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September 1, 2009
Two global leaders in nutritional products, Metagenics, San Clemente, CA, and Alticor, Ada, MI, have entered into a joint venture agreement whereby Alticor will obtain a substantial ownership interest in Metagenics, which will continue to operate as…  Read More »
September 1, 2009
Purchase, NY-based PepsiCo, Inc. has agreed to acquire Brazil’s largest coconut water company, Amacoco Nordeste Ltda. and Amacoco Sudeste Ltda. (Amacoco). The agreement is the most recent step in PepsiCo’s strategic transformation of its…  Read More »
September 1, 2009
Agreeing to settle FTC charges of false and deceptive advertising related to its “Germ Defense” tablets and lozenges, Rite Aid Corporation, Harrisburg, PA, has agreed to pay $500,000 in consumer refunds. Rite Aid marketed the Germ Defense…  Read More »
September 1, 2009
In a deal that establishes “the world leading independent company of natural specialty ingredients,” Naturex, Avignon, France, and Natraceutical Group, Valencia, Spain, have formalized a memorandum of understanding to merge their ingredie…  Read More »
September 1, 2009
Researchers will conduct a large clinical trial designed to evaluate the impact of vitamin D and omega 3 in reducing the risk of cancer and heart disease among people with no prior history of such ailments. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) wil…  Read More »
September 1, 2009
In a deal worth approximately €325 million, Dallas, TX-based Dean Foods Company has formally completed its acquisition of the Alpro division of Vandemoortele N.V. Alpro is a European leader in branded soy-based beverage and food products with ne…  Read More »
September 1, 2009
The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), Washington, D.C., and the American Herbal Products Association (AHPA), Silver Spring, MD, have submitted comments to FDA regarding economically motivated adulteration (EMA). CRN called the problem “a…  Read More »
September 1, 2009
Researchers advise there is no “magic bullet” for better health, but that a combination of lifestyle factors such as eating a healthy diet, using dietary supplements and exercising regularly will reduce risk of chronic disease. A study pu…  Read More »
September 1, 2009
Representing a comprehensive, state-by-state measure of America’s brain health, the life’sDHA Index of Brain Health, from Martek Biosciences Corporation, Columbia, MD, has evaluated all 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia based on…  Read More »
September 1, 2009
The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), Washington, D.C., issued some harsh words for the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI), Washington, D.C., and its campaign to clarify the permissible health claims for selenium and certain kind…  Read More »
September 1, 2009
One-third (9 of 27) of osteoarthritis supplements recently tested by ConsumerLab.com, White Plains, NY, was con­taminated with lead, lacked all or some of a key ingredient or had other quality problems. Tests focused on joint health supplements c…  Read More »
September 1, 2009
In line with positions offered by the International Alliance of Dietary/Food Supplement Associations (IADSA), Brussels, Belgium, the Codex Alimentarius Commission (CAC) has adopted five new official standards and guidelines. The Codex decision-making…  Read More »
September 1, 2009
Designed to assist dietary supplement manufacturers in providing quality products to consumers, the U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP), Rockville, MD, has released the USP Dietary Supplements Compendium (DSC), which will also help manufacturers in c…  Read More »
September 1, 2009
Superfruits offer great potential in establishing a new category of value-added fruit products that target a mainstream consumer audience, according to a new report from the Hartman Group, Bellevue, WA. There are significant opportunities for creatin…  Read More »
September 1, 2009
In light of increased awareness and a competitive market, Frost & Sullivan, San Antonio, TX, is expected to launch a subscription-based annual U.S. consumer research program on perceptions, insights and attitudes toward functional food ingredient…  Read More »

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