NPA

For the 14th year in a row, the Natural Products Association (NPA) will host Natural Products Day. The 2011 date is set for April 6, 2011.

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Washington, D.C.—After reviewing the current research behind the health benefits of vitamin D and calcium, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) has issued a report that updates dietary reference intakes (DRIs) for these nutrients.

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Secaucus, NJ—Kosherfest 2010 proved that with innovative new products expanding the variety in the market, the rules may stay strict, but the taste and nutritional values are improving.

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Washington, D.C.—The Natural Products Association (NPA) members that were part of the former West and Rocky Mountain regions will now be affiliate with one of three newly organized regions: Northwest, Southwest and Midwest.

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Ronkonkoma, NY—Industry veteran Jodi Drexler-Billet has brought to market the new Earthly Elements all-natural vegan personal care line, which will be distributed by supplement manufacturer Solgar Vitamin and Herb Company. T

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The Senate failed to vote on passing the Food Safety and Modernization Act on Thursday, November 18.

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The second Natracare Sisters raised $320,000 to help “improve the health of women and babies by training women scientists and clinicians.” Sisters Susie Hewson, Natracare’s chief executive, and Theresa White cycled 450 km over five days in China as part of the Women for Women Cycle China challenge.

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DSM CEO Feike Sijbesma received the 2010 Humanitarian of the Year Award from the United Nations Association of New York “for his outstanding commitment to corporate social responsibility and in particular for DSM’s partnership with the United Nations World Food Programme.”

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Albuquerque, NM—Homeopathic medicine supplier Heel USA held an editors’ summit in early October.

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Washington, D.C.—In October, The Institute of Medicine (IOM) released the first report of a two-phase study examining nutrition rating systems and symbols on front-of-package (FOP) labeling. This first report details the nutrition science basis for FOP labeling systems and concludes that FOP labeling systems ought to reference serving size, calorie information, saturated fat, trans fat and sodium to effectively assist consumers in making healthful food choices.

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