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July/August 2014 Issue
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Recent Certifications & Approvals

August 27, 2014
Nebraska Cultures Inc., Walnut Creek, CA, has obtained GRAS (Generally Recognized As Safe) status for its ProDURA strain of Bacillus coagulans.  Nebraska Cultures is the exclusive supplier of ProDURA, a highly resilient probiotic that has bee…  Read More »
August 27, 2014
In support of its long-term strategy to meet regulatory demands worldwide, TSI Group Ltd. has confirmed that its Xuzhou, Jiangsu facility is EU-certified to deliver shellfish-derived glucosamine to Europe—making it the only facility in China, a…  Read More »
August 25, 2014
Bell Flavors & Fragrances’ facility in Guadalajara, Mexico, has obtained SQF Level 3 Certification; earning an “Excellent” rating by meeting a newly revised standard with additional requirements and a more stringent scoring syst…  Read More »
July 25, 2014
Pharmachem Laboratories, Inc., Kearny, NJ, developer of Phase 2 Carb Controller, has received a license from the Natural Health Products Directorate, Ottawa, Canada, to market the ingredient with two health claims:   ·   &n…  Read More »
July 21, 2014
Following a request from the European Commission, the EFSA Panel on Dietetic Products, Nutrition and Allergies (NDA) delivered a scientific opinion on Citicoline as a novel food ingredient (NFI), which concluded on October 2013 that Citicoline is saf…  Read More »
July 9, 2014
Following EFSA’s positive recommendation on June 24th, the European Commission has granted marketing authorization for vitamin D baker’s yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae), validating Lallemand’s VitaD baker’s yeast for use in b…  Read More »
June 26, 2014
Phase 2 Carb Controller white kidney bean extract has achieved GRAS status based on a notification from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), according to Pharmachem Laboratories, Kearny, NJ.   The FDA notice stated: "Based on the informa…  Read More »
June 20, 2014
Kappa Bioscience AS, Oslo, Norway, has obtained Therapeutic Goods Australia (TGA) approval for the use of synthetic Vitamin K2 MK-7 in complementary medicines in Australia.   With immediate effect, Australian manufacturers and brand marketers wi…  Read More »
June 19, 2014
OmniActive Health Technologies, Morristown, NJ, has achieved self-affirmed GRAS (Generally Regarded as Safe) status for the company's OmniXan RR-zeaxanthin from natural paprika, confirming its safety for use in a wide range of functional foods an…  Read More »
June 19, 2014
The U.S. FDA has awarded a letter of no objection for Hadley, MA- based American River Nutrition, Inc.’s DeltaGold vitamin E tocotrienol ingredient. Derived from annatto, DeltaGold now has Generally Recognized As Safe (GRAS) status. AIBMR Life…  Read More »
June 16, 2014
Kyowa Hakko U.S.A., Inc., New York City, NY, the wholly owned subsidiary of KYOWA HAKKO BIO CO., LTD. has announced that Setria glutathione meets the U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) monograph for glutathione. “Recently, the USP dietary sup…  Read More »
June 9, 2014
Qualitas Health, Jerusalem, Israel, has received a New Dietary Ingredient Notification (NDIN) for Almega PL omega-3 oil, filed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration that permits the ingredient for sale in dietary supplements.   As the first N…  Read More »
May 22, 2014
The Food and Drug Administration has approved the new food additive advantame as safe for use as a general-purpose sweetener and flavor enhancer in food, except meat and poultry. New food additives must be approved by FDA before they may be mark…  Read More »
May 21, 2014
Liquid Stevia Sweet Drops SteviaClear from SweetLeaf Stevia Sweetener, Gilbert, AZ, has been certified organic by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. It joins the company’s 10 and 25 gram sizes of pure organic stevia extract. Later this year, t…  Read More »
May 19, 2014
CulturedCare Probiotic Gum made by Canada-based Prairie Naturals is the first probiotic gum using Stratum Nutrition’s BLIS K12 probiotic to be approved and granted a product license by Health Canada with an issued Natural Product Number (N…  Read More »

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