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Get educated on GMPs and compliance issues at SOHO EXPO 2014
Natural Products Association
As part of our partnership with Southeast NPA, the Natural Products Association (NPA) will be bringing its signature educational programming and regulatory expertise to Orlando, Florida, during SOHO EXPO 2014. Attend NPA's revamped Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) seminar and our newest regulatory seminar, Agency Insights: Claims and Other Compliance Issues, to hear NPA's Food and Drug Adminsitration (FDA) experts and other industry pros discuss supplement GMPs and FDA inspections.
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Join NPA for SOHO EXPO 2014
Natural Products Association
NPA is partnering with Southeast NPA for SOHO EXPO 2014, Dec 4-7 in Orlando, Florida, at the beautiful Gaylord Palms resort. Educational events are scheduled for Dec. 4-5, with the tradeshow exhibition taking place Dec. 6-7. With an impressive history of success, SOHO EXPO is the perfect opportunity to end your year right by taking part in premier educational programming and exploring the extensive tradeshow.
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FDA Food Safety Modernization Act: Supplemental notices of proposed rulemaking public meeting
FDA Food Safety Modernization Act
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing a public meeting to discuss proposed changes to four rules originally proposed in 2013 to implement the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).
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Watch those supplement labels
Asheville Citizen-Times
The experience of buying supplements in a health food store can be daunting. Multiple companies sell similar or identical vitamins, herbs and other supplements, and choosing one can seem like a Herculean task if you don't come armed with some specific information.
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As debate rages, GMO labeling votes loom in Oregon, Colorado
Reuters
With less than a week before voters in two U.S. states weigh measures to require labeling of foods made with genetically modified ingredients, labeling supporters were hoping for victory but planning for defeat.
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RESEARCH WATCH


RCT data: Vitamin D3 supplements may decrease triglyceride levels in at-risk women
NutraIngredients-USA.com
A daily 4,000 IU dose of vitamin D may decrease triglyceride levels in post-menopausal women with an increased risk of heart disease, says a new study from Mexico.
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Mouse data: Grapefruit juice may block weight gain from high-fat diet
NutraIngredients-USA.com
Consumption of grapefruit juice may block weight gain from a high-fat diet by improving metabolic markers, according to research in mice.
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Breathe easier: Get your vitamin D
ScienceDaily
Asthma, which inflames and narrows the airways, has become more common in recent years. While there is no known cure, asthma can be managed with medication and by avoiding allergens and other triggers. A new study points to a convenient, free way to manage acute asthmatic episodes — catching some rays outside.
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Oat beta-glucan gets a better cholesterol meta-analysis
Nutritional Outlook magazine
A soluble fiber in oats, called oat beta-glucan, is widely regarded for its ability to help lower human cholesterol. At least five national health agencies around the world permit related oat beta-glucan health claims. Multiple studies back up these health claims, but DSM Nutritional Products realized that of the published meta-analyses available on oat beta-glucan studies, none have been restricted to studies involving 3g of beta-glucans or more daily — the dosage required for compliance with all oat beta-glucan health claims around the world.
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RCT: Calcium + vitamin D show bone benefits for military personnel
NutraIngredients-USA.com
Daily supplements of calcium and vitamin D may help boost bone density for military personnel undergoing basic combat training – a period that places individuals under increased risk of skeletal stress factors.
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TIPS AND TRENDS


5 ways small businesses can afford a big-time trade show
Entrepreneur
Trade shows are an opportunity to meet potential distributors and buyers, test market interest, evaluate the competition, and identify strategic alliance partners. Deciding to invest in a trade show exhibit booth to promote your product is an important strategy that can make, or break, your piggy bank. National and international conference and trade show booth fees can cost upwards of $10,000. Check out some resourceful ways to get your company to the conference without paying the full entrance fees.
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When it comes to food packaging, what we don't know could hurt us
GreenBiz
It's almost impossible to imagine life without flexible, transparent and water-resistant food packaging, without plastic sandwich bags, cling film or shelves filled with plastic jars, tubs and tubes and durable bags and boxes.
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