Industry News Roundup
This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet
Pharmavite annexes FoodState; CSPI urges ban on caffeine powder; NCCIH debuts at NIH; Gravity in Hantain’s orbit; SDC Nutrition in Costa Rica, Cayman Islands; Mannatech in Spain; and Food Advisory Committee nominations.
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FDAs Oct. 3 meeting agenda includes Pieter Cohen, Harvard Medical School professor; Consumers Union Programs Director Chuck Bell; Laura MacCleery, Center for Science in the Public Interest regulatory affairs director; and Stephanie Scarmo, Pew Charitable Trusts Health Care Products Project officer.
While endocrine-disrupting evidence was inconclusive, the Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety recommends more conservative limits on use of homosalate, octocrylene and benzophenone-3 in cosmetic products compared with current requirements under the European Cosmetics Product Regulation.
The risk of inadvertently growing SARS-CoV-2 virus in cell and gene therapies and possibly infecting patients and workers should be assessed and mitigated, the agency advises.