Supplyside East

Secaucus, NJ—Thousands of natural products ingredients marketers, formulators and suppliers have their calendars marked for SupplySide East 2010, April 26–28 at the Meadowlands Exhibition Center. Here, they will have their choice of four educational tracks and numerous exhibits to visit.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced the long-awaited details of the final rule regarding access to pasture for organic livestock. This rule amends the National Organic Program (NOP) regulations to clarify the use of pasture in raising organic ruminants. The final rule provides consumers with certainty that organic livestock production is a pasture-based system in which animals are actively grazing pasture during the grazing season.

Portland, OR — Bob Moore, co-founder of Bob’s Red Mill Natural Foods celebrated his 81st birthday by announcing on February 15 that the company is now employee owned.

Yonkers, NY — A study conducted by Consumer Reports shows that packaged salad greens may have bacteria that are common indicators of poor sanitation and fecal contamination.

Acquisitions, new launches, new partnerships, awards, new initiatives and more.

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If you are like most natural products retailers, you believe you give good customer service. If so, you should be seeing a steady flow of new customers into your store. Why? Because good customer service creates good word-of-mouth.

Sugar Land, Fort Worth, TX—Himalaya Herbal Healthcare USA and the Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT), are getting in on the trend of environmentally friendly building, with new facilities that are set to meet a high standard for green building, namely the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification.

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Acquisitions, new launches, new partnerships, awards, new initiatives and more.

New York, NY—According to a study done by the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, children exposed to phthalates while still in the womb are more likely to develop behavioral problems. The New York City-based study tested the urine of mothers during pregnancy, and then analyzed the behavior of their children (188 in total) when they were four through nine years old. The researchers for this study included scientists from Mount Sinai, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Cornell University.