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June 23, 2011
Stepan Company, Maywood, NJ, has acquired the Clarinol, Marinol and PinnoThin product lines of Lipid Nutrition B.V., formerly a part of IOI Loders Croklaan Group. The acquired product lines will be integrated into Stepan's Food and Health Specia…  Read More »
June 21, 2011
While agave is probably best known as the plant from which tequila is made, interest continues to rise for its use as a sweetener in the form of agave nectar, or agave syrup, according to Innova Market Insights.  Read More »
June 20, 2011
The Natural Products Association (NPA) has issued a statement about recent concerns regarding multivitamin labeling and a report published by ConsumerLab.com, White Plains, NY.  Read More »
June 17, 2011
Provexis plc has entered into a conditional agreement to purchase the entire issued share capital of SiS (Science in Sport) Limited, which manufactures and sells sports nutrition products, for a total consideration of £8 million.   Provexi…  Read More »
June 16, 2011
Laboratory test results of 60 multivitamins have shown that you can’t always judge a supplement by its label—or by its price.   Read More »
June 15, 2011
Magnesium deficiency is an important factor in the results obtained from vitamin D.  Read More »
June 13, 2011
Far outpacing growth in conventional groceries, U.S. retail sales of natural and organic foods and beverages rose to nearly $39 billion in 2010, an increase of 9% over the previous year.  Read More »
June 10, 2011
Despite the lingering effects of the global recession, American consumers are snacking more than ever, thanks to less frequent restaurant dining, frenzied lifestyles that encourage on-the-go eating, a growing tendency to replace meals with several smaller snacks, and marketer efforts to combat the obesity epidemic by developing healthier snack foods that still taste appealing.  Read More »
June 9, 2011
Royal DSM and Yixing QianCheng Bio-Engineering Co Ltd have entered a joint venture agreement for the enzyme activities of QianCheng, creating a new company DSM (Jiangsu) Biotechnology Co. Ltd.  Read More »
June 8, 2011
According to Innova Market Insights, new food products with an ethical or premium positioning are on the rise despite the difficult economic situation.   Read More »
June 7, 2011
More Black adults who are watching their diet are doing so for health reasons, not to lose weight, according to the latest research from Mintel. In fact, 56% of Black adults are dieting to lose weight, compared to 63% of White adults, 57% of Asian adults and 54% of Hispanic adults.  Read More »
June 6, 2011
A new report from the U.K.'s National Health Service (NHS) has said that nearly all dietary supplements, including fish oil, are a waste of money and offer consumers little value, according to the Global Organization for EPA and DHA Omega-3 (GOED), Salt Lake City, UT.  Read More »
June 3, 2011
Schiff Nutrition International, Salt Lake City, UT, through its subsidiary Schiff Nutrition Group, has purchased certain assets and assumed certain liabilities of Ganeden Biotech, Inc., Cleveland, OH, for $40 million in cash.  Read More »
June 2, 2011
The threat of an EU-wide ban on the use of article 13.1 claims on the European Commission’s negative register is not expected before next summer, according to international food policy consultancy EAS.  Read More »
June 2, 2011
A new meta-analysis published in the British Journal of Nutrition (BJN) demonstrates that 250 mg of EPA and DHA per day is merely a minimum requirement for reducing the risk of some coronary heart diseases, and that further benefits are derived from higher doses.  Read More »

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