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POM v Coca-Cola false advertising spat heads to Supreme Court, but what does this mean for your label?

It’s not quite as dramatic as the Oscar Pistorius trial, but in the world of food law, a false advertising case brought by POM Wonderful against rival Coca-Cola is being...

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Standard Process helps boost compliance with new convenience packs

Wisconsin-based direct-to-practitioner manufacturer Standard Process has expanded its line of convenience packets with two new Daily Fundamentals packs: Adrenal Health and General Female Endocrine.

Life Extension’s Dr Michael Smith: ‘75% of Americans are taking supplements but they don’t know what they’re doing’

Between two-thirds and three quarters of Americans are taking supplements, but they need guidance about how they should be using supplements, says Michael Smith, MD, senior health scientist for Life...

Israeli firm targets military ration packs: 'We’ll sell to anybody'

Israeli company Easy Line says its products hold military ration pack potential, and it will be angling for export to any national military.

Herb Pharm rollouts aim for 'transitional natural consumers'

With the launch of three new herbal supplements headlined by such widely appealing ingredients as turmeric and ginger, Herb Pharm looks to broaden its consumer base beyond the so-called “lifestyles...

Water, only better? AquaBall explodes into healthy hydration market for kids

Water is boring, soda is off limits, juices are nutrient-packed but sugary, and milk isn’t cool, so what do you put in your kids lunchbox?  

Dewmar’s FDA warning letter a ‘no-brainer’: food and drug attorney

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a warning letter to Dewmar International BMC Inc., alleging that despite labeling its Lean Slow Motion…Potion beverage as a dietary supplement, the...

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GNC takes NutraClick’s ProbioSlim into nationwide stores

Supplement retail giant GNC has picked up the ProbioSlim product from NutraClick, marking a significant success for the Boston, MA-based nutritional products company.

Probiotics, enzymes, and fiber are the ingredient categories to watch for M&A: NCN CEO

After much consolidation in the fish oil sector, probiotics, enzymes, and fiber could be the ingredient categories to watch moving forward for M&A activity, says the CEO of the Nutrition...

Fabricant leaves FDA, replaces Shaw as head of NPA

The Natural Products Association (NPA) announced this morning that Daniel Fabricant, PhD, will succeed John Shaw as chief executive officer of the organization effective immediately.  Shaw had tendered his resignation several...

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Jim Emme to become new NOW Health Group CEO as Al Powers retires

Industry veteran Al Powers, CEO of NOW Health Group, will retire effective May 1, 2014, with Jim Emme, currently NOW Foods President, stepping up to the NOW Health Group CEO position.

AHPA's new protein guidance addresses issue that has been percolating for years

The American Herbal Products Association has set a new policy for how member companies ought to calculate the amount of protein in their products to deal with a situation in...

Blendhub boosts supply chain transparency

Premium Blendhub has created a new centre that offers a fully transparent management model of the raw materials in food powder blends, to help customers optimise their supply chain.

InsideTracker CEO: ‘The one-size-fits-all intervention approach to nutrition makes no sense - Personalization is the future’

It may have been said before, but the future of nutrition is through personalization, especially for athletic individuals who want to achieve the optimal and not just normal levels, says...

Kellogg v BCTGM

NLRB issues complaint against Kellogg over Memphis lockout

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has issued a complaint over Kellogg’s Memphis plant lockout, based on federal charges brought forward by the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco and Grain Millers (BCTGM)...

Food Vision 2014

Final preparations underway for Food Vision 2014

Final preparations are underway for Food Vision 2014, the event that brings together global food and drink industry leaders at Cannes in the south of France to discuss key topics...

EuroPharma founder: Nobody has given curcumin the attention that we have

Booming consumer demand for curcumin is driving an innovative but highly competitive supplier landscape, but Terry Lemerond, founder & president of EuroPharma,Inc., says his company has never talked down the competition,...

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Standard Process earns CSR award

Whole food supplement manufacturer Standard Process has received the PR Daily Corporate Social Responsibility Award for best sustainability/green initiative.

Amway executes next leg of $375 manufacturing expansion with new Vietnam plant

Amway, the world’s largest network marketing company, has broken ground on a $25 million manufacturing facility in Bihn Duong, Vietnam, the company announced recently.  The facility will be devoted to...

GNC hops on personalization bandwagon with 'Accelerator' series

GNC Holdings is hopping on the personalizaiton bandwagon with a line of add-on sports nutrition prouducts call the “Accelerator Series.”  The products are intended to pair with exisitng sports nutrition...

'The first such patented drinks ever been made in the world': Hydro One CEO Sammy Nasrollahi

Diabetes busting cinnamon: Hydro One drinks score US patent triumph

Hydro One Beverages has won a US patent for healthy soft drinks line REVd that uses a special cinnamon extract to tackle problems associated with high blood sugar such as...

Special edition: Innovations in Delivery Systems

NanoSphere Health CSO: ‘We’re revolutionizing the way of delivering nutrients’

Disruptive technologies to produce natural nano-sized nutraceuticals could ‘revolutionize’ how dietary supplements deliver their benefits, with smaller most definitely better for enhancing bioavailability and bio-efficacy, says the CSO of NanoSphere...

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Gummy vitamin market still has ‘great’ potential: Pharmavite

In the continued effort to appeal to consumers loathe to swallow pills every day, supplement manufacturers have ventured into everything from melts and powders to confectionery-type supplement forms such as...

IPA World Congress, May 9-11 2014, Athens, Greece

Time to renovate your probiotic toolbox? IPA workshop explores how

Companies that manufacture probiotic products can learn much from other fast-moving-consumer-good (FMCG) firms like shower gel, pharmaceutical and smoothie makers in NPD, an expert says.

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Kratom distributor recalls all products in wake of FDA import alert

SNI National has voluntarily recalled all of its products that contain kratom, an ingredient whose legality has been questioned by the Food and Drug Administration.

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