What did retailers from across the country tell us was hot to close out 2013? Here is our breakdown of national and regional sales trends from October through December, as identified from our monthly What’s Selling column.
Election Day on November 5 brought a setback to the GMO labeling movement, as the state of Washington’s ballot Initiative 522 was voted down. The vote as of November 7 was 54% No to 46% Yes, though votes were still being counted. Earlier polls had staked the initiative to a sizable lead, but the gap closed as the election neared and many voters minds apparently changed. The initiative would have required foods containing genetically modified ingredients to convey that fact on the label.
Washington, D.C.—Certain supplement ingredients may have entered the U.S. market without accompanying new dietary ingredient (NDI) notification as is required by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Watsonville, CA—Nordic Naturals of has partnered up with Nutrasource Diagnostics (NDI) to create a testing methodology for analyzing the p-Anisidine levels in flavored omega-3 dietary supplements. p-Anisidine levels are used to measure oxidation.