The Health Food Manufacturers’ Association has reported a record year for membership sign-ups, with 22 new companies having joined in the past 12 months.
Marking the occasion at London’s Museum of Brands on 27 June, the Health Food Institute has celebrated its 40th anniversary
A location in Oxford has become the first store to trial Waitrose’s new refill station, providing customers with a facility where they can shop for unpackaged everyday basics such as rice, pasta, cereals, lentils, seeds and coffee, using their own containers from home.
Many CBD and hemp-derived products could face an immediate ban across Europe after the European Food Safety Authority last week reclassified cannabidiol as a ‘Novel Food’.
At a recent Health Food Manufacturers’ Association meeting of cross-party Parliamentarians in Westminster, the subject of mandatory fortification of flour with folic acid was explored, with particular emphasis on its potential implications.
Georgie Young, the writer behind the health and wellbeing blog Greens of the Stone Age, has been named Blogger of the Year by the HFMA.
The Health Food Manufacturers Association has written a formal letter of complaint to the BBC about a controversial BBC2 Horizon programme about the food supplements industry.
Herbal tea and supplements brand Pukka Herbs says it will continue to sell its ‘100% legal’ Detox tea product, after it was told last week by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) that it must no longer use the term ‘detox’ in any future advertising.
At a special HFMA Brexit seminar in London this week senior representatives from three government departments urged natural products companies to step up the pace of their preparations for Brexit.
Cheryl Thallon, founder of Viridian Nutrition, speaks to Diane Millis about the changes in the natural products industry over the past 21 years.
Prominent experts in nutrition and cognitive function explained the importance of diet and nutrients in preventing or slowing cognitive decline at the fourth meeting of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Micronutrients and Health, held at the House of Commons on 14 Mar
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, […]
The Health Food Manufacturers’ Association has launched CLEAR CHECK, which supersedes its Labelling, Advertising and Promotions Advice Division service.
“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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
The General Court of the European Court of Justice has rejected a joint plea from the Health Food Manufacturers Association (HFMA) and Dutch trade association NPN for the permitted health claims regulation to be annulled. The plea was lodged in September 2012 by the two groups as a “last resort action” to challenge what the […]
The Bay Tree presents new Xmas gifting line
August 13, 2019 Jane Wolfe
West Country condiments producer The Bay Tree has unveiled a five-strong limited edition line for Christmas 2019, specifally designed for gifting.
Organic and sustainable is the future, says Zara boss
The CEO of international fashion brand Zara has said there is ‘no contradiction’ between sustainability and profitability.
UK Government to ban sale of energy drinks to under-16s
Following a consultation seeking views on a proposed ban on selling energy drinks to children, the UK Government has now announced that it will go ahead.
Brand owners explore special FDF Organic Group idea
Around 40 representatives from the organic sector met recently to discuss forming a specialist organic group inside the Food and Drink Federation.
July 17, 2019 Hayley Coristine
The UK’s biggest celebration of all things organic is back. Hayley Coristine finds out what’s happening for Organic September this year.
As Generation Snowflake transitions us away from the stiff upper lip of Britain’s past, Matt Chittock explores how society is opening up about mental health
Children of the (green) revolution
From screen time to sugar to sedentary lifestyles, there are many aspects of modern living which give parents cause for concern.
Beyond the little bottles
From the yoghurt drinks of the ‘90s to Unilever’s recent investment in ‘happy bacteria’ skincare, probiotics are still a hot topic – but consumer confusion is rife, discovers Kate Miller, and puzzling legislation isn’t helping (more…)
The Health Store Open Day is back!
The Health Store’s ever popular Open Day makes a welcome return on Sunday 8th September. Paul Rideout, Sales & Marketing Manager at the Health Store, explains “The Open Day is back by popular demand! This will be our 8th Open Day since we launched the event back in 2009 and it is more popular than […]
Setting Industry standards for Golden quality CBD Products
Over the past few years Hemp and its CBD-rich extracts have made a stunning entrance to the nutraceutical business. More and more people are now commenting on the wonderful health benefits of supplementing their diet with natural phytocannabinoids and new CBD oil brands pop-up regularly as a result.
Garden of Life®
Your body was created to eat, process, and derive its nutrition from food—real, healthy food. Garden of life® are fanatical about food. The core ethos is that they always start with real foods and these (foods) provide the formulas, the power to be at their best. Completely free of any synthetically created, chemical breakthroughs from […]
Tooth powder as a powerful ally for your dental health
My Oradent tooth powder is neither a drug nor a medicine. Suitable for all consumers and also for vegans and vegetarians. Why in powder form? Studies have shown that tooth powder can be more effective at removing plaque than toothpaste. Plus, My Oradent does not contain fluoride, is non-toxic and is also safe for children. […]