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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.

U.S. moves to revoke claim that soy protein products protect the heart

The FDA says that studies published since it authorized heart health claims for soy protein products in the late '90s have produced inconsistent findings. It’s proposed a rule revoking the rights of companies to make claims that their soy products protect the heart. Read more at Reuters…

 

California SCC Suppliers’ Day keynote explores how beauty consumers define ‘natural’

Natural and organic has great value in the personal care space, but what does the word natural mean to consumers? The Benchmarking Company, a consumer testing and research firm, conducted a survey to find out. More than 80 percent of natural beauty consumers said they want to see all ingredients listed on a company’s website and think it’s important that brands don’t test on animals. Burt’s Bees was the leading brand in the space, along with Tom’s of Maine, JASON and Dr. Bronners. Read more at Cosmetics Design USA…

 

McCormick’s recipe for packaging that’s more sustainable

In an effort to reduce packaging weight and carbon footprint, the spice company has redesigned some of its cans with a fully recyclable PET container, reduced the materials and weight for all of its European glass jars and improved its transportation logistics. Read more at Packaging Digest…

 

We may be consuming more glyphosate than ever before

More people are exposed to glyphosate than in the 1990s—and more of it, according to a new study published in JAMA.  Researchers looked for glyphosate in the urine of 100 elderly people in California, once in the '90s and then again 20 years later. In the most recent samples, 70 percent of people had glyphosate concentrations above the detection limit. Read more at Consumer Reports…

 

Junk food is almost twice as distracting as healthy food, study finds

We have an implicit bias for fatty and sugary foods, according to a new study which found that people who were engaged in a task were more distracted by photos of junk food than photos of healthy foods. Read more at Johns Hopkins Hub…

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