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January 3, 2011
About 63% of respondents to a joint health assessment from Joint Juice, Inc., San Francisco, CA, have below average or poor joint health, and more than 70% of Baby Boomers have below average or poor joint health. Since the launch of the joint health…  Read More »
January 3, 2011
The intake of preformed vitamin A from animal products is not sufficient in portions of the population in the U.S., Europe and Asia. The vitamin A precursor beta-carotene therefore has an important function in providing for an adequate supply of tota…  Read More »
January 3, 2011
An American Academy of Pediatrics report published in the journal Pediatrics has reviewed the currently known health benefits of probiotic and prebiotic products, including those added to commercially available infant formula and other food products…  Read More »
January 3, 2011
SunOpta Fruit Group, a subsidiary of SunOpta Inc., Toronto, Ontario, Canada, has signed an agreement to acquire Edner of Nevada, Inc. for $4 million. Edner produces a variety of nutritious portable foods—such as nutrition bars and grains and fr…  Read More »
January 3, 2011
ConsumerLab.com, White Plains, NY, reported that tests of supplements containing resveratrol—a compound promoted as “life-extending”—revealed that two products provided only 43.4% and 86.7%, respectively, of their listed amoun…  Read More »
December 15, 2010
Cyvex Nutrition, Irvine, CA, has renewed and expanded its distribution agreement with CK Nutritional Ingredients, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Effective through 2013, C.K. Foods will continue to market and sell Cyvex's complete library of antioxidan…  Read More »
December 13, 2010
A scientific panel of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has issued a positive opinion on a disease risk reduction health claim dossier for oat beta-glucan following an application from Switzerland-based CreaNutrition AG. According to the opin…  Read More »
December 13, 2010
In commentary published in Natural Medicine Journal, Andrew Shao, PhD, senior vice president of scientific and regulatory affairs, Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), Washington, D.C., and Douglas Mackay, ND, vice president, scientific and regul…  Read More »
December 10, 2010
Beijing Gingko Group (BGG) has appointed Premium Ingredients International Europe (PII) exclusive distributor of its range of liquorice extracts and derivatives for the food, beverage and cosmetic industries across Europe. Products falling within the…  Read More »
December 6, 2010
Stratum Nutrition, St. Louis, MO, has acquired a significant interest in ESM Technologies, LLC, Carthage, MO. ESM now becomes a joint venture between its previous owners and Stratum's parent, Novus International. ESM will continue to be run by…  Read More »
December 6, 2010
ChromaDex Corporation, Irvine, CA, has entered a global agreement with Kappa Bioscience AS, Oslo, Norway, to supply analytical reference standards, quality control methods and related analytical testing services for vitamin K2, menaquinone-7 (MK-7) i…  Read More »
December 1, 2010
Uncertainty circles EFSA action, impacting product launches.  Read More »
December 1, 2010
GOED and CRN discuss shortcomings of study design.  Read More »
December 1, 2010
Considering the magnitude of corporate sustainability initiatives in the marketplace today and the vast sums of dollars backing them, companies aren’t getting much credit for their efforts, according to a new report from The Hartman Group, Bell…  Read More »
December 1, 2010
The majority of Americans report getting a cold or flu in the past year, and more than a third say they’ll make lifestyle changes to prevent getting sick again this year. However, 40% of Americans don’t plan to take what is arguably the e…  Read More »

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