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August 2014 - In this Issue:

DIRECTOR'S MESSAGE
Message from Interim Executive Director Jane Wilson

SPECIAL TOPICS
'FDA Inspections & Emerging cGMP Compliance Issues' teleseminar now available
AHPA NDI Database shows 10 of 40 recent NDI notifications acknowledged by FDA without objection
AHPA launches free Botanical Identity References Compendium
AHPA International Committee, IADSA staff discuss regulatory issues

IASC and ALOE IN THE NEWS
Links to various IASC and aloe-related news articles

LEGAL & LEGISLATIVE NEWS
Congressional Outlook by Pete Evich, AHPA National Legislative Consultant, Van Scoyoc Associates
Supreme Court rules Coca-Cola product name challenge can proceed even if lawful under FDA regulations by Daniel R. Dwyer Kleinfeld, Kaplan and Becker LLP and AHPA General Counsel

THE SCIENCE OF ALOE
Recently published studies on THE SCIENCE OF ALOE

REGULATORY NEWS
FDA enforcement and the noncompliance risk profile by Anthony Young, Kleinfeld, Kaplan & Becker LLP and AHPA General Counsel
FDA courtesy letters do not explain why claims are disease claims by Anthony L. Young

 

August 2013 - In this Issue:

DIRECTOR'S MESSAGE
2/Message from Executive Director Devon Powell

SPECIAL TOPICS
3/ Hazard analysis, risk based preventive controls and dietary supplement ingredient producers by Joy Joseph, Joys Quality
Management Systems, Marc Ullman, Ullman, Shapiro & Ullman LLP, and Devon Powell, IASC executive director
4/ Supplement associations ask FDA to revise draft guidance on NDI identity
5/ Senate committee urges NTP to be "highly precise" when identifying herbal extracts
5/ AHPA recommends Prop 65 reforms

IASC and ALOE IN THE NEWS
6/ Links to various IASC and aloe-related news articles

LEGAL & LEGISLATIVE NEWS
7/ Report of AHPA counsel by Anthony L. Young, Partner, Kleinfeld, Kaplan & Becker LLC

THE SCIENCE OF ALOE
9/ Recently published studies on THE SCIENCE OF ALOE

REGULATORY NEWS
21/ FDA cites FDCA strict liability doctrine in cGMP warning letter by Anthony L. Young
23. FDA wants cGMP compliance, not companies to discuss it by Anthony L. Young
24. An "all natural" remedy for class action headaches by Will Woodlee, Kleinfeld, Kaplan & Becker LLP, and AHPA Counsel

 

May 2013 - In this Issue:

DIRECTOR'S MESSAGE
2/Message from Executive Director Devon Powell

SPECIAL TOPICS
3/American Herbal Products Association releases guidance on organoleptic analysis of herbal ingredients
3/American Herbal Products Association welcomes Sen. Martin Heinrich at Expo West Reception

SCIENCE & ALOE: LITERATURE CITATIONS
4/Aloin-poor aloe vera juice drink not genotoxic or toxic to mice
4/Increasing aloin production in aloe vera gel for topical antifungal activityProbiotic with aloe vera reduces cholesterol in rats
5/Lack of toxic effect in rats from decolorized aloe vera leaf juice

IASC and ALOE IN THE NEWS
10/Links to various IASC and aloe-related news articles

LEGAL & LEGISLATIVE NEWS
5/Capitol Hill update: Durbin readies to make his move in 113th Congress by Peter Evich, Vice President, Van Scoyoc Associates and AHPA Lobbyist
8/Proposition 65 update: 35 settlements in 2012 for alleged excessive lead exposure in supplements by Merle Zimmermann, Ph.D., AHPA Information Analyst

THE SCIENCE OF ALOE
15/Recently published studies on THE SCIENCE OF ALOE

REGULATORY NEWS
17/FDA introduces proposed Food Safety Modernization Act herb safety rules by Anthony L. Young, Partner, Kleinfeld, Kaplan & Becker LLC
19/FDA cGMP warning letters aboundby Anthony L. Young

