• Hawai'i Coffee Cherry to Reach Larger Market

    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…

  • CRN Responds to ODS' Strategic Plan Objectives

    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…

  • GAO Report Calls for Increased Oversight of Dietary Supplements

    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…

  • New Studies Reveal Protective Effects of Vitamins & Minerals

    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…

  • Whole Foods Reaches Settlement with FTC

    April 1, 2009
    || Whole Foods Market, Inc., reached a settlement agreement in early March, resolving the FTC’s antitrust challenge to its August 2007 acquisition of Wild Oats Markets, Inc. As part of that agreement, Whole Foods must sell the Wild Oats brand. In…

  • Climate Change Threatens Medicinal Plants

    April 1, 2009
    || Global climate change could ultimately lead to losses of key medicinal and aromatic plant species, according to researchers and conservationists whose findings are reported in HerbalGram, the quarterly journal of the American Botanical Council (ABC).…

  • 'Organic' Personal Care Standard Adopted

    April 1, 2009
    || NSF International’s “NSF/ANSI 305: Made with Organic Personal Care Products” has been adopted as a national standard in the U.S., allowing for labeling and marketing of personal care products made with organic ingredients. NSF/ANSI…

  • ONC Takes Omega 3 Awareness to New Heights

    April 1, 2009
    || In an effort to promote consumer awareness of the health benefits associated with omega 3 EPA/DHA, Ocean Nutrition Canada (ONC), Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada, has partnered with Dr. William Sears. Also known as “America’s Pediatrician,&…

  • Cognis Sells Botanical Extracts Business

    April 1, 2009
    || In order to streamline its portfolio in businesses that offer critical mass and bring competitive synergies to key markets, Cognis, Monheim, Germany, has sold its botanical extracts business to Burgundy Botanical Extracts, Reyssouze, France. Accordin…

  • Probiotic-Enhanced Sweetener in Development

    April 1, 2009
    || Cleveland, OH-based Ganeden Biotech has entered an exclusive partnership with Heartland Sweeteners, Indianapolis, IN, to produce a new probiotic-enhanced sweetener. The companies will work together to develop a zero-calorie artificial sweetener to be…

  • UMass Amherst Scientists Explore Novel Delivery of Omega 3s

    April 1, 2009
    || Food scientists at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Center for Health & Wellness are investigating more economical and reliable ways to incorporate omega 3 fatty acids into foods. Specifically, they are developing new microgel capsules t…

  • Partnership to Yield Stevia Extracts and Sweetening Blends

    April 1, 2009
    || WILD Flavors, Erlanger, KY, has partnered with Sunwin International Neutraceuticals, Qufu, China, in order to sell, market and distribute Sunwin’s stevia extracts, while also formulating proprietary, natural sweetening blends for food and bever…

  • Frutarom Continues Model for Growth

    April 1, 2009
    || Building on its rapid growth strategy, Frutarom Industries Ltd., Haifa, Israel, has acquired Flavors Specialties Inc., Corona, CA, which produces and markets flavors and botanical extracts mainly for the food and beverage industry. In 2008, Flavor Sp…

  • Source Naturals Launches Preventative Healthcare Model

    April 1, 2009
    || As a means of understanding and participating in the health of all systems in the body, Source Naturals, Scotts Valley, CA, recently developed SystemiCare, an innovative, preventative healthcare model focused on interrelated metabolic systems. System…

  • EFSA Discusses Botanicals, Claims & Nutrients with Stakeholder Organizations

    April 1, 2009
    || The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) recently held a technical meeting with three European organizations representing food supplement manufacturers and suppliers in Europe. The meeting with the European Responsible Nutrition Alliance (ERNA), the…