Supplement quality efforts ripple through value chain

Best farming practices, new test methods to identify ingredients, better claims-making all are starting to shift.

Transparency and the consumer’s right to know everything about products—from where they were made to how they were made—are increasingly important for the public and regulators.

While problems with dietary supplements, from adulterated ingredients to claims that don’t match the science, are nothing new, all these issues have gained renewed fervor over the last year.


Nutrition for the Whole (Furry) Family

For pet owners, their animals are more than just companions. A 2014 survey from Packaged Facts, Rockville, MD, indicated that 83.5% of U.S. pet owners agreed with the statement, “I consider my pet(s) to be part of the family.” An even higher percentage (93.6%) of consumers who purchased dietary supplements for their pets’ health said this statement was true.


Positioning The Supplement Market For Long-Term Success

Despite a barrage of negative publicity that reached a pinnacle in February 2015 with the New York Attorney General investigation of botanical dietary supplements sold at GNC, Target, Walgreens and Walmart, the industry overall still seems to be on strong footing, according to sales data, consumer surveys and expert analysis. However, future success will likely require a renewed commitment to quality and strong standards for safety and traceability.


What Does New Dietary Supplement Product Activity Look Like Today?

Innova Market Insights is taking the temperature of the dietary supplements market, with an updated look at why, how, and where supplements are launching today.


CRN: Members must submit labels to ODS database

The Council for Responsible Nutrition will require all members to submit their supplement product labels to the Dietary Supplement Label Database, the trade group has announced.


CRN adds eight new members to Board of Directors

The Council for Responsible Nutrition has announced the election by the CRN membership of eight Board members to CRN’s Board of Directors, one of which was Deerland Enzymes CEO, Scott Ravech.


2015 Dietary Guidelines create marketing opportunity for manufacturers, trade groups

The 2015 Dietary Guidelines released Jan. 7 create a marketing opportunity for savvy manufacturers and industry stakeholders to promote their products through educational materials that help consumers better understand how to meet the report’s recommendations.


It’s here! FDA creates Office of Dietary Supplement Programs

The US Food and Drug Administration has announced the creation of the Office of Dietary Supplement Programs (ODSP), elevating the program from its previous status as a division under the Office of Nutrition Labeling and Dietary Supplements.


Supplement sales continue to rise: SPINS data

Sales of dietary supplements and herbal supplements are up about 4% and 17%, respectively, for 2015 compared to 2014, according to new data from SPINS provided to NutraIngredients-USA.


Deerland Enzymes Announces Creation of Scholarship and Research Fund for Local University

Deerland Enzymes is pleased to announced the establishment of the Deerland Enzymes Opportunity Scholarship and Research Support fund in partnership with Kennesaw State University (KSU) in Georgia.

Deerland Enzymes established these funds with the local university in order to provide financial support to deserving and qualified students in the College of Science and Mathematics. The company has committed to contribute to these programs over the course of three years. Each year, 70% of the funds will be awarded as a scholarship to a student enrolled full or part-time as a biology or biochemistry major. The remaining 30% will be available each year for pressing research needs in the College of Science and Mathematics.

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