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September 9, 2011
The Organic Center (TOC), a research and education institute on the science of organic food and farming, has developed its new Nutritional Quality Index (TOC-NQI), which quantifies the nutrients provided in a given amount of food (a serving, 100 calo…  Read More »
September 8, 2011
With Think Newtrition, BASF, Ludwigshafen, Germany, has launched a new global market initiative to strengthen the company’s position as a partner and driving force in the food, beverages and dietary supplement market segments, while also aligni…  Read More »
September 8, 2011
A recent survey conducted by InterHealth Nutraceuticals shows more than 88% of diabetes educators said results from a double-blind, placebo-controlled study supports the conclusion that Zychrome is better than chromium picolinate for insulin manageme…  Read More »
September 8, 2011
PureCircle Limited has expanded its European presence with the opening of a new European headquarters in London, also signing a U.K. distribution agreement with Prinova Europe (formerly known as Premium Ingredients International). With European appr…  Read More »
September 7, 2011
Enzymedica, Inc., Port Charlotte, FL, has launched its new Enzyme Science division to provide an exclusive brand of formulas for healthcare practitioners. The Enzyme Science line will feature Enzymedica’s proprietary Thera-blend technology in t…  Read More »
September 7, 2011
GNC Holdings, Inc, Pittsburgh, PA, has agreed to acquire LuckyVitamin.com, an online value-added retailer of a range of nationally branded nutritional supplements with a diverse selection of wellness-oriented products. The acquisition is being funded…  Read More »
September 7, 2011
Hofseth Biocare (HBC), the Oslo, Norway-based division of Hofseth International AS, has appointed TSI Health Sciences, Missoula, MT, exclusive distributor in North America and Asia-Pacific for the human nutrition market. TSI will complement the HBC t…  Read More »
September 1, 2011
The nutraceuticals market is growing rapidly, with a 2016 forecast value of $207 billion, according to a new report available on companiesandmarkets.com. There are distinct opportunities for growth in the functional food, beverages and supplements ma…  Read More »
September 1, 2011
In early July, Pfizer, New York, NY, announced plans to spin off its animal and nutrition units. At the time, the company said it was considering options including, among others, a full or partial separation of each of these businesses from Pfizer th…  Read More »
September 1, 2011
Smart Balance, Inc. has acquired Importations DE-RO-MA, which owns Glutino Food Group (Glutino), for more than $66 million, from Claridge, a Montreal-based investment firm. Based in Laval, Quebec, Glutino is a leading manufacturer and marketer of pre…  Read More »
September 1, 2011
Trade associations respond, requesting an extended comment period.  Read More »

September 1, 2011
Panel approves about one in five of the 2758 claims evaluated.   Read More »
September 1, 2011
More consumers are being proactive and looking for healthy ingredients.   Read More »
September 1, 2011
Agency believes its proposed rule published in 2007 remains valid.  Read More »
September 1, 2011
Strong supply chains and effective marketing of health benefits will lead to success.  Read More »


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