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December 2014 Issue
Last Updated Sunday, December 21 2014
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Recent Certifications & Approvals

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 »
April 17, 2014
OptiMSM, from Vancouver, WA-based Bergstrom Nutrition, has undergone thorough testing and audit and has been officially registered with Informed-Sport and Informed-Choice to be free of banned substances.   “Achieving th…  Read More »
April 1, 2014
The European Commission approved the use of Quatrefolic in the European Union as a Novel Food Ingredient to be used in food supplements. This opens the way for the commercialization of Quatrefolic from Gnosis, Desio, Italy, in the 28 EU-member state…  Read More »
March 17, 2014
GMP-certified tocotrienol producer Carotech, Edison, NJ, has achieved Non-GMO Project verification for its range of Tocomin and Tocomin SupraBio natural full spectrum palm tocotrienol complex.   The Non-GMO Project is an independent third party…  Read More »
March 5, 2014
Kyowa Hakko U.S.A., Inc., New York, NY, the wholly owned subsidiary of KYOWA HAKKO BIO CO., LTD. (Kyowa), has announced it has completed GRAS (Generally Recognized As Safe) self-affirmation for the valuable amino acid L-Citrulline.   L-Citrullin…  Read More »
March 4, 2014
CardioCare phytosterol  from HyPhyto Inc., Frankfort, IL, has successfully achieved self-affirmed GRAS (Generally Recognized as Safe) status. The process involved an intensive review of safety and toxicology data by an independent panel of quali…  Read More »
February 28, 2014
Naturex has been granted a Natural Product Number (NPN) for Svetol brand green coffee bean extract for its benefits on weight management and cardiovascular health. The scientific validity of studies on Svetol has been recognized by the Canadian Heal…  Read More »
February 27, 2014
Pharmachem Laboratories, Inc., Kearny, NJ, through its wholly owned subsidiary, Improve USA, Anaheim, CA, has received the Institute for Marketecology (IMO) “Fair for Life” Social and Fair Trade certification (see www.fairforlife.net) for…  Read More »
February 24, 2014
Contract Manufacturer of dietary supplements and nutritional products Private Label Nutraceuticals, Atlanta, GA has received GMP Certification through ASI Food Safety Consultants. “We are very pleased to receive GMP certification, and are cont…  Read More »
February 13, 2014
Ixoreal Biomed, Los Angeles, CA, has been granted approval for a broad range of functional claims for its KSM-66 ashwagandha by Health Canada.   Under Health Canada’s NPN (Natural Product Number) 80047973, formulators can make the followin…  Read More »

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