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July 1, 2010
Despite ongoing regulatory issues with regard to health claims, the positioning of food and drink products on a heart health platform appears to be continuing unabated. Data from the Innova Database shows that product launches positioned on a heart h…  Read More »
July 1, 2010
Senators Hatch and Harkin introduce new legislation to boost FDA oversight, while Senate Special Committee on Aging holds dietary supplement hearing.  Read More »
July 1, 2010
Kellogg Company, Battle Creek, MI, has agreed to new advertising restrictions to resolve an FTC investigation into questionable immunity-related claims for Rice Krispies cereal. This is the second time in the last year that FTC has taken action again…  Read More »
July 1, 2010
From healthcare reform to the First Lady’s Let’s Move initiative tackling childhood obesity to the release of the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, nutrition and health are top issues among healthcare providers, policymakers and the…  Read More »
July 1, 2010
In a $62 million deal, France-based Danone has signed an agreement to acquire Medical Nutrition USA, Inc. (MNI). MNI introduced the concept of liquid protein supplements for elderly people in the U.S. long-term care market in 2003. Today, the company…  Read More »

July 1, 2010
Participants in a workshop sponsored by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) have developed guidelines on designing and evaluating clinical research studies investigating soy, representing the first guidelines of their kind in the field of soy res…  Read More »
July 1, 2010
With neurodegenerative disease rates expected to explode in the decades to come, many food companies are focusing on cognitive health, and searching for communication opportunities for cognitive health claims. Naturalpha, an international consulting,…  Read More »
July 1, 2010
Evidence suggests a lack of nutrition-related health benefits derived from organic foods, according to an article published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Researchers sought to assess the strength of evidence that nutrition-related he…  Read More »
July 1, 2010
Several new research studies underscore the important role of dairy foods in the diets of Americans, particularly children. Current Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend three daily servings of nutrient-rich, low-fat or fat-free milk, cheese or…  Read More »
July 1, 2010
The first Plenary Meeting of a newly formed Technical Committee, provisionally titled Traditional Chinese Medicine, when it was formed last year by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), met recently in Beijing, China. Representati…  Read More »

July 1, 2010
Greens powders—made from wheat grass, alfalfa, kelp, spirulina, leafy vegetables and other chlorophyll-containing ingredients—were recently tested by ConsumerLab.com, White Plains, NY, for potential contamination with heavy metals and pes…  Read More »
July 1, 2010
In an effort to discover novel ingredients that could provide benefits for product quality, performance, food safety and health and wellness, Kraft Foods, Northfield, IL, and Medisyn Technologies, Inc., Minneapolis, MN, have expanded an existing coll…  Read More »
July 1, 2010
Scientists in Finland have discovered that cheese can help preserve and enhance the immune system of the elderly by acting as a carrier for probiotic bacteria. The research, published in FEMS Immunology & Medical Microbiology, reveals that daily…  Read More »
July 1, 2010
Recognizing the importance of ensuring that quality food ingredients are made available to the public, the National Institute of Nutrition and Food Safety-Chinese Center for Diseases Control and Prevention (NINFS) and the U.S. Pharmacopeial Conventio…  Read More »
June 29, 2010
UK-based Oxford Nutrascience has signed a European exclusivity supply agreement with Ocean Nutrition Canada Limited (ONC), Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada. Under the terms of the five-year agreement ONC will supply it’s MEG-3 branded omega 3 i…  Read More »

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