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May 1, 2009
Through an ongoing collaboration, Cognis, Dusseldorf, Germany, has licensed two additional product candidates from InterMed Discovery (IMD), Dortmund, Germany. One functional ingredient shows promise in the area of weight management and the other has…  Read More »
May 1, 2009
The U.S. cranberry industry is devising a standardized methodology to quantify proanthocyanidins (PACs) in cranberry products consumed worldwide. PACs are the family of flavonoids present in cranberries believed to impart one of the berry’s maj…  Read More »
May 1, 2009
More than 30% of multivitamins tested recently by ConsumerLab.com, White Plains, NY, contained significantly varied amounts of ingredients compared to product claims, or were contaminated with lead. Among 29 products for adults and children selected,…  Read More »
May 1, 2009
The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI), Washington, D.C., is warning consumers not to enroll online in “free trials” of diet products containing the trendy Brazilian superfruit acai. While traditionally a popular food in its…  Read More »
May 1, 2009
For the second time in three months, FDA expanded its nationwide alert to consumers about tainted weight loss products containing undeclared, active pharmaceutical ingredients. The agency identified additional weight loss products (Herbal Xenicol, Sl…  Read More »
May 1, 2009
Golden, CO-based GTC Nutrition has been named the exclusive distributor of Nu-Mega Ingredients’ line of DHA-rich refined tuna oil and microencapsulated high omega 3 containing powders. GTC Nutrition will distribute the Nu-Mega product line, whi…  Read More »
May 1, 2009
The maker of Splenda, McNeil Nutritionals, LLC, Fort Washington, PA, has launched Sun Crystals All-Natural Sweetener, which combines stevia with pure cane sugar. According to the company, the product contains five calories per packet, and one packet…  Read More »
May 1, 2009
Martek Biosciences, Columbia, MD, has partnered with March of Dimes, a non-profit organization for pregnancy and baby health, to promote the importance of DHA during pregnancy and breastfeeding. The partnership between the two organizations is suppor…  Read More »
May 1, 2009
Global regulatory and scientific experts recently convened at a Food Supplement Training Forum in Bulgaria to discuss international regulatory developments and trends on food supplements. Topics included safety and quality surrounding food supplement…  Read More »
May 1, 2009
In an effort to gauge consumer attitudes, the Natural Marketing Institute (NMI), Harleysville, PA, and The Nielsen Company, New York, NY, have formed an agreement linking NMI’s Lifestyles Of Health And Sustainability (LOHAS) consumer segmentati…  Read More »
May 1, 2009
As demand grows for its certified organic Synergized ingredients, Synergy Production Laboratories, Moab, UT, has embarked on a major expansion project. The company recently completed construction of an eco-friendly office building to house its custom…  Read More »
May 1, 2009
In an effort to expand its market presence, Hawai’i Coffee Cherry, Kalaheo, HI, has partnered with B&D Nutritional Ingredients, Vista, CA, which will be the company’s exclusive North American distributor. Hawai’i Coffee Cherry i…  Read More »
May 1, 2009
Just in time for the deadline for comments, the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), Washington, D.C., responded in late March to the Office of Dietary Supplements’ (ODS) 2010-2014 strategic plan. Overall, the trade association’s comm…  Read More »
April 1, 2009
he Government Accountability Office released a report in late January discussing the need for increased oversight and consumer understanding regarding dietary supplements. Emphasizing the need for improvements in how FDA monitors and regulates dietar…  Read More »
April 1, 2009
Three new studies published in the February 23rd edition of the Archives of Internal Medicine showed the positive role certain vitamins and minerals can play in supporting health and preventing disease conditions. The first study suggests that w…  Read More »

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