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Colorado Gov. Jared Polis spoke at the NoCo Hemp Expo in Denver on Friday.  NutraIngredients-USA photo.

Colorado unveils plan to bolster state support of hemp industry

By Hank Schultz

The state of Colorado aims to remain a leader in the hemp industry, Gov. Jared Polis said at an industry event last week. He announced the release of a detailed state plan for the industry at the meeting, which includes scientific support, data sharing,...

Post Foods is one of several high-profile CPG companies to be sued for allegedly adding ‘excessive’ amounts of sugar to products marketed to health-conscious consumers (Picture: GettyImages-adrian825)

Post Foods agrees to settle sugary cereal class action with $15m fund

By Elaine Watson

A judge has given a tentative green light to a $15m settlement between Post Foods and consumers who accused the CPG giant of misleading shoppers by falsely advertising sugary cereals as healthy. The news follows another high-profile settlement reached...

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Lawsuits mount over heavy metals in baby food, but do they have legs?

By Elaine Watson

Lawsuits are piling up against companies cited in a recent Congressional report into heavy metals in baby food. But how might courts decide if these complaints have legs, and what can be reasonably expected from food manufacturers given that the FDA has...

FDA: Heavy metals are 'present in the environment and may enter the food supply through soil, water or air...' Picture credits: GettyImages-zimmytws and Gettyimages-SeventyFour

FDA weighs in on heavy metals in baby food as lawsuits pile up

By Elaine Watson

In the wake of the recent congressional report into heavy metals in baby food, the FDA says its goal is to reduce exposure to toxic elements in foods through research and collaboration, but has not said if it plans to issue guidance on upper limits for...

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Updated: CRN urges public health establishments to issue guidance on vitamin D supplement benefits

House Resolution aims to recognize vitamin D's benefits for COVID-19

By Stephen Daniells

US Representative Glenn Grothman (R-WI) has introduced a House Resolution to recognize the significant role vitamin D may play in the fight against COVID-19.

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