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July 26, 2012
Greg Doherty, practice leader of the dietary supplement insurance division of Poms & Associates Insurance Brokers, Inc., Los Angeles, CA, has announced that two of the companies offering product liability coverage to the dietary supplement indust…  Read More »
July 26, 2012
Whole Foods Market Inc. (WFM), Austin, TX, has recently begun enforcing higher liability insurance requirements, and has categorized dietary supplement companies in its highest of four risk categories, increasing the liability insurance requirements…  Read More »
July 26, 2012
Micropharma Limited, Montreal, Canada, has unveiled its plans to launch a portfolio of natural supplements and food ingredient solutions aimed at addressing specific health markers to help maintain and improve overall health. Adding to its portfolio,…  Read More »
July 25, 2012
Nutrition 21, Purchase, NY, has announced the official relaunch of the company. The relaunch, featuring the introduction of a new management team and a redesigned, interactive website that showcases Nutrition 21's ingredients, will reintroduce th…  Read More »
July 25, 2012
Kemin, Des Moines, IA, Ball Horticultural Company and Ball’s wholly owned subsidiary, Chrysantis, Inc.,West Chicago, IL, have announced that they have entered into a strategic partnership that includes an exclusive license to Kemin of Ball&rsqu…  Read More »
July 25, 2012
Xymogen, Orlando, FL, has announced an exclusive partnership with Acasti Pharma, Québec, Canada, the biopharmaceutical company with whom they will launch the distribution of LipiChol540, a physician-prescribed medical food to manage omega 3 ph…  Read More »
New Facilities for Nutri-Force Nutrition
July 24, 2012
Nutri-Force Nutrition,Miami, FL, has opened its new $13 million softgel vitamin manufacturing plant in Miami Lakes at 14700 NW 60 Avenue. Nutri-Force expects to add 400 new jobs over the next three years as a result of the new softgel plant opening.…  Read More »
July 24, 2012
Released findings from the Human Microbiome Project have spurred increased interest in probiotics.  A timely International Probiotic Scientific Conference is planned this year in San Antonio, TX, bringing together an international mix of biotech…  Read More »
July 17, 2012
Oceans Omega LLC, Paramus, NJ, has announced the signing of an exclusive contract to supply Cott Beverages Inc., Tampa, FL, with Ocean Omega's emulsions. Oceans Omega, a leader in the delivery of omega 3s for food and beverages, is now the exclus…  Read More »
July 2, 2012
Smart Balance Inc., a U.S. functional food marketer, has acquired Udi’s Healthy Foods LLC, a domestic gluten-free bread and baked goods specialist, for $125 million  Read More »
July 2, 2012
Kearny, NJ-based Pharmachem Laboratories, Inc., has acquired Improve USA, a fully integrated aloe vera manufacturing company with headquarters in DeSoto, TX  Read More »
July 2, 2012
Fullerton, CA-based Stauber Performance Ingredients, Inc., with New York, NY and Atlanta, GA-based equity sponsor, ICV Partners, has acquired Florida, NY-based Pharmline  Read More »
July 2, 2012
According to the new International Food Information Council (IFIC) Foundation’s “2012 Food & Health Survey,” most Americans (52%) have concluded that figuring out their income taxes is easier than knowing what they should and sh…  Read More »
July 2, 2012
Over the past few years as the economy has dipped into recessionary levels and major markets have come close to the brink of collapse, consumers have had to make some major readjustments in their consumption habits. Indicators from NMI’s Health…  Read More »
July 2, 2012
According to a study published online in the New England Journal of Medicine in June, there is no evidence that omega 3 fatty acid supplementation (a dosage of 1 gram per day) reduces adverse cardiovascular events in type 2 diabetics or pre-diabetics…  Read More »

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