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NPA keeps pressure on NY AG with grassroots campaign

NPA keeps pressure on NY AG with grassroots campaign

The Natural Products Association (NPA) is mobilizing a grassroots campaign to maintain the pressure on the NY Attorney General to release the details of the DNA barcoding study used to request the removal of herbal supplements from the shelves of four...

FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg to step down

FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg to step down

By Stephen DANIELLS

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has confirmed media rumours that Dr Margaret Hamburg is stepping down from her role as Commissioner at the end of March, with Stephen Ostroff, MD, the FDA's chief scientist, serving as acting Commissioner.

Standard Process hires new executive director of R&D

Standard Process hires new executive director of R&D

Wisconsin-based Standard Process has appointed Ibrahim Abou-Nemeh, PhD, as its new executive director of R&D to advance company’s research strategy and develop more new products that provide health care solutions.

Harvey Kamil elected chair of CRN’s Board of Directors

Harvey Kamil elected chair of CRN’s Board of Directors

NBTY vice chairman Harvey Kamil has been elected chair of the Council for Responsible Nutrition’s Board of Directors, and will hold the chairman post through 2016, succeeding John Blair, Sr VP of The Juice Plus+ Company.

Jim Hamilton named Neptune’s new President & CEO

Jim Hamilton named Neptune’s new President & CEO

By Stephen DANIELLS

Neptune Technologies & Bioressources Inc. has announced the appointment of Jim Hamilton as President and CEO of Neptune and a member of the Board, effective February 2, 2015.

Rep. Pallone and Rep. Jason Chaffetz take key positions on key committees

Rep. Pallone and Rep. Jason Chaffetz take key positions on key committees

By Stephen Daniells

The dietary supplements industry was quick to congratulate the appointment of industry supporter Rep. Frank Pallone Jr. (D-NJ) as the ranking Democrat on the House Energy and Commerce Committee. The appointment made even more pleasant as he replaces long-term...

Goin’ Back in Time with DSHEA

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Goin’ Back in Time with DSHEA

By Steve Mister, president and CEO for the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN)

It’s 1994 all over again—The Lion King just came out; everyone is talking about the Nancy Kerrigan incident, and the police are chasing O.J. Simpson’s white Bronco down the L.A. freeway. Meanwhile, back in Washington, Congress is crafting legislation...

GNC appoints new Chief Marketing and eCommerce Officer

GNC appoints new Chief Marketing and eCommerce Officer

Supplement retailing giant GNC has hired Jeffrey Hennion as its new Executive Vice President, Chief Marketing and eCommerce Officer, and has also appointed Daisy Vanderlinde joins as Chief Human Resource Officer.

Jeff Bland and Elwood Richard among annual NPA award honorees

Jeff Bland and Elwood Richard among annual NPA award honorees

By Stephen DANIELLS

Elwood Richard, the founder and former president of NOW Foods, and Jeffrey Bland, PhD, a leader in nutritional medicine, are just two of the ‘top-tier professionals in the natural products industry’ to be honored by the Natural Products Association at...

FoodNavigator-USA is hiring!

FoodNavigator-USA is hiring!

Do you understand the implications of POM vs Coke? Are you excited by innovation and entrepreneurs? And could you produce articles to match our award-winning content? If yes, we want to hear from you!

What I Learned from Oz

What I Learned from Oz

By Steve Mister, President & CEO, CRN

Two weeks ago, I had the responsibility of representing the dietary supplement industry at a hearing about weight loss scams before the Consumer Protection Subcommittee of the Commerce Committee in the U.S. Senate. Sitting at the witness table, two seats...

Michael Nuzzo to leave GNC for CPG executive position

Michael Nuzzo to leave GNC for CPG executive position

By Stephen DANIELLS

Michael Nuzzo, executive VP and CFO of GNC Holdings, Inc., has tendered his resignation in order to accept an executive position at a private equity funded consumer products company.

Fiberstar is eyeing domestic and international growth on the heels of a $10 mn facility expansion: “There isn’t anything more frustrating than having to restrict your product from a market that wants it,

60 seconds with Fiberstar’s new CEO John Haen

The future of functional ingredients? Collaboration, Fiberstar says

By Maggie Hennessy

Last month, longtime CPG executive John Haen took the reins as the new CEO and president of Fiberstar, replacing Dale Lindquist, who will now head up sustainable new business development at the River Falls, WI-based supplier of functional fiber ingredients. Three...

Food Vision 2014: In pictures

Food Vision 2014: In pictures

By Nathan Gray

The Food Vision event in Cannes brought together global food and drink industry leaders to tackle some of the biggest issues and key topics directly affecting the future of the industry and the profitability of businesseses. FoodNavigator and the Food...

Fabricant leaves FDA, replaces Shaw as head of NPA

Fabricant leaves FDA, replaces Shaw as head of NPA

By Hank Schultz in Washington, DC

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 days ago, the organization...

American Botanical Council awards botanical excellence in Anaheim

American Botanical Council awards botanical excellence in Anaheim

By Stephen DANIELLS

The recipients of the American Botanical Council's (ABC) 9th Annual Celebration and Awards Ceremony stepped into the spotlights in Anaheim, California recently to collect their awards. Here's our gallery of all the worthy recipients.

If only we lived in a perfect world, where all we have to do is get our nutrients from food...

In life and diets: nothing is perfect

By Judy Blatman, Senior Vice President, Communications, Council for Responsible Nutrition

If only I lived in a perfect world, like, say, Dr. Edgar Miller, one of the five doctors who have determined from on high via their editorial in the Annals of Internal Medicine, that no one needs to take a multivitamin.

Editors’ picks: Our favorite articles of 2013

Editors’ picks: Our favorite articles of 2013

By The NutraIngredients-USA team

We enjoy writing some articles more than others, whether it’s because of the subject, the impact for industry, the insights from commentators, or other reasons. But which articles did we enjoy writing the most and why?

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