FDA, FTC Issue Warning Letters for COVID-19 Claims

Washington, D.C.—The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that the FDA and Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued warning letters to three companies for selling...

Nevada Gov Orders Closures of Health Food Stores; NPA Responds

UPDATE April 8, 2020: As of 7:45 AM EST, the order to close health food stores has not been lifted for the state of...

Earth Fare Founder and Investors Aim to Reopen 4 Locations

Correction: This article has been updated to clarify details of auction. Asheville, NC—In February, Earth Fare announced that had begun inventory liquidation sales at all...

Whole Foods Market Employees Plan “Mass Sick Out”

Increasing concerns over the health and safety of workers amid the spread of COVID-19 has lead to several strikes. Yesterday (March 30, 2020) employees...

COVID-19 Concerns Spark Talks of Strikes Over Pay, Protection

As COVID-19 drives consumers to online shopping and grocery delivery, workers who help provide those services are asking for better protections and pay. Today...

FDA Updates: Nutrition Labeling; Food Supply & Safety FAQs

Washington, D.C.—The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that it is providing temporary flexibility regarding nutrition labeling of certain packaged foods in an effort to better...

NPA: How the $2T Economic Stimulus Package Helps Natural Products Industry

UPDATE: Following the signing of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act by President Donald Trump on March 27, Alex Azar, Secretary ...

Reports: Hospitals in NY Treating Coronavirus Patients with Vitamin C

New York, NY—New York hospitals are treating coronavirus patients with vitamin C, according to the New York Post. The Post quoted Andrew Weber, M.D.,...

FDA Resources: Food Safety & COVID-19

Washington, D.C.—The U.S. food supply remains safe for both people and animals, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) assured in an announcment on March...

Mother’s Market & Kitchen Supports Struggling Local Businesses

Costa Mesa, CA—Mother's Market & Kitchen, WholeFoods Magazine's Retailer of the Year in 1996, announced that the company was initiating a fast-track, online process...