John P. Richie, Jr., Ph.D. professor of Public Health Sciences and Pharmacology at Penn State University School of Medicine, was on hand at the Kyowa Hakko SupplySide West booth to discuss new research published in the European Journal of Nutrition.
In a SupplySide West talk entitled, “Regs and Legs,” Daniel Fabricant, Ph.D., executive director and CEO of the Natural Products Association (NPA), provided an update of regulatory and legislative matters of interest to this industry.
It’s no secret that natural and organic labeling is undergoing a change amid consumer and government scrutiny. In May of this year, Kellogg agreed to drop terms like "All Natural" and "100% Natural" on some of its Kashi and Bear Naked brand product labels as well pay more than $5 million to settle a class-action consumer fraud lawsuit (1). While the company’s representatives stood by their advertising practices, this is only one of many examples of lawsuits and bad press as consumers demand accuracy in labeling.