Michael McGuffin (right) presented the 2017 AHPA Visionary Award to Dan Richard (left) who received the award on behalf of his father Elwood. Image: AHPA

AHPA awards Richard, Bass, Israelsen, Shelton and BI

The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) presented its 2017 awards to Elwood Richard, Scott Bass, Loren Israelsen, Suzanne Shelton and BI Nutraceuticals for substantive and positive contributions to the herbal products industry.

Kevin Elsberry, COO of Capstone Nutrition

Capstone Nutrition names new COO

Kevin Elsberry has been named the new Chief Operating Officer of Capstone Nutrition, one of the largest non-branded contract manufacturers of health and dietary supplements in the US.

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Tomorrow! NIU's FREE blood sugar management forum

By Adi Menayang

Experts from Nielsen and Atrium Innovations, as well as two experts on regulation in the dietary supplement space, will discuss the forces that make the blood sugar management category tick in a FREE online forum hosted by NutraIngredients-USA.

Dr Ikhlas Khan becomes NCNPR director

Dr Ikhlas Khan becomes NCNPR director

By Sydney Slotkin DuPriest, The University of Mississippi

After 25 years with the University of Mississippi research center, Ikhlas Khan became director of the National Center for Natural Products Research at the UM School of Pharmacy on Jan. 1.

Jim Hyde elected chair of CRN’s Board of Directors

Jim Hyde elected chair of CRN’s Board of Directors

Jim Hyde, vice president and general manager at Balchem Human Nutrition and Pharma, has been elected chair of the Council for Responsible Nutrition’s Board of Directors, and will hold the chairman post through 2018, succeeding Harvey Kamil, vice chairman...

People News Jan 2017: CRN, UAS Labs, B&D, SPINS, and more

People News Jan 2017: CRN, UAS Labs, B&D, SPINS, and more

We’ve had a few notable hires and promotions this month, with new hires at UAS Labs, B&D Nutritional Ingredients, SPINS, Senomyx, and Salt of the Earth, while Arizona Nutritional Supplements and CRN announced promotions.

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Can a Registry Build Trust?

By Steve Mister, president & CEO, CRN

Trust is a fickle thing. Just ask the political candidates in the recent election. It’s built over time and can be squandered overnight.

2017 NPA Awards open for nomination

2017 NPA Awards open for nomination

The Natural Products Association is now accepting nominations for the 24th Annual NPA Awards. The deadline for submissions is March 31, 2017.

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NPA outlines top supplement-related legislative issues for PEOTUS Trump

By Stephen Daniells

NDIs, kratom, maternal and child nutrition, medical foods, health claims, and reducing the cost of healthcare are among the important issues affecting dietary supplements and the natural products industry in 2017, according to the Natural Products Association....

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Quality and science still strong for omega-3: GOED’s 2016 review

By Adam Ismail, Executive Director, GOED

Overall 2016 has not been a bad year for the omega-3 industry, but it also has not been a strong year and therefore it still feels like we are having to fight for our right to exist. If anything, it appears like the omega-3 industry, which has grown on...

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Rehab, a Registry, and Steady Progress: The Year that Was

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

In many respects, 2016 will go down as the year that the unexpected and the improbable came to pass. For dietary supplements, however, the year was more predictable with a steady road toward rehabilitating its image tarnished from the prior year’s events...

The Workshop: CRN’s Day of Science is held in Dana Point, CA on Oct 26. Image © iStock

CRN donates $10,000 to Tufts University students

The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) is donating $10,000 to the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University to allow graduate students to attend The Workshop: CRN’s Day of Science.

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Supplement shaming wins first Olympic gold medal


It didn’t take long for a dope-busted Olympic athlete to blame a contaminated food supplement for his infringement and sportsmen and sports bodies to jump into the fray with ‘see? you just can’t trust supplements’ missives.

NPA adds 59 new retail and supply members

NPA adds 59 new retail and supply members

The Natural Products Association (NPA) has added 59 new members to its ranks in 2016, with the association “redoubling its efforts recently to gain and retain new members”.

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