 

February 2013 - In this Issue:

DIRECTOR'S MESSAGE
2/Message from Executive Director Devon Powell

SPECIAL TOPICS
3/American Herbal Pharmacopoeia releases monograph for Aloe vera leaf, Aloe vera leaf juice, and Aloe vera inner leaf juice
3/NBJ Summit, Engredea, and Nutracon offer registration discounts to IASC members

SCIENCE & ALOE: LITERATURE CITATIONS
4/National Toxicology Program review of herbal supplements
4/Probiotic with aloe vera reduces cholesterol in rats

IASC and ALOE IN THE NEWS
10/Links to various IASC and aloe-related news articles

LEGAL & LEGISLATIVE NEWS
5/The 113th Congress: Status quo, but challenges may be right around the corner by Peter Evich, Vice President, Van Scoyoc Associates and AHPA Lobbyist

THE SCIENCE OF ALOE
15/Recently published studies on THE SCIENCE OF ALOE

REGULATORY NEWS
19/FDA publishes energy drinks AERs and caffeine report by Anthony L. Young, Partner, Kleinfeld, Kaplan & Becker LLC
20/2012: The year of regulatory compliance and enforcement by Anthony L. Young
21/FDA Consent Decrees of Injunction: Company Requirements are Serious and Expensive by Anthony L. Young

 

December 2012 - In this Issue:

DIRECTOR'S MESSAGE
2/Message from Executive Director Devon Powell

SPECIAL TOPICS
3/2012 Aloe Summit Draws Large Crowd and Presents Regulatory, Research, and Scientific Findings by Frank Lampe, AHPA Director of Communications
6/Expanding the Market for Herbal and Botanical Supplements by Steve French, NMI Managing Partner and Owner
7/AHPA Introduces Web-based Wiki Technology to Assist With Botanical Authentication Activities

SCIENCE & ALOE: LITERATURE CITATIONS
8/Botanical Product Quality by Design
8/Aloe Vera Constituent Content Changes with Leaf Size
8/Topical Aloe Leaf Preparation Effective in Healing Infected Leg Ulcers
8/Aloe Vera Mouthwash May Be Useful in Treating Radiation Burns

IASC and ALOE IN THE NEWS
10/Links to various IASC and aloe-related news articles

LEGAL & LEGISLATIVE NEWS
10/The 2012 Congressional Elections: What Is at Stake for the Supplement Industry? by Peter Evich, Vice President, Van Scoyoc Associates and AHPA Lobbyist

THE SCIENCE OF ALOE
15/Recently published studies on THE SCIENCE OF ALOE

REGULATORY NEWS
25/FDA to Begin Facility Registration Renewals Oct. 1; Food Sanitation Is Back to Basics by Anthony L. Young, Partner, Kleinfeld, Kaplan & Becker LLC
27/Antioxidant Claims: What You Can and Can't Say by Anthony L. Young
28/Inspector General's Claims Report: So What? by Anthony L. Young

 

August 2012 - In this Issue:

DIRECTOR'S MESSAGE
2/Message from Executive Director Devon Powell

INSIDE LAW
3/FDA Sends a Warning Letterby Marc Ullman

SPECIAL TOPICS
4/Consumers Encouraged to Submit Supplement Experiences to Consumer Reports
6/Patents Eligibility versus the Laws of Nature: Mother Nature Wins by Payam Moradian

SCIENCE & ALOE: LITERATURE CITATIONS
7/NMR Quantitation of Natural Products: A Review; Herb-Drug Interaction Perspectives from Europe; Part 2 of Herb-Drug Interactions with Scientific Examples

IASC and ALOE IN THE NEWS
8/Links to various IASC and aloe-related news articles

LEGAL & LEGISLATIVE NEWS
9/An Update on Regulatory Action Related to Dietary Supplementsby Anthony L. Young
10/Industry Effort Helps Defeat Durbin's Dietary Supplement Amendmentby Anthony L. Young

