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November 1, 2004
Ocean Nutrition Canada, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, has launched a consumer education website, www.meg-3.com, for understanding the health benefits of omega 3 EPA/DHA from fish oil. In recognition that there is a need for a simple consumer friendly…  Read More »
November 1, 2004
Biolut S.A. de C.V. of Mexico has appointed Blue California, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA, as the exclusive distributor of its lutein (marigold extract) product line. Blue California will offer lutein 45% powder, 20% oil and 5% beadlets, all on free lu…  Read More »
November 1, 2004
The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI), Washington, D.C., recently filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), Washington, D.C., regarding the deceptive advertising of sexual en­hancement supplements, specifically nam…  Read More »
November 1, 2004
According to the Institute of Medicine (IOM), Washington, D.C., reversing the rapid rise in obesity among American children and youth will require a multi-pronged approach by schools, families, communities, industry and government that would be as co…  Read More »
November 1, 2004
MyVitaminGuide.com (MVG), Virginia Beach, VA, is a new online supplement encyclopedia helping consumers find the right supplements. MVG will host an unbiased vitamin and supplement website with no advertisements or product sales. By removing the infl…  Read More »
November 1, 2004
In a Senate hearing held in late September several members of the supplement industry, along with researchers and celebrities, were on hand to discuss the health benefits of dietary supplements and their potential impact on healthcare costs. This hea…  Read More »
November 1, 2004
October 8th marked the passage of the Anabolic Steroid Control Act of 2004 (S. 2195 & H.R. 3866), which made its way to the President’s desk for a signature shortly thereafter to become law. To recap, the bill gives the Drug Enforcement Age…  Read More »
November 1, 2004
The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), Washington, D.C., recently expressed concern that the Dietary Guidelines report failed to provide consumers with realistic, manageable targets for improving dietary habits. As such, CRN president, Dr. Anne…  Read More »
November 1, 2004
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC), Washington, D.C., has charged marketers of two dietary supplements with claiming, falsely and without substantiation, that their products can cause weight loss and reduce the risk of, or prevent, serious health con…  Read More »
November 1, 2004
On October 11th, Abbott Laboratories, Abbott Park, IL, entered into an agreement to acquire EAS, Golden, CO. Under the terms of the agreement, Abbott will purchase EAS for approximately $320 million in a cash–for–stock transaction. EAS wa…  Read More »
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 »

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