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April 30, 2012
The FDA has issued warning lettersto 10 marketers of 1,3-dimethylamylamine (DMAA)-containing dietary supplements. FDA states that these products are adulterated due to allegations that the companies have not complied with certain provisions of the Di…  Read More »
April 27, 2012
On the surface, very little appears monolithic about adult Millennials (defined as those in the 18- to 29-year-old age group, and also known as Gen-Y). Millennials include full-time college students, late-20-somethings who have moved back to their pa…  Read More »
April 26, 2012
ConsumerLab.com has conducted an extensive review of prostate supplements containing saw palmetto and/or beta-sitosterol and has determined that few were likely to reduce the symptoms of prostate enlargement in men.  While investigating the evi…  Read More »
April 25, 2012
In what’s been called its largest acquisition ever, Nestlé has agreed to acquire Pfizer Nutrition for $11.85 billion (USD) to enhance its position in global infant nutrition. The acquisition, which is subject to regulatory approval, will…  Read More »
April 25, 2012
A recently released study sponsored by the United Soybean Board has found that nearly two-thirds of healthcare professionals viewed biotechnology as a positive method for food production (61%). One in three study participants were aware of specific h…  Read More »
April 24, 2012
The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) and the Food Marketing Institute (FMI) are embarking on a joint mission to remind pharmacists about their legal obligations when selling dietary supplements in a retail setting by adding an insert page spec…  Read More »
April 24, 2012
The  U.S. organic industry grew by 9.5% overall in 2011 to reach $31.5 billion in sales, with organic foods and beverages  valued at $29.22 billion, and organic non-food sector worth $2.2 billion, according to the Organic Trade Association&…  Read More »
April 19, 2012
The SIDI Work Group, the dietary supplement industry’s self-regulatory coalition, has released its new draft voluntary guideline, the Dietary Supplement Component Supplier Qualification Guideline and is seekingfeedback from the industry and reg…  Read More »
April 18, 2012
Renowned integrative medicine expert, Andrew Weil, MD, has partnered with his Scientific Advisor, Dr. Tieraona Low Dog and New Hampshire-based Innate Response to develop a line of professional nutritional supplements they’ve termed to be a &ldq…  Read More »
April 17, 2012
Activity in the diverse prepared sauces market is heating up. Spanninga wide range of different product types, including pasta sauces, cooking sauces, bottled and table sauces and condiments,and salad sauces and dressings, market research from Innova…  Read More »
April 16, 2012
The European Commission’s work to create a nutrient profiling system to restrict claims on certain foods will once again come up for discussion in 2013 when the Commission presents its second proposal on the issue, according to food policy expe…  Read More »
April 16, 2012
Salt Lake City, UT-based Schiff Nutrition International, Inc., has acquired Airborne, Inc., for $150 million in cash, according to a press release issued by Schiff.  “Schiff is focused on building premium brands and leading innovation,&rd…  Read More »
April 13, 2012
Beyond traditional granola bars, food bars have created niche opportunities in many market categories spanning breakfast, meal replacement and snack bars. According to a new Packaged Facts report, the $5.7 billion U.S. retail market for food bars can be split into two broad categories: cereal/granola bars and energy/nutrition bars.  Read More »
April 12, 2012
A protein-rich breakfast plays a key role increasing satiety and energy, and according to new research presented at IFT Wellness 12 in Chicago, IL, it should be an essential breakfast component for school-aged children, as it does a better job of increasing fullness and decreasing caloric intake at later meals.   Read More »
April 11, 2012
The dietary supplement industry has continued to discount the omega-3 meta-analysis, published online by the Archives of Internal Medicine earlier this week. Adding to comments from the Council for Responsible Nutrition and the Natural Products Association, the Salt Lake City, UT-based Global Organization for EPA and DHA Omega-3s (GOED) issued its own take-aways.  Read More »

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