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September 1, 2010
A federal judge has denied Coca-Cola’s motion to dismiss a lawsuit over what the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) says are deceptive and unsubstantiated claims on the company’s “Vitaminwater” line of soft drink…  Read More »
September 1, 2010
Consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies will need to employ different tactics than those used during the recession—divesting non-core brands, conserving cash and cutting costs—to preserve shareholder value as the economy recovers, accordi…  Read More »
September 1, 2010
In a victory for Natural Products Association (NPA) members and the overall industry, conferees on the Wall Street Reform bill (S. 3217) decided not to include in the final legislation sweeping new powers for FTC. Such additional authority very likel…  Read More »
September 1, 2010
People who read food labels are more likely than those who don’t to eat healthy diets, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association. Rates of diet-related chronic disease combined with the lack of current d…  Read More »
September 1, 2010
Despite hopes that higher blood levels of vitamin D might reduce cancer risk, a large study found no protective effect against non-Hodgkin lymphoma or cancer of the endometrium, esophagus, stomach, kidney, ovary or pancreas. In this study, carried ou…  Read More »
September 1, 2010
Consumer interest in foods and beverages that offer better digestive health, increased energy, weight loss and healthy blood sugar levels is greater than or similar to interest in vitamins and supplements that provide the same health and wellness ben…  Read More »
September 1, 2010
Despite a 136% increase in sales from 2005-2009, energy drinks/shots manufacturers are having trouble attracting new customers, according to Mintel research. In fact, 74% of those surveyed say they don’t consume energy drinks/shots and 69% of t…  Read More »
September 1, 2010
The Congressional Dietary Supplement Caucus (DSC)—in cooperation with the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) and the Natural Products Association (NPA)—held a briefing on Capitol Hill in late June to discuss the important role of die…  Read More »
September 1, 2010
The European Federation of Associations of Health Product Manufacturers (EHPM) has issued a complaint to the European Ombudsman regarding the EU’s health claims regulation. The application challenges the decision of the European Commission and…  Read More »
September 1, 2010
Biomarkers represent one of the greatest obstacles to research on the role of diet and nutrition in health promotion and disease prevention, according to Andrew Shao, senior vice president, Scientific & Regulatory Affairs, Council for Responsible…  Read More »
September 1, 2010
The National Advertising Division of the Council of Better Business Bureaus has recommended that Cincinnati, OH-based Elations Company, LLC, modify or discontinue certain advertising claims for its Elations Liquid Supplements product. As part of its…  Read More »
September 1, 2010
The Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS), a division of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), has published its Encyclopedia of Dietary Supplements, 2nd Edition. This latest edition contains new chapters on several botanicals, including aloe vera,…  Read More »
September 1, 2010
Recognizing the importance of ensuring that quality food ingredients are made available to the public, the National Institute of Nutrition and Food Safety-Chinese Center for Diseases Control and Prevention (NINFS) and the U.S. Pharmacopeial Conventio…  Read More »
September 1, 2010
The Hain Celestial Group, Melville, NY, has acquired the assets and business of 3 Greek Gods LLC, including its Greek Gods brand of all-natural Greek-style yogurt. Greek-style and specialty yogurt grocery sales grew more than 100% in the last year wh…  Read More »
September 1, 2010
PepsiCo Beverages Americas (PBA) has signed an agreement with The FRS Company, Foster City, CA, to distribute its FRS Healthy Energy brand of products, which contain a patented formula of quercetin (QU995), green tea extract and vitamins. The deal st…  Read More »

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