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Columbus, OH—The 2015 Natural Products Association (NPA)/MAHO Expo, which was held July 24-26 at the Hilton Columbus, has wrapped up and preparation for next year’s event has already started.

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powdered caffeine

Washington, D.C.— The U.S. Food and Drug Administration(FDA) has sent out warning letters to five companies selling pure powdered caffeine, stating that “these products are dangerous and present a significant or unreasonable risk of illness or injury to consumers.”

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St. Louis, MO—Agricultural mega-company Monsanto, based here has officially dropped its roughly $46 billion bid for Swiss seed company Syngenta.

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Minneapolis, MN – After the company stated in June that it is eliminating artificial flavors and colors from its cereals, General Mills has followed it up by announcing that it will be eliminate artificial flavors and colors from all products in its fruit-flavored snacks category, according to the company.

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Hampton Creek has been issued a warning letter by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for allegedly misbranding some of its products due to its contents.

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Minneapolis, MN – With competitors such as Walmart, AmazonFresh and Instacart beginning to deliver products directly to consumers, Target has announced, according to The Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal, that the company will begin testing the effectiveness of online grocery delivery.

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twinlab reserveage

New York, NY—Twinlab Consolidated Holdings, Inc. (TCC) has announced its plans to acquire Organic Holdings LLC, distributor of Reserveage Nutrition, based in Boca Raton, FL. The deal is expected to close before October 2, 2015.

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San Diego, CA—Suja Life, LLC announced on August 19 that The Coca-Cola Company is now an investor and distribution partner. The minority investments made by The Coca-Cola Company and Goldman Sachs have given Suja the “expertise and accessibility to further increase product distribution and operational efficiencies,” according to an official statement.

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