• MyPlate Replaces Food Pyramid

    July 1, 2011
    || The U.S. government has ditched its food pyramid for a more relatable image of a plate, in an effort to communicate nutritional information to consumers simply and effectively.

  • Omega 3 Foods & Beverages to Hit $7 Billion by 2015

    July 1, 2011
    || Novel production technologies are allowing for the addition of omega 3 fatty acids to an expanding number of foods and beverages, imparting the assortment of scientifically backed health benefits to consumers without the unpleasant fishy odor or tast…

  • Negative EU Claims List Won’t Come Before Summer 2012

    July 1, 2011
    || The threat of an EU-wide ban on the use of article 13.1 claims on the European Commission’s negative register is not expected before next summer, according to international food policy consultancy EAS. Stefanie Geiser, EAS regulatory affairs ma…

  • FDA Grants Qualified Health Claim in Infant Nutrition

    July 1, 2011
    || Florham Park, NJ-based Gerber Products Company, a part of the Nestlé family, has received notice from FDA that Gerber Good Start milk-based formulas meet the criteria for a qualified health claim related to a reduced risk of atopic dermatitis.…

  • Schiff Nutrition Acquires Probiotic Brands for $40 Million

    July 1, 2011
    || Salt Lake City, UT-based Schiff Nutrition International, through its subsidiary Schiff Nutrition Group, has purchased certain assets and assumed certain liabilities of Ganeden Biotech, Inc., Cleveland, OH, for $40 million in cash. Schiff now owns the…

  • Nestlé Health Science Acquires Prometheus Labs

    July 1, 2011
    || Prometheus Laboratories Inc., a specialty pharmaceutical and diagnostic company based in San Diego, CA, has been acquired by Switzerland-based Nestlé Health Science S.A., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Nestlé S.A. With the goal of pioneer…

  • $13 Million Provexis Acquisition Targets Sports Nutrition

    July 1, 2011
    || U.K.-based Provexis plc has entered into a conditional agreement to purchase the entire issued share capital of SiS (Science in Sport) Limited, which manufactures and sells sports nutrition products, for a total consideration of £8 million. SiS…

  • U.S. Herb Sales Grew More Than 3% in 2010

    July 1, 2011
    || Sales of herbal dietary supplements in the U.S. increased 3.3% in 2010, reaching more than $5.2 billion, according to conclusions of a new report published in the current issue of HerbalGram, the non-profit American Botanical Council’s (ABC) qu…

  • Companies Sweetening on Potential for Agave

    July 1, 2011
    || While agave is probably best known as the plant from which tequila is made, interest continues to rise for its use as a sweetener in the form of agave nectar, or agave syrup, according to Innova Market Insights, The Netherlands. Agave only made up ab…

  • U.K. Report Argues Fish Oil Offers Little Benefit

    July 1, 2011
    || A new report from the U.K.’s National Health Service (NHS) claims nearly all dietary supplements, including fish oil, are a waste of money and offer consumers little value. The Global Organization for EPA and DHA Omega-3 (GOED), Salt Lake City,…

  • Magnesium Deficiency Reduces Effectiveness of Vitamin D

    July 1, 2011
    || The effectiveness and benefits of vitamin D are greatly undermined in the absence of adequate levels of magnesium in the body, according to Dr. Carolyn Dean, MD, ND, magnesium expert and medical director of the non-profit Nutritional Magnesium Associ…

  • Study Shows Benefits of Higher EPA/DHA Intake

    July 1, 2011
    || A new meta-analysis published in the British Journal of Nutrition (BJN) demonstrates that 250 mg of EPA and DHA per day is merely a minimum requirement for reducing the risk of some coronary heart diseases, and that further benefits are derived from…

  • Domino Sugar Enters Stevia Market

    July 1, 2011
    || Domino Foods, Inc., Iselin, NJ, has entered a collaborative agreement with WILD Flavors GmbH, Germany, and China-based Sunwin International to offer all-natural sweetener products, such as cane sugar, rice, malt and stevia, in addition to sweetening…

  • CK Nutritional Signs Distribution Agreements with ESM, Stratum

    July 1, 2011
    || Focused on innovative ingredients that are supported by compelling value propositions, CK Nutritional Ingredients has signed distribution agreements for Canada with Stratum Nutrition, St. Charles, MO, and ESM Technologies, Carthage, MO. CK Nutritiona…

  • Joint Venture Focuses on Chewing Gum

    June 29, 2011
    || Creating a partnership with a primary focus on patented nutraceutical chewing gum, Denmark-based Gumlink, has acquired a 50% stake in Tab Labs Inc., Langley, British Columbia, Canada, through a recent joint venture agreement. Tab Labs has recently sh…

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