Top Posts in February 2016
During the month of February, INSIDER readers frequently viewed articles and galleries on CBD supplements, probiotics and high-fiber diets.
Poll Reveals America's Favorite Cookie Brands
No doubt about it, Americans love cookies. In fact, cookies are such a part of the American pantry that market data compiled by Symphony IRI found U.S. consumers spent approximately $4.1 billion on the tasty treats in 2011. We put together an image gallery that highlighted America’s Top 8 Favorite Cookie brands recently ranked by U.S. consumers in the 2012 Harris Poll EquiTrend (EQ) study.
Clean Label Market
Call it clean or clear label, the more ubiquitous clean label becomes, the more it moves out of the trend spot and into the hotspot of expectation. This slide show looked at trends in the clean label market, from consumer views, to challenges in the industry.
bContract Manufacturing Tips
Product manufacturing and marketing are often completed by two different companies, and joining two companies can be difficult as transparency requires brands to partner with their contract manufacturer in a way that makes the manufacturer akin to department or extension of the brand itself. In this slide show, INSIDER talked with industry experts about steps that should be taken when forming a partnership, as well as questions brands should consider asking in order to determine if a contract manufacturer is trustworthy.
CBD Warning Letters Hinder Industry
FDA is cracking down on marketers of CBD in warning letters that may not bode well for consumers like Darrell Burns. Sixty-two-year-old Burns has suffered nerve pain for the last 20 years. Burns is among a growing number of Americans who have found CBD to be beneficial in treating a variety of ailments from epilepsy to pain. About six weeks ago, he ordered US$600 in CBD oil.
Kratom Under Fire
FDA notified its field personnel who are responsible for imports that it may detain certain products containing kratom (Mitragyna speciosa), an herb that comes from a tree in Southeast Asia, without physical inspection because the agency determined the substance is a botanical that qualifies as a new dietary ingredient (NDI) and poses adverse health effects ranging from aggression to nervousness, hallucinations and sleeplessness.
Crohn's and High-Fiber Diets
People who suffer from Crohn’s disease and consume a diet high in fiber may be up to 40 percent less likely to have disease flares compared to those who avoid high-fiber foods, according to a new study published in the journal Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology.