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U.S. Congress Introduces CBD Bill

       After a series of negative reports regarding the cannabidiol (CBD) industry, recent developments have given stakeholders a ray of hope.         A December 2019 article on this BLOG discussed the recent Food and Drug Administration (FDA) activities intended to reiterate that CBD is not an approved ingredient for use in foods and dietary supplements,

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FDA Maintains Caution on CBD Products

Recent activity by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has taken some wind out of the sails of the burgeoning cannabidiol (CBD) industry. In a Consumer Update released in late November, the FDA reminded constituents that CBD is not approved for use in food or dietary supplements for humans or animals. Citing a paucity of

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To CFU or Not CFU – Probiotics Enumeration

On September 6, the FDA submitted for comment a Draft Guidance entitled, “Policy Regarding Quantitative Labeling of Dietary Supplements Containing Live Microbials: Guidance for Industry.” The document addresses how to list the quantity of probiotic ingredients on dietary supplement product labels. Current FDA regulations require listing dietary ingredients, including probiotics, by metric weight such as

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