grapes

Gainesville, FL—Data collected in November/December 2009 by resveratrol supplement maker ReserveAge Organics, based here, offer some illuminating insight into consumers’ attitudes with respect to this popular herb.

Alexandria, VA—Consumers who are concerned about the safety of dietary supplements should pay attention to a new statistic offered by the American Association of Poison Control Centers. According to the U.S. National Poison Data System, dietary supplements caused no deaths in 2008.

drink

New York, NY—WholeFoods reported last month on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) publication of draft guidelines concerning the distinction between beverages and liquid dietary supplements. Since then, as part of the commentary phase of the FDA guideline process, Ullman, Shapiro and Ullman, LLP have submitted a thorough response statement in opposition to the proposed FDA guidelines.

parents and kids

Boston, MA—A review of relevant data has highlighted some trends in, and pinpointed factors influencing the use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) among young people. The study, out of Harvard Medical School and Boston University, tracked available statistics to look for factors influencing CAM use in the pediatric population, or those 18 years old and younger.

Kettle ChipsKettle Foods is adding the new Fully Loaded Baked Potato flavor to its line of potato chips. Inspired by the Kettle brand’s Create-a-Chip Challenge, where customers submitted new flavor ideas, the chips satisfy the demand for something savory. Kettle chips are a vegetarian, all-natural snack option, containing no trans-fats, artificial flavors or preservatives.
SRP: $3.99 (9 oz.).

Tree of LifeTree of Life’s Soy Wonder soy spread now offers brighter packaging and a new taste for this peanut butter alternative known for its nutty taste and nutritional ingredients. Soy Wonder is peanut, dairy, wheat, gluten, and cholesterol free. It is similar in taste and texture to peanut butter, and is available in creamy and crunchy varieties.

Morini rice burgerMorini Brands offers its Bahama Rice Burger with Risofu, a rice-based meat alternative that is free of cholesterol, gluten and trans-fats. These non-soy products all are free of the top food allergens and are available in several new varieties: Grand Beach Rice Burger, Swingin’ Italian Rice Sausage and Tuscany Italian Rice Meatballs. Products are certified Vegan.

GrandyoatsGrandyOats celebrates 30 years in business with newly packaged granola cups that are made from BPA-free plastic, reusable, dishwasher safe, environmentally friendly and recyclable. The granolas come in several varieties, including Goji Agave, Mainely Maple, Low-Fat Cranberry Chew and more.
SRP: $4.99 (13-oz. container).

Tunisian Olive OilNew on the market is Tunisian olive oil from 100PercentTunisian.