The Council for Responsible Nutrition of Washington, D.C., now has free searchable online data of 300 FDA Warning Letters sent to dietary supplement companies January 2008–August 2014.

The Natural Products Association (NPA) of Washington, D.C., welcomed more than 40 new members, which joined in September and October and 11 more in December. In other news, the NPA partnered with UL to offer education about how to prepare for a GMPs inspection, preparing for a safe quality food audit, SOPs, labeling and more.

Simply Soapberry, distributed by Axiom Foods, based in Los Angeles, CA, won the 2014 Natural Child World Eco-Excellence Award for Kids Laundry Detergent. The honor recognizes for innovation, sustainability and excellence. Axiom Foods is planning to launch with information about using rice protein.

Pacific Pioneer Brokerage of Cypress, CA, merged with Morgan & Sampson USA to give Pacific Pioneer clients additional benefits along with broader distribution potential in several trade channels with complete turnkey service.

UAS Laboratories, LLC of Wausau, WI, acquired the intellectual property assets of Micropharma Limited. This company developed Lactobacillus reuteri NCIMB 30242 offered under the mark LRC. UAS Labs now owns the Cardioviva brand of probiotics.

alternaVites Kids from Rich Vitamins of New York, NY is now sold at Akin’s Natural Markets (OK, NE, KS, MO, AR and FL), Chamberlin’s Natural Markets (FL) and Lassen’s Natural Foods & Vitamins (CA).

NOW Foods of Bloomingdale, IL, was named Company of the Year in the Large Company category from the Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada.

Published in WholeFoods Magazine, January 2015