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Part 4: Industry and Market (April 2005)

[4/28/2005] Physician Has Created Online Course On Supplements
According to an article in North Carolina's The Business Journal, Dr. Kathi Kemper and others from the Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, with funding from the National Institutes of Health, have developed an online course designed to teach doctors, nurses and other healthcare providers about the use of herbal and dietary supplements, including how to report adverse effects. According to the article, this past winter more than 1000 people enrolled in the course, which contains 40 modules and takes 12 weeks to complete.
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[4/27/2005] Finds Quality Of Most Nutrition Powders and Drinks High
US-based has released results of testing of nutrition powders, shakes and drinks, noting that of the 37 products tested, all met label claims for proteins, carbohydrates and fats. reported that five protein powders exceeded label amounts of sodium or cholesterol.
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[4/26/2005] NNFA East Kicks Off 1st Annual Education Day on Capitol Hill
The National Nutritional Foods Association East Region hosted its first annual NNFA East Education Day on Capitol Hill on April 11, in association with Natural Foods Day proceedings. Paul Schulick, founder of New Chapter, spoke on the emerging science on cinnamon and cancer, diabetes, and obesity, Mike Hoffmann revealed how to create a dynamic and profitable health and beauty aids department, Jay Jacobowitz and Michael Kanter fielded audience questions on retail best practices.
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[4/25/2005] AOAC Officially Approves NOW Foods’ Glucosamine HPLC Method as a First Action Official Method(SM)
US-based NOW Foods has announced that members of the AOAC Methods Committee on Dietary Supplements have voted to approve NOW’s analytical method 'Determination of Glucosamine in Raw Materials and Dietary Supplements Containing Glucosamine Sulfate and/or Glucosamine Hydrochloride by HPLC with FMOC-Su Derivatization' as an AOAC First Action Official Method(SM). According to the release, A notice of the adopted method will be published in the AOAC magazine, Inside Laboratory Management, and AOAC staff editors will prepare the manuscript for publication in the Journal of AOAC INTERNATIONAL.
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[4/22/2005] Webcast on Study Confirming Garlic’s Role in Arresting and Reversing Arteriolosclerosis Scheduled for April 29, 2005
A Webcast presenting the findings of new research on the role of garlic in preventing and potentially reversing or dispersing arteriolosclerosis, was held on Friday, April 29, 2005 from 9:45 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. EDT.
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[4/22/2005] Industry Members Rally In Washington, D.C. for Natural Foods Day 2005
The National Nutritional Foods Association (NNFA) held its annual Natural Foods Day lobbying event in Washington April 12th, with 165 industry participants from 37 states and the District of Columbia participating. The event included a briefing and then pre-arranged meetings with congressional leaders, concluding with a reception honoring NNFA's Congressional Champions.
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[4/20/2005] New Food Pyramid Revealed
Incorporating recommendations from the 2005 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, published in January, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) have revealed MyPyramid, which replaces the Food Guide Pyramid introduced in 1992. Specifically, the pyramid is turned on its side and introduces physical activity as a new element through 'steps' attached to the pyramid.
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[4/20/2005] High Energy Innovation & Collaboration at Nutracon/Supply Expo
According to a release issued by New Hope Natural Media, more than 8,000 supply buyers/specifiers walked the SupplyExpo show floor at the event several weeks ago.
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[4/15/2005] UK
According to an article on, the UK's Food and Drink Federation has introduced a new group, the Lifestyle and Dietary Trends Industry Group, bringing together those involved in enhanced nutrition and 'functional foods'. According to the article, member companies currently include Cadbury Schweppes Plc, Coca-Cola Great Britain and Ireland, Danone, GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare, Kerry Ingredients, Kraft Foods UK Ltd, Masterfoods, McNeil Nutritionals Ltd, Nestlé UK Ltd and Premier International Foods.
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[4/6/2005] Dietary Supplement Education Alliance Elects The Vitamin Shoppe To Board
The Dietary Supplement Education Alliance (DSEA) has announced the election of specialty retailer The Vitamin Shoppe to the coalition's Board of Directors.
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[4/4/2005] UNPA and AOAC Present Seminar and Discussion of Analytical Methods for Dietary Supplements
The Utah Natural Products Alliance (UNPA), in cooperation with AOAC International hosted a seminar to discuss issues relating to analytical methods for dietary supplements, April 22, 2005 at the Huntsman Cancer Institute in Salt Lake City. The full day event included an introduction to the AOAC Official Methods(BM) program, discussions of the role of analytical methods in the GMP's and implementation of DSHEA, an examination of costs and personnel needs, technologies and an introduction of key players.
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[4/1/2005] CRN Continues Growth, Adding Five New Members
US-based trade association, The Council for Responsible Nutrition has announced the addition of five new members: Eastman Chemical Company, Gumlink A/S, Reliv International, Inc., Iovate Health Sciences Research Inc. and Miami Research Associates.
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