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  • GOED Appoints New Board of Directors

    December 20, 2012
    The Global Organization of EPA and DHA Omega-3s (GOED), Salt Lake City, UT, has appointed a new board of directors for its fiscal 2012-2013 year. The new chair is Leslie van der Meulen, vice president-business development at Aurora Algae. Vice-chair…

  • Nutrition Influences U.S. Consumer Cooking Habits

    December 20, 2012
    According to new research from Mintel, cooking at home is heating up with more than one quarter (26%) of American consumers saying they “love” cooking versus only a mere 9% who claim to dislike putting their apron on.

  • The Nourished Mind: DHA & Children’s Brain Health

    The Nourished Mind: DHA & Children’s Brain Health

    Lisa Olivo, Associate Editor || December 20, 2012
    life’sDHA and AdoptAClassroom.org join forces to promote healthy growing minds.

  • Unistraw Receives Key Patent For Flavoring Straws

    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…

  • Shinsen Cap Twist and Shake Technology

    Shinsen Cap Twist and Shake Technology

    December 19, 2012
    Denmark-based Chr. Hansen, a global bioscience company that develops natural ingredient solutions for the food, nutritional, pharmaceutical and agricultural industries, has partnered with the Japan-based Fresh Beverages International to introduce a n…

  • Vitamin Shoppe to Acquire Specialty Retailer for $50 Million

    December 18, 2012
    The Vitamin Shoppe, North Bergen, NJ, has entered into an agreement to purchase the assets of Super Supplements, Inc., Seattle, WA, a specialty retailer of vitamins, minerals and supplements.

  • Truvia Available Throughout North America In 2013

    December 18, 2012
    The Truvia business, Wayzata, MN, creators of stevia sweeteners, and Grupo Herdez, a market leader in the production, distribution, and sale of foods in Mexico, have unveiled an exclusive strategic agreement for the distribution and marketing of Truv…

  • Nature's Sunshine Products, Inc.: Gregory L. Probert, Kristine F. Hughes, & Michael D. Dean

    December 18, 2012
    Nature's Sunshine Products, Inc., Lehi, UT, a natural health and wellness company engaged in the manufacture and direct selling of nutritional and personal care products, has appointed Gregory L. Probert, currently executive vice chairman, to exe…

  • Jarrow Formulas’ MagMind, Whey “On-The-Go” & QH-Pomegranate

    December 18, 2012
    Jarrow Formulas, a formulator and supplier of quality nutritional supplements, has announced the introduction of several new dietary supplements to its line up of products. With the launch of MagMind with Magnesium L-threonate, Jarrow offers a new d…

  • Protecting Cellular Telomeres with Omega Fatty Acids

    Protecting Cellular Telomeres with Omega Fatty Acids

    Joanna Cosgrove, Online Editor || December 17, 2012
    Researchers are working to find ways to strengthen a microscopic cellular defender that has the power to boost cellular health and longevity.

  • EU Nutrition & Health Claims Regulation Takes Effect

    December 14, 2012
    Only specific claims are allowed on foods and supplements in the EU as of December 14, 2012.

  • Barry Callebaut Acquires Petra Foods’ Cocoa Ingredients Division

    December 13, 2012
    Barry Callebaut has acquired Singapore-based Petra Foods Ltd. Cocoa Ingredients Division, the largest cocoa products supplier in Asia, for $950 million USD. The business has a significant global footprint across four continents with 405,000 metric to…

  • Teach the Children Well(ness)

    Teach the Children Well(ness)

    Joanna Cosgrove, Online Editor || December 13, 2012
    IFIC survey finds parents put more emphasis on their children’s diet and exercise needs, but neglect their own health in the process.

  • Proprietary Nutritionals, Inc.

    Proprietary Nutritionals, Inc.

    December 12, 2012
    EXTRAORDINARY PRODUCTS TO PROMOTE HEALTH AND WELL BEING Proprietary Nutritionals, Inc. is a major global marketer and distributor of outstanding nutraceutical ingredients. Founded in 1998, PNI enjoys a unique ability to procure advanced new nutraceut…

  • MPT Delivery Systems, Inc.

    MPT Delivery Systems, Inc.

