Gluten Free

Chicago, IL—Since 2012, sales in the gluten-free (GF) food market have shot up 63%, according to a new report from Mintel called Gluten-Free Foods - US - September 2014. Yet a large number of consumers are skeptical of GF’s staying power, as the new report also found that 44% agreed with the statement, “gluten-free diets are a fad.”

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Acquisitions, mergers, awards, charity, certifications, company news and more.

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Portland, OR—The vote on Measure 92 in Oregon’s November election, which would have required special labeling for genetically modified foods, was close enough to trigger a recount. But despite the glimmer of hope that recount provided to supporters of the measure and a last ditch lawsuit, the recount came up short of allowing the measure to pass.

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Promotions, new hires, retirements and more.

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Charlotte, NC—A coalition aimed at reversing the decline of omega-3 sales in the United States is moving forward with a national program.

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Washington, D.C.—Jon Fiume, chief operating officer at Mustard Seed Market & Café in Akron, OH, was chosen to be the next president of the Natural Products Association (NPA). He begins a one-year role as president-elect this month.

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New York, NY—Natural products companies may soon be edged out of the maca market, according to reports recently published from several sources including the Wall Street Journal.

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Pittsburgh, PA—Michael G. Archbold, the new CEO and director of GNC, says shoppers may soon get a whole new shopping experience in stores.

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soho

Orlando, FL—SOHO EXPO, the annual Southeast Natural Products Association (SENPA) tradeshow held this year Dec. 4–7, hosted 2,800 natural products industry members.

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redbook supplements

College Park, MD—On December 9, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) held a public meeting to hear comments about its proposal for updating the Guidance for Industry, “Toxicological Principles for the Safety Assessment of Food Ingredients,” commonly known as the “Redbook.”

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