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July 1, 2011
The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), Washington, D.C., said FDA’s pending release of the New Dietary Ingredient (NDI) draft guidance, which is scheduled for Tuesday, July 5), will provide clarity and an appropriate framework for introducing new products.  Read More »
June 30, 2011
The European Food Safety Authority has issued a fresh series of evaluations regarding Article 13.1 “general function” health claims.  Read More »
June 29, 2011
Supplementation with calcium and vitamin D may reduce the risk of developing melanoma for a high-risk group, according to research published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.  Read More »
June 28, 2011
Sen. Richard Durbin (D-IL) is calling for more regulation of dietary supplement products to ensure consumers have information they need to distinguish between safe products and others that contain potentially dangerous ingredients that haven't been approved by FDA.  Read More »
June 27, 2011
A mounting body of research shows kids’ media use may be linked to their weight, partly because the sedentary act of watching television and movies or playing on computers and mobile devices can displace other activities that burn more calories.  Read More »
June 24, 2011
The Natural Products Association (NPA), Washington, D.C., anticipates FDA’s new dietary ingredients (NDI) guidance will clarify the agency’s expectations about marketing these products.  Read More »
June 23, 2011
Stepan Company, Maywood, NJ, has acquired the Clarinol, Marinol and PinnoThin product lines of Lipid Nutrition B.V., formerly a part of IOI Loders Croklaan Group. The acquired product lines will be integrated into Stepan's Food and Health Specia…  Read More »
June 21, 2011
While agave is probably best known as the plant from which tequila is made, interest continues to rise for its use as a sweetener in the form of agave nectar, or agave syrup, according to Innova Market Insights.  Read More »
June 20, 2011
The Natural Products Association (NPA) has issued a statement about recent concerns regarding multivitamin labeling and a report published by ConsumerLab.com, White Plains, NY.  Read More »
June 17, 2011
Provexis plc has entered into a conditional agreement to purchase the entire issued share capital of SiS (Science in Sport) Limited, which manufactures and sells sports nutrition products, for a total consideration of £8 million.   Provexi…  Read More »
June 16, 2011
Laboratory test results of 60 multivitamins have shown that you can’t always judge a supplement by its label—or by its price.   Read More »
June 15, 2011
Magnesium deficiency is an important factor in the results obtained from vitamin D.  Read More »
June 13, 2011
Far outpacing growth in conventional groceries, U.S. retail sales of natural and organic foods and beverages rose to nearly $39 billion in 2010, an increase of 9% over the previous year.  Read More »
June 10, 2011
Despite the lingering effects of the global recession, American consumers are snacking more than ever, thanks to less frequent restaurant dining, frenzied lifestyles that encourage on-the-go eating, a growing tendency to replace meals with several smaller snacks, and marketer efforts to combat the obesity epidemic by developing healthier snack foods that still taste appealing.  Read More »
June 9, 2011
Royal DSM and Yixing QianCheng Bio-Engineering Co Ltd have entered a joint venture agreement for the enzyme activities of QianCheng, creating a new company DSM (Jiangsu) Biotechnology Co. Ltd.  Read More »

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