5@5: Albertson's IPO on again | 25 years of federal organic regulation

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Each day at 5 p.m. we collect the five top natural news headlines of the day, making it easy for you to catch up on today's most important natural products industry news.

Albertson's gears up for IPO, again

After postponing its initial plans to go public in October, the retailer filed an amended stock prospectus for an IPO during which it hopes to raise more than $1.5 billion. Read more at Supermarket News...


25 years after federal organic foods regulation, industry calls for more regulation

It's been 25 years since the adoption of the Organic Foods Production Act, the 1990 legislation that created a federal standard for labeling organic food and leveled the playing field for producers across state lines. Now some certifiers are calling for clarification and more regulation around cosmetics, hydroponic farming and animal welfare. Read more at WOSU...

As beekeepers lose more hives, time for new rules on pesticides?

Beekeepers lost an estimated 42 percent of their hives last year. That troubling number, combined with mounting evidence that a class of pesticides called neonicotinoids harm bees, may point to the need for new rules to reduce use of these pesticides, some say. Read more at NPR...


Vitamin Angels to scale-up prenatal multivitamin distribution

The nonprofit says it will increase its distribution of vitamins for pregnant and lactating women on the heels of an important publication from the Cochrane Collaboration supporting the efficacy of prenatal vitamins. Read more at PR Newswire...


E. coli tied to Costco more dangerous that Chipotle outbreak

Nineteen people in seven states have been sickened by chicken salad purchased at Costco, and the CDC says the strain linked to this outbreak is more potentially life-threatening than the one tied to Chipotle. Read more at CBS News...

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