Consumer Reports Tests Echinacea, Turmeric; Industry Calls Results “Arbitrary,” “Reductionist,” “Snake Oil”

Consumer Reports (CR) tested turmeric and echinacea supplements from multiple brands, and concluded that several didn’t meet CR’s standards for lead levels and bacteria...

USDA Establishes U.S. Domestic Hemp Production Program

Washington, D.C.—The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has established the U.S. Domestic Hemp Production Program, which creates a consistent regulatory framework around hemp...

FDA Releases Statement on Homeopathics

Silver Spring, MD—FDA has released a statement regarding their efforts to protect patients from "potentially harmful" homeopathic products. The agency defines these products as: "made...

Reports: Fresh Thyme to Close 3 Locations

Downers Grove, IL—Fresh Thyme Farmers Market reportedly will be closing three locations on November 16: Lakeside (Omaha) and Grand Island, Nebraska; and Ames, Iowa,...

FDA, FTC Post Warning Letter to Rooted Apothecary Over CBD Products, Claims

Silver Spring, MD—FDA and FTC posted a joint warning letter to Rooted Apothecary LLC for illegally selling unapproved products containing cannabidiol (CBD) online with...

FDA and Media Turn Attention to CBD; Industry Reacts From SSW

Silver Spring, MD—FDA released a consumer update strongly advising against the use of cannabidiol (CBD), tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), and marijuana in any form during pregnancy...

Mustard Seed Market to Close Solon Location

Akron, OH—Mustard Seed Market announced in a press release that it will be closing its Solon location on October 30, 2019, after 20 years...

O&N: Amazon Sells CBD Products, In Spite of No-CBD Policy

Washington, D.C.—Amazon has a no-CBD policy on its website—but not, apparently, one it works to enforce, according to Organic & Natural Health Association (O&N)....

October Tariff Hike Suspended, First Phase of Potential Trade Deal Outlined

Washington, D.C.—President Donald Trump outlined the first phase of a deal to end the trade war with China and suspended the October tariff hike,...

UNFI Recalls Arla Apetina Product Due to Possible Botulism

UNFI is voluntarily recalling cases of Arla Apetina Marinated Feta & Olives in Oil, Pitted, according to a notification from FDA. The notification states: “The...

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