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Inspiration & Insights from Sandy Gooch

She’s been called the queen of retailing, the pioneering creator of the natural food market, and the original visionary for the natural products industry....

NPA Sues FDA: Asks Courts to “Block Unlawful Action in NAC Situation”

Washington, D.C.—The Natural Products Association (NPA) announced that it has filed a lawsuit against the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). At issue: the status...

CRN Disappointed With FDA Tentative Response to NAC Citizen Petition

Washington, D.C.—The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) has expressed disappointment with FDA’s response to its citizen petition about the status of N-acetyl-L-cysteine (NAC) as...
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Vaccine Mandate + Labor Shortage = ?

OSHA’s vaccine mandate has brought forth mixed reactions. The Natural Products Association (NPA) hosted a seminar on the mandate, titled Implications of OSHA and...

Industry Associations React to FDA Commissioner Nomination

Washington, D.C.—Several industry associations have reacted to the nomination of Robert M. Califf, M.D., for commissioner of FDA. As WholeFoods has previously reported, Dr. Califf...

NPA: Intellectual Property Protection Key to Consumer Safety & Innovation for Natural Products Industry

Washington, D.C.—Stressing the importance of intellectual property protection for both consumer safety and product innovation, the Natural Products Association (NPA) has filed comments with...
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House Introduces HSA/FSA/HRA Legislation

Washington, D.C.—Legislation has been introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives to permit expenditures from health savings accounts (HSAs), flexible spending arrangements (FSAs), and...

NPA Files Citizen Petition with FDA over NAC

Washington, D.C.—The Natural Products Association (NPA) has filed a Citizen’s Petition with the Food and Drug Administration, requesting that N-acetyl-L-cysteine (NAC) not be excluded...

Draft Legislation Aims to Decriminalize Cannabis, Set Safe Level of CBD Consumption

Washington, D.C.—Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Senate Finance Committee Chair Ron Wyden (D-OR), and Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) have released a discussion draft...

Senate Introduces Legislation to Expand HSA, FSA

Washington, D.C.—New legislation introduced in the Senate would expand health savings accounts (HSA), health reimbursement arrangements, and flexible spending accounts (FSA) to cover dietary...