• Codex Adopts Food Supplement Additives

    June 1, 2009
    The Codex Committee on Food Additives has adopted nine colors for use in food supplements at levels consistent with recommendations by the International Alliance of Dietary/Food Supplement Associations (IADSA). The committee agreed to move allura r…

  • Traditional Medicinals Becomes Largest Fair Trade/Organic Tea Producer

    June 1, 2009
    Emphasizing sustainability and social equity throughout the entire supply chain, Sebastopol, CA-based Traditional Medicinals has become the largest manufacturer of fair trade certified and organic tea products in the U.S., according to data from SPIN…

  • Martin Bauer Consolidates North American Operations

    June 1, 2009
    Continuing efforts to serve customer interests through efficient use of resources, Germany-based Martin Bauer Holding GmbH & Co. Kg has consolidated its four North American operating businesses—Martin Bauer, Plantextrakt, MB North America a…

  • Therapeutic Drink to Benefit from Medicaid Reimbursement

    June 1, 2009
    Galea Life Sciences, Aventura, FL, has received approval for Medicaid reimbursement in several key market states for its proprietary Nutraplete therapeutic drink mix (New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Nevada, Illinois and Washington). Nutraplete is…

  • Federal Agencies Launch Supplement Database

    June 1, 2009
    The U.S. government has developed a Dietary Supplement Ingredient Database (DSID) to estimate levels of nutrients in dietary supplement products. The Nutrient Data Laboratory, Beltsville Human Nutrition Research Center, part of the USDA Agricultural…

  • Fit Foods Signs Supply Deal with Ajinomoto

    June 1, 2009
    Canadian manufacturer Fit Foods Ltd, Vancouver, British Columbia, has signed an exclusive supply deal with Japan-based Ajinomoto, which specializes in amino acids. Fit Foods’ brands will carry the AjiPure logo, which certifies products that use…

  • Brunswick Unveils Total ORAC Test

    June 1, 2009
    Brunswick Labs, Norton, MA, has introduced its patent-pending Total ORAC for Food and Nutrition (Total ORAC FN) test, delivering quantitative analysis to evaluate broad-spectrum antioxidant potential of oil- and water-soluble ingredients, including c…

  • Sleep Patterns Linked to Stress Levels

    June 1, 2009
    The Better Sleep Council (BSC), Alexandria, VA, and the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), Washington, D.C., have issued simple tips for consumers to help them sleep better, stress less and live healthy, especially during these worrisome econom…

  • Green Tea and Selenium Supplements Fail Review

    June 1, 2009
    ConsumerLab.com, White Plains, NY, found quality issues with 40% of green tea and selenium products tested in its Product Review of Supplements for Cancer Prevention. Quality problems were found with two out of five green tea supplements; the same wa…

  • Pharmachem Names Phase 2 Distributor in Japan

    June 1, 2009
    Kearny, NJ-based Pharmachem Laboratories has named Asahi Godo, Inc., Kyoto, Japan its exclusive distributor of Phase 2 Carb Controller for Japan (formerly known as Phaseolamin in that country).…

  • TNO Launches the Microflora Exploration Centre

    June 1, 2009
    To analyze the composition and dynamics of microbial populations, The Netherlands-based TNO has established the Microflora Exploration Centre (MEC). Analysis will be performed on intestinal, skin, oral cavity and vaginal microbial populations using T…

  • Naturex Introduces Distinct Business Units

    June 1, 2009
    Supporting the company’s specialization and expansion in different markets, Naturex, Avignon, France, has created three business units: food and beverage, nutrition and health, and personal care. The objective of these units is to develop speci…

  • First Boston Pharma Acquires NutraMax Products

    June 1, 2009
    In a deal expected to provide additional resources needed to advance innovation in the over-the-counter drugs and supplements markets, Gloucester, MA-based First Boston Pharma has acquired NutraMax, Products, Inc., a contract manufacturer of solid do…

  • CapsCanada Acquires Gelatin Production Facilities

    June 1, 2009
    Pompano Beach, FL-based CapsCanada has acquired two additional gelatin production facilities, further consolidating the company’s vertically integrated operations with a total of four (bovine hide) gelatin production facilities.…

  • Partners to Market DHA Product

    June 1, 2009
    With growing global awareness and demand for DHA, Xsto Solutions, Morristown, NJ, and Brudy Technology, Barcelona, Spain, have reached a distribution agreement to market Algatrium, Brudy’s patented source of DHA. Algatrium is known for its high…