NewsBriefs: March 2012

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Simi Valley, CA-based derma e Natural Bodycare received the Natural Solutions’ Editor’s Pick Award for their Intensive Therapy Foot Crème. In other news, the company stated it will give monetary support to the Polaris Project, a leading organization committed to combating human trafficking and modern-day slavery.

Prenatal Oxylent from Vitalah of Santa Cruz County, CA now has Albion Gold Medallion status.

The Dr. Neuzil’s Irrigator nasal cleansing spray from Lor-Ed Enterprises, LLC of Lady Lake, FL received the PTPA Winner’s Seal of Approval. PTPA Media is a volunteer parent-testing community.

NHK Laboratories, Inc. of Santa Fe Springs, CA was recertified as compliant under the Natural Products Association’s GMP third-party certification program.

The Organic Trade Association of Brattleboro, VT and NSF International of Ann Arbor, MI will hold a HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points) for the Organic Professional workshop right before Natural Products Expo West. The workshop will be March 7–8, and more information is available at www.ota.com/events/HACCP_for_organic_professional.html.

The seventh annual HerbDay will be held May 5. The event is sponsored by the HerbDay Coalition, and information about sponsorships is available at www.herbday.org/supporters.

Rainbow Light of Santa Cruz, CA was named as the tastiest vitamin D supplement by volunteer tasters for Good Housekeeping. The winning supplement was Rainbow Light’s Vitamin D3 1,000 IU Sunny Gummies.

Vitamin Shoppe, headquartered in North Bergen NJ, became the first retailer to receive the NSF Certified for Sport designation for its True Athlete line of performance nutrition products. NSF recently launched a mobile app to help shoppers find products that meet this standard.

NOW Foods, headquartered in Bloomingdale, IL, says the completion date for the second phase of its new 130,000-ft2 distribution and manufacturing facility in Sparks, NV is ahead of schedule. Originally slated to be completed in 2014, the expedited phase two development has moved up the completion date to the third quarter of 2012. NOW Foods will start hiring for the newly created manufacturing, management and chemist jobs this month.

Published in WholeFoods Magazine, March 2012