Jarrow Formulas announces the launch of Vitamin D3 5,000 IU, which contains the cholecalciferol form of vitamin D. Jarrow Formula’s Vitamin D3 is highly bioavailable, says the company, and aids in bone, immune and cellular health.
SRP: $12.95
1824 S. Robertson Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90035,
www.jarrow.com
 

NBTY

Ronkonkoma, NY; Park City, UT—Supplement powerhouses NBTY and Nutraceutical Corporation have recently made some merger/acquisition news.

 

alfalfa

Washington, D.C.—Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Representative Peter DeFazio (D-OR) were joined by 49 other representatives and five other senators to urge the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to retain the regulated status of genetically engineered (GE) alfalfa.

livestock

Washington, D.C.—FDA has issued a draft guidance advising more judicious use of antibiotics in food-producing livestock, stating that antibiotic overuse in this manner is a “serious threat” to public health.

Alfalfas

Boulder, CO—On June 21, A-M Holdings, LCC, received approval from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to acquire the Whole Foods Market branch located on Broadway in Boulder. The store is the original site of Alfalfa’s Market .

 

cleaners

Rockville, MD—As more and more consumers are beginning to recognize the benefits of a sustainable lifestyle, manufacturers of household cleaners are learning that they too need to join the eco-friendly revolution.

Prairie Village, KS—A recent life cycle inventory (LCI) study has shown that recycling polyethylene terephthalate (PET) and high-density polyethylene (HDPE), two leading household and beverage plastics, can make a tremendous difference. The research, performed by Franklin Associates, an assessment firm based here, shows that recycling can lead to considerable “reductions in energy consumption, solid waste generation and greenhouse gas emissions.”

SIDI supplements

Supplement makers are required under good manufacturing practices regulations to qualify their ingredient suppliers, but official guidelines for how have not been released by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. An industry group, however, has taken the important step of doing so.

Philadelphia, PA—The U.S. Food and Drug Administration seized 64 drums of honey from a Philadelphia distribution center from Sweet Works Inc. of Monterey Park, CA. The honey was imported from Cheng Du Wai Yuan Bee Products Company Limited of Chengdu, China. The drums of honey were later sold and placed in storage by food ingredient supplier Alfred L. Wolff Inc. of Chicago, IL.