hain reorganize

Uniondale, NY—The Hain Celestial Group, headquartered here, recently announced plans to reorganize the company in an effort to make “a stronger combined company by optimizing synergies, reducing investment in certain businesses and consolidating some functions to ensure the long-term health of the new Hain Celestial Group.”

renew life clorox

The Clorox Co. has purchased digestive health specialist Renew Life for $290 million.

k2

An 11-year study published in Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology suggests a deficiency in vitamin K leads to an increased risk of coronary heart disease.

climate change

New York, NY—On April 22, diplomats from 167 countries met to sign the climate accord reached this past December in Paris. The goal of the accord, established by the world's governments in 2009, is to limit the planet's warming to less than 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit), ideally limiting it to 1.5 degrees. Despite the signing, 55 countries representing 55% of global greenhouse gas emissions must first present formal ratification documents before the agreement can take effect, which may take a few years (1).

GNC

GNC Holdings, Inc. announced in its first-quarter results on Thursday it would be selling and refranchising 84 company-owned stores to franchisee, Sun Holding, for approximately $17 million.

Cranberry Monograph

Scotts Valley, CA—The American Herbal Pharmacopoeia’s recently published a 96-page monograph on cranberry, including information about standards for analysis, quality, control and therapeutics.

Pharmachem Laboratories carb consumption study

Kearny, NJ—Pharmachem Laboratories, based here, sponsored a national consumer survey about why consumers have not been more successful in their weight control efforts.

ACI

New York, NY—The American Conference Institute (ACI) in conjunction with the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) will again present the fourth annual CRN/ACI Dietary Supplement Legal and Regulatory Conference.