The Natural Products Foundation of Washington, D.C. said it addressed 60 cases in 2010 through its Truth in Advertising Program. In 50 of the cases, the organizations responsible for the advertisements received explicit warning letters from the Foundation.

The Global Organization for EPA and DHA Omega-3s (GOED)’s first GOED Exchange was held January 13–14 in Salt Lake City. The two-day conference boasted 19 sessions with 150 people in attendance. Topics covered included regulations, data from omega-3 studies, healthcare innovations, marketing tips and contamination and sustainability issues.

Living Naturally of Sarasota, FL says it processed orders for more than 5,000 natural products stores in 2010 through its online ordering network.

Trace Minerals Research of Ogden, UT, will expand and remodel its corporate offices to make room for its growing sales department.

Sunrise, FL-based NaturaNectar LLC’s EaseFemin menopausal support product is now available through Select Nutrition Distributors. Plans are in the works to release “several innovative and premium products” this year, says the company, adding the its Brazilian Red Bee Propolis products “call for such education and now with Select Nutrition Distributors this can happen faster.”

Los Angeles, CA-based Jarrow Formulas, Inc. donated 2,962 bottles of PomGuard and 3,068 bottles of Sterol Mega to Green Wells EECP Health Center. This clinic offers non-invasive treatments for coronary artery disease.

Planet Dog of Portland, ME announced it sold over 20,000 Orbee-Tuff Glow for Good Balls, with 100% of the proceeds going to the Planet Dog Foundation. This group gives cash grants to programs that train, place and support service dogs.

The Banned Substances Control Group certified Protandim from LifeVantage Corporation of San Diego, CA, as free of substances banned by the United States Anti-Doping Agency and other professional and amateur sports associations.

Surf Sweets of Wheeling, IL said it will give 1% of the sales of its Gummy Bears and Sour Berry Bears Snack Pack multi-packs to Chicago-based Climate Cycle. This group offers renewable energy education and raises funds for solar panel installations in Chicago Public Schools.

NSF of Ann Arbor, MI partnered up with the United Natural Products Alliance and the National Center for Natural Products Research at the University of Mississippi to offer the “The Dietary Supplement Quality Professional Training” program for quality and technical professionals. Training will be offered in three locations: Ann Arbor, MI; Salt Lake City; and Oxford, MS.

Simi Valley, CA-based derma e Natural Bodycare received a 2011 Trailblazer Award from Grocery Headquarters magazine. 


Published in WholeFoods Magazine, April 2011 (online 3/4/11).