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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 »
June 2, 2011
The U.S. government has ditched its food pyramid for a more relatable image of a plate, in an effort to communicate nutritional information to consumers simply and effectively.  Read More »
June 1, 2011
Novel production technologies are allowing for the addition of omega 3 fatty oils to an expanding number of foods and beverages, imparting the assortment of scientifically backed health benefits to consumers without the unpleasant fishy odor or taste.   Read More »
June 1, 2011
A recent survey conducted on behalf of the Vitamin Shoppe, Inc., North Bergen, NJ, found that 60% of the nation currently takes a vitamin or supplement.   Read More »
May 27, 2011
The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) of the National Institutes of Health has stopped a clinical trial studying a blood lipid treatment 18 months earlier than planned. The trial found that adding high dose, extended-release niacin to statin treatment in people with heart and vascular disease, did not reduce the risk of cardiovascular events, including heart attacks and stroke.   Read More »
May 26, 2011
Gerber Products Company, a part of the Nestlé family, has received notice from FDA that Gerber Good Start milk-based formulas meet the criteria for a qualified health claim related to a reduced risk of atopic dermatitis.   Read More »
May 25, 2011
Most studies into shopper behavior dissect shoppers by income, ethnicity and/or geographic location, but very few focus on shopping habits of men versus women, despite the fact that there is an increasing number of men at least partly responsible for shopping, either because they work or stay at home, or are a part of two-income households where shopping responsibilities are shared.  Read More »
May 25, 2011
Natural Products Foundation (NPF) representatives met with Richard Cleland of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) along with Gary Coody and others of the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on May 20th to present documentation regarding 13 non-compliant advertisers.   Read More »
May 24, 2011
Prometheus Laboratories Inc., a specialty pharmaceutical and diagnostic company, has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by Nestlé Health Science S.A., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Nestlé S.A.  Read More »
May 23, 2011
Recent tests of 11 red yeast rice supplements revealed enormous differences in levels of cholesterol-lowering statin compounds, according to ConsumerLab.com, White Plains, NY.   Read More »
May 20, 2011
Sales of herbal dietary supplements in the U.S. increased 3.3% in 2010, reaching a total estimated figure of more than $5.2 billion, according to conclusions of a new report published in the current issue of HerbalGram, the nonprofit American Botanical Council's (ABC) quarterly journal.  Read More »
May 20, 2011
CRN has called on FDA to take action against conventional food products it says are mislabeled as dietary supplements.  Read More »
May 19, 2011
Coffee consumption may be associated with a reduced risk of lethal prostate cancer, according to research published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.   Read More »
May 18, 2011
U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) has raised concerns with FDA about baked goods containing neurohormone melatonin that, because they are marketed as dietary supplements, do not require approval by the agency for use as additives in food.   Read More »

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