CRN conference

Park City, UT—President and CEO of the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) Steven Mister delivered a State of the Industry Address at the Council’s 40th annual conference, located here, on Sept. 19.

popular supplements

Washington, D.C.—The 2013 Consumer Survey on Dietary Supplements conducted by the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) reports that two-thirds of U.S. adults take dietary supplements. In addition, 85% of adults are confident in the safety, quality of effectiveness of supplements.

food labeling

Washington, D.C.—A new bill has been proposed that would amend the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act to strengthen requirements for nutritional information on food labels. The bill, entitled the “Food Labeling Modernization Act of 2013,” was sponsored by Rep. Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ).

npa awards

Baltimore, MD—At its annual business meeting held during Expo East, the Natural Products Association (NPA) announced that its recommendation to change its membership criteria was voted down. Failing by 11 votes, the change would have allowed for new retailer members that do not have a self-contained store or have less than 75% of their sales coming from natural products to qualify for membership.

diet depression

Joensuu, Finland—A healthy diet may contribute not only to increased physical health, but also to mental health, according to a study from the University of Eastern Finland.

caffeine liver

Singapore—International researchers at Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School and Duke University School of Medicine have found that increased caffeine intake may be beneficial to those with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD).

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aloe safety

Washington, D.C.—Oral aloe vera has many beneficial properties, but the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI), based here, recently gave aloe vera an “avoid” rating in its Chemical Cuisine food additives guide.

Silver Spring, MD; San Diego, CA—A new guidance document that details the formulating and marketing of organic dietary supplements under the USDA’s National Organic Program (NOP) has been released by The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) and Quality Assurance International (QAI).