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Recent Certifications & Approvals

February 19, 2013
Life Extension, Fort Lauderdale, FL, has been GMP registered by NSF International. NSF International’s Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) registration program enables manufacturers to become independently registered by NSF International to meet…  Read More »
January 31, 2013
The European Commission approved the use of nature-identical Zeaxanthin in the European Union as an ingredient in food supplements. The decision follows a positive EFSA safety assessment delivered on September 13, 2012, which concluded that the use l…  Read More »
January 11, 2013
FDA has issued an agency response letter stating it has no questions regarding White Bear Lake, MN’s Chemi Nutra’s conclusion that A-GPC is GRAS under the intended conditions of use, and has assigned it GRAS GRN No. 000419. The company&rs…  Read More »
December 28, 2012
Taura Natural Ingredients’ factories in Belgium and New Zealand have been awarded "Grade A" status under the BRC certification program. Auditors gave Taura top marks at both sites under the BRC Global Standard for Food Safety followin…  Read More »
December 19, 2012
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) issued a key patent covering Singapore-based Unistraw Holdings Pte, Ltd’s ingredient delivery technology. Called “Drink Flavouring Straw,” the patent broadly covers straws containing sphe…  Read More »
December 18, 2012
In response to a 2008 citizens petition from Joanne K. Tobacman, M.D., the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) under the Department of Health and Human Services has concluded that the alleged claims made by Dr. Tobacman do not adequately support…  Read More »
December 12, 2012
Sensient Colors LLC, a business unit of Sensient Technologies Corporation, St. Louis, MO, and a global leader in color for food and beverage applications, has announced that Sensient Food Colors Italy, Europe’s largest producer of grape skin ex…  Read More »
December 10, 2012
 Naturex, Avignon, France, has successfully completed the FSSC 22 000 certification process, with its New Jersey factory achieving the Food Safety System Certification 22 000, and its Avignon facility completing its audit. The FSSC 22000 is the…  Read More »
December 5, 2012
KSM-66 Ashwagandha, Hyderabad, India, has attained organic certification in accordance with the National Organic Program (NOP) technical standards set by the USDA. It has been certified as “100% Organic” and can now be utilized in organic…  Read More »
December 5, 2012
Indena, Milan, Italy, has self-affirmed that its olive fruit extract Opextan is Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) for use as a food ingredient. Upon receiving this distinction it can be used in a number of food categories including bakery products,…  Read More »
December 5, 2012
The European Commission published its decision approving lactoferrin, produced by Dutch company FrieslandCampina, as a “novel food”. As a result lactoferrin, a bioactive milk protein component, can now be used in a variety of foods throug…  Read More »
December 5, 2012
Manitoba Harvest Hemp Foods, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, has achieved British Retail Consortium (BRC) Global Standards Certification at its facility. As the largest hemp food manufacturer in the world to grow, make, and sell its own hemp foods, BRC C…  Read More »
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 »

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