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December 10, 2012
Amarin Corporation plc, a biopharmaceutical company focused on the commercialization and development of therapeutics to improve cardiovascular health, announced a $100 million non-equity financing deal with an investment fund managed by Pharmakon Advisors.  Read More »
December 7, 2012
Royal DSM has completed the acquisition of Cargill’s cultures and enzymes business which provides DSM with a broad choice of fermentation-produced enzymes as well as animal-derived enzymes.  Read More »
December 6, 2012
The European Union (EU) and UNICEF have joined forces to protect more than 30 million children’s lives by improving nutrition security in five Asian and four African countries.  Read More »
December 5, 2012
The Coca-Cola Company and Select Milk Producers, Inc. have announced the acquisition of equity stakes in the newly-created Fair Oaks Farms Brands, LLC to drive growth and expansion of Core Power® brand high protein milk shakes and to create an in…  Read More »
December 4, 2012
Canadian stevia suppliers are in great spirits today, following news that Health Canada has approved the use of stevia in food and beverages. Prior to this approval, stevia was available only within natural health product applications. Stevia is a na…  Read More »
December 3, 2012
Pfizer, New York, NY, has completed the sale of its Nutrition business to Nestlé for $11.85 billion in cash, following the conclusion of the required regulatory process in most markets. In certain countries where completion will be delayed du…  Read More »
November 30, 2012
One of the largest North American packaged food companies has gobbled up the largest North American private label packaged foods business. In a transaction worth approximately $6.8 billion ConAgra Foods, Inc. acquired Ralcorp Holdings, Inc., creating…  Read More »
November 30, 2012
Swedish researchers have determined that a five week course of omega-3 PUFA fish oil has the potential to improve cognitive functions and cardiometabolic risk factors in healthy, middle aged to elderly adults.   In a study published in Nutrition…  Read More »
November 30, 2012
Nestlé Health Science, a fully owned subsidiary of Nestlé, and the pharmaceutical and healthcare group Chi-Med have agreed to form a 50/50 joint venture to be named Nutrition Science Partners Limited (NSP). NSP will research, develop, m…  Read More »
November 27, 2012
According to a new study in the Journal of the American Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, food-origin antioxidants from fruits and vegetables – not supplements - may be beneficial in preventing depression in older adults.   The researche…  Read More »
November 26, 2012
Sales of milk thistle in the U.S. were $108 million in 2011, up 10.2% from the prior year (Nutrition Business Journal). ConsumerLab.com recently tested eleven milk thistle supplements and found only one product had an unacceptable amount of lead and…  Read More »
November 26, 2012
Brynwood Partners VI L.P. has sold Balance Bar Company to NBTY, Inc., a portfolio company of The Carlyle Group. The transaction value was about $78 million, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal. Balance Bar was founded in 1992 and acquir…  Read More »
November 21, 2012
BASF plans to acquire Pronova BioPharma ASA, Lysaker, Norway, a pioneer in the field of research, development and manufacturing of omega 3 fatty acids. BASF has reached an agreement with Pronova to make a recommended voluntary public takeover offer t…  Read More »
November 21, 2012
Evolva Holding SA, Reinach, Switzerland, has entered an agreement to acquire certain assets owned by Fluxome Sciences A/S, a private Danish company that is in reconstruction. The agreement is subject to creditor and court approval, which is anticipat…  Read More »
November 20, 2012
According to published reports, Bayer AG has ceased its pursuit of Schiff Nutrition International Inc., ending speculation that the deal was poised to become the industry’s most expensive acquisition. Late last month German drugmaker Bayer ann…  Read More »

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