THE SCIENCE OF ALOE
11/Recently published studies on THE SCIENCE OF ALOE

REGULATORY NEWS
16/Recalls: Not Voluntary, But... by Anthony L. Young
18/AHPA Amends Guidance on Salmonella Testing and Lead Limits
19/Fabricant Tells AHPA Botanical Congress Attendees to Focus on GMP Compliance
20/FDA's Focus on GMPs, Retailers, and Internet Shows (Again) Industry is Regulatedby Anthony L. Young

June 2012 - In this Issue:

DIRECTOR'S MESSAGE
2/Message from Executive Director Devon Powell

SPECIAL TOPICS
3/It's Not Over 'til the Fat Lady Sings: Ongoing FDA/NTP Studies by Devon Powell, Linda Dougherty, and Marc Ullman
5/Aloe Vera: From Standards to Science by Sandy Almendarez
11/Ancient Medicines Lecturer Developing New Database with 2,400 Years of Traditional Medical Techniques by Merle Zimmermann

SCIENCE & ALOE: LITERATURE CITATIONS
13/Traditional Herbal Medicinal Products: Food or Medicine or Both?; Herb-Drug Interaction Mechanisms Explained; Quick Primer on Herbal Product Quality Issues; Aloe Vera Leaf Juice Enhances Drug Passage Through Buccal Membranes; Aloe Vera Leaf Juice; Aloe Attributes Studies with Regard to Potential Anticancer Activity; Found Food Fraud Database; The Matter of Measurement

IASC and ALOE IN THE NEWS
18/Links to various IASC and aloe-related news articles

LEGAL & LEGISLATIVE NEWS
15/Capitol Hill Update: Election-year Paralysis: FDA-related Issues Likely to See Movement by Peter Evich

THE SCIENCE OF ALOE
18/Recently published studies on THE SCIENCE OF ALOE

REGULATORY NEWS
21/FDA's Strategic Plan and CEO and Retailer Responsibilities by Anthony L. Young
23/cGMPs Loom Large Over Industry by Anthony L. Young


February 2012 - In this Issue:

DIRECTOR'S MESSAGE
2/IASC Board of Directors Devon Powell

INSIDE LAW
3/Regulation of Dietary Supplement Claims and Substantiation

SCIENCE & ALOE: LITERATURE CITATIONS
5/40 Marker Compounds in Herbal Formula Quantified by One Method; Heavy Metal Analysis of Herbal Materials; No Toxicity Seen From Aloe Ver Gel CO2 Extract

IASC and ALOE IN THE NEWS
18/Links to various IASC and aloe-related news articles

LEGAL & LEGISLATIVE NEWS
6/Capitol Hill Update: A Look Ahead
8/Senators Hatch and Harkin to Urge FDA to Withdraw NDI Draft Guidance
9/Durbin, Waxman ask GAO to Review Adverse Events Reporting System

THE SCIENCE OF ALOE
20/Recently published studies on THE SCIENCE OF ALOE

REGULATORY NEWS
17/Surviving in a Regulated Industry
18/FTC Settles "Not Authentic" Hoodia Case; AHPA's Botanical Authentication Program Provides Analytical ID Methods
20/AHPA Calls for Withdrawal of "Hugely Flawed" NDI Notification Guidance in Comments to FDA
21/AHPA Submits Comments on FSMA Fees, Asks for Moratorium on Small Business Reinspection Fees
21/This Is a Regulated Industry: the Evidence and the Response
23/USDA Launches Free Online Tool to Help Producers Achieve GAP

 

November 2011 - In this Issue:

DIRECTOR'S MESSAGE
2/IASC Board of Directors Fall Meeting

INSIDE LAW
5/FDA's New and Expanded Powers under the Food Safety Modernization Act of 2010

IASC NEWS
7/IASC Produces Video Demonstrating De-Colorization Process
7/IASC Adds Green Aloe Kr and Nahrin to "Not Certified" List
8/Shelf LIfe Dating Documents Now Available

