• Health Professionals OK with Biotech in Food Products and Sustainable Farming

    April 25, 2012
    A recently released study sponsored by the United Soybean Board has found that nearly two-thirds of healthcare professionals viewed biotechnology as a positive method for food production (61%). One in three study participants were aware of specific h…

  • CRN and FMI Debut Tool for Pharmacists

    April 24, 2012
    The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) and the Food Marketing Institute (FMI) are embarking on a joint mission to remind pharmacists about their legal obligations when selling dietary supplements in a retail setting by adding an insert page spec…

  • Consumer-Driven U.S. Organic Market Tops $31 Billion

    April 24, 2012
    The  U.S. organic industry grew by 9.5% overall in 2011 to reach $31.5 billion in sales, with organic foods and beverages  valued at $29.22 billion, and organic non-food sector worth $2.2 billion, according to the Organic Trade Association&…

  • SIDI Work Group Releases Draft Document to Support Industry-Wide GMP Compliance

    April 19, 2012
    The SIDI Work Group, the dietary supplement industry’s self-regulatory coalition, has released its new draft voluntary guideline, the Dietary Supplement Component Supplier Qualification Guideline and is seekingfeedback from the industry and reg…

  • Andrew Weil Develops Seasonal Therapeutics Supplement Line

    April 18, 2012
    Renowned integrative medicine expert, Andrew Weil, MD, has partnered with his Scientific Advisor, Dr. Tieraona Low Dog and New Hampshire-based Innate Response to develop a line of professional nutritional supplements they’ve termed to be a &ldq…

  • The Sauce Market Gets Spicy

    April 17, 2012
    Activity in the diverse prepared sauces market is heating up. Spanninga wide range of different product types, including pasta sauces, cooking sauces, bottled and table sauces and condiments,and salad sauces and dressings, market research from Innova…

  • Nutrient Profiles Back on the EU Agenda

    April 16, 2012
    The European Commission’s work to create a nutrient profiling system to restrict claims on certain foods will once again come up for discussion in 2013 when the Commission presents its second proposal on the issue, according to food policy expe…

  • Schiff Nutrition Acquires Airborne

    April 16, 2012
    Salt Lake City, UT-based Schiff Nutrition International, Inc., has acquired Airborne, Inc., for $150 million in cash, according to a press release issued by Schiff.  “Schiff is focused on building premium brands and leading innovation,&rd…

  • U.S. Food Bar Trends

    April 13, 2012
    Beyond traditional granola bars, food bars have created niche opportunities in many market categories spanning breakfast, meal replacement and snack bars. According to a new Packaged Facts report, the $5.7 billion U.S. retail market for food bars can be split into two broad categories: cereal/granola bars and energy/nutrition bars.

  • Protein an Important Part of Children’s Breakfasts

    April 12, 2012
    A protein-rich breakfast plays a key role increasing satiety and energy, and according to new research presented at IFT Wellness 12 in Chicago, IL, it should be an essential breakfast component for school-aged children, as it does a better job of increasing fullness and decreasing caloric intake at later meals.

  • GOED Weighs in on AIM Omega-3 Meta-Analysis

    April 11, 2012
    The dietary supplement industry has continued to discount the omega-3 meta-analysis, published online by the Archives of Internal Medicine earlier this week. Adding to comments from the Council for Responsible Nutrition and the Natural Products Association, the Salt Lake City, UT-based Global Organization for EPA and DHA Omega-3s (GOED) issued its own take-aways.

  • Lonza Launches Vegetarian DHA

    April 11, 2012
    Basel, Switzerland-based Lonza announced the launch of the next generation of vegetarian DHA (DHAid™) products.

  • CRN Calls on FDA to Respect the Spirit of DSHEA

    April 10, 2012
    Food and Drug Administration (FDA) must reconsider imposing the pre-market approval paradigm of food additives to dietary supplements as proposed in its New Dietary Ingredient (NDI) Draft Guidance, according to a commentary by the Council for Respons…

  • AIM Omega-3 Findings Discounted by Industry Associations

    April 10, 2012
    A meta-analysis published online late yesterday by the Archives of Internal Medicine has been panned as “limited” and “inaccurate” by industry trade associations. The study, titled “Efficacy of Omega-3 Fatty Acid Supplem…

  • USP Creates Database of Foods Most Prone to Adulteration

    April 9, 2012
    In new research published in the April Journal of Food Science, analyses of the first known public database compiling reports on food fraud and economically motivated adulteration in food highlight the most fraud-prone ingredients in the food supply; analytical detection methods; and the type of fraud reported. Based on a review of records from scholarly journals, the top seven adulterated ingredients in the database are olive oil, milk, honey, saffron, orange juice, coffee, and apple juice.