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Published July 8, 2013
ConsumerLab.com recently tested various green and whole food supplements for heavy metals, microbes, and pesticides, and found only five of the 11 products selected met its quality standards. Read More »
Herbalife’s Strategic Transformation
By Sean Moloughney, Editor
Published July 2, 2013
Company aims to bring 65% of product manufacturing in-house by 2015. Read More »
Online Resellers Damage Practitioner Value Proposition
By Erik Goldman, Holistic Primary Care
Published July 1, 2013
Unauthorized resellers offering practitioner products directly to patients without clinician mediation present significant problems for companies built on the practitioner-only foundation. Read More »
Flavors & Colors: The ‘Cleaner’ the Better
By Lisa Olivo, Associate Editor
Published July 1, 2013
Clean labels with functional ingredients will advance the market forward. Read More »
Published July 1, 2013
The catechin and caffeine levels in green tea can vary by more than 240% across products, according to White Plains, NY-based ConsumerLab.com. Some products also contain significant amounts of lead in their tea leaves, according to recent tests. Prod… Read More »
Published July 1, 2013
Ginkgo biloba has been used medicinally for thousands of years. Today, it is one of the top-selling herbs in the United States. Read More »
Published June 24, 2013
Searchable collection contains product information and ingredients from labels of dietary supplements sold in U.S. Read More »
Published June 19, 2013
Didion Milling, Cambria, WI, has earned as gluten-free certification from The Gluten-Free Certification Organization (GFCO). This certification enables the company to provide corn ingredients to companies that manufacture gluten-free foods.… Read More »
Published June 19, 2013
Helios CORP, Sante Fe, NM, has voiced its support for the efforts of the ABC-AHP-NCNPR Botanical Adulterants Program in seeking more stringent guidelines for ID testing with regards to the management of adulteration in a variety of botanical categori… Read More »
Published June 18, 2013
In a strategic move, Frutarom Health will be entering into the functional foods market on a global scale, furthering the strong positioning of its functional ingredients in the nutraceuticals market.   “Frutarom is one of the leading provi… Read More »
Published June 17, 2013
USDA Office of Communications Director Matt Paul has offered an update on the detection of genetically engineered wheat in Oregon. Read More »
Published June 11, 2013
In some products ConsumerLab.com found a lot less protein and/or a lot more carbohydrates than expected, and even more alarming, some contained high qualities of lead. Read More »
Traditional Chinese Medicine—Where is the Evidence?
By Dilip Ghosh, Director, nutriConnect
Published June 10, 2013
Ensuring the safety, efficacy and quality of TCM requires a great deal of research and development. Read More »
Waste Not, Want Not
By Sean Moloughney, Editor
Published June 6, 2013
Food waste under scrutiny as U.S. government calls on industry to reduce, recover and recycle. Read More »
Published June 4, 2013
Following a government report that the herbal ingredient Ginkgo biloba causes cancer in lab animals, CSPI is urging FDA to prohibit its use in foods and dietary supplements. Read More »
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