March 8, 2017
New US President Donald Trump has not been shy about his plans for the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), promising to dramatically decrease the amount of time it takes to issue approval for new drugs, slash regulatory authority by forcing agencies to cut two regulations each time a new one is issued, and institute […]
May 10, 2016
This week the Food and Drug Administration announced it would reconsider what is allowed to be labelled as “healthy.” The decision is a major step in the FDA catching up with what Americans already considered to be healthy. The change was prompted in large part by a Citizen’s Petition by Kind LLC, maker of popular […]
November 17, 2014
As the saccharine tide of flavoured vodkas in the US begins to finally subside, flavoured whiskies are leading the charge for the taste buds of millennials, female drinkers and young professionals searching for the next trending shot – from the nation’s bars to the twittersphere. There have been few brands that can rival Fireball’s explosive […]
May 27, 2014
  Euromonitor International data and recent academic surveys indicate there is currently major growth in consumption of small, flavoured cigars and cigarillos in the US (26% CAGR value growth between 2009 and 2013).  The US Food and Drug Administration banned flavours other than menthol in cigarettes in the 2009 Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control […]
January 3, 2014
Obesity is a major global health concern.  According to the World Health Organization (WHO), there are more than 1.4 billion overweight and obese adults 20 years or older.  Even more worrisome is the number of children who are considered overweight.  The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that 12% of children aged 2 […]
March 8, 2017
Partially hydrogenated vegetable oil (PHO) is an ingredient with not a very glamorous name and even less glamorous side effects. PHOs are a source of industrially produced trans-fatty acids, with consumption associated with raised cholesterol and inflammation of the blood vessels, heart disease, in short. Since 2007, levels of trans-fatty acids have had to be […]
June 28, 2012
Market research company Euromonitor International assesses what the US supreme court's ruling on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act means for the consumer health industry.
January 4, 2012
The FDA is being called upon to make a pronouncement on whether certain tobacco products, such as smokeless can be officially designated reduced risk

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