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August 22, 2011
Individual and total omega 3 fatty acid concentrations are associated with lower incidence of congestive heart failure in older adults, according to a new study funded by the National Institutes of Health.  Read More »
August 22, 2011
Frutarom Industries Ltd. has acquired 100% of Aromco Ltd. for $25 million in cash, completing its fourth acquisition of flavors companies since the beginning of 2011.  Read More »
August 19, 2011
The DSM Innovation Center (DSM) and NutraCea have entered a joint research and development agreement (JDA). Under the terms of the agreement, NutraCea and DSM will share existing patented and proprietary intellectual property and know-how to investigate extraction and modification of high quality vegetable proteins from rice bran.  Read More »
August 18, 2011
Acai berry, cumin, herbal tea, turmeric and long-term use of garlic—all herbal supplements commonly believed to offer health benefits—may negatively impact chemotherapy treatment, according to a report presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) meeting.  Read More »
August 15, 2011
Cargill, Minneapolis, MN, has made a binding offer to acquire Provimi, the global animal nutrition company, for an enterprise value of €1.5 billion from Permira funds, the private equity firm which owns Provimi. Provimi has agreed, on an exclusive basis, to commence the necessary Works Council consultations and appropriate regulatory approvals.  Read More »
August 12, 2011
Providing proper nutrition is one of the most important things moms can do to help kids grow and develop. However, a recent survey by Abbott, the makers of PediaSure nutritional shakes, revealed that getting kids to eat a balanced diet is just as challenging as getting them to do homework.   Read More »
August 11, 2011
Awareness of omega 3 fatty acids as among the most important nutrients for physical and mental health has reached critical mass, according to a new Packaged Facts report titled "Omega-3: Global Product Trends and Opportunities."  Read More »
August 10, 2011
The nutraceuticals market is growing rapidly, with a 2016 forecast value of $207 billion.  Read More »
August 9, 2011
As awareness of gluten intolerance and sensitivity increases, FDA is looking to define “gluten-free” for labeling food products, including dietary supplements.  Read More »
August 9, 2011
Sunsweet Growers, Yuba City, CA, has acquired Function Drinks, which is known for its line of dietary supplement beverages. The acquisition is part of Sunsweet's ongoing initiative to leverage its resources to help emerging beverage brands break through to mainstream success.  Read More »
August 8, 2011
A small number of products for specific diseases have been introduced over the years, but companies have only recently started to focus on the specific nutritional requirements of patients with different diseases in depth.  Read More »
August 5, 2011
The National Advertising Division (NAD) of the Council of Better Business Bureaus (BBB) has recommended that Nu Century Herbs modify or discontinue certain claims for the company’s Resprin dietary supplement.   Read More »
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 »

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