NewsBriefs: January 2011

Simi Valley, CA-based derma e natural Bodycare made a donation to the Special Olympics Southern California. In other news, the company announced that its...

People News: January 2011

Chris Kilham, the “medicine hunter” recently visited Ecuador, a major grower of cocoa beans. According to Kilham, cocoa is beneficial for heart health, particularly...

Mintel Predicts 2011 Packaged Goods Trends

Chicago, IL—Market research firm Mintel believes that 2011 will see several small changes to consumer goods industries rather than significant changes in the marketplace....

FDA Takes Steps to Rid Market of Illegal Products

Industry Encouraged to Report Suspicious Products Anonymously Rockville, MD—Manufacturers of tainted products masquerading as legitimate dietary supplements had better change their ways—or else....

NPA Announces Lobby Day 2011

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

IOM Recommends New Levels for Vitamin D and Calcium

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...

Kosherfest 2010 Focuses On Moving Mainstream

Secaucus, NJ—Many aspects of a kosher diet are demanding and seldom accessible, but for the followers of this strict religious diet, good ...

NPA Reorganizes Offices

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...

Personal Care Brand Launches with Unique Eco-Friendly Features

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...

Update: Food Safety Bill

Washington, D.C.—After a delay in voting prior to the Thanksgiving holiday, the Senate finally passed the Food Safety Modernization Act on November 30 (Yea-Nay...