A study published last week in open access journal Nutrients provide further evidence that frequent use of multivitamins and mineral supplements decreases nutritional deficiencies.
The latest news from the natural and organic products industry.
The Advertising Standards Authority ruled this week that use of the phrase ‘long life’ in a promotional poster for a kefir drink breached advertising rules.
The Soil Association is celebrating this year’s Organic September by shining the spotlight on the organic market’s anticipated record growth in September, making sure consumers understand what organic is, and is supporting nation-wide events and organic brand promotions.
New data gathered by the Soil Association shows that the organic market has continued to grow in the first half of 2017, driven significantly by increased consumer interest in nutrition and a desire for traceability in food sourcing.
This year’s Speciality & Fine Food Fair is taking place at London’s Olympia from 3-5 September.
This month sees the launch of a new conference designed to encourage Scottish businesses to take advantage of the burgeoning sports and nutrition market.
Tesco has announced that from 28 August it will replace its single-use 5p carrier bags with new Bags for Life.
Following new research by Action on Sugar, the organization is calling for colour-coded ‘traffic light’ front of pack (FOP) nutrition labelling to be introduced across all food and drink products. In 2013, the Department of Health (DOH) announced a consistent FOP labelling system for fat, saturated fat, sugar and salt content, using red for high, amber […]
Pukka Herbs responds to the article EFSA health warning to frequent consumers of herbal teas and supplements published 3 August 2017, Natural Products Industry News/Natural Products Global. What are pyrrolizidine alkaloids? Pyrrolizidine alkaloids (PAs) are a group of natural plant compounds found in more than 6000 species, particularly weeds, where the compound acts to deter predators. […]
Organic and Fairtrade trailblazer brand Green & Black’s has launched a ‘Velvet Edition’ chocolate range in the UK that is neither organic or Fairtrade.
Exposure to pyrrolizidine alkaloids in food, in particular for frequent and high consumers of tea and herbal infusions, is a possible long-term concern for human health due to their potential carcinogenicity, say scientists at the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).
The Welsh Organic Producer Survey 2016 has revealed a rise in sales of organic products in Wales, despite a fall in the land area certified as organic.
A study which analysed data from over half a million people has found those who drink coffee may live longer than non-coffee drinkers.
An ad stating that “Humane milk is a myth” has been cleared by the UK’s Advertising Standards Authority following complaints from members of the dairy industry that it was inaccurate and misleading.
Today sees the opening of Sano To Go, a shop offering nutritious takeaway food in the heart of London.
Michael Gove has said that legislation will be introduced this year to ban microbeads in rinse-off personal care products.
Abakus Foods has launched new superfood snacks in the form of raw Dried Jujube Fruit and Jujube Crisps in 40g packs.
The recently released film Just One Drop, directed by Laurel Chiten (Blind Dog Films), has now been classified by the British Board of Film.
A new clinical study published in BMC Nephrology has found that haemodialysis patients benefit from supplementation with vitamin K2. According to the researchers, the vitamin K2 intake in haemodialysis patients was estimated as being 40% lower than in the healthy participant group. The study, based in Lebanon, investigated if there was a correlation between vitamin […]
Following the publication of a study from the University of Surrey, worldwide health authorities are being urged to rethink guidance around vitamin D.