    December 12, 2012
    SKILLED IN THE FINER POINTS OF GRANULAR TECHNOLOGY MPT Delivery Systems, Inc., a division of Pharmachem Laboratories, Inc., is a leading developer and manufacturer of specialty granulated bulk ingredients for the food, beverage and nutritional indust…

  • Improve USA

    Improve USA

    December 12, 2012
    THE PUREST, HIGH-QUALITY ALOE VERA IN THE INDUSTRY Improve USA, a subsidiary of Pharmachem Laboratories, Inc., is headquartered in DeSoto, Texas. We process a full line of Aloe Vera products for the herbal, dietary supplement, nutritional, cosmetic,…

  • Avoca BioProcessing Corporation

    Avoca BioProcessing Corporation

    December 12, 2012
    Avoca BioProcessing Corporation stands at the forefront of natural and specialty ingredients processing technology for the food and nutraceutical industries. A division of Pharmachem Laboratories, Inc., Avoca BioProcessing Corporation scales up and m…

  • Nutritional Claims Help Boost Consumers Appetite for Breakfast Foods

    December 12, 2012
    Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, the old adage says, and it looks like U.S. consumers are growing more conscious of the importance of a healthy start to the day. According to latest research from Mintel on the breakfast food market in…

  • Resveratrol: Testing Nutrients Under Metabolically Receptive Conditions

    Michael McBurney, PhD, Head of Scientific Affairs at DSM Nutritional Products LLC || December 12, 2012
    If you read Everything Nutrition regularly, you will know that nutrients are not drugs. Unfortunately, many randomized clinical studies use a prescription drug approach. One of the pitfalls can be a failure in design (e.g., people studied are ad…

  • InFat Benefits Infant Bone Strength

    December 11, 2012
    A randomized, double-blind, controlled clinical trial on bone strength in term infants fed a high beta-palmitate formula was recently published in the journal Calcified Tissue International. The results of the study indicate significantly higher bone…

  • Soy Protein to Support Health Concerns of Aging

    December 11, 2012
    A recent survey by Solae, St. Louis, MO, shows that among adults ages 35-65, heart health is their top concern, followed by maintaining an active lifestyle and a healthy weight. While a variety of conditions can affect adults as they age, the three m…

  • Rising Role for Resveratrol in Non-Supplement Applications

    December 11, 2012
    The global number of new foods and beverages containing resveratrol has been rising consistently between 2000 and 2010, with particularly strong activity in 2009 and 2010, according to Innova Market Insights.

  • Omega Protein Corporation: Goodwin, Gary & von Rosenberg, Joe

    December 10, 2012
    Omega Protein Corporation (OME), Houston, TX, a nutritional ingredient company and the nation's leading vertically integrated producer of omega 3 fish oil and specialty fish meal products, announced that its Board of Directors has elected Gary Go…

  • V Blend Vegetable / Fruit Blend Juices

    December 10, 2012
    Country Pure Foods, Akron, OH, a processor of juice products for school grades K-12, has added V Blend Vegetable / Fruit Blend juices to its product offering. Developed primarily to help school nutrition planners meet vegetable requirements, V Blend…

  • UNICEF Partners with EU to Tackle Undernutrition in Asia and Africa

    December 6, 2012
    The European Union (EU) and UNICEF have joined forces to protect more than 30 million children’s lives by improving nutrition security in five Asian and four African countries.

  • FDA Inspection Trends for Supplement Manufacturers

    FDA Inspection Trends for Supplement Manufacturers

    Bob Mehta, Principal Consultant, GMP ISO Expert Services || December 6, 2012
    Product testing, record keeping, standard operating procedures and specifications remain key to compliance.

  • Coca-Cola Partners with Select Milk Producers to Create Fair Oaks Farms Brands, LLC

    December 5, 2012
    The Coca-Cola Company and Select Milk Producers, Inc. have announced the acquisition of equity stakes in the newly-created Fair Oaks Farms Brands, LLC to drive growth and expansion of Core Power® brand high protein milk shakes and to create an in…

  • FrieslandCampina Lactoferrin Authorized for Food in EU

    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…

  • Food Ingredient Targets Iron Deficiency

    December 5, 2012
    The Spanish biotech company AB-Biotics has launched a new food ingredient, called AB-Fortis, which prevents iron deficiency. AB-Fortis provides the recommended daily amount of iron in a single dose, without the metallic taste or other common side eff…

  • State of the Industry Review & Forecast

    State of the Industry Review & Forecast

    December 5, 2012
    Industry thought leaders offer their take on 2012 and the road ahead.

  • Death of a Sales Pitch

    Sean Moloughney, Editor || December 5, 2012
    Even though California voters rejected Proposition 37, which would have required labeling of genetically engineered foods, the non-GMO movement is still very much alive, representing growing demand among health-concerned citizens for greater access t…

  • Dr Pepper Snapple Sued Over 7UP Antioxidant Claims

    December 5, 2012
    Products will be removed from market by 2013.

