Wholistic Pet Organics of Bedford, NH, received the National Animal Supplement Council (NASC) Seal for its pet products.

The Council for Responsible Nutrition of Washington, D.C., will hold its 2013 The Workshop: CRN’s Day of Science on September 18 and The Conference: CRN’s Annual Symposium for the Dietary Supplement Industry from September 18 through 21 in Park City, UT. For more information, visit www.crnusa.org/2013events.

Topical BioMedics of Rhinebeck, NY, is sponsoring its third annual “Where in the World is Topricin” photo contest. Contestants can send a photo of their travels with a Topricin Pain Relief and Healing Cream formula and include a caption along with their name, address, phone number and e-mail address. Entries can be e-mailed to Patricia Martin at pmartin@topicalbiomedics.com or mailed to “Where in the World is Topricin,” Topical BioMedics, Inc., 6565 Springbrook Avenue, PMB #207, Rhinebeck, NY 12572, before October 31, 2013. The grand prize winner will receive a year’s worth of Topricin and a five-day/four-night vacation getaway in Cancun, Mexico. Other prizes will be awarded for second and third places.

The Natural Products Association of Washington, D.C., hosted its 2nd Annual California Natural Products Day on June 12. The intent was to educate California legislators “to ensure the protection of those who make, use and sell natural products.”

While World Organic of Huntington Beach, CA, is not currently available through UNFI, the company announced that it is still being sold direct and also distributed through numerous major distributors including KEHE Foods, Threshold Enterprises, Palko Distributors, Nature’s Best and others. For a complete list, call (800) 926-7455.

Good for You Girls of New Hartford, CT, was selected as a finalist for the Independent Cosmetics Manufacturers and Distributors City Awards.

Salt Lake City, UT-based RidgeCrest Herbals received a patent for its homeopathic encapsulating method, which the company uses to combine homeopathic ingredients with “stronger and faster-working herbs without reducing the herb’s effective strength and without the need for lactose and sucrose, which are traditionally used to deliver homeopathic ingredients.” The “homeoactive” encapsulation method is already in use in seven RidgeCrest products, including Clear Lungs Extra Strength, Migraine Relief and DreamOn.

NeoCell of Irvine, CA, announced that its Beauty Bursts collagen chews are now available in more than 150 Sprouts Farmers Market locations.

The American Herbal Products Association, based in Silver Spring, MD, launched the online version of its Botanical Safety Handbook, Second Edition. The tool has safety information on nearly 600 species of herbs and data compiled from clinical trials, pharmacological and toxicological studies, medical case reports and historical texts. The online edition can be accessed with an annual subscription.

Published in WholeFoods Magazine, August 2013