Silver Spring, MD—The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) finalized the first two of seven rules under the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). FDA believes these rules will help prevent foodborne illness and improve food safety.

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NIH Supplements

Bethesda, MDThe National Institutes of Health (NIH) has announced that five research centers will receive a combined $35 million in funding over the next several years to study the "safety of natural products, on how they work within the body and on the development of cutting-edge research technologies."

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tierona low dog

Washington, D.C.—Renowned physician and natural medicine proponent Tieraona Low Dog, M.D., briefs Congressional staff members about the value of dietary supplements.

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Oslo, Norway—A new small-animal study builds on previous evidence that a branded form of vitamin K2 benefits the heart by preventing arterial calcification.

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Harleysville, PA—In August, WholeFoods Magazine covered a webinar held by the Natural Marketing Institute (NMI) discussing consumer findings from their Gluten-Free 2015 Report. New information released by NMI has provided some valuable insight on an aspect of gluten-free that has become very popular, but also controversial: condition management.

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daves killer bread

Thomasville, GAFlowers Foods, Inc. has bought Dave's Killer Bread for $275 million in cash. The brand is expected to continue its operations in Oregon.

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Washington, D.C.The Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act of 2015 (H.R. 1599) passed the House Agriculture Committee by a voice vote on July 14, after quickly moving through the Energy and Commerce Committee without much dissent from either group.

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Dorchester, MA – While he is no longer working for Trader Joe’s, former company president Doug Rauch is back in the grocery store business.

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Washington, D.C.—Menus and menu boards at chain restaurants and other establishments will now have another year before calorie labels are mandatory, according to the Food and Drug Administration(FDA).

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Minneapolis, MN – With several companies, including Wal-Mart, Starbucks, Kelloggs and Dunkin’ Donuts, already on board, General Mills Inc. is set to join the list of companies committed to using cage-free eggs.

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