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2014-01-23 23:30:09

Medical Disposables expands its line of FDA 510K approved drug adulteration test kits with the highest amount of adulterants available. Orlando, FL (PRWEB) January 23, 2014 Medical Disposables responds to the overwhelming demand for drug test integrity. Medical Disposables launched initiatives this month to expand the company’s line of products to include FDA 510K-approved multi-panel drug tests with the highest amount of adulterants. This new product was released in response to the...

2013-03-01 08:24:13

AUSTIN, Texas, March 1, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The ABC-AHP-NCNPR Botanical Adulterants Program announces that it has reached the milestone of having more than 100 underwriters and endorsers. They include some of the biggest names in the botanical and dietary supplement community, including botanical dietary ingredient suppliers, supplement manufacturers, trade and professional associations, colleges and universities, analytical laboratories, contract research organizations, media...

2012-11-01 15:29:33

AUSTIN, Texas, Nov. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Some dietary supplements labeled as containing "Bilberry Extract" are adulterated with lower-cost, non-bilberry ingredients that are not stated on the products' labels, says a new report in the nonprofit American Botanical Council's fall 2012 issue of its peer-reviewed journal, HerbalGram.(1) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100430/DC95601LOGO) Bilberry (Vaccinium myrtillus) fruit and its products can be found in...

2012-06-04 02:26:00

Lab Studies Show Synthetic Disinfectants Found in "Natural" Ingredient Regulatory Action Needed, Says Group AUSTIN, Texas, June 4, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Botanical Council (ABC) announces the publication of a review of scientific literature regarding "grapefruit seed extracts," raising concerns about apparent adulteration of products in the U.S. and international marketplaces. The article, titled "The Adulteration of Commercial 'Grapefruit Seed Extract' with...

Report Reveals Foods Most Likely To Be Fraudulent
2012-04-07 05:04:37

An analysis of the first known public database collecting reports on food fraud and economically-inspired adulteration in the industry has revealed the ingredients most likely to be at the center of such scams, the US Pharmacopeial Convention (USP)-- the organization that created the database -- announced in an April 5 press release. According to the USP's review of scholarly journal reports, the full results of which were published in the April issue of the Journal of Food Science, the...

2012-04-05 23:02:04

Olive Oil, Milk and Honey Represent Some of the Most Vulnerable Ingredients. USP Public Database is First Known Repository on Episodes of Food Ingredient Fraud, Economically Motivated Adulteration. Rockville, MD (PRWEB) April 05, 2012 In new research published in the April Journal of Food Science, analyses of the first known public database compiling reports on food fraud and economically motivated adulteration in food highlight the most fraud-prone ingredients in the food supply;...

2011-11-30 17:04:00

Article is First in a Series for the ABC-AHP-NCNPR Botanical Adulterants Program AUSTIN, Texas, Nov. 30, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Botanical Council announces the publication of "A Brief History of Adulteration of Herbs, Spices, and Botanical Drugs" by noted botanist, author, and photographer Steven Foster(1). The article appears in the just-released Fall 2011 issue of HerbalGram (#92).(1) <font size="2" face="Arial">(Logo:...

2011-11-02 15:06:00

American Botanical Council, American Herbal Pharmacopoeia, and University of Mississippi's National Center for Natural Product Research Join Forces to Educate on Supplement Adulteration Problems, Challenges, and Solutions AUSTIN, Texas, Nov. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Three leading nonprofit organizations - the American Botanical Council (ABC), the American Herbal Pharmacopoeia (AHP), and the University of Mississippi's National Center for Natural Products Research...

2011-10-04 15:50:00

Representatives from Government, Academia and Manufacturers to Help Steer Direction of USP Quality Specifications, Analyze Detection Approaches for Global Standards (PRWEB) October 04, 2011 To meet modern-day tastes and demands of consumers, the food and dietary supplement industries are accelerating global sourcing and manufacturing while utilizing increasingly innovative, functional and natural ingredients. As the complexity of supply chains grows with more distant sourcing of...

2010-09-02 13:26:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The True Source Honey Initiative applauds actions taken yesterday by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) to pursue leads in stemming the tide of illegally imported honey. Yesterday's indictment is the largest in a string of federal actions in the past two years directed at stopping illegal trade in honey. The 44-count indictment means the defendants are facing up to 20 years in prison,...