South Hackensack, NJ—Naturex recently shared fresh data about two newly launched ingredients during a media tour of its New Jersey extraction and production plant.

Silver Spring, MD—The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently issued a warning letter to 23andMe, a genetic testing service, for marketing its product for the diagnosis of diseases without approval.

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The updated food safety rules proposed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are being criticized by many parties, especially small farmers. The rules, which are mandated by the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), had their public comment period extended after technical issues prevented users from uploading comments to the Web site.

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With so many different trends popping up in nutrition, it may be hard to discern which diet programs are just out for their 15 minutes of fame and which are here to stay. It’s safe to say that one diet plan, however, will not be going away any time soon; in fact, its followers argue that their diet has been successful for 2.6 million years!

Washington, D.C. —The Natural Products Foundation’s (NPF) Truth in Advertising program mailed 150 warning letters in 2013.

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Redmond, WA—Natural products retailer VitaminLife, with a 4,000-ft2 store and an online business based here, is now selling products—including brands traditionally only sold by natural products retailers—through This appears to be the first supplements retailer to have made such a partnership with Walmart. While this news may be disconcerting to some independent retailers, just how such eCommerce marketplaces are intersecting with the natural products industry is complicated.