diabetes supplement

Silver Spring, MD—On July 23, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced it is taking steps to remove dietary supplements from the market that it says are associated with illegal health claims. The agency sent warning letters to 15 companies it feels are making illegally marketed diabetes products, insisting the firms respond sufficiently and correct violations within 15 days. Otherwise, FDA may seize products or file for criminal prosecution.

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The story of Tofutti is one of triumph, loss and three divine brushes with fate.

Holding the reigns of this successful company is founder and CEO David Mintz, a jovial, passionate businessman who has yet to abandon the eye of the tiger that served him well for over three decades. With a lot of prayer and even more spirit, Mintz revolutionized the tofu industry and established a business that features over 75 dairy-free products.

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Promotions, new hires, retirements and more.

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

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Paul Bennett

In June, industry said a sad goodbye to a friend and leader. Paul Bennett passed away at the age of 59 due to a heart attack.

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Meadowlands Convention Center

Secaucus, NJ—Natural products distributor Threshold Enterprises is growing, most recently with its first-ever East Coast Brand Expo. Held at the Meadowlands Expo Center in Secaucus, NJ, in late June, the tabletop show hosted numerous vendors spotlighting key natural brands for East Coast retailers to learn about.

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Carlson Labs

Arlington Heights, IL—After 35 years in its previous facility, Carlson Laboratories moved to a new site in mid-June. A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held June 14, with many business partners, guests, and the Arlington Heights mayor in attendance.

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AMA policies

Chicago, IL—The American Medical Association (AMA) adopted several new policies in June at its annual meeting, held here, several of which intersect with the food and nutrition industries.

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gnc dmaa

Leetsdale, PA; Anderson, SC—Continuing its push to remove dimethylamylamine (DMAA) supplements from the U.S. market, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is now attempting to confiscate 3,200 cases of product from GNC. Prosecutors have asked judges in Pennsylvania and South Carolina—where GNC warehouses are located—to allow for the seizure.

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NIH Supplements

Bethesda, MD—The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Dietary Supplements and the National Library of Medicine have put together a free online database intended to give shoppers and health care providers more information about dietary supplements.

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