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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the dietary supplement industry’s first education session about the recently released New Dietary Ingredients (NDI) Draft Guidance by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on July 11.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 »
July 6, 2011
General Mills, Minneapolis, MN, has completed its acquisition of a 51% controlling interest in Yoplait S.A.S., and a 50% interest in a related entity that holds the worldwide Yoplait brands.  Read More »
July 6, 2011
The EU Standing Committee on Food Chain and Animal Health approved high purity stevia for use as a food ingredient throughout the EU at its meeting held on July 4.  Read More »
July 6, 2011
The draft guidance answers a lot of questions for the industry, but it also raises concerns about its overall impact.  Read More »
July 1, 2011
The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), Washington, D.C., said it opposes S. 1310, the Dietary Supplement Labeling Act of 2011, which was recently introduced by Senator Richard Durbin (D-IL).  Read More »
July 1, 2011
The Natural Products Association (NPA), Washington, D.C., said it supports legislation recently introduced in Congress that would allow Americans to use their Health Spending Account (HSA) and Flex Spending Arrangement (FSA) dollars on dietary supplements and meal replacement products.  Read More »

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