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New Study Suggests Rise in Organic Sales

Jun 17, 2009

According to a study by the Organic Trade Association (OTA; Greenfield, MA) and Kiwi Magazine, families in the United States are now spending significantly more money on organic products than in years past.

ChemNutra Pleads Guilty in Toxic Pet Food Case

Jun 17, 2009

Matt J. Whitworth, acting U.S Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced today that Sally Qing Miller and Stephen S. Miller, owners of pet food supplier ChemNutra, Inc. (Las Vegas), have pleaded guilty on federal charges for selling adulterated and misbranded pet food.

Clean Label Products as a Modern Selling Point

Jun 16, 2009

Rising consumer interest in eco-friendly products—not to mention recent food scares—is encouraging food manufacturers to take on more natural approaches when it comes to selling products.

The Red Yeast Rice Ride

Jun 16, 2009

A new study in the June 16 issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine concluded that nonprescription red yeast rice may have cholesterol-lowering qualities.

EFSA Issues Health Claims Assistance

May 28, 2009

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA; Parma, Italy) has published a Q&A in advance of its stakeholders meeting in Brussels on June 15 to help industry better understand its nutrition and health claims process.

Rolling Out Healthy Choices

May 21, 2009

Let's face facts. Consumers have had a miserable time staying on top of nutrition trends. First, fats were the root of all diet evil, then carbs, then sugar, then artificial sweeteners, then dairy products, then some proteins, then bread, and on and on. Give consumers a lot of credit for not completely surrendering the fight to eat healthy.

A Quality Standard

May 21, 2009
Photo courtesy of USP.

As a result of DSHEA and the recently published CGMP regulations for dietary supplements, manufacturers and regulators need access to sources of independent and unbiased public standards for quality.

Snack Attack

May 21, 2009

Americans, like most people, like eating snacks. According to the International Food Information Council's 2008 Food & Health Survey, nearly all Americans, or 94% of survey participants, eat at least one snack per day.

A Moo Point

May 21, 2009
The use of rBST hormones is banned throughout most first-world nations.

The Benefits of Co-Branding

May 21, 2009

With so many nutritional products making an array of health claims, it can be difficult for customers to know which claims to trust. Marketers are always looking for ways to validate their products' claims. Co-branding a product's packaging with a branded ingredient logo is one way to lend a product credibility.

Gut Feelings

May 21, 2009
Improper dietary habits, toxins, and microbes from our environment can lead to digestive deficits that can be a contributing factor to a variety of diseases.


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