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September 1, 2012
The Global Organization for EPA and DHA Omega-3s (GOED), Salt Lake City, UT, wasted no time in reacting to the mid-June publication of negative omega 3 findings in Cochrane Database Systematic Review. The researchers had concluded, “Direct…  Read More »
September 1, 2012
In mid-July, Nestlé announced its investment in a company called Accera, which develops “brain health shakes” for Alzheimer’s patients. Nestlé did not comment on the size of its investment, but said Luis Cantarell, p…  Read More »
Zarbee’s: One of the Fastest Growing Cough/Cold Brands
September 1, 2012
In 2008 FDA investigated the wide use of dextromethorphan (DM) used in children’s cough syrups, and determined it was unsafe for children ages four and under. The controversial ingredient has since been rejected by the American Academy of Ped…  Read More »
August 31, 2012
NOW Foods has announced an expansion to increase capacity at its Bloomingdale, IL manufacturing facility. The company has purchased a 116,000 square foot office building to house its administrative offices, allowing the company to expand its manufact…  Read More »
August 31, 2012
Executives of Amway have met with elected officials, and area business and community leaders, to break ground on a $38 million botanical concentrate manufacturing plant in Quincy, WA. The 48,000 square foot facility is projected to create 30 jobs whe…  Read More »
August 23, 2012
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a new warning to about the potential health risks of two products marketed as natural dietary supplements for treating arthritis, muscle pain, osteoporosis, bone cancer, and other conditions. The…  Read More »
August 17, 2012
A new study from iModerate Research Technologies, Denver, CO investigated consumers’ perceptions about two specific food groups: functional foods that contain natural health benefits such as the antioxidants found in blueberries, and fortif…  Read More »
August 17, 2012
A new market perspective issued by the Hartman Group, Bellevue, WA, has questioned the ongoing trend of gluten-free eating. “American consumers spend billions annually on gluten-free products is newsworthy, but the jury is out on whether or n…  Read More »
August 17, 2012
American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) president Michael McGuffin met with members of the staff of Sen. Richard Durbin, D-IL., in Washington, D.C., on July 13 to discuss the senator’s recently expressed concerns about the dietary supplem…  Read More »
August 17, 2012
ConsumerLab.com, White Plains, NY, recently completed an analysis of vitamin D supplements. The group said there were problems with 29% of the vitamin D supplements selected for testing and review. Among the highlights: Two supplements with vitam…  Read More »
August 17, 2012
According to the most recent NMI Health and Wellness Study, Generation Y consumers (those born between 1977 and 2002) believe in the benefits of, and are willing to pay a premium for, functional foods. The study also indicates that most consumers a…  Read More »
August 17, 2012
A new study published in the July issue of The Journal of Pediatrics showed that supplementation with an encapsulated fruit and vegetable juice concentrate (Juice Plus+ Orchard Blend and Garden Blend; NSA, LLC, Memphis, TN) was associated with an i…  Read More »
August 17, 2012
The global market for nutraceuticals is projected to reach $250 billion by 2018, driven primarily by the growing affinity among the general populace towards adopting a healthy lifestyle, according to Global Industry Analysts, San Jose, CA. Other fa…  Read More »
August 17, 2012
In July, the Natural Products Association (NPA) released a statement from senior vice president of scientific and regulatory affairs, Cara Welch, PhD, in reference to a commentary in the Archives of Internal Medicine on July 9 about the regulation…  Read More »
August 17, 2012
Food and beverage categories and brands have benefited significantly when manufacturers and retailers have managed to fuse packaging innovation with emerging consumer trends. To further take advantage of the dynamic environment, according to &ldquo…  Read More »

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