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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 of N-acetyl-L-cysteine (NAC). NPA is requesting that FDA “cease its...
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vitafusion Partners with WhyHunger, Offers $100k Donation Match

Ewing, NJ—Building on a successful 2020 partnership, vitafusion is announcing a continuation of its work with WhyHunger, a global non-profit with the mission of ending hunger and advancing the human right to nutritious food...
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Survey: Pediatricians Prefer Clean OTC Meds Over Mainstream OTC Meds

Atlanta, GA—Pediatricians prefer Genexa’s Kids’ Pain & Fever over Children’s Tylenol Pain + Fever liquid products for their own children, according to a survey from Genexa. The survey was conducted in Spring 2021, on...
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Gummy Brand Pledges $50k Donation Match in Partnership with Feed the Children

Children’s gummy vitamin brand L’il Critters is partnering with Feed the Children in support of the non-profit’s ‘No Hunger’ Holidays campaign. The goal: To create a hunger-free season for families across the U.S. struggling...
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Review Paper Bolsters Effort to Petition for a K2-Specific RDI

Oslo, Norway, and East Brunswick, NJ—Open Heart has published a review paper pointing out the overlooked role of vitamin K2 in cardiovascular health, especially in the United States, where K deficiency is significant. The...
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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 a legal dietary supplement. The petition, as WholeFoods previously reported,...
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Balchem Issues Call for Innovation Summit

New Hampton, NY—Balchem Human Nutrition & Health announced the launch of a 2022 TrenDish Innovation Summit. The event is designed to further the company’s commitment to innovation: Balchem is seeking innovative technologies, ingredients, and...
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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 CMS Rules, wherein experts provided an overview. The mandate, per...
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CRN Announces 10 New Members, Winners of CASP Award

Washington, D.C.—The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) has announced the addition of 10 new companies to its membership rolls, as well as the winners of CRN’s CASP Award. The voting members added during the...
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Nature Made Funds All LA School District Classroom Requests

West Hills, CA—Nature Made has fully funded every classroom request made by Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), the second-largest school district in the nation, as part of the company’s #TeachHealthy campaign. The donation...
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GOED Report Offers Insights on U.S. Supplement Users

The Global Organization for EPA and DHA Omega-3s (GOED), in partnership with Trust Transparency Center, has published market research on supplement consumers in the U.S. The report, based on market research done on 1,000...
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IADSA Creates 8 Guiding Principles on Sustainability

IADSA has adopted Guiding Principles on Sustainability for the global food supplement sector, according to a press release. “Change will only come about with the involvement of a majority in the industry, and through...
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AHPA Establishes Trade Requirement on Organic Supplements

Silver Spring, MD—At its most recent meeting, the Board of Trustees of the American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) considered several topics of interest to AHPA membership, and decided to establish a trade requirement on...
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MegaFood Video Series Reframes Conversations Around Personal & Planetary Health

MegaFood has launched “What Matters,” a storytelling series intended to reframe conversations around how we value and prioritize personal and planetary health. “What Matters” consists of a series of conversations hosted by Erin Stokes,...
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Socati Acquires Organic Manufacturing Facility

Austin, TX—Socati Corp., a subsidiary of Yooma Wellness Inc., has acquired a USDA Certified Organic finished goods manufacturing facility in Olathe, Kansas, according to a press release. The facility was acquired to allow Socati...
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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 is a Cardiologist who teaches at the Duke University...
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NIH Updates Dietary Supplement Label Database

Washington, D.C.—The Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has recently modernized the Dietary Supplement Label Database (DSLD), a public repository of dietary supplement labeling information. The DSLD was...
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Prebiotic Market At a “Tipping Point,” According to Clasado

Clasado Biosciences has shared insight on the U.S. prebiotic market, stating in a press release that the company believes the market is at a “tipping point,” with conditions ripe for exponential growth as brand...
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NBA Basketball Players Found to Have Low O3I Levels

Sioux Falls, SD—OmegaQuant has collaborated with researchers to measure the Omega-3 Index (O3I) in NBA basketball players, research which was published in the July 2021 issues of the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research....
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Curcumin Complex Studied in COVID-19 Patients

East Windsor, NJ—Sabinsa’s Curcumin C3 Complex with BioPerine was used as adjuvant therapy for COVID-19 in a double-blind, randomized, controlled clinical trial conducted on COVID-19 patients in India, according to a press release. The...