CRN: Consumer Reports corrects article on vitamin D
WASHINGTON — Consumer Reports recently corrected a story to run in its May issue, titled “Vitamin D: How 32 supplements really measure up," that erroneously identified nine vitamin D/calcium supplement products that the publication claimed exceeded the California Proposition 65 Lead Limit for Reproductive Risk.
The story has been corrected online and now states that “All [of the adult calcium plus Vitamin D supplement products tested] met our quality criteria, which includes meeting label claims of calcium and vitamin D, passing USP dissolution test and not exceeding USP limits for heavy metals.”
“We believe this was an honest mistake by the publication, as the settlement agreements with the State of California are not available on either the California Attorney General’s website or the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment’s website, and we were glad to see the correction," noted Steve Mister, president and CEO for the Council for Responsible Nutrition, in a release last week. “As importantly as the explanation that the companies were not breaking the law is the fact that consumers need to be reassured that the lead levels do not pose a safety risk."
Even before the correction, the article overall provided positive news for vitamin D and calcium supplement users, Mister noted.
SheaMoisture develops new facial masks
AMITYVILLE, N.Y. — SheaMoisture has introduced its new all-natural and organic facial masks that promise to give dull, dry skin a boost of instant vitality.
Coconut & Hibiscus Facial Mask – Designed to improve skin’s radiance with hibiscus flower and songyi mushroom extracts. A blend of mineral-rich clays aims to promote the elimination of impurities, softens and detoxifies dull complexions. Coconut oil and shea butter hydrate, protect against moisture loss and promote a healthy, youthful glow.
Raw Shea Butter Facial Mask – Features a blend of organic raw shea butter and mineral-rich clays to purify and soften, while improving skin’s vivacity, the company stated. The mask is meant to be a non-drying mask and gently clarifies skin while hydrating and promoting moisture. Therapeutic extracts of frankincense, myrrh and anti-oxidant vitamin E are designed to boost skin’s rejuvenation.
How to use: Apply to clean, dry skin once or twice a week as needed. Allow to set for five to 10 minutes, then rinse with cool water. Avoid eye area. Pat skin dry prior to applying moisturizer.
Each mask has a suggested retail price of $9.99 and is available at select Target stores nationwide.
Jack Link’s dips into new snacking territory with Big Dippers
Minong, Wis. — Jack Link’s is bringing its latest innovation to retail shelves this April with the launch of Big Dippers, offering a combo pack of meat sticks with dipping sauces.
Big Dippers are available in three combinations: All American — beef sticks with cheese sauce; Barbecue — beef steak strips with barbecue sauce; and Buffalo Chicken — seasoned buffalo chicken strips with a buffalo and ranch sauce.
"Big Dippers are a unique product in the smarter snacking universe," said Jeff LeFever, vice president of marketing at Jack Link’s. "Each package pairs America’s favorite Jack Link’s meat snacks with an enticing sauce in a separate dipping cup, giving customers a boost of protein with even bigger flavor."
The company sees its protein-packed snacks as an alternative to more traditional snacks, like chips and pretzels.
Jack Link’s Big Dippers are now available in stores across the country.
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