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December 4, 2012
The EU Commission has published the Implementing Decision authorizing the placing on the market of dihydrocapsiate (DHC), a naturally occurring capsinoid derived from chili peppers, as a novel food ingredient under Regulation (EC) No 258/97 of the Eu…  Read More »
December 4, 2012
PureCircle, Chicago, IL, producer and marketer of high purity stevia products, has received the final approval from Health Canada authorizing the use of stevia in foods and beverages in Canada. PureCircle was instrumental in the approval of the natur…  Read More »
November 27, 2012
Capsugel, Morristown, NJ and Bornem, Belgium, have received European Organic certification at its Colmar manufacturing facility in France for the production of finished products using its plant-based Licaps capsules. Six formulations, as well as the…  Read More »
November 19, 2012
UniK2, a natural vitamin K2 MK-7, from Switzerland-based Frutarom Health, is now self-affirmed GRAS (Generally Recognized as Safe), based on a critical evaluation and acceptance of a qualified, independent scientific panel. It can now be utilized as…  Read More »
November 19, 2012
American Laboratories, Inc., (ALI) Omaha, NE, has applied for and once again has been granted approval to ship various manufactured items (i.e., enzyme, diagnostic, liver and peptone hydrolysate) to the European Union (EU) countries. The EU has put i…  Read More »
November 16, 2012
Indena, Milan, Italy, has received Kosher certification from KLBD (Kashrut Division of the London Beth Din) for a line of products including its Meriva and Greenselect Phytosome ingredients. The Kosher certification for these ingredients, manufacture…  Read More »
November 15, 2012
Valensa International, Eustis, FL, has received a "no objection" letter from FDA regarding its application for Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) status for its Parry Organic Spirulina ingredient. The designation broadens the range of food…  Read More »
November 11, 2012
Nutrition 21, LLC, Purchase, NY, has determined that its flagship product, Chromax chromium, which is widely used in dietary supplements and foods, is Generally Recognized As Safe (GRAS) at the increased level of 2,000 mcg of chromium per day. An in…  Read More »
November 2, 2012
Prinova USA, Carol Stream, IL, has received Grade A status and official certification from the British Retail Consortium (BRC). BRC is an internationally recognized certification program for global standards on food safety and quality and part of the…  Read More »
November 2, 2012
Embria Health Sciences, Ankeny, IA, and Praxis Nutri-Pharma, Chateauguay, Quebec, Canada, have been formally approved by Health Canada for a new natural health product containing the immune health ingredient EpiCor. This accreditation, known as Natur…  Read More »
October 30, 2012
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has acknowledged that Pfizer Nutrition, Madison, NJ, and Belgium-based BENEO’s ingredient Orafti P95 is safe for addition to milk-based term infant formula powder. FDA agreed with the Generally Recogn…  Read More »
October 25, 2012
Indena, Milan, Italy, has obtained self-affirmed GRAS (Generally Recognized as Safe) status for its olive fruit extract Opextan for use as food ingredient. Upon receiving this distinction it can be used in a number of food categories including bakery…  Read More »
October 23, 2012
Rich Vitamins, New York, NY, makers of alternaVites and alternaVites Kids, has received kosher certification for its multivitamin and mineral products from the Orthodox Union. alternaVites are a patent-pending crystal powder form that can either be s…  Read More »
October 19, 2012
Emerson Resources, Inc., Norristown, PA, has achieved Kosher OU approval and certification for Marcoat 125N. Marcoat 125N is an all-natural aqueous coating material that is used in a range of vitamin and dietary supplement products. Moving forwa…  Read More »
October 9, 2012
Z Trim Holdings, Inc., Mundelein, IL, has been approved by FDA for the labeling of Z Trim products in meat applications. Specifically, FDA has approved the use of Z Trim ingredients in ground, emulsified and processed meats and poultry. The…  Read More »

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