Seven federal agencies, led by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), have announced joint civil and criminal actions against more than 100 makers and marketers of potentially dangerous dietary supplements, which one official compared to modern-day versions of “snake oil salesman and medical quacks.” The agencies went public Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015, with some unsealed…

Mounting pressure on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to do something about beta-methylphenethylamine, or BMPEA, being widely used in weight loss and energy supplements may have helped spark the agency to recently issue warning letters to several companies demanding that the “super caffeine” products be pulled from the market. FDA WarningBMPEA is closely related…

When Food Safety News began, back in the wee hours of the Obama administration, our plan was to plow deep in the fields that directly involved food safety, but to consciously avoid distractions into other areas that might be just tangentially related. This is harder for journalists to do than you might think. It means…

Late Monday, you could still buy the body-building diet supplement Craze online from Amazon in candy grape, berry lemonade and piña colada flavors, but it was “currently unavailable” at Driven Sports, Inc., the company that markets the product. Earlier in the day, an international panel of scientists disclosed that one of the ingredients in the…

FDA announced this week that two food supplement companies have recently halted production in response to claims and court orders. Truman J. Berst, doing business as Alternative Health and Herbs Remedies, was ordered on Sept. 20, 2012, by permanent injunction in an Oregon Federal District Court, to stop selling its herbal supplement products, which were…

Galactooligosaccharides (GOS) is a “highly pure food grade powder derived from milk lactose” with uses including being an ingredient in dietary supplements for kids. Since as early as May 10, 2012,  Westchester, IL-based Corn Products International Inc. has recalled the GOS manufactured in South Korea and sold  in 44.1 lb. plastic bags for food use…