New York, NYThe third annual “Legal, Regulatory and Compliance Forum on Dietary Supplements” held in New York City, June 24–25, zeroed in on several hot-button regulatory and legal issues in the industry.

New York – Whole Foods Market has been subjected to an ongoing investigation after the New York City Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) found that customers in several stores have been overcharged due to inaccurate weights printed on pre-packaged products, according to the press release.

San Francisco, CA—While several companies are involving in moving to move “natural” products, Kraft Foods Group has become the latest in the trend of lawsuits involving this gray area, according to the court documents.

Minneapolis, MN – While products such as Cinnamon Toast Crunch and Original Cheerios are already without artificial flavors and coloring, General Mills Cereals has announced Monday that they plan to remove artificial sources from the rest of their products, according to a press release.

Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced Monday that selenium will be the 30th ingredient added to the list of required nutrients in infant formula, according to the press release.

Dublin, Ireland—While Vitamin D (vitD) has proven in the past to offer many health benefits, a new study has found that “vitD supplementation may prolong remission in Crohn’s disease (CD),” according to the abstract of the study published in June’s issue of United European Gastroenterology Journal.

Washington, D.C.—Three amendments potentially limiting supplement usage for members of the armed forces are no longer part of what has been described as a “must pass” defense bill.

Washington, D.C. – A member of the U.S.Senate sent letters to 15 major retailers asking about the “sales of dubious dietary supplements, especially those promising seniors protection from memory loss, dementia and other age-related problems,” according to the Associated Press.

Austin, TX—A study published in Current Therapeutic Research has shown an echinacea preparation to be effective in early influenza treatment.