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May 3, 2010
According to the American Herbal Products Association (AHPA), Silver Spring, MD, the healthcare reform bill signed into law March 23 by President Barack Obama, the “Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act,” includes several provisions…  Read More »
May 3, 2010
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has instituted a new regulatory process to ensure that all claims made on food labels in the EU are “clear and substantiated by scientific evidence.” With two-thirds of the initial batch of claims…  Read More »
May 3, 2010
Improving nerve regeneration after corneal surgery, preventing psychotic disorders in those at high risk and reducing cellular aging are three emerging benefits of omega 3 fatty acids, according to new research. In the April 2010 PUFA Newsletter and…  Read More »
May 3, 2010
Atlanta, GA-based Coca-Cola has become the majority shareholder of U.K.-based smoothie maker Innocent Drinks, which ran into tough economic times during the recession. Innocent Drinks was founded with just $509,000 of start-up capital in 1999. By 200…  Read More »
May 3, 2010
The company’s group vice president of Nutrition Ingredients considers traceability and sustainability top priorities.  Read More »
May 3, 2010
With the recent passage of healthcare legislation, prevention and wellness continue to be hot topics on Capitol Hill and in the news. Included in the discussion is a new paradigm of prevention—functional medicine—that is gaining momentum…  Read More »
May 3, 2010
Alongside news the company saw sales grow 7% in the first quarter of 2010, Danone said it is withdrawing two applications submitted to the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) for article 13.5 health claims related to its Activia and Actimel yogurts…  Read More »
May 3, 2010
Consistent with the company’s existing U.S. policy, Purchase, NY-based PepsiCo is voluntarily adopting a new global policy to stop selling full-sugar soft drinks to primary and secondary schools by 2012. Details of the PepsiCo policy were drawn…  Read More »
May 3, 2010
Most infants in the U.S. aren’t getting the 400 IU of vitamin D recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics, according to a report published in Pediatrics in March. Researchers found that among infants who were exclusively breastfed, only…  Read More »
May 3, 2010
The global food supplement industry recently gathered in Istanbul for the Annual Meeting of the International Alliance of Dietary/Food Supplement Associations (IADSA) to address the scientific and regulatory issues shaping the future of legislation.…  Read More »
May 3, 2010
Facing charges it deceptively advertised its Wal-Born line of dietary supplements, which claimed to prevent colds, fight germs and boost the immune system, Walgreens has agreed to a $6 million settlement with FTC. In addition to the proposed Walgreen…  Read More »
May 3, 2010
Irvine, CA-based ChromaDex Corp. has signed an agreement for the commercial development of pterostilbene, a substance chemically related to resveratrol, from the University of Mississippi and the Agricultural Research Service—the principal intr…  Read More »
May 3, 2010
The White House held a meeting on childhood obesity in early April to hear from experts and practitioners about the extent and causes of childhood obesity and to gather input for its action plan to solve the problem. Recommendations of the President&…  Read More »
May 3, 2010
At the request of FDA, U.S. Marshals seized a range of consumer products, including creams, capsules, tablets, gum, throat spray and shampoos from Haywood, WI-based Beehive Botanicals in late March. The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western Di…  Read More »
May 3, 2010
The National Advertising Division (NAD) of the Council of Better Business Bureaus has recommended that Pharmavite LLC, Northridge, CA, discontinue marketing “Nature Made Prenatal Multi + DHA Liquid Softgels” as “complete” pren…  Read More »

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