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October 1, 2004
In a dramatic finale to a legislative battle that has gone on for well over a year, legislation that would have established a burdensome adverse event reporting (AER) system for dietary supplements in the state of California was finally defeated&mdas…  Read More »
October 1, 2004
FDA in early September finally approved a qualified health claim for a reduced risk of coronary heart disease (CHD) on conventional foods that contain eiscosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) omega 3 fatty acids. This move was made…  Read More »
October 1, 2004
Preliminary results of a study conducted by The Lewin Group, Falls Church, VA, a national healthcare and human services consulting firm owned by Quintiles Transnational, indicate that certain dietary supplements have the ability to positively affect…  Read More »
October 1, 2004
In early September, DSM Nutritional Products, Inc., opened the world’s largest vitamin E plant in Sisseln, Switzerland. The new factory has the capacity to produce 25,000 tons of vitamin E per year. According to the company, the new production…  Read More »
October 1, 2004
Natural Harmony Foods, Inc., Fort Lauderdale, FL, a producer and marketer of natural protein foods, has signed a trademark licensing agreement with The Solae Company, St. Louis, MO. As part of the agreement, Solae® soy products will be used in Na…  Read More »
October 1, 2004
The International Food Information Service (IFIS), Reading, U.K., has launched the Food Science and Technology Bulletin: Functional Foods (ISSN:1476-2137), which is the first in a new series of electronic review journals offering concise summaries of…  Read More »
October 1, 2004
National Starch, Bridgewater, NJ, has expanded its crop identity-preservation program and implemented a broader, documented identity-tracing program to verify the non-genetically modified organism (non-GMO) status of the company’s food ingredie…  Read More »
October 1, 2004
Cargill Health & Food Technologies (HFT), Minneapolis, MN, has entered the arachidonic acid (ARA) business through a new joint venture agreement with Wuhan Alking Bioengineering Co. Ltd., Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. Wuhan Alking Bioengineering…  Read More »
October 1, 2004
ConsumerLab.com, White Plains, NY, has reported that five vitamin E supplements failed to pass recent testing for having either too little vitamin E or for containing synthetic vitamin E when claiming to be natural. The five products that failed test…  Read More »
October 1, 2004
Darrin Duber-Smith, president, Green Marketing, Inc., Nederland, CO, and Susan Apito, president, Botanical Elements Trade Association, Glastonbury, CT, have formed an organization whose mission it is to address the meaning of the word “natural&…  Read More »
October 1, 2004
American Longevity, San Diego, CA, has acquired Bio-lumin Essense, a network marketing start-up based in Miltona, MN. The five product line of systemic enzymes and probiotics, will be added, as an independent brand, to the American Longevity line of…  Read More »
October 1, 2004
Linguagen Corporation, a taste technology company based in Cranford, NJ, recently received a letter from FDA indicating that the agency does not have any questions regarding the generally recognized as safe (GRAS) status of its bitter blocker adenosi…  Read More »
October 1, 2004
Bioriginal Food & Science Corp., Saskatoon, Canada, has received a GMP site license from the Natural Health Products Directorate (NHPD), a division of Health Canada. The company is one of the first in the country to be granted the license, which…  Read More »
October 1, 2004
AXM Pharma, Newport Beach, CA, has executed an exclusive supply agreement for food grade multivitamins from Supplement Science Inc. The products will be marketed under the Sunkist brand, in accordance with AXM Pharma’s exclusive trademark licen…  Read More »
October 1, 2004
FDA, Washington, D.C., and the Joint Expert Committee of Food Additives (JECFA), an international food ingredient safety panel, have taken action independently to further affirm the safety of free lutein and zeaxanthin for human consumption. An accep…  Read More »

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