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March 1, 2009
The Hormel Institute, Austin, MN, has received a $1 million research grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study an Oriental herbal compound, PGG, which may help prevent prostate cancer. The herbal compound 1, 2, 3, 4, 6-penta-O-gallo…  Read More »
March 1, 2009
At least 5-10% of calories should come from omega 6 fatty acids, as part of a heart-healthy diet, according to a recently published science advisory from the American Heart Association, Dallas, TX. Most Americans actually get enough of these oils in…  Read More »
March 1, 2009
To alleviate some challenges in formulating DHA-fortified foods, Martek Biosciences Corporation, Columbia, MD, and General Mills, Minneapolis, MN, have entered a license agreement for a pa­tented microencapsulation technology. Microencapsulation…  Read More »
March 1, 2009
In a $12 million deal that will likely realize commercial and operational synergy, Frutarom Industries, Haifa, Israel, has acquired U.K.-based Oxford Chemicals Ltd., which develops, produces and markets ingredients and fragrances for the nutrition an…  Read More »
March 1, 2009
Denmark-based Chr. Hansen has acquired Urex Biotech Inc. in an effort to expand its development of probiotics for dietary supplements, while also entering a North American distribution agreement with Cyvex Nutrition. Chr. Hansen and Urex Biotech Inc.…  Read More »
March 1, 2009
The International Scientific Association for Probiotics and Prebiotics (ISAPP), Davis, CA, has unveiled new guidelines to help consumers select credible probiotic and prebiotic products. “The Ps and Qs of Probiotics” detail five key crite…  Read More »
March 1, 2009
Strengthening its presence in the market for probiotic dairy products, Lifeway Foods, Morton Grove, IL, has acquired its top competitor in the kefir market, Fresh Made Dairy. Fresh Made had 2008 total sales of approximately $10 million while Lifeway…  Read More »
March 1, 2009
CapAble, a subsidiary of Sweden-based BioGaia, has signed a license agreement with Mass Probiotics, Sudbury, MA, giving Mass Probiotics the rights to use CapAble’s LifeTop Cap packaging solution for its beverages in the U.S. and Canada. LifeTop…  Read More »
March 1, 2009
Poms & Associates Insurance Brokers, Inc., Woodland Hills, CA, has introduced product recall legal liability insurance coverage for manufacturers and suppliers. The coverage enables the insurance company to respond to product recall legal liabili…  Read More »
March 1, 2009
Goshen, NY-based Skinprint has partnered with Add-Life Anti-Aging Center in Bangkok, Thailand to introduce Skinprint products and services to the Asian cosmeceuticals market. The company has established a new state-of-the-art cosmetic formulation lab…  Read More »
March 1, 2009
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office recently received a patent application for a nutritional beverage designed to lower cholesterol. It can contain between 50 mg and 100 mg of niacin, between 700 mg and 2000 mg of a phytosterol component, between 12…  Read More »
March 1, 2009
In late December, FDA alerted consumers nationwide not to purchase or consume 69 different products marketed for weight loss because they contain undeclared, active pharmaceutical ingredients that may put consumers’ health at risk. An FDA analy…  Read More »
March 1, 2009
Devotees of Sambucol black elderberry dietary supplements will now have more access to the product, as its U.S. distribution is expanding. Previously distributed and sold under the Nature’s Way name, Sambucol is now being distributed by U.K.-ba…  Read More »
March 1, 2009
NIS Labs, Klamath Falls, OR, has filed a patent application for the CAP-e (Cell-based Antioxidant Protection in Erythrocytes) bioassay for antioxidant protection of live cells. It allows testing of antioxidant bioavailability at the cellular level of…  Read More »
March 1, 2009
Giant Foods and Stop & Shop have introduced a “Healthy Ideas” food product label system designed to make it easier for shoppers to identify healthy foods. The system accounts for calories, fat, cholesterol and sodium and was developed…  Read More »

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