Vitamin Shoppe Names New CEO

North Bergen, NJ—Nutritional products manufacturer Vitamin Shoppe, Inc. has announced that Colin Watts will be the company’s new CEO effective April 6th.

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The New York Attorney General is now taking his supplement investigation to the manufacturers.

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Washington, D.C.—A bill that would require clear labeling of foods with genetically engineered (GE) ingredients, called the Genetically Engineered Food Right-to-Know Act, has been introduced in Congress. Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA), Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-OR) are lead sponsors of the bill, which is similar to one introduced by Boxer and DeFazio in 2013 but not voted on by Congress.

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Tucked into President Barack Obama’s 2016 budget outline is a plan that would radically alter the responsibilities of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as well as other agencies by creating a stand-alone, federally funded food safety unit.

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Megacompany Mondelez now owns Enjoy Life Foods, but the leadership will remain intact.

Deerfield, IL— Snack maker Enjoy Life Foods has been acquired by Mondelēz International, the megacompany behind popular mainstream brands like Nabisco and Oreo cookies, Cadbury chocolate, and Trident gum.

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In Memoriam: Ralph Bronner, executive vice president and spokesperson of Dr. Bronner's Magic Soaps.

Executive vice president and spokesman of Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soaps Ralph Bronner passed away on Tuesday, February 10 at the age of 78.

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CRN and NPA question both the testing methods used as well as the Attorney General's choice of targets.

Washington, D.C.—As the New York Attorney General issues subpoenas to the four major retailers in the labeling controversy, industry trade associations demand transparency on all sides.

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Some experts believe that cholesterol consumption may not be entirely harmful for healthy adults.

Washington D.C.—After almost 40 years of being deemed a “nutrient of concern,” the country’s top nutrition advisory panel is considering dropping warnings on cholesterol consumption.

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Fish oil is the most popular choice for both adults and children, but other options like melatonin are rising which echinacea is falling.

Atlanta, GAWhile natural supplements have remained consistently popular over the last decade, recent survey data shows preferences within the category are changing.

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Pterostilbene may help with weight loss/management according to a new study.

Spain—New data published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry confirm previous results suggesting that pterostilbene may benefit weight loss.

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