• National Starch Acquires Australian Specialty Starch Business

    January 6, 2010
    Bridgewater, NJ-based National Starch, a subsidiary of AkzoNobel, has acquired Penford’s Australian specialty grain wet milling and manufacturing facility based in Lane Cove and certain other intellectual property and assets of Penford’s…

  • Symrise Creates Consumer Health Business

    January 6, 2010
    Germany-based fragrance and flavoring manufacturer Symrise has established a special business unit to expand its portfolio of health-oriented foods. The new Consumer Health unit will specialize in creating functional ingredients for food supplements…

  • Seagarden ASA Acquires Marine Savory Business

    January 6, 2010
    Haugesund, Norway-based Seagarden ASA has acquired the comprehensive marine, savory ingredients operations of Rieber & Søn ASA, Bergen, Norway. Under the agreement, Seagarden will purchase product inventory, production equipment and techno…

  • USADA Targets ‘Rogue Supplement Manufacturers’

    January 6, 2010
    The United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) has launched a new initiative called “Supplement Safety Now,” which intends to eliminate the practice of selling dangerous products containing steroids and other drugs as “safe and legal&…

  • FDA Guidance Distinguishes Beverages from Supplements

    January 6, 2010
    Responding to an increase in the marketing of beverages as dietary supplements—despite packaging and labeling that represents conventional foods—FDA has issued a guidance to the industry about distinguishing between dietary supplements an…

  • Dietitians Recommend Filling Diet ‘Gaps’ with Supplements

    January 6, 2010
    Eight in 10 registered dietitians view dietary supplements as important for maintaining health, according to the “Life...supplemented” 2009 Healthcare Professionals (HCP) Impact Study. The study shows 81% of registered dietitians agree mo…

  • PepsiCo to Develop Healthier Products

    January 6, 2010
    Focused on the development of healthier food and beverage products, PepsiCo will open a long-term research laboratory in New Haven, CT. The company will also fund a graduate fellowship in the MD-PhD Program at Yale School of Medicine to support resea…

  • Industry Responds to Study Linking Folic Acid with Cancer Risk

    January 6, 2010
    Treatment with folic acid plus vitamin B12 was associated with increased cancer outcomes and all-cause mortality in patients with ischemic heart disease in Norway, according to a controversial study published in the Journal of the American Medical As…

  • U.S. Military Sees Omega 3 Benefits for Personnel

    December 1, 2009
    The National Institutes of Health (NIH) recently conducted a two-day workshop that focused on the potential use of EPA and DHA omega 3s as  “nutritional armor” for the U.S. military. Alongside representatives from the Global Organiza…

  • Hain Celestial Acquires Infinitea Kombucha

    December 1, 2009
    The Hain Celestial Group, Boulder, CO, has acquired Infinitea Kombucha, a producer of organic kombucha, a fermented probiotic tea that is sold through natural food retailers. The Infinitea Kombucha product line will no longer be manufactured. In its…

  • Partnership Focused on Probiotics Awareness

    December 1, 2009
    Ganeden Biotech, Cleveland, OH, has formed a partnership with the National Farmers Organization (NFO) through which the two organizations plan to generate awareness of the health benefits of probiotics and increase the availability of probiotic-enhan…

  • Amarin Taps CRO for Phase 3 Cardiovascular Trials

    December 1, 2009
    London-based Amarin Corporation has executed an agreement with Medpace, Inc., a contract research organization (CRO) with expertise in conducting clinical trials in cardiovascular and metabolic disease, to engage their services in the execution of it…

  • Kyowa Hakko USA Celebrates 40th Anniversary

    December 1, 2009
    New York, NY-based Kyowa Hakko USA is celebrating its 40th anniversary in the U.S. “We’re proud to be part of the U.S. health marketplace,” said Charlie Kotani, president. “ Kyowa Hakko USA is guided by its corporate mission t…

  • FrieslandCampina Domo Highlights Name Change in Transition

    December 1, 2009
    The Netherlands-based FrieslandCampina Domo is implementing its “entity change process,” aiming to ensure a smooth and seamless transition for its customers. Formed as a result of the successful merger between the two dairy companies Frie…

  • B&D Nutritional Ingredients Partners with Solazyme

    December 1, 2009
    Vista, CA-based B&D Nutritional Ingredients (B&D) has formed a strategic partnership with Solazyme Health Sciences, San Francisco, CA, whereby B&D will promote and distribute Solazyme Golden Chlorella products for the functional foods and…