Food Safety


  • Nutraceutical Appeals Ephedra Decision
    DENVER— Nutraceutical Corp. filed a Petition for Rehearing (or Rehearing en Banc) Sept. 28 in the 10th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals, challenging the Aug. 17 decision by a three-judge panel that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), in its ephedra ban, adhered to ...More
    October 16, 2006 Posted in Articles
  • Industry Responding in Wake of E.Coli, Spinach Situation
    SAN JUAN BAUTISTA, Calif.—A consortium of California-based produce associations and growers are expected to develop a long-term plan to prevent another outbreak of E. coli in leafy greens, after 187 consumers in 26 states were stricken ill by tainted spinach linked to ...More
    October 16, 2006 Posted in News
  • What Makes an Industry Responsible?
    Imagine a series of car accidents caused by defective tires that explode without warning; then imagine that rather than sharing that information with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, consumers, the tire maker or even with each other, the car manufacturers ...More
    July 24, 2006 Steven M. Mister, Esq. Posted in Articles
  • NIH Panel Finds Limited Evidence to Support Public’s Multivitamin Use
    NIH Panel Finds Limited Evidence to Support Public’s Multivitamin Use WASHINGTON— An independent panel assembled by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Medical Applications of Research and the Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS) to assess the available ...More
    June 26, 2006 Posted in Articles
  • The Case for Mandatory Reporting of Adverse Events
    The Case for Mandatory Reporting of Adverse Events by Steven M. Mister, Esq. Editor’s Note: INSIDER welcomes Industry Commentary/Opinion contributions and Letters to the Editor. Submissions may be edited for content and clarity and do not necessarily represent the views of ...More
    December 5, 2005 Steven M. Mister, Esq. Posted in Articles
  • Organic Center Contests Link Between Organic Farming and Mycotoxin Contamination
    Organic Center Contests Link Between Organic Farming and Mycotoxin Contamination FOSTER, R.I.-- The Organic Center released a report challenging the association between organic farming practices and mycotoxin contamination in foods, especially grain-based products. The ...More
    November 7, 2005 Posted in Articles
  • Exploding the Myths of Mandatory AERs
    Exploding the Myths of Mandatory AERs by Wes Siegner Congress is again actively considering legislation that would require dietary supplement manufacturers to report to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) any “serious” adverse event reports (AERs). Supporters of such ...More
    April 25, 2005 Wes Siegner Posted in Articles
  • Ashwagandha Inhibits Bacteria
    Ashwagandha may inhibit the activity of various pathogenic bacteria. ...More
    April 6, 2005 Posted in News
  • BI Nutraceuticals Certified Organic
    BI Nutraceuticals Certified Organic LONG BEACH, Calif.--BI Nutraceuticals received organic certification for its manufacturing facility here from Quality Assurance International (QAI). The certification allows BI to manufacture and distribute certified organic products to ...More
    January 31, 2005 Posted in Articles
  • A&B Ingredients
    A&B Ingredients FAIRFIELD, N.J.--A&B Ingredients (www.abingredients.com) released Mirenat®-N, a new anti-microbial product. Mirenat-N is thermal and pH stable and can be used in a broad variety of processed foods such as meat products, ready-to-eat foods and juice ...More
    October 11, 2004 Posted in Articles