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Gorilly Goods

5@5: Nature's Path takes majority stake in Gorilly Goods | NBTY makes DNA bar code testing deal with NYAG

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.

Organic snack maker Gorilly Goods sells 51% stake

Nature's Path, North America's largest organic breakfast and snack company, has acquired a majority interest in raw snack company Gorilly Goods. Currently, Gorilly distributes its products in the Midwest, but the investment will allow it to triple its capacity and expand distribution. The two companies met at Natural Products Expo West in March. Read more at Biz Times...


NBTY promises genetic testing of its herbal supplements

Following an investigation by the New York Attorney General last year, NBTY has agreed to do advanced DNA bar code testing to confirm the authenticity of the ingredients it uses in its herbal products. This is the third such deal the NYAG has made with a company and will affect the brands Solgar, Nature's Bounty, Sundown Naturals and more. Read more at The New York Times...


Why drinking vinegars are set to be fall's buzziest wellness beverage

Brands are mixing vinegar with fruit, sweeteners, herbs and more, creating tasty concoctions that are good for the gut. Read more at Well and Good...


Dairy farmers see organic label as a way to pay the bills

Half of New York's dairy farms have gone out of business over the last three decades—and a similarly high number in Wisconsin and California, too. In an effort to stay in business, many producers are going organic, which promises a more stable pay price and is currently in huge demand. Read more at Marketplace...


Cosmetics may face new safety regulation—and, surprisingly, the industry is on board

It's unusual for an industry to favor regulation over independence, but legislation proposed last year by Sens. Dianne Feinstein and Susan Collins that would give the FDA more power to oversee personal care products has garnered major industry support. But that's likely because the bill isn't as tough as it may seem. Read more at STAT News...

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