SPECIAL TOPICS
9/Proposition 65 Update: Five Additional Settlements Reached
10/Prop 65: A Quick Summary
11/ERC Settlements to Date
11/The Importance of Building Stockholder Value In a Moderate Market-Growth Environment
15/Recommended Botanical Reading List

SCIENCE & ALOE: LITERATURE CITATIONS
16/Aloe Vera Juice Not Likely to Significantly Affect Drug Metabolism; Attitudes by Pharmacists on Reporting Adverse Event Reactions; Nanoparticle Toxicity in Plants: What Do We Know?; A New Role for Ethnopharmacolgy: A Sustainable Future; A New Protocol for Biodiversity Benefit Sharing; Natural Product Antimicrobial Synergism; More Than Two-Thirds of Jamaicans Self-Medicate with Herbs; Beyong ORAC, TEAC, TRAP, Etc.; Look Beyond Flavonoids; Researchers Identify Common Contaminants of Plant Extracts and Essential Oils

IASC and ALOE IN THE NEWS
18/Links to various IASC and aloe-related news articles

LEGAL & LEGISLATIVE NEWS
19/Capitol Hill Report: How Lazy Cakes Could Put Durbin's Supplement Bill to Sleep

THE SCIENCE OF ALOE
20/Recently published studies on THE SCIENCE OF ALOE

REGULATORY NEWS
25/The Draft NDI Guidance, the Law, and the Regulation: Take a Step Back
27/FDA to Industry Regarding Old Dietary Ingredients: Gotcha!
27/The FDA NDI Guiance: Key Issues for Industry
28/AHPA's NDI Webinar: Many Questions Remain from Review of FDA Draft Guiance
35/What Being in a Regulated Dietary Supplement Industry Means
35/cGMP Manufacturer Liability for Private-Label Retailers/Distributors?
37/AHPA Submits Comments on Administrative Detention under FSMA
38/FDA Issues Guidance on Fees Under FSMA

 

August 2011 - In this Issue:

DIRECTOR'S MESSAGE

INSIDE LAW
3/Dealing with Recalls

IASC NEWS
5/IASC Files COmplain Citing Trademark Infringement of Certification Seal
6/IASC Initiates Market Survey
7/Insurance Program Covers Prop. 65 and Label Claims Advertising, and Data-Security Breaches

SPECIAL TOPICS
8/A HACCP Primer for Foods and Ingredient Suppliers
9/The Food Safety Modernization Act, A Review of Implementation Meetings and Strategies

SCIENCE & ALOE: LITERATURE CITATIONS
14/Guava Leaf Monograph; FDA Collaborative Validation of Pesticide-Residue Analysis; FDA Finds Pesticides Must be 5-10 ppb to Consistently Measure; Using Genetics and Chemistry to Determine Natural Product Origin; The Beginning of the End of ORAC Marketing?

IASC and ALOE IN THE NEWS
15/Links to various IASC and aloe related news articles

LEGAL & LEGISLATIVE NEWS
17/Sens. Durbin and Blumenthal Introduce Dietary Supplement Legislation in the Senate
17/Consent-Decree Conviction and Dividing Up Ill-Gotten Gains

THE SCIENCE OF ALOE
18/Recently published studies on THE SCIENCE OF ALOE

REGULATORY NEWS
24/Latest Proposition 65 Settlement Proposed for $80,000; Complaints Continue to Be Filed
25/FDA Enforcement: FDA is FIghting Crime, and Warning Letters Should be Heeded
26/USDA Releases Final Guidance for Organic Wild-Crop-Harvesting Program

 

May 2011 - In this Issue:

DIRECTOR'S MESSAGE

INSIDE LAW
4/IASC Trademark Owners: Beware of Scam Artists

IASC NEWS
5/IASC Board Approves Quality Standard for Raw Materials; Meets with FDA

SPECIAL TOPICS
8/The Rising of the Green Sun
16/Understanding the Complexities of Customs Regulations for Herbal and Dietary Supplements
17/The Herbal Products Consumer Revealed
19/LOHAS Market Data Available for Free Download

