Minneapolis, MN—General Mills, Inc. announced that it has acquired EPIC Provisions, a meat snacks company based in Austin, TX. 
 

kratom

Silver Spring, MD-The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced in a press release on January 6, 2016 that U.S Marshals, at the agency’s request, seized approximately 90,000 bottles of dietary supplements labeled as containing kratom from Dordozin Natural Products LLC, South Beloit, IL. Marketed under the brand name RelaKzpro, the seizure is valued at greater than $400,000.

natural product store

Over the now three and a half decades I have been on the health and nutrition field, it has always been common knowledge that the independent retailer health food supplement store was the “go to” place for all things health and nutrition. In the beginning, it was the place to go for information in a world that seemed set on keeping the industry at arm’s length and focused on portraying supplements as a fad or idea that would most likely never catch on.

karen howard organic natural health association

In 2016, the Organic & Natural Health Association will work with Grassroots Health (GRH) to promote the amazing impact vitamin D has on a wide variety of health issues ranging from pre-term births, to breast cancer, diabetes and cardiovascular disease. And we won’t stop with vitamin D.

MATS food sterilization

Canned and jarred goods might be a staple in our pantries and lives now, but emerging technology may soon alter the way we preserve our food. The technology in question is Microwave Assisted Thermal Sterilization (MATS) from 915 Labs, a new approach to shelf-stable food which is clean-eating friendly.

curry powder

East Windsor, NJ—A new comprehensive book about curcumin is now available. Written by Muhammed Majeed, Ph.D., founder of Sabinsa Corp., and co-authors, Curry Powder to Clinical Significance (NutriScience Publishers, 2015) discusses the clinical use of curcumin and the history of Sabinsa’s Curcumin C3 Complex.

resistance training supplements

Los Angeles, CA—Healthy men who regularly do resistance training may want to consider adding ashwagandha to their exercise routine, based on the results of a recent clinical trial.

whole foods ny pricing

New York, NY—The NY Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) has made a deal with Whole Foods Market requiring it to pay $500,000 for allegedly overcharging shoppers.

food flavor trends

United States—Various sources are forecasting top flavor trends for 2016, and many have an international flair. These trends may affect 2016 options for foods, beverages, functional foods/drinks and food service items.