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October 28, 2010
The global carotenoids market is expected to reach $1.2 billion by the year 2015, driven by rising consumer awareness about health benefits offered by various carotenoids and the shift toward healthy and natural food products, according to a report from GIA.  Read More »
October 27, 2010
On October 21, the PBS "NewsHour" reported findings of tests they conducted on several types of dietary supplements, including black cohosh and ginkgo, stating that some of the tested brands contained little or none of the active ingredients, or contained misidentified substances. NPA responded to the report with a message to Paul Solman, the PBS "NewsHour" correspondent who reported the story.  Read More »
October 27, 2010
The Global Organization for EPA and DHA Omega-3s (GOED) recently wrote a letter to the editor of the Wall Street Journal in response to reporting on new research from JAMA.   Read More »
October 26, 2010
Tests of B vitamin supplements, including B-complexes and shot-sized energy drinks, revealed quality problems with four of 18 products selected for review by ConsumerLab.com, White Plains, NY.   Read More »
October 25, 2010
According to a new report from Global Industry Analysts ("Functional Foods and Drinks: A Global Strategic Business Report), despite the growing popularity of functional foods and drinks over conventional products, the market has not been entirely immune to the vagaries of the worldwide economic hardships.  Read More »
October 22, 2010
Consumer demand for sustainable food and drink continues to grow, and companies are increasing the supply, as Mintel Global New Products Database (GNPD) has tracked more than 13,000 new sustainable food and drink products since 2005. While 84% of consumers say they regularly buy green or sustainable food and drink, some are unaware of what the claims actually mean.  Read More »
October 21, 2010
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has released its third wave of scientific opinions on Article 13 'general function' health claims, including three that addressed EPA and/or DHA claims for a variety of health conditions, according to the Global Organization for EPA and DHA Omega-3 (GOED), Salt Lake City, UT.   Read More »
October 20, 2010
In response to a study regarding fish oil use during pregnancy published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), Washington, D.C., reinforced the importance of DHA before, during and after pregnancy.  Read More »
October 19, 2010
While half of Americans routinely take dietary supplements, the most common being multivitamin and multimineral supplements, evidence suggests getting nutrients from food is a much better option, according to a health report from Harvard Medical School.   Read More »
October 19, 2010
Global alternative asset manager The Carlyle Group has completed its $4 billion acquisition of NBTY, a global manufacturer and marketer of nutritional supplements.  Read More »
October 18, 2010
KeepWell Foods LLC, Laguna Beach, CA, has launched a privately owned nutritional food and beverage manufacturing company.   Read More »
October 15, 2010
Consumers should feel confident that the vitamin D intake levels needed to achieve the numerous health benefits demonstrated by growing scientific literature does not present a health risk, according to the Council for Responsible Nutrition.  Read More »
October 14, 2010
Abundant scientific research on the health benefits of omega 3 ingredients has given the category a definitive edge in the functional foods market, according to a new Frost & Sullivan report.   Read More »
October 13, 2010
The resurgence of oats as an ingredient in the food industry has continued in recent years, driven by their healthy image as a high-energy, wholegrain and heart-benefit food.  Read More »
October 13, 2010
Nutrition rating systems and symbols on the fronts of food packaging would be most useful to shoppers if they highlighted four nutrients of greatest concern—calories, saturated fat, trans fat and sodium—according to a new report from the Institute of Medicine.  Read More »

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