SCIENCE & ALOE: LITERATURE CITATIONS
19/10th Annual Oxford International Conference on the Science of Botanicals
27/Individual TCM Herbal Treatments Rigorously Tested
27/Treating Chronic Disease with TCM
27/Plant Aphrodisiacs Reviewed
27/Review of Phytochemical Databases
28/New Philosophical Approach to Rationalizing Phytotherapy
28/Review of TCM Materials on Learning and Memory Impairment
28/Açaí on the Internet: Little Data for Claims
28/Quality of Herbal AER Case Reports
28/Moldy Kava to Blame for Liver Toxicity?
29/Ionizing Irradiation for Phytosanitary Uses
29/Strategies for Ingredient Validation by NIR
29/Heavy Metal Analysis of Herbal Materials
29/Common Herbal Extracts Prevent Bacterial Adhesion
29/Herbal Traditions in Bosnia and Herzegovina
30/Patented Essential Oils Used to Repel Mosquitoes
30/Free Fitoterapia Special Edition on Research Since DSHEA
31/Diet, Supplements, and Mental Energy: A Review
31/Herb, Drug, and Author Interactions

IASC and ALOE IN THE NEWS
33/Links to various IASC and aloe related news articles
33/AHP's Microscopy Text Now Available with 10 Percent IASC Member Discount

LEGAL & LEGISLATIVE NEWS
34/A Look Back Provides a Glimpse of Legislative Action to Come

THE SCIENCE OF ALOE
36/Recently published studies on THE SCIENCE OF ALOE

REGULATORY NEWS
39/FDA Issues Import Alert for Japanese Products and Consumer Radiation Notice
40/FDA Holds Meetings on Import Provisions of New Food Safety Law
41/FDA Convenes Second FSMA Meeting: Preventative Controls of New Food Safety Law; AHPA Plans Comments
42/GAO Calls for FDA Inspection Authority on Food Claims Records
43/FDA Issues First Reportable Food Registry Report
45/What the Warning Letters Teach
46/FDA Convenes Second FSMA FTC Cracks Down on Affiliate-Generated Product Endorsements
47/Dear Retailer: There's a Hole in the cGMP Bucket
48/What the Warning Letters Teach: A Demand for Compliance
50/Industry Hosts First Dietary Supplement Caucus Briefing for the 112th Congress

 

February 2011 - In this Issue:

DIRECTOR'S MESSAGE

INSIDE LAW
4/California Plaintiffs Can More Easily Sue Companies over Misleading "Made in U.S.A." Claims

IASC NEWS
5/Proposed Revisions to Bylaws: IASC Member Vote Required
6/U.S. Senate & House of Representatives Succeeds on Second Attempt to Pass "Food Safety Modernization Act"
7/IASC Annual Meeting & 2011 Board of Directors Election
7/New York Recognizes Aloe Vera Is "Product Consumed for the Preservation of Health"

SCIENCE & ALOE: LITERATURE CITATIONS
7/Natural Products and Anti-Inflammatory Activity
8/DNA ID Sorts Bean Family Species
8/... and Finds Indian Valerian Adulterant
IASC and ALOE IN THE NEWS
8/Links to various IASC and aloe related news articles

LEGAL & LEGISLATIVE NEWS
9/Industry Joins FDA in Confronting Illegal Drug-Spiking
10/Why FDA's "Tainted Products" Letter is a Big Deal
11/FDA on Spiked Products, cGMP Small Entity Compliance Guidance Guide, More Warning Letters and Free Form Plant Phytosterols
13/The 112th Congress: Outlook and Opportunities
16/FDA Food Safety Modernization Act Provides FDA with New Regulatory Authority
21/Sports Supplements, Green Foods Targeted by Proposition 65 in 2010; Attention Continuing in 2011

THE SCIENCE OF ALOE: Recently Published Studies
22/Recently published studies on THE SCIENCE OF ALOE

REGULATORY NEWS
29/FDA Warning Letters Teach Old Lessons
32/FDA Warns Companies Away from Drug Claims
33/AHPA Comments on FTC "Green Guides"
35/AHPA Comments on USDA's Draft Guidance on Organic Wild Crops
35/FDA Warning Letters Teach Old Lessons

