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Regulatory Compliance Newsletter 2023 V19

In the News

FDA Issues Betel Nut Import Alert

The FDA has issued an import for the detention without physical examination of food products that are or contain betel nut (also known as arcea nut from the plant of origin, Areca catechu), Import Alert 23-15, including finished dietary supplements and bulk dietary ingredients.  Read more

FDA Seizes $3 Million Worth Of Kratom

The FDA, with the help of U.S. Marshals, has seized more than $3 million worth of kratom finished products and bulk herb from a location in Oklahoma.  Read more

Understanding the Safety Aspects of Alternative Proteins

Industry focus has been on technological and industrial applications of alternative proteins, but it is the understanding of safety aspects that will be the key to long-term success.  Read more

The FTC's Issuing Penalty Notices; What Can Brands Expect Next?

Unsubstantiated health claims on product labels are the FTC's new target, just months after the agency released a new health products compliance guidance.  Read more

How Advertising Self-Regulation Can Provide Guidance on Health-Related Product Claims

Representatives of BBB National Programs’ National Advertising Division and Direct Selling Self-Regulatory Council discuss the role of self-regulation in advertising, including recent cases involving claims for health products.  Read more

International Supplement Regulations Updates: May 2023 IADSA

International Alliance of Dietary/Food Supplement Association (IADSA), an association focused on the globalization of food supplement markets and regulatory challenges issued May 2023 regulatory updates in various countries.  Read more

California DTSC Plans To Add Microplastics To Candidate Chemicals List

California’s Department of Toxic Substances Control proposes adding microplastics to its list of Candidate Chemicals, which would not have a regulatory impact at first but could lead to Priority Product selections, alternatives analyses, and regulatory responses to reduce or eliminate adverse impacts to public health and the environment. Microplastic-containing cosmetics are among products in the DTSC's line of sight.  Read more

Cosmetic Manufacturers Preparing For MoCRA Safety Substantiation Should Look To EU

Manufacturers looking for a model of safety substantiation in order to comply with the US Modernization of Cosmetics Regulation Act of 2022 should consider the framework required by the EU’s Cosmetic Products Regulation.   Read more

FSMA Basics Not So Basic for Food Brands – Podcast

FSMA swept in much-needed food safety regulations for U.S. brands, but many companies continue to struggle with foreign import requirements.  In this podcast, Rae Martin, president of Continuum Partner Consulting interviewed by Sandy Almendarez, editor in chief at Natural Product Insider®  discussed:

  • The most common requirement of FSMA that food brands fail to achieve.

  • The essential component that brands need to achieve FSMA compliance.

  • The one thing Martin would change to FSMA if she could

Learn more.

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