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July 27, 2011
According to international food policy consultancy EAS, 2012 will see advertising messages across the functional food market move in a new direction as the European Commission begins to finalize its draft article 13.1 “Union List” of permitted health claims.  Read More »
July 25, 2011
Research published in the Archives of Internal Medicine concluded that an antibiotic was more effective than cranberry capsules in preventing recurrent urinary tract infections (UTIs), however, at the expense of emerging antibiotic resistance.  Read More »
July 22, 2011
A shift in thinking is happening in supermarket aisles across the country according to Shopping for Health 2011, the 19th in a yearly study released by the Food Marketing Institute (FMI) and Prevention magazine, and published by Rodale Inc.  Read More »
July 21, 2011
Awareness of stevia has grown rapidly alongside a positive perception in the marketplace, according to findings from a new consumer study from PureCircle Insights Group. The study also identifies a stark contrast between stevia development and prior high intensity sweeteners.  Read More »
July 21, 2011
More than nine in 10 nurse practitioners and registered dietitians agree that a major barrier to Americans’ health is the stress of their daily lives caused by demanding jobs and hectic lifestyles, according to research from the “Life...Supplemented” Healthcare Professionals (HCP) Impact Study.  Read More »
July 20, 2011
Traditionally used in foods in Africa, Baobab fruit pulp has been gaining popularity recently, appearing as a food ingredient and as a supplement. Its tangy taste, high fiber content and antioxidant properties have made it an attractive new superfruit, according to ConsumerLab.com, White Plains, NY, which has issued a review article on the fruit.  Read More »
July 19, 2011
New research demonstrates the ability of whey protein to help improve body weight and composition, when compared to consuming an equal amount of calories from carbohydrates.  Read More »
July 18, 2011
The Natural Products Association (NPA) held the dietary supplement industry’s first education session about the recently released New Dietary Ingredients (NDI) Draft Guidance by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on July 11.  Read More »
July 15, 2011
Focused on digestive health issues, Nestlé Health Science has become a strategic investor in New Zealand-based Vital Foods, taking a minority stake in the company. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.  Read More »
July 14, 2011
Growing consumer awareness regarding the health benefits associated with the high antioxidant content of superfrutis has helped to drive activity, bringing many little known fruits into the mainstream market. Activity has been reflected in their growing use as ingredients and flavorings in a wide range of food and drinks products.  Read More »
July 12, 2011
Women looking for relief from hot flashes and other menopausal symptoms often turn to supplements containing estrogen-like isoflavones (from soy or red clover), the herbal remedy black cohosh, or creams containing progesterone.  Read More »
July 11, 2011
Responding to a recent article published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), Cara Welch, PhD, vice president of Scientific and Regulatory Affairs, Natural Products Association (NPA), Washington, D.C., addressed issues related to dietary supplement regulations and consumer health.  Read More »
July 8, 2011
The Natural Products Association (NPA), Washington, D.C., has launched a grassroots campaign to oppose the “Dietary Supplement Labeling Act” recently introduced in Congress by Senator Richard Durbin (D-IL).  Read More »
July 8, 2011
The Codex Alimentarius Commission (CAC) has adopted all the proposed draft maximum levels for steviol glycosides as submitted for adoption by the Codex Committee on Food Additives (CCFA). The CAC official report will be issued after the end of the meeting on July 9th.  Read More »
July 7, 2011
Intake of high levels of folate may reduce colorectal cancer risk, according to a new study published in Gastroenterology, the official journal of the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) Institute. Folate is a water-soluble B vitamin that…  Read More »

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