Natural Products Insider

NOV-DEC 2016

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2 INSIDER November/December 2016 Viewpoint 2016, and That's a Wrap! Winter is getting colder (I mean our highs are only in the 80s in Phoenix!), and many of us are taking time to celebrate faith and family. It's a natural and cultural time to refl ect on the time that has passed, review what worked, and plan upgrades for the new year. A lot happened in 2016. In supplement news, we got the long-awaited redo of the new dietary ingredient (NDI) draft guidance from FDA, and we saw the death (and possible rebirth) of kratom (see page 5 of this issue for more information), among many other important events. In the food and beverage space, the new Nutrition Facts label was introduced, and FDA took steps to better defi ne "healthy" and "natural" claims (see more on page 4). Plus, the new U.S. GMO (genetically modifi ed organism) labeling law was signed and will likely affect all health and nutrition products sold in the United States (see our section starting on page 56 for more on this topic). We are covering a lot of these issues in this print issue, but we're going more in-depth on our website,, via blogs and galleries, so be sure to visit us online to fi ll any gaps you may have missed during the year. 2016 also marked the 20th SupplySide West with a show that broke records yet again with booth and participant numbers. The event also showcased smart, engaging and insightful speakers, who gave presentations during workshops and panel discussions, and at the Central Stage (see page 6 to read all about the show). In addition, this year, the SupplySide CPG Editor's Choice Award honored 22 winners of new and exciting consumer packaged goods products (check out page 8 to see who won and hear from some of the winners). INSIDER is looking forward to 2017 with new topics to cover online, in print and at our live events Ingredient Marketplace (April 18-20), SupplySide West (Sept. 26-30), Vitafoods Europe (May 9-11) and Vitafoods Asia (Sept. 5-6). Reach out to me if you want to see what we're covering next year and to offer insights on the topics we should be addressing. Sandy Almendarez Editor in Chief (480)281-6745 @SandyAlmendarez Editor-in-Chief Sandy Almendarez Managing Editors Rachel Adams Judie Bizzozero Steve Myers Legal and Regulatory Editor Josh Long Content Marketing Manager Karen Butler Assistant Editor Courtney Johnson Senior Marketing Manager Jenn Moreira Art Director Andrew Rosseau Program Manager Kristin LaBarbera Subscription Customer Service (800) 581-1811 Vice President, Danica Cullins Sales Account Director Ioana Neacsu Senior Account Anthony Arteca Executives Todd Berger Business Development Jiani Lai Specialist, Asia Senior Vice President, Dana Hicks Events Event Director Marisa Freed Informa Exhibitions LLC President John Siefert CFO Kelly Ridley Vice President Jon Benninger Vice President, Heather Granato Content Vice President, Danielle Dunlap Marketing Services Human Resources Sabrina Wolf Director Published by Informa Exhibitions LLC 3300 N. Central Ave., Suite 300, Phoenix, AZ 85012 Tel. 480-990-1101 • Fax 480-990-0819 Website:

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