• Regulatory Model for Botanicals in Food Supplements Proposed

    April 1, 2007
    || Experts from the European Botanical Forum, Brussels, Germany, recently developed a safety evaluation model they hope will be used in the future regulation of botanicals under food law. The model, which was recently featured in Annals of Metabolism an…

  • Brunswick Unveils New Certification Program

    April 1, 2007
    || Antioxidant testing specialist Brunswick Laboratories, Norton, MA, has launched a new consumer-focused, quality assurance program—Brunswick Labs Certified Program. The program will certify products that meet criteria for antioxidant testing and…

  • Botanical Laboratories Sells Brands

    April 1, 2007
    || In January, Botanical Laboratories, Inc. (BLI), Ferndale, WA, sold its natural brands, ZAND, Herbs for Kids, NatraBio and bioAllers to Nutra, Inc., which is a subsidiary of Nutraceutical Corporation, Park City, UT. According to BLI, the sale of these…

  • BASF Names ChemPoint.com U.S. Distributor

    April 1, 2007
    || BASF Corp., Florham, NJ, has entered into an agreement with Chem­Point.com, Bellevue, WA, to serve as an authorized distributor for nutritional ingredients in the U.S. ChemPoint will be BASF’s preferred partner in the U.S. market for human…

  • FDA Issues CAM Guidance

    April 1, 2007
    || FDA has made available a draft guidance for industry entitled, “Complementary and Alternative Medicine Products and Their Regulation by the Food & Drug Administration.” In recent years, the FDA claims it has seen the practice of compl…

  • GNC Acquired

    April 1, 2007
    || Ares Management LLC, Los Angeles, CA, and the Ontario Teachers Pension Plan, Toronto, Canada, recently ac­quired GNC Parent Corp., the parent company of General Nutrition Centers, Inc., Pittsburgh, PA, which is currently controlled by an affiliat…

  • Herb Analysis Book Published

    April 1, 2007
    || High-Performance Thin-Layer Chromatography (HPTLC) for the Analysis of Medicinal Plants by Eike Reich, PhD, and Anne Schibli was recently published for the herb/botanical community. It helps readers in the analysis and identification of botanicals fo…

  • Linnea, Artemis Form Collaboration

    April 1, 2007
    || Locarno, Switzerland-based Linnea Inc., and Artemis International Inc., Fort Wayne, IN, have formed a marketing collaboration for the sales and promotion of Artemis’ range of berry extracts and Phyto­Solutions proprietary formulations. Acco…

  • Flax Lignan Association Introduces New Lignan Analytical Method

    April 1, 2007
    || The Flax Lignan Association recently announced the validation of a standardized method for analyzing the content of secoisolariciresinol diglucoside (SDG), the major lignan found in flaxseed ingredients. The method is HPLC-based and has been validate…

  • Soft Gel Technologies Appoints Sochim Italy Agent

    April 1, 2007
    || Soft Gel Technologies, Inc. (SGTI), Los Angeles, CA, has appointed Sochim International, Milan, Italy, to represent its portfolio of dietary supplements for sales in Italy. Sochim is a full-service agency that offers scientific and technical support…

  • ChromaDex, Alkemists Pharmaceuticals Team Up

    April 1, 2007
    || ChromaDex, Inc., Irvine, CA, has partnered with Alkemists Pharmaceuticals, Costa Mesa, CA, to increase the availability of Botanical Reference Materials (BRMs) for quality control and research of botanical-based extracts and products. BRMs are well-c…

  • NRC Opens Institute for Nutrisciences and Health

    April 1, 2007
    || The National Research Council of Canada (NRC) has opened the NRC Institute for Nutrisciences and Health (NRC-INH) in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. This $13.5 million facility houses a research and commercialization center to serve the province…

  • ConsumerLab.com Survey Reveals Brands, Merchants Rated Highest; Reports on St. John Wort

    April 1, 2007
    || ConsumerLab.com, White Plains, NY, has released the results its “Survey of Vitamin and Supplement Users,” which revealed that 77% of consumers surveyed report being highly satisfied (“extremely” or “very” satisfied…

  • ProPharma Group, Computer Compliance Merge

    April 1, 2007
    || ProPharma Group, Inc., Overland Park, KS, and Computer Compliance, Inc., Bozeman, MT, recently merged. According to ProPharma, this merger will provide clients with expanded, streamlined access to a broad array of validation services. ProPharma has p…

  • Legal Experts Team Up

    April 1, 2007
    || Rakesh Amin, former managing member of Amin Law, and William (Hal) Hallihan, previously head of Hallihan Intellectual Property Law Ltd., have formed Amin Hallihan LLC, a full-service FDA, FTC and patent boutique law firm serving clients worldwide. Ba…