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November 1, 2003
The U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science & Transportation held a full committee hearing on dietary supplements on October 28th in Washington, D.C. The hearing included testimony regarding the availability of dietary supplements to consumers…  Read More »
November 1, 2003
Also in late October, Representatives Susan Davis (D-CA), Henry Waxman (D-CA) and John Dingell (D-MI) unveiled bill HR. 3377, the “Dietary Supplement Access and Awareness Act.” This legislation, according to the Representatives, would inc…  Read More »
November 1, 2003
FDA, Washington, D.C., has made available interim final rules for two sections of the Public Health Security and Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Act of 2002 (Bioterrorism Act), which were published in the Federal Register October 10th. The two…  Read More »
November 1, 2003
Royal Numico, Zoetermeer, The Netherlands, has reached an agreement on the sale of GNC, Pittsburgh, PA, to Apollo Management, L.P., New York, NY, for $750 million. The transaction will be subject to customary regulatory approvals and is expected to b…  Read More »
November 1, 2003
IdeaSphere, Grand Rapids, MI, has completed its acquisition of Twinlab Corporation, Hauppauge, NY, for $65 million. Earlier this year, Twinlab filed a voluntary petition for bankruptcy relief before the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District…  Read More »
November 1, 2003
Dakota Gourmet, Wahpeton, ND, and SIGCO Sun Products, Inc., Breckenridge, MN, were recently acquired by Stake Technology, Toronto, Canada, which is now called SunOpta, Inc. The acquired businesses will operate under the Sunrich division and will be l…  Read More »
November 1, 2003
LTP Lipid Technologies Provider AB, Karlshamn, Sweden, and Skanemejerier, Maimo, Sweden, have signed a cooperation agreement for the Nordic market regarding milk-based functional food products containing LTP’s ingredient Reducal™. The fir…  Read More »
November 1, 2003
Lifeline Nutraceuticals, Denver, CO, has licensed exclusive, worldwide rights for an oral dietary supplement developed to battle oxidative stress. This patented proprietary product, currently known as CMX-1152, has been licensed from its inventor, Ce…  Read More »
November 1, 2003
Fuji Chemical Industry Co., Ltd., Toy­ama, Japan, has acquired Swedish natural astaxanthin manufacturer, BioProcess AB. BioProcess has commenced operations under the new name AstaReal AB and is headed by Kazuyuki Miyakawa, president of Micro Gaia…  Read More »
November 1, 2003
Aloecorp, Broomfield, CO, presented the International Aloe Science Council (IASC) Hall of Fame Award posthumously to Yun Ho Lee, who served as chairman of the board of the Namyang Aloe family of companies in Seoul, Korea. The award, only one of nine…  Read More »
November 1, 2003
In response to the growing market for marine omega 3 EPA and DHA fatty acids, the board of directors at Pronova Biocare, Lysaker, Norway, has ap­proved an expansion of the company’s facilities, with the major investment being in the Alesund…  Read More »
November 1, 2003
ConsumerLab.com, White Plains, NY, has released test results for supplements used in treating osteoarthritis that contain glucosamine, chondroitin and/or MSM. Several combination products were found to be low in chondroitin. Two products for use by p…  Read More »
November 1, 2003
SourceOne Global Partners, Chicago, IL, has partnered with chondroitin sulfate supplier Yantai Kangde Biochemical Products Co., Ltd, Laiyang City, China, for exclusive U.S. distribution rights. Kangde’s chondroitin sulfate surpassed industry st…  Read More »
November 1, 2003
Enzymotec, Migdal HaEmeq, Israel, has signed an exclusive agreement with Korea-based Nics Corporation Ltd. According to the agreement, Nics will exclusively market Enzymotec’s InFat product to the dairy and infant formula markets in Korea. InFa…  Read More »
November 1, 2003
Zuellig Botanicals Inc., dba BI Nutraceuticals, Long Beach, CA, has purchased substantially all of the assets of the dietary supplement business unit of Hauser, Inc., El Segundo, CA. The transaction contemplates a purchase price between $8.2 million…  Read More »

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