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March 20, 2012
A recent survey conducted by Discovery Research Group, in partnership with Aker BioMarine Antarctic, US, revealed that nearly four out of 10 consumers who want to take an omega 3 supplement are looking for an alternative to fish oil.  Read More »
March 20, 2012
Taking its first step into the dietary supplement market, Procter & Gamble (P&G), Cincinnati, OH, has acquired Brattleboro, VT-based New Chapter, Inc. Financial details were not disclosed.   Read More »
March 19, 2012
A recent Dateline NBC segment concerning dietary supplements focused on the practice of fraudulent analytical testing practices known as "dry labbing," in which lab results pertaining to the potency and identity of ingredients as labeled are suspected of having been deliberately manipulated or fabricated.  Read More »
March 15, 2012
Researchers have found that men who eat large quantities of fatty food have low sperm quality.  Read More »
March 14, 2012
The New York Times published an article on Tuesday, March 13, 2012, quoting Matts Johnasen, executive vice president of sales and marketing for Aker BioMarine Antarctic AS on the subject of krill sustainability.  Read More »
March 14, 2012
Sixty-nine precent of U.S. adults take dietary supplements according to a survey commissioned by the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), Washington, D.C.   Read More »
March 13, 2012
Sprouts Farmers Market and Sunflower Farmers Market have reached a merger agreement, under the majority ownership and sponsorship of Apollo Management, LP, one of the world's leading private equity firms.  Read More »
March 12, 2012
Vitamin C may boost the immune system and is critical for maintaining healthy connective tissue, but do you need to take a supplement and, if so, how do you find one that is right for you and at the best price?  Read More »
March 12, 2012
In joint comments submitted at the end of January on the final three batch opinions from the European Food safety Authority (EFSA) and the risk management decisions taken on the basis of those opinions, the EHPM, EBF and ERNA all believe that a distinction between “maintenance” and “improvement” in the scientific assessment procedure is essential to avoid unnecessary rejections of health claims.  Read More »
March 7, 2012
The global herbal supplements and remedies market is forecast to reach $107 billion by the year 2017, spurred by growing aging population and increasing consumer awareness about general health and well being, according to a new report from Global Industry Analysts.  Read More »
March 5, 2012
Global Industry Analysts has released a new report on the gums market, which it predicts will reach $23 billion by 2017.   Read More »
March 2, 2012
Ethnic food preparation and consumption has been on the rise over the past several years and, according to Mintel’s latest research, it will continue its growth.   Read More »
March 1, 2012
Cherries have long been appreciated for their taste, but growing evidence about their health benefits is now putting them squarely in the frame for “superfruit” status and they are increasingly being used in juices and juice drink blends, according to Netherlands-based Innova Market Insights.  Read More »
February 29, 2012
Foods contribute more to the total number of calories from added sugars among children and adolescents compared to beverages, according to a recently published data brief from the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  Read More »
February 29, 2012
Amway, Ada, MI, faces the prospect of a class action lawsuit over its Nutrilite line of liquid dietary supplements, according to the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI), Washington, D.C.  Read More »

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