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NPA sues 10 current and former board members who allegedly sought to ‘undermine’ organization

The Natural Products Association has filed suit against 10 current and former board members whom it said had sought to “undermine the organization’s ability to do its work” by cooperating...

EFSA provides update to ‘contradictory’ health claims advice

Contradictory advice on submitting probiotic health claims on immunity, pathogens and gastrointestinal functions, has led to scientific studies that fail to establish risk factors of a disease, a European Food...

Industry must engage AGs early to reduce litigation risk, experts advise

Proactively educating attorneys general and candidates running for the position about the positive attributes and contributions of dietary supplements could help industry stay out of their litigation cross-hairs in the...

Kuli Kuli expands portfolio, mission with energy shot launch

Moringa superfood product manufacturer Kuli Kuli expands it portfolio and the reach of its social mission with the launch of three energy shots, thanks to an infusion of $1 million...

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NIFA grants to fund research projects

More than $30m in grants will be awarded to fund 80 projects in areas including food safety, through USDA's Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI).

NSF strengthens food safety services in EMEA

NSF International is to acquire Euro Consultants Group (ECG) to strengthen its food safety services in the EMEA market.

RSPO to crack down on ‘palm oil free’ labels

The Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) will crack down on member companies claiming to have removed palm oil for environmental reasons.

NBTY sells Vitamin World to Centre Lane Partners

To focus on its portfolio of products, NBTY sells its retail component Vitamin World to Centre Lane Partners.

New consumer campaign encourages vitamin D testing to identify deficiency, advance research

A consumer education campaign launched by the Organic and Natural Health Association earlier this year will encourage consumers to test their vitamin D levels to identify supplementation needs while simultaneously...

Could consumers see GM as an eco-friendly food choice?

Swedish researchers have suggested that food labelled both GM and eco-friendly may become commonplace in the future - but is this an idea consumers will buy into?


'Noisy,' 'anxious' language dilutes message of omega-3s, analysts say

Omega-3s messages are “noisy” and “anxious” according to consumer insights shared during the GOED Exchange meeting taking place this week in Tenerife, Spain.

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ADM to buy controlling stake in Harvest Innovations: 'Consumers are looking for non-GMO, organic, and minimally processed foods'

ADM has boosted its presence in the market for organic, non-GMO, gluten-free and 'minimally processed' foods and ingredients after striking a deal to buy a controlling stake in Iowa-based Harvest...

Probiota day 1: Tweet by tweet

This year our event Probiota kicked off with the workshop 'Prebiotics – a return to true science'. Experts in the field gathered to cut loose from complex regulation and commercial...

Natural Grocers' education efforts boost supplement sales amid tepid first quarter

Dietary supplements retailer Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage said it has seen strong sales growth in supplements driven by its in-store education efforts. 

New ISO standard for flow cytometry with probiotics

Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium, present in yogurt and other dairy products, are used as probiotics, or “friendly bacteria,” to maintain a healthy digestive tract.

Fabricant, NPA sued by former CFO

The Natural Products Association has said it will "vigorously defend" itself and is "confident [it] will prevail" in a lawsuit filed by former CFO Brent Weickert against the organization and its executive director Dr Daniel Fabricant, PhD....

Gilad & Gilad defends usage patent for agmatine in nerve health

Gilad & Gilad, formulators of a neuroprotective dietary supplement, have defended their patent on the usage of agmatine in a settlement with an alleged infringer.

IPA challenges article's assertion that science behind probiotics is 'shaky'

A recent online article that labeled the science backing probiotics as “shaky” was criticized by the International Proibiotics Association as lacking context and a basic understanding of the industry and...

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CRN adds 7 members, pushing organization to 'new record' size

The Council for Responsible Nutrition has announced the addition of seven new members.  The additions push membership to “new record levels,” according to the organization.


More consumers seek out products with ‘natural’ label, whatever it means

A survey conducted last month revealed that 62% of Americans buy products labelled “natural,” thinking they are buying something they are not.

ChromaDex closes deal to place Niagen in wide array of national chains

ChromaDex has hit another milestone in the market penetration of its Niagen ingredient with a deal that will put it into a number of national retail chains.

Way Better Snacks expands range and tips further growth in sprouted grains

Way Better Snacks has unveiled its latest product – a nacho-flavored tortilla chip – and tipped its signature sprouted grains as a major growth area for snacking.

The top 10 branded processed food companies have lost 4% of market share in past 5 years, says Rabobank

The top 10 branded processed food companies in the US have lost 4% of their market share in the past five years as smaller, more innovative brands have seized the...


Market research company estimates sports supplement market to surpass $10 billion in 2020

A new market report published by Persistence Market Research projects the global sports supplements market to reach an estimated value of $12.4 billion in 2020.

Approval of IBS claims in Canada to help Taiyo further differentiate Sunfiber ingredient

Japanese supplier Taiyo has bolstered the already impressive scientific and regulatory backing for its Sunfiber gut health ingredient with new approved health claims in Canada and others in Japan.

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