SupplySide West brings together the suppliers and buyers that drive the dietary supplement, food, beverage, animal nutrition, personal care and cosmetic marketplace. Key professionals and thought leaders from executive management, R&D, QA/QC and marketing teams will meet in Las Vegas November 12-16.
Their goal? To explore and discover innovations from around the world to develop the next product that will drive revenue, market share and consumer loyalty.
Reminding all our readers that RFA-Regulatory Affairs will be attending this Trade Show and you can catch us at the Consultants Association for the Natural Products Industry (CANI), Booth # 34064. We’d love to see you there and catch up face to face while we discuss business opportunities in Australia and New Zealand.
This strategy seeks to help inform people about the food regulation system more broadly, and in doing this, references Engaging in the Australian and New Zealand Joint Food Regulation System; a stakeholder
engagement strategy for the entire food regulation system, that was developed for the Food Regulation
Standing Committee. Full details can be obtained at :http://tinyurl.com/k5zjyfm
A recently published articlethat presents research conducted using DNA barcode technology to analyse various herbal products in North America contains numerous flaws, calculation errors, taxonomic anomalies, and unreliable conclusions, and should be retracted by the journal and appropriately corrected before it is republished. So says the American Botanical Council (ABC), that recently published a critique of the paper co-authored by five herb quality control experts. The paper, based on DNA technology, was published in October in the journal BMC Medicine. It has been cited by various media outlets, including the November 5 “Science Times” section of the New York Times in an article that raises questions about the quality of dietary supplements.
Read more at:http://tinyurl.com/m7bvk63
Award-Winning Non-profit with Passion for Plant-Based Medicine Has International Impact and Reputation
(AUSTIN, Texas, Oct. 31, 2013) On November 1, the American Botanical Council (ABC) celebrates a quarter century of promoting the responsible, science-based use of herbal medicine. The independent non-profit’s 25th anniversary is a major milestone for the Austin, Texas-based organization and speaks to its enduring message of informed, research-supported healing through nature — one that has resonated with thousands of members and supporters both locally and in many countries around the world.
More details about the ABC available in this story: http://tinyurl.com/mp3gs8u
The European Commission's Scientific Committee on Emerging and Newly Identified Health Risks (SCENIHR) has published an updated opinion on the safety of PIP silicone gel filled breast implants.
Full report can be read here: http://tinyurl.com/og9olw6
In late July and early August the TGA conducted road shows in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne to inform interested parties of the TGA's progress on complementary medicine reforms, the review of evidence to support indications and an update to the listed medicines application software. Summaries on the following topics are now available:
TGA blueprint reforms for complementary medicines - http://tinyurl.com/lkpfqm3
Evidence supporting indications benefits for consumers and industry - http://tinyurl.com/my73vzz
Changes to the listed medicines online application form - http://tinyurl.com/lku3wqx