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Karen Butler joined the team at Virgo Publishing, now Informa Exhibitions, in 1999. She has worked in various editorial capacities, researching multiple industries for trends and analysis. Her areas of special interest include companion animal nutrition, beverages, omega-3s and natural products ingredients.
A taurine-based heart-health booster and a topical CBD line for pets with foam, balm and ear applications are among the finalists vying for the 2019 NEXTY Awards at SupplySide West in Best Product for Pet/Animal Health.
Botanical adulteration predates the natural products industry, and the schemes of its offenders are outpacing some well-established safeguards. But stoic self-regulatory efforts are giving industry the upper hand.