Baltimore, MD—The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) told Almased USA of St. Petersburg, FL that it was using illegal language in the marketing of its Almased product.

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The Alliance for Natural Health (ANH-USA) has reported that requests to withdraw some proposed regulations have fallen on deaf ears at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

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Dallas, TX—Recruitment firm Sanford Rose Associates has released the results of its 2011 Executive Compensation Survey for the Consumer Health and Wellness sector.

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The European Union and the United States will align their organic food programs, an effort aimed at eliminating redundancies and increasing access between both markets.

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Brattleboro, VT—More and more acreage in the United States is being used for growing organic cotton, according to research from the Organic Trade Association (OTA). The group believes the growth is tied to consumers wanting products made with organic cotton, price premiums and other factors.

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Oakland, CA—Fair trade products certifier Fair Trade USA has made some significant changes to its policies. These changes, part of the Fair Trade USA’s Multiple Ingredients Product Policy, were made after a two-month evaluation with several stakeholders.

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Acquisitions, mergers, awards, charity, certifications, company news and more.

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Silver Spring, MD—The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is cracking down on companies selling over-the-counter (OTC) HCG as weight-loss aids by making the product illegal, citing that fads and diets promising fast weight-loss often do so with unsupported claims and potentially unhealthy ways.

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Promotions, new hires, retirements and more.

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New York, NY—Shoppers may not consider natural health and beauty care (HBC) products discretionary purchases; rather, they’re essential. According to market research firm Packaged Facts, sales in the natural HBC market hit $8.5 billion in 2011. This marks a double-digit growth (11%) since 2005.

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