All news articles for December 2013

An acai berry supplement called Acai Pure was allegedly deceptively advertised as a weight-loss product

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FTC refunds almost $6 Million to consumers of acai berry supplement

Checks totaling $5,936,243.63 are being mailed by an administrator working for the Federal Trade Commission to consumers who purchased acai berry supplements, “colon cleansers,” and other products from Phoenix-based Central Coast Nutraceuticals, Inc.

A faulty study inking omega-3s to prostate cancer risk did some damage in 2013.

Guest Article

CRN on silencing the critics with a dose of research

By Steve Mister, President & CEO, Council for Responsible Nutrition

These are confusing times to be a dietary supplement consumer – one day, a particular nutrient is touted as a magic bullet, and the next it’s a waste of money. In this constant news cycle we live in, consumers are left even more puzzled about what’s really...

Will you join the likes of Bayer Consumer Care, Bifodan, Capsugel, Cargill, Danisco, the European Scientific League for Probiotics, Jarrow Formulas, Johnson & Johnson, Lonza, Merck, P&G and Yakult at Probiota 2014?

Probiota 2014, February 4-5, Amsterdam

Probiota 2014: The ultimate pre- and probiotic science-business blend


Probiota 2014 – relocated from Brussels to Amsterdam and organised by NutraIngredients – will bring together the finest scientific and commercial minds operating in the pre- and probiotic sector in a 2-day, 2-stream event.

Defining ‘natural’ is a priority for NPA in 2014

Guest article

Defining ‘natural’ is a priority for NPA in 2014

By John Shaw, Executive Director and CEO, Natural Products Association

At the Natural Products Association, we are constantly working toward our mission of ensuring consumers have access to healthy products that will improve their well-being and longevity, and that the dedicated and passionate individuals who make and sell...

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