nap award winners

Washington, D.C.The Natural Products Association (NPA) is continuing its tradition of honoring "outstanding individuals and businesses" with its annual awards during Natural Products Expo East in Baltimore. This year's awards ceremony will be held on September 16th at 3:00 pm in the Baltimore Convention Center in Room 323.

News and notes from industry suppliers.


Here’s a quick question for you: Can you name three supplements that almost everyone on the planet could benefit from taking?

In Washington D.C., you will always find that there is an elephant (or donkey) in the room that no one wants to talk about. One that has been hanging around the dietary supplements industry is the New Dietary Ingredient (NDI) draft guidance. While this topic is brought up every so often, the conversation often gets pushed to the side for one reason or another—until it is brought up yet again.

regulatory update

Back in 1994, who could have predicted how the Internet would impact the way we receive information? Whether it’s getting the latest sports scores, finding a restaurant in a new city or searching out customer feedback on a washing machine, we turn to the Internet for just about everything. That includes getting information about our dietary supplements.

News from industry food companies.

Stamford, CT—A new survey from Daymon Worldwide suggests that 50% of consumers are more concerned about food safety than they were five years ago, and these fears are playing out in some of their buying decisions when they go to the shelf.

Beijing, China—A new long-term observational study published in BMJ suggests that regular consumption of spicy foods may play a role in lowering the risk of early death from various causes.

News from industry food companies.