 

November 2010 - In this Issue:

DIRECTOR'S MESSAGE

INSIDE LAW
3/POLICING YOUR TRADEMARKS: A Giant Step in Protecting Your Intellectual Property

IASC NEWS
5/Special Report: Board Meeting Recap
10/Current Situation on Health Claims in the EU
11/FDA Sends Warning Letter to Aloe Vera Product Marketer
13/IASC Opens Submission Cycle for 2010-2011 Yun-Ho Lee Merit Award
13/AHPA Releases Primer on Products Liability Insurance
14/Consumer Reports Gets It Wrong Again(Even with AHPA's Help)
15/Certification Program: Aloin Testing

SCIENCE & ALOE: LITERATURE CITATIONS
16/NMR as Botanical Identity and Quality Measurement Tool
19/Spectroscopic and Chromatographic Analyses for Botanical Identification
19/Heavy Metals and Other Elements in Herbs and Supplements

IASC and ALOE IN THE NEWS
20/Links to various IASC and aloe related news articles

LEGAL & LEGISLATIVE NEWS
20/Food Safety Legislation May Advance in U.S. Senate
21/Pending "Green Guides" and Others: Will These Affect Your Business?
21/What the Warning Letters and an Enforcement Action Teach
22/FTC Explains "New" FTC Order Provisions

THE SCIENCE OF ALOE
22/Recently published studies on THE SCIENCE OF ALOE

REGULATORY NEWS
29/Warning Letters
31/AHPA Completes Analysis of FDA cGMP Inspection Trends
32/FTC Issues Administrative Complaint against POM Wonderful LLC
34/FDA Warns Large and Small Companies on Claims

 

August 2010 - In this Issue:

DIRECTOR'S MESSAGE
2/GMP Regulations & Aloe Vera: How Your Business May Be Affected

INSIDE LAW
4/FTC'S Revised Guides on the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising

IASC NEWS
5/IASC Provides Information on NTP Study Targeted for Consumers
5/IASC Clarifies REACH Applicability to Aloe Vera
6/IASC Launches FAQ on Aloe Vera to Educate Consumers, Industry
6/Definitive Aloe Vera Resource Published by NIH-ODS
7/IASC Improves Website with Translation into 52 Languages

SCIENCE & ALOE: LITERATURE CITATIONS
8/Further Research on Topical Aloe Vera for Burns and Wound Healing
8/Aloe Vera Food and Supplement Ingredient Reviews

IASC and ALOE IN THE NEWS
9/Links to Various IASC and Aloe Related News Articles

LEGAL & LEGISLATIVE NEWS
10/Senators Hatch, Harkin Introduce "Dietary Supplement Full Implementation and Enforcement Act of 2010"
10/GAO Report Finds Heavy Metals in Herbal Supplements at Levels That Do Not Raise Safety Concerns for FDA
12/Safe Cosmetics Act Introduced in U.S. House

THE SCIENCE OF ALOE
13/Recently Published Studies on THE SCIENCE OF ALOE

REGULATORY NEWS
20/FDA's Moore Clarifies Statement on NDI Enforcement
21/Warning Letter Addresses Unpermitted Irradiation, Labeling of Excipients in Extracts, and Application of Food cGMP to Ingredient Suppliers
23/52 New Proposition 65 Complaints Filed Against Supplements Companies; Settlements Now Exceed $4 Million
26/Government Gets Tough with Purveyors of Drug-Spiked "Dietary Supplements"
26/Aloe Vera Juice Manufacturer Receives Warning Letter from FDA
29/FDA 2010 on DSHEA and Dietary Supplements
31/FDA Issues CFR 111 Guidance for Inspectors, Prioritizes Botanicals
34/FDA's First cGMP Warning Letter Goes to Herbal Supplement Manufacturer

May 2010 - In this Issue:

