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April 8, 2011
The European Food Safety Authority’s NDA Panel dealing with dietetic products, nutrition and allergies has published its fourth series of “general function” Article 13 health claims proposed for use on food products.  Read More »
April 8, 2011
A resolution opposing the plan to allow producers to claim that adding the fatty acid DHA to baby food “contributes to the normal visual developments of infants up to 12 months of age” did not reach the necessary majority in a vote by the European Parliament. This means that the authorization of the health claim will go ahead.  Read More »
April 7, 2011
High intake of fiber and fruit may decrease the risk of Crohn’s disease (CD), and high vegetable intake may decrease risk of ulcerative colitis (UC), according to a review published in the American Journal of Gastroenterology.  Read More »
April 5, 2011
A new study published in the Archives of General Psychiatry suggests that seeing certain foods, like a milkshake, activates the same brain regions implicated in substance dependence.  Read More »
April 4, 2011
Pfizer and Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co L.P. (KKR) have entered into an agreement whereby an affiliate of KKR will acquire Pfizer’s Capsugel business for nearly $2.4 billion in cash.  Read More »

April 4, 2011
Consumption of low-fat dairy may help decrease the risk for elevated blood pressure and, regardless of fat content, fluid dairy foods (including milk and yogurt) are associated with a reduced risk of elevated blood pressure, according to a study published in the Journal of Human Hypertension.  Read More »
April 4, 2011
Shares of GNC Holdings, Inc., Pittsburgh, PA, rose April 1 in GNC's debut as a publicly traded company on the New York Stock Exchange.  Read More »
March 30, 2011
According to a new report from ConsumerLab.com, White Plains, NY, the cost to get an equivalent dose of iron from supplements varies by more than 100-fold.  Read More »
March 30, 2011
Scientific evidence indicates that the consumption of milk and milk products does not adversely affect body weight or body composition in children and adolescents.   Read More »
March 29, 2011
The most successful food and beverage consumer packaged goods (CPG) brands of 2010 included Powerade Ion4, Chobani, Wonderful Pistachios, Glacéau Vitaminwater Zero, Nature's Pride, Trop50, Thomas' Better Start, Green Mountain Coffee K-…  Read More »
March 29, 2011
Financial and physical wellness have become mainstays of Baby Boomers, as they and other influential older American adults continually discover that some things in life truly do get better with age—including themselves.  Read More »
March 28, 2011
Scientific evidence does not support the use of complementary and alternative medicine for infantile colic, according to a systematic review of clinical trials published in the journal Pediatrics.  Read More »
March 28, 2011
Schiff Nutrition Group, Inc., Salt Lake City, UT, has published "Ten Boomer Trends for 2011," an exploration of 10 trends that helps to understand the influential Baby Boomer generation.  Read More »
March 25, 2011
BASF has announced its integration plans for Cognis. BASF expects to achieve an additional EBIT of €275 million (10.6% of Cognis’ 2009 net sales) through the integration. This consists of growth synergy targets to generate an additional EBIT of €135 million by 2015 and cost synergies of around €140 million which will be achieved by the end of 2013.  Read More »
March 24, 2011
Researchers found no evidence of any clinically relevant adverse effects of mercury exposure on coronary heart disease, stroke or total cardiovascular disease in U.S. adults at certain exposure levels, according to a study funded by the National Institutes of Health and published in the New England Journal of Medicine.  Read More »

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