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November 1, 2009
Nestle has introduced Nescafe Protect ProSlim instant coffee in Thailand. The product is the latest functional beverage launched in Asia containing Phase 2 Carb Controller, developed and manufactured by Pharmachem, Kearny, NJ.…  Read More »
November 1, 2009
Ogden UT-based Kelatron Corp. has completed installation of an ICPMS with Collision Cell Technology in its Miller Laboratories Division. Ryan Davis, vice president of R&D, emphasized the importance of continued improvement not only in equipment b…  Read More »
November 1, 2009
As the ranking member at a hearing before the Senate Committee on the Judiciary, Crime and Drugs Subcommittee, Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT) renewed his commitment to pushing for more resources for FDA and the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) to enforce ex…  Read More »
November 1, 2009
The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI), Washington, D.C., has sued the German drug company Bayer for falsely claiming that the selenium in Men’s One A Day multivitamins might reduce the risk of prostate cancer. The lawsuit was fil…  Read More »
October 1, 2009
New product launch activity remains strong despite the economic downturn, according to Innova Market Insights data, which indicate new food NPD launch numbers are up more than 7%. Companies are introducing new products that were in the R&D pipeli…  Read More »
October 1, 2009
USDA and the Department of Health and Human Services have unveiled a new website (www.foodsafety.gov) designed to help consumers obtain the latest information on food safety and food recalls. The site features information from all the agencies across…  Read More »
October 1, 2009
Oprah Winfrey and Dr. Mehmet Oz have filed a federal trademark infringement suit against 40 manufacturers and marketers of dietary supplements, alleging these entities have used their names without permission in order to sell products. The Chicago Tr…  Read More »
October 1, 2009
Entering the $50 billion U.S. nutraceuticals market, Waypharm USA, LLC, Laguna Beach, CA, has launched as a privately owned pharmaceutical and functional food company. Motivated by its mission to deliver innovative solutions for improved health, nutr…  Read More »
October 1, 2009
The National Advertising Division (NAD) of the Council of Better Business Bureaus (BBB) has determined that Cincinnati, OH-based Proctor & Gamble can support certain advertising claims for its probiotic dietary supplement Align. NAD also determin…  Read More »
October 1, 2009
A new blood test that measures the level of omega 3 fatty acids in red blood cells has been introduced to the public as a consumer-friendly, at-home “finger stick” test. The Gene Smart Omega 3 Index—from Winston-Salem, NC-based Gene…  Read More »
October 1, 2009
Former senior executive and equity owner of Country Life Vitamins, Ryan Drexler, who holds 341,000 shares, or 3% of the outstanding common stock of Nutraceutical International Corp., has proposed an acquisition of all outstanding shares of the compan…  Read More »
October 1, 2009
Northridge, CA-based Pharmavite LLC has established an Internet-based, direct-to-consumer sales and marketing company called Pharmavite Direct LLC. The company’s first product is the Nature Made vitaminID program, a supplement program that prov…  Read More »
October 1, 2009
Perceptions about health strongly contradict national statistics about obesity, illness and wellness, according to a new survey from Mintel International, Chicago, IL. Seven in 10 survey respondents (71%) told the market researcher they believe they&…  Read More »
October 1, 2009
Researchers have received a $2.2 million grant to explore the role vitamin D plays in children’s health and the appropriate dose children should take to maintain healthy levels. Awarded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Eunice Kennedy…  Read More »
October 1, 2009
Acai berry supplements tested recently by ConsumerLab.com, White Plains, NY, passed quality standards, but the group urged caution about disturbing business practices and scams, and levels of combination ingredients. Acai berry has antioxidant proper…  Read More »


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