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July 1, 2008
In response to consumer demand, Avatar Corporation, University Park, IL, now offers functional food ingredients—the first being ProEssential Omega-3 Flax Ingredients, which are produced through proprietary processes yielding fully-fatted, highl…  Read More »
July 1, 2008
Naturex, Avignon, France, has extended its partnership with Scalime Nutrition, also based in Avignon, to accelerate the marketing, commercial and technical development of Scalime Nutrition’s polyphenolic extracts. This range in­cludes extra…  Read More »
July 1, 2008
Ingredient supplier Coast Chemical, Inc. and its southwestern regional division, Coast Southwest, Placentia, CA, have consolidated corporate brand names and logos. All company offices now operate under the single name: Coast Southwest, Inc. The objec…  Read More »
July 1, 2008
Moving into a new 30,000 square foot distribution center, Nutri-Vet, Boise, ID, has a new facility located adjacent to the company’s management and sales offices. Customer service, purchasing, logistics and order fulfillment will operate out of…  Read More »
July 1, 2008
InterHealth Nutraceuticals, Benicia, CA, has been granted U.S. patent #7,335,651 B2 for its Super CitriMax ingredient, which promotes fat oxidation. In recent human clinical studies, Super CitriMax significantly increased fat burning, de­monstrat…  Read More »
July 1, 2008
After making an appearance on the “Today Show” in late May, Jennifer Buettner and her husband, founders of a company called Efficacy Brands, were hurled into the spotlight for creating a product named Obecalp—from the word placebo s…  Read More »
July 1, 2008
A new study published in the April 9th issue of BMC Complementary & Alternative Medicine concludes that increased pharmaceutical advertising in a medical journal may be associated with publishing few articles about dietary supplements and publish…  Read More »
July 1, 2008
Yellow 5, Red 40 and six other widely used artificial colorings are linked to hyperactivity and behavior problems in children and should be prohibited from use in foods, according to the nonprofit Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI), Was…  Read More »
July 1, 2008
The Huntington Study Group has launched a Phase III clinical trial, funded by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (part of the National Institutes of Health [NIH]), to determine the effect of the maximum effective dosage of Co…  Read More »
June 1, 2008
At the end of April, confectionery giant Mars, Incorporated, McLean, VA, signed an agreement to purchase Chicago, IL-based Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company for $23 billion. As a result, Wrigley will now function as a separate, standalone subsidiary of Mars. W…  Read More »
June 1, 2008
A group of petitioners has requested that FDA consider weight loss claims for supplements as disease claims since they purport to treat an unhealthy condition that is a risk factor for diseases, such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease. GlaxoSmith…  Read More »
June 1, 2008
A recent Children’s Nutrition Survey indicates that a majority of U.S. parents aren’t aware of the critical benefits DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) offers in the development of their children. The survey was conducted online within the U.S. b…  Read More »
June 1, 2008
The Natural Products Association (NPA), Washington, D.C., has developed a new certification program to define “natural” personal care products and clear up confusion for consumers. According to NPA, a recent survey by Yankelovich showed t…  Read More »
June 1, 2008
A U.S. appeals court has ordered the marketers of Seasilver, an alleged phony cure-all supplement, to pay roughly $120 million for failure to comply with an earlier ruling, which required them to pay $3 million in consumer redress. The decision by a…  Read More »
June 1, 2008
According to the April 22nd edition of the Wall Street Journal, GlaxoSmithKline will acquire Sirtris Pharmaceuticals, a Massachusetts company that’s developing a drug based on resveratrol, a chemical found in red wine that is thought to fight s…  Read More »


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