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September 1, 2014
International Vitamin Corporation (IVC), Freehold, NJ, has acquired Adam Nutrition Inc., Mira Loma, CA, a contract manufacturer of nutraceutical supplements. The purchase is intended to better serve the needs of IVC’s and Adam Nutrition’s…  Read More »
September 1, 2014
ALPHAEON Corporation, Irvine, CA, has acquired Physician Recommended Nutriceuticals (PRN), a developer of specialty omega-3s and related products for dry eye and macular degeneration, based in Plymouth Meeting, PA, in a transaction worth up to $55 mi…  Read More »
September 1, 2014
The International Food Information Council (IFIC) Foundation, Washington, D.C., participated in a United Nations Informal Interactive Hearing on the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases (NCDs). The hearing, titled “Global Progres…  Read More »
September 1, 2014
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued three final guidances and one draft guidance aimed at providing greater regulatory clarity on the use of nanotechnology in FDA-regulated products. One final guidance addressed the agency’s overall a…  Read More »
September 1, 2014
A consortium of non-profit herbal advocacy and research organizations has published a new e-newsletter, the “Botanical Adulterants Monitor.” The publication’s purpose is to provide information related to the prevention and detectio…  Read More »
September 1, 2014
More than 70 executives representing member companies of the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), Washington, D.C., assembled at the U.S. Capitol in June to urge Congress to pass the Designer Anabolic Steroid Control Act (DASCA) of 2014. In addit…  Read More »
September 1, 2014
Government staffers in Washington, D.C., were presented with an educational briefing recently regarding dietary supplement labels and industry regulations from the Congressional Dietary Supplement Caucus (DSC)—a collaboration between leading tr…  Read More »
September 1, 2014
The Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives (JECFA) has completed an in-depth review of the science related to the safety of carrageenan—a soluble fiber made from red seaweed and used as a stabilizer in food—finding it to be safe…  Read More »
September 1, 2014
A study published in the July issue of the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research found no increased risk of coronary heart disease (CHD) or all-cause mortality in post-menopausal women supplementing with calcium and vitamin D. The study, “The Ef…  Read More »
September 1, 2014
Taking a daily vitamin D supplement is the best way to improve vitamin D levels in the body, according to a study conducted by USANA Health Sciences, in conjunction with Intermountain Healthcare’s The Orthopedic Specialty Hospital (TOSH). The s…  Read More »
September 1, 2014
When it comes to shopping for their families, parents are overwhelmingly choosing to buy organic, according to a new study from the Organic Trade Association (OTA), “U.S. Families’ Organic Attitudes & Beliefs 2014 Tracking Study.&rdqu…  Read More »
September 1, 2014
In an effort to get more protein in their diets, about half of U.S. consumers purchase protein-enriched foods, according to The NPD Group, a global information company. Cereal and bread are the most likely protein-enriched foods to be purchased, acco…  Read More »
September 1, 2014
Relying too heavily on a health benefit to differentiate a new food or beverage is the most common reason for failure in functional foods and beverages, according to a new report from New Nutrition Business. “Surprisingly often, companies make…  Read More »
September 1, 2014
CytoSport, one of the largest sports nutrition companies in the U.S. and the makers of Muscle Milk, will be acquired by Hormel Foods Corporation, creating one of the foremost protein and sports nutrition brand platforms with extensive domestic and in…  Read More »
September 1, 2014
Marketers of the cactus-based fruit drink Nopalea, TriVita, Inc., will refund $3.5 million to settle FTC charges that it deceived consumers through unsupported claims. The settlement with the dietary supplement company is part of FTC’s ongoing…  Read More »

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