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June 1, 2008
A group of petitioners has requested that FDA consider weight loss claims for supplements as disease claims since they purport to treat an unhealthy condition that is a risk factor for diseases, such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease. GlaxoSmith…  Read More »
June 1, 2008
A recent Children’s Nutrition Survey indicates that a majority of U.S. parents aren’t aware of the critical benefits DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) offers in the development of their children. The survey was conducted online within the U.S. b…  Read More »
June 1, 2008
The Natural Products Association (NPA), Washington, D.C., has developed a new certification program to define “natural” personal care products and clear up confusion for consumers. According to NPA, a recent survey by Yankelovich showed t…  Read More »
June 1, 2008
A U.S. appeals court has ordered the marketers of Seasilver, an alleged phony cure-all supplement, to pay roughly $120 million for failure to comply with an earlier ruling, which required them to pay $3 million in consumer redress. The decision by a…  Read More »
June 1, 2008
According to the April 22nd edition of the Wall Street Journal, GlaxoSmithKline will acquire Sirtris Pharmaceuticals, a Massachusetts company that’s developing a drug based on resveratrol, a chemical found in red wine that is thought to fight s…  Read More »
June 1, 2008
Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer appeared at Montana State University recently to congratulate MSU-trained researchers for their development of BGLife Barley, a new strain of barley that promotes healthy blood sugar, offering the potential to help m…  Read More »
June 1, 2008
Representatives from the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), Washington, D.C., recently authored risk assessments establishing safe upper intake levels for the amino acids taurine (Tau), glutamine (Gln) and arginine (Arg). The authors concluded…  Read More »
June 1, 2008
The U.S. Pharmacopoeia (USP) has taken steps to eliminate the discrepancy between European and U.S. Ginkgo biloba extract products. The U.S. has lagged behind Europe in developing detailed quality standards that define what the biochemical make-up of…  Read More »
June 1, 2008
The Iranex Group, Rouen, France—consisting of Colloides Naturels International (CNI), Starlight Products, Nutriprocess and Afritec—has ac­quired Bio Serae Laboratories, Bram, France, a manufacturer and supplier with annual turnover of…  Read More »
June 1, 2008
Botaneco, Calgary, AB, Canada, has signed a feasibility agreement with Croda Enterprise Technology, Edison, NJ, to evaluate the possibility of adding functionality to echium oil, a specialty oil containing omega 3 fatty acids. Under the agreement, Cr…  Read More »
June 1, 2008
Guayaki, Sebastopol, CA, has opened a classic Yerba Mate Bar in downtown Sebastopol, offering a wide variety of organic yerba mate beverage styles such as mate lattes, cappuccino mate, mate mocha, mate chai, java mate, spicy mayan mocha mate, mate sh…  Read More »
June 1, 2008
Dietary supplement regulatory consultants have launched NutriCompliance (Nutritional Supplement Compliance Solutions, LLC), Boca Raton, FL, to serve small to medium-sized supplement companies. Formed by dietary supplement regulatory attorney Joel Rot…  Read More »
June 1, 2008
B&D Nutritional Ingredients, Vista, CA, and XSTO Solutions, Morristown, NJ, now have exclusive marketing rights for zinc carnosine (crystalline amino-mineral complex of L-carnosine and zinc) from Osaka, Japan-based Hamari Chemical. Zinc carnosine…  Read More »
June 1, 2008
Through an expanded partnership, Evonik Industries, Essen, Germany, will offer more specialized botanical actives and extracts to the personal care industry from Sabinsa, Piscataway, NJ. Adding to its existing line, Evonik will introduce Venocin, a s…  Read More »
June 1, 2008
Accucaps Industries, Windsor, On­tario, Canada, has converted its newest facility in Strathroy, Ontario to focus on the production of health and nutritional soft gels along with cosmetic products. The 125,000 square foot, NHPD-licensed, GMP facil…  Read More »

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