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NPA Natural Standard
WGN-TV
Daniel Fabricant, Ph.D., NPA's CEO and former director of the FDA's division of dietary supplements discusses NPA Natural Standard. A product labeled "natural" should be made up of only, or at least almost only, natural ingredients and be manufactured with appropriate processes to maintain ingredient purity.
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Natural Products Association partners with Southeast NPA for SOHO EXPO 2014
Natural Products Association
NPA announced it will partner with Southeast NPA (SENPA) to host SOHO EXPO 2014 on Dec. 4-7 in Orlando, Florida. The new partnership between NPA and its sister region SENPA will significantly expand the number of exhibitors at the annual trade show, while also bringing increased retailer and supplier education to the event. Educational events are scheduled for Dec. 4-5, with the trade show exhibition taking place Dec. 6-7. For more details or to register, visit SOHOexpo.net.
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NPA to host webinar on re-draft of NDI Guidance within 72 hours of publication
Natural Products Association
The Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) re-draft of the NDI Guidance (Guidance for Industry: Dietary Supplements: New Dietary Ingredient Notifications and Related Issues) for industry is imminent. It is set to be published in calendar 2014, so it could be released at any time between now and the end of the year. Within 72 hours of the FDA's publication of the re-draft of the NDI Guidance, NPA will hold a two-hour webinar highlighting the most important and pressing aspects of the guidance and its regulatory and scientific impact. Register here.
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NPA celebrates membership growth
Natural Products Association
The Natural Products Association (NPA) has seen an increase in membership with 127 new members since it named Daniel Fabricant, Ph.D., Executive Director and CEO in April. All new members will be printed in the quarterly NPA member newsletter, NPA NOW.
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Senators call on Obama for increased NARMS funding
Food Safety News
Sens. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., and Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., are urging the president to include $15 million in his fiscal year 2016 budget request for the National Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring System, which tracks antibiotic resistance in foodborne pathogens.
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FDA issues 'food safety challenge'
Food Business News
The Food and Drug Administration has issued a call for potential breakthrough ideas about how to address pathogens, especially Salmonella in fresh produce, in food. The program offers $500,000 to anyone who can offer a concept to address the detection of Salmonella in minimally processed fresh produce.
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Dr. Bronner's betting big on Oregon's pro-GMO labeling campaign
The Oregonian
The most expensive food fight in Oregon history is just getting interesting, and David Bronner is smack in the middle of it.
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The new natural: How are clean label claims changing?
Food Navigator-USA
European consumers expect simple foods with no artificial ingredients — but food companies are finding it harder to differentiate their products by adding clean label claims, according to Mintel's director of innovation and insight, David Jago.
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RESEARCH WATCH


Vitamin D associated with 'a range of important health outcomes', says new study
NutraIngredients-USA.com
Increased blood levels of the sunshine vitamin are associated with significantly lower risks of cardiovascular disease, respiratory disease, and fractures, according to data collected in the U.K. over 13 years.
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Polyphenol blend shows metabolic and 'quality of life' improvements
NutraIngredients-USA.com
Daily supplementation with a blend of polyphenol-rich extracts from grapefruit, grape, green tea, guarana and black carrot may boost metabolic functions, says a new study using Fytexia's Fiit-ns branded ingredient.
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Vitamin E may fight lung cancer
New Hope 360
Vitamin E may reduce the risk of lung cancer for some women according to a new study. The Chinese research, published in the International Journal of Cancer and noted on foodconsumer.org, suggests that dietary intake of E has this effect while supplemental vitamin E does not.

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Study: Mangos may lower blood sugar in obese adults
NutraIngredients-USA.com
Consumption of freeze-dried mango may reduce blood glucose levels for obese individuals, according to researchers.

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FDA's Taylor stresses industry / government cooperation to enforce FSMA
Food Safety Magazine
The FDA will focus on a culture of cooperation, not simply enforcement, to bring companies into compliance with food safety standards, pledged FDA's Mike Taylor, deputy commissioner for Foods and Veterinary Medicine, on Sept. 10 at United Fresh's Washington Conference.

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Probiotic/vitamin C blend cuts kids' school absence by 30 percent
NutraIngredients-USA.com
Daily doses of probiotics plus vitamin C can reduce flu incidence and missed school days by more than 30 percent, according to researchers.
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Fish oil supplements get better labeling
The Kansas City Star
It's getting easier to find out where your fish oil capsules come from. Nature Made, Nature’s Bounty and Wal-Mart's Spring Valley, major brands of dietary supplements, are listing the country that is the source of their fish oil. Nature Made is also disclosing where it is tested and injected into capsules.
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Big food pledges to tighten marketing rules
FoodNavigator.com
Eleven of the world's biggest food companies signed a commitment to harmonize nutrition labeling and approaches to reformulation and marketing to children.
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CDC observes National Food Safety Education Month with new guidance
Digital Journal
September is National Food Safety Education month in the U.S., and the CDC has issued some new guidance to help producers and consumers to avoid food poisoning.
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Our planet is changing, and so must our food system
Reuters
With the world's population predicted to reach 9 billion by 2050, we collectively face a dual challenge: ensuring that everyone will have access to affordable, nutritious food without decimating the earth's natural resources in the process.
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