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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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Washington, DC— Following much research and debate on the subject, the FDA has finalized that partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs) are no longer Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS).

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South Plainfield, NJ—WholeFoods Magazine has selected Debra’s Natural Gourmet as its 2015 Retailer of The Year. The store, located in Concord, MA, was founded by CEO Debra Stark in 1989, with the aim of bringing the fresh foods and natural remedies she was raised on to the community. With the help of her son Adam and employees, Stark managed to turn this store into a neighborhood staple by putting an emphasis on customer service and a unique product selection that mixes locally sourced products with exotic items.

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Austin, TEXAS – Whole Foods Market has announced that their new line of stores, which was announced last month, will be named “365 by Whole Foods Market,” after a brand that is already sold in the grocery store, according to a press release.

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Vancouver, Canada—Nutritional food company Vega, based here, has been acquired by dairy producer WhiteWave Foods Co., for $550 million.

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Boulder, CO – Steve Hughes, the chief executive officer and member of the Boulder Brands Board of Directors, has resigned from both positions with the company, according to a press release. The company has also announced that, effective immediately, James B. Leighton, who has been the company’s chief operating officer since 2013, will assume the position of interim CEO.

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