NewsBriefs: March 2017

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The United Natural Products Alliance (UNPA) has announced that Verdure Sciences, based in Noblesville, IN will be returning as an executive member and Sirio Pharma Co. Ltd., headquartered in Shantou, Guangdong, China, with a U.S. office in Oakbrook Terrace, IL is joining its ranks as the newest executive members. Vendure Sciences  is a supplier of plant-based botanical ingredients and Sirio Pharma Co. Ltd. is one of the main dietary supplement contract development and manufacturing organizations in China, specializing in the development and manufacturing of quality products, including softgel, capsule, tablet, powder, gummy, oral liquid, probiotics and other dosage forms.

Honest Company, whose co-founder is actress Jessica Alba, has voluntarily recalled all bottles of its organic baby powder in the U.S. The recall comes after the Santa Monica, CA-based company found possible contaminations from microorganisms that could potentially cause eye and skin infections had been discovered in recent tests. Co-founder Christopher Gavigan said in a statement on the company’s website, “With the full knowledge and under the guidance of the FDA, we’ve decided to voluntarily recall this product out of an abundance of caution.” Available since April of 2016, the baby powder is sold in 4 oz containers and was introduced as a natural alternative to conventional powder.

Published in WholeFoods Magazine March 2017