While the issue of dangerous chemicals appearing in cosmetics has been top of mind for many in the natural products industry this year marked a huge milestone that will take the conversation outside of a niche space A late2015 oped piece in the The New York Times Contaminating Our Bodies with Everyday Products highlighted two recent and extremely significant warnings from the International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics and the Endocrine Society about chemicals that are used in everything fr

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

Reports of side effects with cosmetics increasing

A new study published in JAMA suggests that more than double the number of adverse events related to use of personal care products were reported to the FDA in 2016 than in 2015. A big part of that was complaints about WEN by Chaz Dean Cleaning Conditioners, according to researchers who examined data from the years 2004 through 2016. The most commonly reported products were hair care and skin care, but the most serious side effects were related to baby items. The results suggest that better surveillance of cosmetic safety is needed, the researchers say. Read more at Reuters…

 

Kroger CEO says he’s not afraid of Amazon’s Whole Foods deal

Kroger’s shares have plunged since the Amazon-Whole Foods mashup was announced, but CEO Rodney McMullen says he isn’t intimidated. "What we find is for some events, the customer likes to come into the store, visit with family and friends and our store associates, and learn more about food,” he says. Read more at Fortune…

 

Target just launched its next-day delivery service

Called Restock, the program is being tested in Minneapolis. REDcard holders can fill up a virtual box with items online, and have it delivered the next day for $4.99. Read more at Money…

 

Hampton Creek is now growing its own meat in labs—and says it will get to stores first

The plant-based food company says it’s been working on technology for lab-made meat and seafood for the last year and will have a product in the marketplace by the end of the next year—ahead of competitors like Memphis Meats that have publicly been working on “clean meat” for years. Read more at Quartz…

 

‘Healthy’ ice creams promise indulgence without guilt. Do they deliver?

Diet ice cream has become a bit of a trend, with companies like Halo Top, Arctic Zero and Enlightened jumping into the game. Here’s how they stack up. Read more at The Washington Post…

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