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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 »
December 1, 2008
In a $425 million deal, Whole Foods Market, Austin, TX, is selling a 17% stake in the company to a private investment firm, Green Equity Investors (an affiliate of Los Angeles, CA-based Leonard Green & Partners). The news came as Whole Foods anno…  Read More »
December 1, 2008
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has doubled the amount of vitamin D recommended for infants, children and adolescents, from 200 IU to 400 IU starting in the first few days of life. The previous recommendation, issued in 2003, was amended fol…  Read More »
December 1, 2008
Several leading food and beverage companies have agreed to feature a common nutrition label called the Smart Choice label, which will display the number of calories per serving and number of servings in a given product. Starting in 2009, ConAgra, Coc…  Read More »
December 1, 2008
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will send the first FDA staff to China, India, Europe and Latin America before the end of 2008, according to Michael Leavitt, HHS secretary. The first overseas office will be in China and the fir…  Read More »
December 1, 2008
Somers, NY-based Pepsi Bottling Group (PBG) has signed an agreement with CytoSport, Inc. Benicia, CA, to distribute the protein-enhanced functional beverage Muscle Milk in the U.S. Under terms of the agreement, PBG will have a license to distribute t…  Read More »

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