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November 2014 Issue
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Recent Certifications & Approvals

December 11, 2013
Natural Products Analytics Group (NPAG), Bloomington, IN, has received ISO17025:2005 accreditation for testing laboratories, the highest standard for regulatory compliance and Quality Management Systems. With this achievement NPAG will be able to en…  Read More »
December 4, 2013
Frutarom USA Inc. has been recognized for improvements made at its New Jersey facility, resulting in an official acknowledgment from the state for its environmental achievements.   The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection ("NJD…  Read More »
December 4, 2013
Biova LLC, Johnston, IA, has received both kosher certification and halal certification for its entire line of branded ingredients, as well as its production facilities.   “Ensuring that all of Biova’s branded ingredients and pr…  Read More »
November 26, 2013
Albion Human Nutrition, Clearfield, UT, has received approval of its self-affirmed Generally Recognized As Safe (GRAS) status and has applied for two patents related to Iron Taste-Free, a patented Ferric Glycinate ingredient. Iron Taste Free is a hi…  Read More »
November 19, 2013
DuPont Nutrition & Health, Madison, WI, has attained official confirmation from the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) that the probiotic strains in its Bifidobacterium lactis range are recognized as safe and suitable for use in all food p…  Read More »
November 18, 2013
An independent panel of experts has granted GS15-4, from RFI Ingredients, Blauvelt, NY and Ilhwa North America, Pearl River, NY, self-affirmed GRAS (Generally Recognized as Safe) status. After a comprehensive evaluation of research studies and toxico…  Read More »
November 11, 2013
FDA has issued a Generally Recognized As Safe (GRAS) Letter of No Objection to Tokyo-based Morinaga Milk Industry Co., Ltd. for its proprietary probiotic strain, Bifidobacterium breve M-16V. The strain was developed for use in food applications and…  Read More »
November 11, 2013
Pharmachem Laboratories, Kearny, NJ, through its wholly owned subsidiary, Improve USA, has self-affirmed that its decolorized inner gel and whole aloe leaf powder products are Generally Recognized As Safe (GRAS). The powder products were determined…  Read More »
November 4, 2013
Roquette, Geneva, IL, has obtained Generally Recognized As Safe (GRAS) designation for its microalgae-based lipid food ingredient. The company has showcased its microalgal lipid in a variety of bakery applications: brownies, crackers, and muffins. &l…  Read More »
October 31, 2013
Kyowa Hakko U.S.A., Inc., New York, NY, has completed GRAS (Generally Recognized As Safe) self-affirmation for the valuable amino acid L-Ornithine. L-Ornithine is an amino acid that is used to build muscle by stimulating protein synthesis through th…  Read More »
October 28, 2013
Capsugel, Greenwood, SC, has received verification from the Non-GMO Project for two of its vegetarian capsules, Vcaps Plus and Plantcaps capsules. Capsugel is the first capsule manufacturing company to be verified by the Non-GMO Project. The Non-GMO…  Read More »
October 21, 2013
Taiyo’s Sunfiber manufacturing facility in Aurangabad, India has achieved Food Safety System Certification (FSSC) 22000 certification, recognized by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI), from Bureau Veritas Certification (BVC). "Taiyo…  Read More »
October 21, 2013
Health Canada has recently added resistant maltodextrin (Fibersol-2 from ADM/Matsutani LLC) to its list of approved novel fiber ingredients that can be used in the Canadian food and beverage marketplace. Fibersol-2 has been reviewed by the Food Direc…  Read More »
October 15, 2013
Sabinsa Corporation, East Windsor, NJ, has been issued a “No Comment” letter from the FDA regarding the determination that the company’s Curcumin C3 Complex is Generally Recognized As Safe (GRAS). Sabinsa’s Curcumin C3 Complex…  Read More »
September 12, 2013
Albion Human Nutrition, Clearfield, UT, has added two self-affirmed GRAS (Generally Recognized As Safe) ingredients to its existing line of patented amino acid chelates. Calci-K and DiMagnesium Malate both received GRAS affirmation from an independen…  Read More »

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