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September 1, 2004
On June 23rd, the World Health Organization (WHO), Geneva, Switzerland, released a set of guidelines for national health authorities to develop context specific and reliable information for consumers’ use of alternative medicines. This is a tim…  Read More »
September 1, 2004
At its meeting in Geneva, Switzerland, on June 29th, the Codex Alimentarius Commission made an important advance in the progress of universal guidelines on the use of vitamins and minerals in food supplements. According to the International Associati…  Read More »
September 1, 2004
An article authored by Michael McGuffin, president, American Herbal Products Association (AHPA), Silver Spring, MD, and Anthony Young, partner, Kleinfeld, Kaplan and Becker, LLP, Washington, D.C., in a recent issue of Food and Drug Law Journal, point…  Read More »
September 1, 2004
In the August 3rd issue of Circulation, members of the Nutrition Committee of the American Heart Association (AHA), Dallas, TX, concluded that evidence from several studies points to the need to get antioxidants from food rather than supplements. The…  Read More »
September 1, 2004
FDA recently sought comment from the public concerning expanding the use of health claims for certain foods. The FDA specifically sought comment on allowing health claims for foods that have a relatively small amount of a positive nutrient and on per…  Read More »
July 1, 2004
Danisco, Copenhagen, Denmark, has acquired Rhodia Food Ingredients for approximately e320 million EUROs. As a result of the acquisition, Danisco’s product platform has been expanded considerably, particularly within specialty and texturant prod…  Read More »
July 1, 2004
Alpha Packaging, St. Louis, MO, has o­pened a new plant in Salt Lake City, UT. The new plant will give Alpha an additional 80,000 square feet of manufacturing and warehouse space to serve customers on the West Coast. The plant will produce both h…  Read More »
July 1, 2004
BI Nutraceuticals, Long Beach, CA, has opened offices in China to support its dietary supplement ingredients businesses. The new offices will be located in Shanghai and Beijing. According to the company, this initiative will allow BI to improve the r…  Read More »
July 1, 2004
Bio-Botanica, Inc., Hauppauge, NY, has received certification as an organic manufacturing facility processor from Quality Assurance International (QAI). Bio-Botanica’s manufacturing facility is already FDA registered, pharmaceutically licensed…  Read More »
July 1, 2004
Penford Food Ingredients, Englewood, CO, has received certification for its dextrose product, CanTab®, as a non-genetically modified organism (GMO). The certification from independent authority, Cert-IDSM, verified that Penford’s dextrose p…  Read More »
July 1, 2004
The National Nutritional Foods Association (NNFA), Newport Beach, CA, has awarded Trace Minerals Research, Ogden, UT, GMP certification for its compliance with manufacturing standards in the dietary supplements industry. Of the 621 supply and manufac…  Read More »
July 1, 2004
Botanicaps, Inc., Lake Forest, CA, has expanded its operation in order to keep up with its increasing manufacturing demands. The company has added higher output tablet presses and has begun construction of a hi-tech laboratory.…  Read More »
July 1, 2004
UAS Laboratories, Eden Prairie, MN, recently celebrated 25 years in the probiotic industry. UAS Labs sells its DDS probiotics supplements in the U.S., Canada and Asia. The company also private labels and custom manufactures probiotics for, and suppli…  Read More »
July 1, 2004
Starwest Botanicals, Inc., Rancho Cordova, CA, recently merged with Trinity Herb, Graton, CA. As a result of the merger, Starwest has added over 190 new bulk herbs to its catalog—82 of them certified organic, as well as certified organic spice…  Read More »
July 1, 2004
Kerry Americas, Beloit, WI, has redesigned its website, www.kerryamericas.com, to educate and inform its customers about what’s new at the company, as well as what the biggest trends shaping the food industry are. The site features a variety of…  Read More »

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