  • Evolva to Acquire Certain Fluxome Assets

    December 5, 2012
    Evolva Holding SA, Reinach, Switzerland, has entered an agreement to acquire certain assets owned by Fluxome Sciences A/S, a private Danish company that is in reconstruction. The agreement is subject to creditor and court approval, which was anticipa…

  • RFI Acquires Alta Quality Nutrition

    December 5, 2012
    Blauvelt, NY-based RFI, LLC, has acquired Alta Quality Nutrition, a Modesto, CA-based contract manufacturer (both toll processing and turn-key manufacturing) involved in product development and raw material handling in the dietary supplement and food…

  • CRN Urges FDA to Reverse Synthetic Botanicals Position

    December 5, 2012
    The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), Washington, D.C., has called on FDA to reverse its current position that synthetic constituents of botanicals cannot be dietary ingredients. In a letter to FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg, MD, CRN said t…

  • Low Carb, Low Sugar Diet Reduces Cognitive Impairment Risk

    December 5, 2012
    Those with the highest carbohydrate intake were 3.6 times more likely to develop mild cognitive impairment.

  • Trends to Watch in 2013

    December 5, 2012
    Innova Market Insights identifies top market drivers.

  • BASF Bids to Acquire Pronova BioPharma

    December 5, 2012
    BASF plans to acquire Pronova BioPharma ASA, Lysaker, Norway, a pioneer in the field of research, development and manufacturing of omega 3 fatty acids. BASF has reached an agreement with Pronova to make a recommended voluntary public takeover offer t…

  • DSM Acquires Fortitech, Cargill’s Cultures and Enzymes Business

    December 5, 2012
    Royal DSM, a global life and material sciences company, has acquired Fortitech, Inc., a Schenectady, NY-based ingredient blend provider, for $634 million. The transaction is subject to customary conditions and is expected to close before the end of t…

  • Functional Foods & Drinks See Strong Growth

    December 5, 2012
    The global market for functional foods and drinks is projected to reach $149 billion by 2018, driven by rising income levels, changing lifestyles, increasing health awareness and a rapidly aging world population, according to a new report from Global…

  • Reckitt Outbids Bayer to Acquire Schiff for $1.4 Billion

    December 5, 2012
    Reckitt Benckiser Group has signed a merger agreement to acquire Schiff Nutrition International for $1.4 billion. Reckitt Benckiser will finance the transaction with cash and existing credit facilities. The transaction is expected to be immediately a…

  • Health Practitioner Corner: Meet the Nursing Nation

    Health Practitioner Corner: Meet the Nursing Nation

    Erik Goldman || December 5, 2012
    What role will a growing number of nurses and physician assistants play in administering holistic/integrative medicine?

  • From the Corners of the World: Key Elements to Product Development Success or Failure

    From the Corners of the World: Key Elements to Product Development Success or Failure

    Paul Altaffer & Grant Washington-Smith || December 5, 2012
    From strength of science to a passionate attitude, business leaders share their perspectives on a winning formula to product success.

  • The Research Process: The Case of the Negative Research Study

    The Research Process: The Case of the Negative Research Study

    Douglas Kalman, PhD, MS, RD, CCRC, FACN || December 5, 2012
    Study design has serious implications for a product’s standing in the marketplace.

  • Canada Approves Stevia for Use in Foods and Beverages

    December 4, 2012
    Canadian stevia suppliers are in great spirits today, following news that Health Canada has approved the use of stevia in food and beverages. Prior to this approval, stevia was available only within natural health product applications. Stevia is a na…

  • PureCircle Receives Final Approval of Stevia in Canada

    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…

  • Sucromalt Helps to Maintain Mental & Physical Energy

    December 3, 2012
    Emerging research from Cargill published in Nutritional Neuroscience, found that participants who drank a beverage containing sucromalt, a novel slowly digestible carbohydrate that Cargill produces under the name Xtend, better maintained feelings of…

  • Study Validates High Tolerability of ResistAid

    December 3, 2012
    A new study shows that ResistAid, a proprietary immune ingredient from Lonza, Basel Switzerland, has very good tolerability. The double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled clinical trial was published in the November issue of the Food and Nutrition…

  • Study Unveils Complete Genome of BLIS K12

    December 3, 2012
    Stratum Nutrition, St. Charles, MO, has announced the recent publication of the complete genome of BLIS K12 (Streptococcus salivarius K12). The study titled “Genome Sequence of the Lantibiotic Bacteriocin Producer Streptococcus Salivarius Strai…

  • Pfizer Sells Nutrition Business to Nestlé for $11.8 Billion

    December 3, 2012
    Pfizer, New York, NY, has completed the sale of its Nutrition business to Nestlé for $11.85 billion in cash, following the conclusion of the required regulatory process in most markets. In certain countries where completion will be delayed du…