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January 1, 2009
Research involving consumers in Spain and the U.K., conducted by BENEO-Orafti, Tienen, Belgium, demonstrates that health benefits generate added value for shoppers and increase the appeal of established brands. The company tested a range of applicati…  Read More »
January 1, 2009
Total Nutraceutical Solutions, Spartanburg, SC, has acquired an option to license an invention entitled “Rapid Generation of Vitamin D2 from Mushrooms and Fungi Using Pulsed UV-light” from The Penn State Research Foundation (PSRF). Scient…  Read More »
January 1, 2009
The National Institutes of Health, National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NIH/NCCAM) has issued a $600,000 grant to Silliker, Inc., Homewood, IL, to conduct a study on the allicin bioavailability of garlic products at its facilit…  Read More »
January 1, 2009
La Mirada, CA-based E.T. Horn Company has agreed to distribute Martek Biosciences Corporation’s life’sDHA to the food and beverage industry in Southern California, Arizona and Utah. This marks the first time Martek has used a distributor…  Read More »
January 1, 2009
In comments submitted to USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), the American Herbal Products Association (AHPA), Silver Spring, MD, requested the Congressional focus of recent amendments to the Lacey Act be maintained on t…  Read More »
January 1, 2009
A recent test of zinc supplements from ConsumerLab.com, White Plains, NY, revealed some don’t contain dosages that have been proven to shorten colds. Lozenges providing 13 mg to 23 mg of zinc have been shown to reduce the duration and symptoms…  Read More »
January 1, 2009
In an effort to better serve the bakery, spreads and dietary supplement sectors of the Canadian market, Norway-based Denomega Nutritional Oils, has partnered with Oakville, Ontario-based Tempo Canada. Ultimately, the combination of Denomega’s t…  Read More »
January 1, 2009
India-based EID Parry Ltd has acquired a 48% stake in US Nutraceuticals, Eustis, FL, which conducts business in the nutraceutical market under the name Valensa International. EID Parry, a manufacturer and exporter of certified organic spirulina and c…  Read More »
January 1, 2009
At the request of Battle Creek, MI-based The Kellogg Company, the Life Science Research Office (LSRO), Bethesda, MD, conducted an independent evaluation on the effect of strictly applying FDA’s definition of whole grains on the scientific basis…  Read More »
January 1, 2009
In light of the negative findings in some of the latest high profile clinical trials involving dietary supplements, particularly selenium and vitamins C and E, the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), Washington, D.C., and others are suggesting a…  Read More »
January 1, 2009
The European Commission issued a report in December stating that no further steps would be taken to harmonize bioactive and botanical ingredients used in food and nutritional products because it believes they are sufficiently covered in other laws al…  Read More »
December 1, 2008
In late October, the National Cancer Institute (NCI) decided to halt the Selenium and Vitamin E Cancer Prevention Trial (SELECT) because an initial, independent review of study data showed that selenium and vitamin E supplements, taken either alone o…  Read More »
December 1, 2008
Ocean Nutrition Canada Limited (ONC), Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada, recently expanded its capacity with a $19 million investment, securing its position as the largest fish oil manufacturer in the world. The expansion of the company’s molec…  Read More »
December 1, 2008
At the SupplySide West show in late October, Vasilios Frankos, PhD, director, Division of Dietary Supplement Programs, Office of Nutrition Labeling & Dietary Supplements, Center for Food Safety & Applied Nutrition (CFSAN), provided an update…  Read More »
December 1, 2008
Results from the Physicians’ Health Study-II, a large, long-term trial of male physicians, indicate neither vitamin E nor vitamin C supplementation reduce the risk of major cardiovascular events. Findings from the randomized, double-blind, plac…  Read More »

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