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Special edition: Transparency in Dietary Supplements

Is a transparent global supply chain the Holy Grail?

By Stephen Daniells

The dietary supplements industry must be transparent about transparency to ensure that it transparency really does make a difference and boost consumer confidence in the products, say industry experts.

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Special edition: Transparency in Dietary Supplements

Should transparency be a priority for the supplements industry?

By Stephen Daniells

The NY AG’s probe into herbal supplements has done a lot to change the industry conversation over transparency, and some practices by some industry members cannot continue because they jeopardize the entire business community, say industry experts.

Karen Howard, CEO and Executive Director of Organic & Natural Health Association

Resetting the stage for organic & natural industry in 2016

By Karen Howard, CEO and Executive Director, Organic & Natural Health Association

The close of 2015 left the dietary supplement world a bit battered from attacks by Attorneys General, and found the natural food industry in a bit of a quagmire as companies evaluated the impact of class action lawsuits. Then there was the FDA’s call...

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Looking Ahead at 2016? Be Prepared!

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

What a difference a year makes! Last January at this time, who in the industry would have predicted the New York Attorney General (AG) debacle in February? Or Senator Dick Durbin’s dietary supplement amendments on the defense authorization bill in May?...

Karen Howard, CEO and Executive Director of Organic & Natural Health Association

Dietary supplement industry shift takes hold in 2015

By Karen Howard, CEO and Executive Director, Organic & Natural Health Association

It has been proclaimed “nature abhors a vacuum.”  In the transition to modern times, this scientific theory is more commonly used to explain why inaction results in action. Perhaps the major events of the past year are the result of the natural products...

This year's winners. In 2016 our judging panel will select 12 more 'game-changing' success stories

Independent & prestigious. 12 awards, 5 new categories

NutraIngredients Awards deadline is January 15, 2016


Large and small ingredient suppliers, supplements and functional food manufacturers, outsourcers and researchers – there are just six weeks to submit your entries to the NutraIngredients Awards 2016. January 15 is the deadline.

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CRN Annual Meeting to return to Dana Point, CA Oct 26-29, 2016

The Council for Responsible Nutrition’s Day of Science and Annual Symposium for the Dietary Supplement Industry will be held Wednesday, October 26, through Saturday morning, Oct. 29, at The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel in Dana Point, Calif.

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Vitamin Angels to expand prenatal multivitamin program


Vitamin Angels is dedicating more resources to its prenatal multivitamin program following an important publication by the prestigious Cochrane Collaboration supporting the efficacy of prenatal vitamins.

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