Omega 3s, found naturally in fatty fish and some botanical sources, can reduce the risk of heart disease and potentially help treat diseases such as Alzheimer's, epilepsy and rheumatoid arthritis. Scientists continue to explore how omega 3s affect the body.
Hershey has become a sponsor of the Marketing at Retail Initiative research of POPAI, The Global Association for Marketing at Retail. The confectioner joins other food companies and retailers in efforts to determine what displays, marketing materials and layouts work best.
Wild Flavors and China-based Sunwin International Neutraceuticals say they have achieved approval from the Food and Drug Administration to market a stevia-derived sweetener under the name OnlySweet. The FDA's Generally Recognized As Safe, or GRAS, designation will allow the companies to bring to market foods and drinks sweetened with the zero-calorie extract.