The FDA has sent a warning letter to the Hain Celestial Group, instructing the natural and organic food producer to relabel certain products that contain the sweetener stevia. The letter concerned the Celestial Zingers To Go tea and drink mix products, which the FDA charges are being labeled and marketed as food products, even though an ingredient they contain -- the stevia herb -- has not been approved for use in foods in the United States.
Stevia, derived from a South American plant, has become popular as a sweetener because it has 300 times the sweetness of table sugar but Read more
UK-based health freedom campaign group the Alliance for Natural Health (ANH) has outlined a challenge against what it believes to be a critical process in the global regulation of trade and consumer access to dietary supplements.
Responding to an 'Orientation Paper' created by the European Commission on the maximum dosages of vitamins and minerals allowed in food supplements and fortified foods, dosages set to be imposed EU-wide within the next two years, ANH has filed its own Position Paper exposing, it claims, 'a significant number of flaws and inconsistencies' in the Read more
Citizens for Health
Contact: Jim Turner,
Washington, D.C., December 17, 2007 - Citizens for Health has joined with the American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) in opposing a petition filed with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to allow the use of ionizing radiation for the control of microbial contamination on dietary supplements and dietary ingredients.
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AHPA became aware of the petition when it was referenced in the preamble to FDA's final rule Read more
If you're like most people...
If you have a hectic lifestyle and rely at all on processed or fast foods, chances are you don't get all the healthy nutrients you need from your diet.
Ideally, it would be best for you to receive all your nutrition from high quality unprocessed foods. Unfortunately, I realize it may not be practical or possible for you to do that 100% the time.
So, if you currently supplement your diet by taking a multivitamin every day, good for you. You're obviously a forward-thinking person who knows that you need the protection and fortification Read more
New York Times
...Pharmaceutical ingredients exported from China are often made by chemical companies that are neither certified nor inspected by Chinese drug regulators, The New York Times has found. Because the chemical companies are not required to meet even minimal drug-manufacturing standards, there is little to stop them from exporting unapproved, adulterated or counterfeit ingredients. The substandard formulations made from those ingredients often end up in pharmacies in developing countries and for sale on the Internet, where more Americans are turning for cheap medicine. [At a pharmaceutical trade Read more
College students have all been there before: first the over-indulgent late night, followed by an almost mockingly early morning and a quick trip to Starbucks, then right back into the rush of academia. To counteract the previous 12 hours of poor nutritional choices, you might pop one or two multivitamins throughout the day.
Currently the largest supplement market in the United States, multivitamin use has been increasing in all age categories, most notably among college students and college graduates. According to a study published in the Journal of the American Dietetic Read more
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration, continuing its campaign of censorship against truthfully-described herbal supplements, seized $71,000 worth of Charantea herbal supplements last week in a raid involving U.S. Marshals. The company, Fulllife Natural Options, was accused by the FDA of marketing an "unapproved drug" due to the truthful marketing claims that accurately describe the blood sugar lowering effects of the product's main ingredient: Bitter Melon fruits.
According to the Food and Drug Administration, there is no such thing as an herb, food or supplement that has any Read more
Naturally Occurring Standards Group
Imagine having to go to a physician to get your vitamin C! There is a movement in Europe and other parts of the world to "harmonize" world trade regulations and thereby force other countries and eventually the USA to adopt restrictive food supplement legislation. A major proponent of this movement is being driven by the commission known as "Codex."
The Codex Alimentarius Commission (Codex) was established in 1962 by two United Nations organizations, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Health Organization (WHO).
Codex, it is said, is a major Read more
Health Freedom Foundation
American Association for Health Freedom (AAHF) is pleased to announce that a stunning decision was made by the European Commission and all because of our international affiliate, Alliance for Natural Health (ANH).
In a stunning move, ANH received a letter from the European Commission (EC) signed by two anh_logo.gifheads of unit, which indicates clearly that all natural sources of vitamins and minerals, which could have been subject to a ban EU-wide, will escape the draconian EU Food Supplements Directive (FSD), and will now be regulated as foods.. This means that not only will Read more