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fda supplements

Rockville, MD—The Dietary Supplement Programs has been elevated from a division to an office at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) under the parent Office of Nutrition and Food Labeling. Bob Durkin will serve as the acting office director of the Office of Dietary Supplement Programs while FDA finds permanent leadership.

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people news

Promotions, new hires, retirements and more.

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person of the year

What stands out in your mind as the biggest issue affecting the natural products industry in 2015? Supplements safety is likely a major contender.

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Washington, D.C.—The Microbead-Free Waters Act (H.R. 1321), was signed into law by President Barack Obama on Dec. 28, 2015.

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natural products store

Pewaukee, WI—When Jody Nolan, co-owner of Good Harvest Market, was finalizing plans for her brand-new store, she was certain about one thing: she wanted space to serve as a community gathering space. 
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Sacramento, CA— As of Dec. 4, the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has added Aloe vera, non-decolorized whole leaf extract, and Goldenseal root powder to the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Environment Act of 1986 (Proposition 65) list of chemicals “known to the State of California to cause cancer.”  
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fda supplements

If accomplished, this move for an administrative restructuring would raise the profile of dietary supplements within FDA and could result in direct lines of communication, the ability to regulate the industry and additional funding.

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CRN conference Council for Responsible Nutrition

Washington, D.C.—The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) has announced the dates and locations for its 2016 The Workshop: CRN’s Day of Science and The Conference: CRN’s Annual Symposium for the Dietary Supplement Industry.

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npa

Natural Products Day, which is held each spring, allows retailers, suppliers and all industry stakeholders from across the country to connect with senators and representatives to discuss the importance and benefits of natural products.

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