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April 1, 2007
Whole Foods Market, Inc., Austin, TX, and Wild Oats Markets, Boulder, CO have signed a definitive merger agreement under which Whole Foods Market will acquire Wild Oats Markets for $565 million. Whole Foods Market will also assume Wild Oats Markets&r…  Read More »
April 1, 2007
For the future, Coca-Cola North America, Atlanta, GA, has confirmed that, as part of an industry initiative, it will include caffeine content on all of its beverages containing the ingredient. The company has already included caffeine labeling on its…  Read More »
April 1, 2007
Monsanto and The Solae Company, both based in St. Louis, MO, have signed an agreement to develop and market omega 3 products for a rapidly growing market that industry experts predict could grow to as much as $7 billion by 2011. The collaboration bri…  Read More »
March 1, 2007
The Coca-Cola Company, Atlanta, GA, has signed an agreement to purchase Fuze Beverage, LLC, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, maker of Fuze enhanced juices and teas. Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed. According to BevNet.com, Fuze generated…  Read More »
March 1, 2007
Two bills were proposed in the New York State legislature on January 20th. Bill S. 938 stipulates that no person shall manufacture, sell or expose for sale any product, which shall be termed a dietary supplement or nutritional supplement without bran…  Read More »
March 1, 2007
FDA is proposing to allow new claims on foods and dietary supplements containing calcium and vitamin D to show their potential to reduce the risk of osteoporosis. The proposed rule would allow manufacturers to include new information on their food an…  Read More »
March 1, 2007
According to AARP, Americans age 50 and older seldom talk with their physicians about their use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). In the spring of 2006, AARP and the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) at…  Read More »
March 1, 2007
The nonprofit Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI), Washington, D.C., has filed suit against Coca-Cola, Atlanta, GA, and Nestlé, Glendale, CA, for making fraudulent claims in marketing and labeling for Enviga, a new green tea soft…  Read More »
March 1, 2007
FDA has decided to solicit comments on amending the regulation authorizing a health claim on the relationship between soluble fiber from certain foods and risk of coronary heart disease (CHD). The amendment proposes to exempt certain foods from the n…  Read More »
March 1, 2007
Ardea Beverage Co., Minneapolis, MN, has announced that airforce Nutrisoda has been approved by the USDA for inclusion in the U.S. National School Lunch Program. airforce Nutrisoda provides nutrients such as amino acids, vitamins, minerals and herbs…  Read More »
March 1, 2007
Brand New Brands, Mill Valley, CA, has launched Dreamerz Foods, Inc., creators of a new category of all natural products that promote healthy sleep and relaxation. Leading the new company is Amanda Steele, Dreamerz Foods’ founder and chief exec…  Read More »
March 1, 2007
Two scientists from the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), Washington, D.C., and two pre-eminent vitamin D researchers, are urging the Food and Nutrition Board (FNB) to raise the vitamin D Tolerable Upper Intake Level (UL) five-fold, based on a…  Read More »
March 1, 2007
Valio Ltd., Helsinki, Finland, and The Dannon Company, Inc., White Plains, NY, have signed a license agreement providing exclusive access to technology and for the use of probiotic Lactobacillus GG (LGG) in the U.S. Dannon will add the probiotic cult…  Read More »
March 1, 2007
NSF International, Ann Arbor, MI, and Neogen, Lansing, MI, are collaborating to offer comprehensive validation tests and testing services that are essential to ensure that products meet label content claims and do not contain contaminants such as uni…  Read More »
March 1, 2007
GNC, Pittsburgh, PA, has joined forces with NutriSystem, Inc., which will allow GNC to offer the NutriSystem program in 160 of its Philadelphia and New York City area markets, as well as other select GNC locations. This is the first time the NutriS…  Read More »


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