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November 2, 2012
Some dietary supplements labeled as containing “Bilberry Extract” are adulterated with lower-cost, non-bilberry ingredients that are not stated on the products’ labels, according to a new report in the nonprofit American Botani…  Read More »
November 1, 2012
Innova Market Insights’ ongoing analysis of key trends and developments in new product activity has resulted in its identification of 10 key emerging trends likely to impact the food and drinks market through 2013 and beyond.   1. The Awar…  Read More »
November 1, 2012
The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA), in conjunction with the AHPA Chinese Herbal Products Committee, submitted comments to Health Canada's Natural Health Products Directorate (NHPD) regarding a draft monograph for Natural Health Produ…  Read More »
October 31, 2012
Eating at least two servings of oily fish a week is moderately but significantly associated with a reduced risk of stroke, according to a study published by the British Medical Journal. The same effect, however, was not observed with fish oil supplem…  Read More »
October 30, 2012
Bayer HealthCare LLC has signed a merger agreement to acquire Schiff Nutrition International, Inc., a leading company in the vitamins and nutritional supplements market. Schiff's product portfolio includes core brands MegaRed, Move Free and Airbo…  Read More »
October 30, 2012
A new market report published by Transparency Market Research suggests the global omega 3 (EPA/DHA) ingredients market could be worth $4 billion in 2018, growing at a CAGR of more than 15% from 2013 to 2018. Global demand for omega 3 ingredients was…  Read More »
October 30, 2012
Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have found that resveratrol, an ingredient in red wine, does not improve insulin sensitivity, reduce risk of heart disease or increase longevity to healthy women.   Their study…  Read More »
October 29, 2012
A new report from Markets and Markets predicts the global dietary fiber market will expand to $3.25 billion by 2017, driven by an aging population and growing understanding of health benefits. The report, titled "Dietary Fiber Market by Product…  Read More »
October 26, 2012
Royal DSM, the global Life Sciences and Materials Sciences company, announced that it has reached agreement to acquire Cargill’s cultures and enzymes business in an all cash transaction for a total enterprise value of €85 million. Subject…  Read More »
October 26, 2012
The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) has sent letters to a number of media outlets that recently published an Associated Press article about the poaching of wild American ginseng (Panax quinquefolius).    In letters to the editor…  Read More »
October 25, 2012
A study on the health effects of vitamin D that was recently published in the journal PLOS ONE has drawn sharp criticism from CRN.   CRN explained that vitamin D is a vital nutrient and intake at appropriate levels, particularly when adequate su…  Read More »
October 24, 2012
At the request of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, U.S. Marshals recently seized dietary supplements and unapproved drugs from Confidence, Inc., of Port Washington, N.Y.   The products seized included Dr. Brain, pH Balance, Fe-Mon-9, Gluco…  Read More »
October 23, 2012
Avoca, Inc. and Olympic Seafood AS have formed a joint venture to produce krill oil, allowing for a guaranteed supply of krill oil to the steadily growing market. The new venture, called Rimfrost USA, LLC, combines Olympic Seafood’s production…  Read More »
October 23, 2012
A recent study funded by the National Institute on Aging from the Mayo Clinic and published in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease has found that people 70 and older who eat food high in carbohydrates have nearly four times the risk of developing…  Read More »
October 23, 2012
The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) has called on FDA to reverse its current position that synthetic constituents of botanicals cannot be dietary ingredients. In a letter to FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg, M.D., CRN advised the a…  Read More »

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