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APPG meeting highlights teenagers’ nutritional ‘at risk’ status

The second meeting of the Micronutrients and Health All Party Parliamentary Group, has highlighted the fact that teenagers have the worst diets among all age groups, making them an ‘at risk’ group in nutritional terms. The meeting, which took place on 13 September, focussed on ‘Improving teenage nutrition: new research and future policy’. Carolyn Harris, […]

September 26, 2016 Continue Reading
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Welcome to the Brexit guessing game

“If you want to know what happens when a country leaves the European Union, you might as well ask the Inuit.” That was the BBC’s Brian Milligan being simultaneously flippant and factual last month (factual, because Greenland is the only other country ever to have left the EU – or the EEC as it was […]

July 7, 2016 Continue Reading
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David Adams receives top industry award

The Health Food Manufacturers’ Association (HFMA) has announced David Adams as the winner of this year’s Maurice Hanssen Award of Honour in recognition of “his dedication and passion for the natural products industry”. A formal presentation of the Award was made at the HFMA’s Annual General Meeting on 1 June. Adams worked in this industry […]

June 7, 2016 Continue Reading
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HFMA builds on its retailer training support with new scholarship

In a landmark year for the HFMA, 2015 saw the introduction of the Association’s funding of 50 new applicants to the Health Food Institute (HFI) Professional Diploma Course. This initiative represented one stream within a wider year-long collection of activities, all in celebration and recognition of the Associations’ 50th anniversary (1965-2015). The HFI has a […]

February 25, 2016 Continue Reading
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HFMA appoints Sukh Gill as technical adviser

The Health Food Manufacturers’ Association (HFMA) has appointmented Sukh Gill as its new technical adviser. Gill brings to the HFMA a wealth of experience in food regulation implementation and enforcement on a national, EU and global level, most recently as director of global regulatory services at Leatherhead Food Research, and with almost 30 years of […]

February 2, 2016 Continue Reading
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NZ research claims calcium doesn’t benefit bone density

Research published on the British Medical Journal’s website, has concluded that “for most individuals concerned about their bone density, increasing calcium intake is unlikely to be beneficial.” The two studies looked at by the researchers from Department of Medicine, University of Auckland, and Department of Public Health, University of Otago, in New Zealand, featured participants […]

October 27, 2015 Continue Reading
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Spectacular backdrop for HFMA 50th celebrations

The spectacularly decorated Painted Hall, centrepiece of the Old Royal Naval College at Greenwich, was the impressive backdrop for the Health Food Manufacturers Association’s 50th Anniversary Gala Dinner last week. Around 300 people – including HFMA members, advisors, consumer groups, regulators, supporters, journalists, MPs and Peers – attended the event, which began with a boat […]

July 8, 2015 Continue Reading
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Dr Kartar Lalvani wins Maurice Hanssen Award of Honour

The Health Food Manufacturers’ Association (HFMA) has named Dr Kartar Lalvani OBE as the winner of this year’s Maurice Hanssen Award of Honour. The HFMA said that Dr Lalvani won the award for his passion and innovation in helping to shape the industry throughout his professional life. Dr Lalvani founded Vitabiotics in 1972, launching the company’s […]

May 15, 2015 Continue Reading
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St John’s wort products pulled from Amazon after HFMA-MHRA collaboration

The Health Food Manufacturers’ Association (HFMA) says that over 100 unlicensed St John’s Wort products had been removed this week from the Amazon.co.uk website as the result of a collaboration with the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA). Following discussions in December 2014 with the MHRA, the HFMA raised concerns about the selling activities […]

March 4, 2015 Continue Reading
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Pegasus flies high at PR Week Awards 2014

UK PR consultancy Pegasus has picked up three awards at the PR Week Awards 2014 which took place earlier this month. As well as scooping the prestigious Consultancy of the Year award, the Brighton-based company won Mid-Sized Consultancy of the Year as well as Healthcare: Ethical & OTC Consumer award for its work on Bayer […]

October 20, 2014 Continue Reading
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Robert Taylor is new HFMA chair

The HFMA has announced that Robert Taylor of member company Vitabiotics is its new chair, supported by Ray Myers of Wassen as the new vice-chair. Taylor will succeed former chair, Lynn Lord, who is standing down at the end of an eventful and successful one-year term. Graham Keen, executive director, commented: “Lynn has played an important […]

June 6, 2014 Continue Reading
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