UNFI Enters Agreements to Sell 13 Shoppers Stores

Providence, RI—United Natural Foods, Inc. (UNFI) announced in a press release that it has entered into definitive agreements to sell 13 of its 43...

Two Companies Face Potential Class Action Over CBD

Two companies selling cannabidiol (CBD)—Charlotte's Web Holdings and Infinite Products Co.—face proposed consumer class suits filed in California, Bloomberg Law reports, noting that the...

FDA Issues CBD Warning Letters; Comments on GRAS

Silver Spring, MD—The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that warning letters were issued to 15 companies for illegally selling products containing cannabidiol...

CDC Investigating E. Coli Outbreak Linked to Lettuce–Updated 11/26

Atlanta, GA—CDC has posted a notice of a multistate outbreak of E. coli 0157:H7 infections. The source of the outbreak has not yet been determined,...

Bumble Bee Files for Bankruptcy

San Diego, CA—Bumble Bee Foods filed for bankruptcy on Thursday, according to CNN, blaming its “recent and significant legal challenges.” FCF Co., a Taiwanese...

Study: Omega-3s as Effective as ADHD Drugs for Some Children

London—Omega-3 fish oil supplements improve attention among children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)--but only for those who have low levels of omega-3 in...

FDA Discusses Legality CBD at CRN Conference

Carlsbad, CA—The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) held its Annual Symposium for the Dietary Supplement Industry in Carlsbad, CA earlier in November. A highlight...

President Trump Announces Nomination for FDA Commissioner

Washington, D.C.—President Trump announced his intent to nominate Stephen Hahn, a cancer specialist and hospital administrator, to lead the FDA. According to Politico, this...

CEO of Fresh Thyme Announces Departure

Downers Grove, Il—Chris Sherrell, President and CEO of Fresh Thyme Farmers Market, has announced his departure from the company, according to a press release. Sherrell...

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...