying Bikini Ready Lifestyle and SlimTrim dietary supplement products from Inergetics Inc. Inergetics said Bikini Ready Lifestyle and SlimTrim are due to hit shelves at Discount Drug Mart’s 72 stores in Ohio this month. Bikini Ready’s full line of women’s weight-loss solutions includes Weight Loss

UL, NPA team on natural product standards

WASHINGTON — UL, a global safety science leader, and the Natural Products Association (NPA), the nation’s largest trade organization representing natural products, will partner to certify that dietary supplement makers are following federal guidelines and regulations — good manufacturing practices (GMPs) — that are considered to be an essential part of the government’s oversight of