DIRECTOR'S MESSAGE
INSIDE LAW: Washington Update
NOP on Organic Personal Care
IASC Unveils New Association Logo
IASC and ALOE IN THE NEWS: Media Clippings
Board of Director's Election
Aloe Vera Top Seller in Health Food Channel
CAM, Supplement Provisions Survive in Health Care Reform Bill
THE SCIENCE OF ALOE: Recent Studies
Treated Wooden Pallets Lead to Recall for McNeil

February 2010 - In this Issue:

DIRECTOR'S MESSAGE
What is NTP?
INSIDE LAW: Registering the Copyright in Website, Company Materials
IASC & ChromaDex Develop HPLC Method for Aloin Analysis
Sen. McCain Introduces New Bill
THE SCIENCE OF ALOE: Recent Studies
FDA Overreaches in Liquid Product Draft GuidanceOIG Finds Significant Problems
with FDA's Food Facility Registry
Aloe in the News: Media Clippings
New CBP Filing Rule for Imports via Ocean Vessels

November 2009 - In this Issue:

DIRECTOR'S MESSAGE
IASC Board Report
Feature Article: FTC's Revised Testimonial Guide
THE SCIENCE OF ALOE vera: Recent Studies
NOSB Recommendation on Personal Care
IASC E-Book Published
Aloe vera in the News: Media Clippings

August 2009 - In this Issue:

DIRECTOR'S MESSAGE
Yun-Ho Lee Nominations Open
Guest Article: Literature Review: NIR in Natural Products Analysis
Guest Article: FDA Inspection Broadened Under cGMP Regulations and Serious Adverse Event Reporting Legislation
THE SCIENCE OF ALOE vera: Recent Studies
FDA Commissioner Introduces New Enforcement Steps
Feature Article: FDA's Renewed Interest in Economic Adulteration
FDA Issues Final Guidance on SAER Reporting & Recordkeeping
Aloe vera in the News: Media Clippings

May 2009 - In this Issue:

DIRECTOR'S MESSAGE
Yun-Ho Lee Award Winners
Guest Article: Review of Recent Literature on Analytical Methods for Aloe vera
INSIDE LAW: Using Copyright to Protect Your Products
IASC Issues Labeling Guidance for Aloe vera Products, Use of Term "Whole Leaf"
THE SCIENCE OF ALOE vera: Recent Studies
IASC Board Authorizes Special Assessment to Finance Aloe vera Risk Assessment, Monograph
Newly Elected Officers, Members of the Board of Directors
Aloe vera in the News: Media Clippings
Members Sought for IASC Working Groups

February 2009 - In this Issue:

DIRECTOR'S MESSAGE
IASC Requests Member Assistance in Addressing Regulatory Concerns Regarding
Characterization, Labeling of Aloe vera Products
New Column! Ullman Shapiro & Ullman INSIDE LAW: Trademark Protection for Your Aloe vera Products
NMCD Revises Monograph for Aloe Vera Following IASC Input
THE SCIENCE OF ALOE vera: Recent Studies
Guest Article: Truvia, Purevia Get GRAS Nod from FDA: What Does it Mean for Stevia Products?
You're Invited to Attend the IASC Member Reception in Anaheim
FDA Releases Final Claims Substantiation Guidance
FDA Extends AER Label Compliance By One Year
Aloe vera in the News: Media Clippings

November 2008 - In this Issue:

IASC Board of Directors Meeting
DIRECTOR'S MESSAGE - Serving Our Members
New U.S. Dues Structure
Protecting the IASC Certification Seal
Code of Ethics and Business Conduct
THE SCIENCE OF ALOE vera: Recent Studies
Aloe vera in the News

August 2008 - In this Issue:

DIRECTOR'S MESSAGE
New Member Benefit: IASC Enters Into Exclusive Products Liability Insurance Endorsement Program
General Announcement: IASC Revamps Annual Science Conference; New Format Benefits Companies, Environment
Feature Article: Considerations in Toxicology Design & Interpretation: An Overview by Gradient Corp.
Regulatory: FDA's Proposed Rule Anticipated to Have Minimal Impact on Aloe vera Trade

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