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Nepal–In the wake of a 7.8 earthquake devastating Nepal on April 25, several industry organizations have stepped in to help with supplies, food and money to aid in the relief effort. At least 7,250 were killed in the disaster, 14,122 were injured, and thousands more are without basic living essentials.

A recent study of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)’s food safety database by Vocativ has found that since the beginning of 2014, Whole Foods Market has had roughly 25 store-brand recalls, more than other grocers on the list.

The leader of Solgar Vitamins' production facility for 30 years, Nathan “Nat” L. Skop passed away on Friday, April 24 at the age of 89.

Santa Barbara, CA—The Vitamin Angels charity has announced its Motherhood is Global campaign, designed to show the universal experience of motherhood around the globe.

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Silver Spring, MD – As of Thursday, April 23, five dietary supplement companies received warning letters for their use of an unapproved stimulant in their products. The companies were accused of using BMPEA (R-beta-methylphenethylamine) as a dietary supplement ingredient. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has given the firms 15 business days to make the needed adjustments to the eight total products involved.

Fosnavåg, Norway—Lipids in Health and Disease published the results of a study (sponsored by Olympic Seafood AS, maker of Rimfrost krill) that compared the bioavailability of DHA and EPA from krill and fish oil.

Rockville, MD—The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) held two days of hearings in late April to gather information about whether or not homeopathic remedies should be more strictly regulated.

Bethesda, MD—In late March, the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) published a nationwide analysis that looked at the amount of processed foods comprising U.S. grocery purchases from 2000 to 2012.

Boston, MA—A recent study by Wayne Campell, Ph.D., of Purdue University and Jung Eun Kim, Ph.D., R.D., suggests consuming cooked whole eggs in conjunction with vegetables can increase carotenoid absorption.