The upcoming Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) Annual Meeting & Food Expo in Chicago is an important industry-wide event. Featuring raw materials for the dietary supplement and food industries, IFT is a great opportunity to meet and network with exhibitors and attendees from around the world.

For consumers wanting to brush up on their label reading skills, don't overlook the important labels on fresh produce. Although the USDA Organic and Non-GMO verification project seals are easily seen on packaged foods, greater care is needed when purchasing individually packed fresh fruits and vegetables.

Highlights from the show that will be influencing how we eat year-round.

gluten free

Harleysville, PA—A recent webinar conducted by the Natural Marketing Institute (NMI) revealed some interesting trends about who’s buying gluten-free foods and why. Hosted by managing partner Maryellen Molyneaux and vice-president of strategic innovation Diane Ray, the webinar presented findings from NMI’s Gluten Free 2015 report.

With more consumers moving towards healthier products both for their own benefit and the environment, there is a greater need to differentiate and truly “own” who you are as a store, be strong about what you stand for and become a leader in your community.

New York, NY—At the American Conference Institute’s Forum on Dietary Supplements, several important topics of importance to the dietary supplement industry were discussed, among them being several upcoming rules potentially being introduced by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).