New YorkA bustling Summer Fancy Food Show, hosted by the Specialty Food Association at the Jacob K. Javits Center in New York City for the second straight year, featured over 2,730 exhibitors from 49 countries. The show, held June 29–July 1, was expected to host 28,000 buyers.

Washington, D.C.—Members of the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) came together in the Capitol to ask Congress to pass the Designer Anabolic Steroid Control Act (DASCA) of 2014.

Burlington, VT— As expected, Vermont’s passage of a law requiring genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in food to be labeled has been followed by a lawsuit. The Grocery Manufacturer’s Association (GMA), the Snack Food Association, the International Dairy Foods Association and the National Association of Manufacturers have collectively sued the state in federal court, alleging that the new law is unconstitutional.

News and notes from industry suppliers.

chia recall

Washington, D.C.—Salmonella contamination is to blame for an increasingly widespread recall of organic sprouted chia powder.

This article continues our series on building consumer trust, with insight from Abraham and Gabe Nabors, owners of Mustard Seed Market and Café, given during a recent NPA webinar.

npa webinar

Washington, D.C. —Consumer trust is of supreme importance for retailers, translating to brand confidence and consumer loyalty, but knowing how to gain and maintain it proves is difficult.

dr. oz weight loss

Washington, D.C.—Television personality Mehmet Oz, M.D., testified in Capitol Hill on June 17, in front of a senate panel investigating how to protect consumers from false and deceptive advertising of weight-loss products.

News and notes from industry food companies.