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August 5, 2011
Scientists on the European Food Safety Authority’s NDA Panel have reached a major milestone in their work on health claims by publishing evaluations of the last group of ‘general function’ claims, excluding those related to botanical substances.  Read More »
August 4, 2011
Smart Balance, Inc. has acquired Importations DE-RO-MA, which owns Glutino Food Group ("Glutino"), for more than $66 million, from Claridge, a Montreal-based investment firm  Read More »
August 4, 2011
Coconut water—the natural juice from green coconuts— is often touted as a natural alternative to sports drinks. But does it really deliver?  Read More »
August 4, 2011
Maintaining health and reducing risk of disease is at the forefront of many consumers’ minds as they age.  Read More »
August 3, 2011
U.S. demand for cosmeceutical products is expected to increase 6% per year to $8.5 billion in 2015, driven by an aging population seeking to maintain the appearance of youth.  Read More »
August 2, 2011
The National Advertising Division (NAD) of the Council of Better Business Bureaus (BBB) has recommended that California-based Nordic Naturals, Inc., discontinue certain claims for the company’s Ultimate Omega Sport 90 fish oil product.  Read More »
August 1, 2011
America’s massive vending market for foods and beverages may be static—at around $43 billion, according to Vending Times’ most recent “Annual Vending Industry Census”—and the “healthy” segment may account for only 4% of this total, but healthy vending’s rate of growth is firmly in double-digits, with some industry executives forecasting growth of as much as 50% per annum.  Read More »
August 1, 2011
In early July, Pfizer, New York, NY, announced plans to sell or spin off its animal and nutrition units.   Read More »
July 29, 2011
A new meta-analysis published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition indicates dietary fiber may reduce the risk of breast cancer.  Read More »
July 28, 2011
Preliminary research demonstrates for the first time that lutein, an important phytonutrient that supports eye health, is the predominant carotenoid present in key areas of the infant brain, including areas that regulate overall brain function, cognition, vision, hearing and speech.  Read More »
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 »

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