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  • Nestlé Health Science Partnership Brings Access to Traditional Chinese Medicine

    November 30, 2012
    Nestlé Health Science, a fully owned subsidiary of Nestlé, and the pharmaceutical and healthcare group Chi-Med have agreed to form a 50/50 joint venture to be named Nutrition Science Partners Limited (NSP). NSP will research, develop, m…

  • Omega-3 Credited with Psychological, Physiological Benefits

    November 30, 2012
    Swedish researchers have determined that a five week course of omega-3 PUFA fish oil has the potential to improve cognitive functions and cardiometabolic risk factors in healthy, middle aged to elderly adults.   In a study published in Nutrition…

  • TCBY Tests YO-Power with KonaRed

    November 29, 2012
    TCBY, Broomfield, CO, will offer non-fat YO-Power soft serve frozen yogurt, fueled by the antioxidant rich ingredient KonaRed, starting November 19th through December 15th in Fort Collins, CO, as a test market for their TCBY locations nationwide. Acc…

  • Review of Krill Oil & Marine Phospholipid Health Benefits Published

    November 29, 2012
    Aker BioMarine Antarctic, Oslo, Norway, has announced the publishing of a comprehensive review summarizing the findings from 137 papers and book chapters and 31 different studies documenting the beneficial effects of krill oil and marine phospholipid…

  • Fixing Labels Before They Become a Problem

    Fixing Labels Before They Become a Problem

    Joanna Cosgrove, Online Editor || November 29, 2012
    FDAImports.com’s online label guidance resources identify potential compliance issues.

  • Sweetener Solutions For Diet and Reduced Calorie Beverages

    November 27, 2012
    Producer of stevia extract Sweet Green Fields has expanded its product portfolio to include two high purity glycoside compositions, Optesse HPX and Optesse HPS. Extensive research shows these new all-natural compositions deliver an excellent taste pr…

  • Purple Corn Extract for Colon Health

    November 27, 2012
    ASI International, supplier of raw materials to nutritional supplements, beverage and cosmetic industries, is now supplying purple corn extract (Maiz morado; Zea mays), in the U.S. Purple corn is one of the richest natural sources of anthocyanins, a…

  • Nordic Naturals Joins USCHPA

    November 27, 2012
    Nordic Naturals, Watsonville, CA, manufacturer of omega 3 fish oils, is the latest company to join The U.S.-China Health Products Association (USCHPA) in Beijing, and support its mission in the China. The association intends to work closely with Nord…

  • Balance Bar Dark

    Balance Bar Dark

    November 26, 2012
    Balance Bar Company, Valhalla, NY, has released the Balance Bar Dark line, featuring three new flavors with dark chocolate coating. The line includes flavors such as Dark Chocolate Crunch, Dark Chocolate Coconut and Dark Chocolate Peanut, and its unv…

  • Balance Bar Sold to NBTY

    November 26, 2012
    Brynwood Partners VI L.P. has sold Balance Bar Company to NBTY, Inc., a portfolio company of The Carlyle Group. The transaction value was about $78 million, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal. Balance Bar was founded in 1992 and acquir…

  • ConsumerLab.com Assesses Milk Thistle Supplements

    November 26, 2012
    Sales of milk thistle in the U.S. were $108 million in 2011, up 10.2% from the prior year (Nutrition Business Journal). ConsumerLab.com recently tested eleven milk thistle supplements and found only one product had an unacceptable amount of lead and…

  • Assessing the Wellness Attitudes of Young Men

    Assessing the Wellness Attitudes of Young Men

    Joanna Cosgrove, Online Editor || November 26, 2012
    Euromonitor global analysis reveals how men in the 15-29 age bracket perceive health and wellness-related products and services.

  • Evolva to Acquire Certain Fluxome Assets

    November 21, 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 is anticipat…

  • BASF Bids to Acquire Pronova BioPharma

    November 21, 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…

  • Bayer Drops Out in the Race for Schiff

    November 20, 2012
    According to published reports, Bayer AG has ceased its pursuit of Schiff Nutrition International Inc., ending speculation that the deal was poised to become the industry’s most expensive acquisition. Late last month German drugmaker Bayer ann…

  • Natural Labels Drive Confectionery Choices

    November 19, 2012
    Although health is normally not a key driver in confectionery purchasing and consumption, the rising level of interest in naturalness as a whole has been making a growing impression in the confectionery sector and driving the move to “clean lab…

  • American Laboratories Granted Approval for Exports to EU

    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…

  • Vitamin K2 MK-7 Obtains Self-Affirmed GRAS Status

    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…

  • Aging Population, Rising Health Awareness Spur Sales of Functional Foods & Drinks

    November 19, 2012
    The global market for Functional Foods and Drinks is projected to reach US$149 billion by 2018, driven by rising income levels, changing lifestyles, increasing health awareness, and rapidly aging world population, according to a new global report fro…

  • NuControl

    November 16, 2012
    NuSirt Sciences, Inc., Nashville, TN, has launched NuControl, an all-natural supplement that shown to enhance the body’s ability to manage healthy sugar metabolism. The product is designed for individuals who are concerned about maintaining hea…

  • life’sDHA plus EPA

    November 16, 2012
    DSM Nutritional Products has introduced life’sDHA plus EPA, the first ingredient to deliver both docosohexaeonic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) in a vegetarian format, to the European market. Derived exclusively from algae…

  • Varietal Apple Flavors

    November 16, 2012
    Sensient Flavors LLC, one of the world’s leading flavor companies, has introduced a new line of natural and true-to-type varietal apple flavors. These flavors allow manufacturers to create products with multiple apple profiles suitable for a va…

  • Formula 1 Express Meal Bar

    November 15, 2012
    Herbalife Ltd., Los Angeles, CA, has launched Herbalife Formula 1 Express Meal Bar for good nutrition and weight management, available in Cookies n’ Cream variety. The 200-calorie bar contains 15 grams of protein, 5 grams of fiber and 21 v…

  • HOWARU Restore Reduces Side Effects of Antibiotic Use

    November 15, 2012
    A new clinical study on a reformulated version of HOWARU Restore—part of the Danisco range of probiotics from DuPont Nutrition & Health—indicates a reduction in the risk of antibiotic associated diarrhea in patients undergoing antibio…

  • DSM’s Acquisition Strategy in the Spotlight

    DSM’s Acquisition Strategy in the Spotlight

    Sean Moloughney, Editor || November 15, 2012
    Focused on growing its presence in the food and supplement industry, DSM discussed its current path and perspective.

  • Formulating Bars for Today’s Consumer

    Patrick Morris, Fortitech || November 15, 2012
    Fortitech has been involved in the development and delivery of the highest quality premixes to finished product manufacturers throughout the world. Over the past several years, we have seen the industry take a very proactive approach in the developme…

  • Calcium Supplements a Valuable Tool for Maintaining Bone Health

    November 14, 2012
    According findings published in the November online edition of Advances in Nutrition, individuals who do not obtain recommended intake levels of calcium through dietary sources can safely utilize calcium supplements to achieve optimal bone health. &n…

  • RFI Acquires Alta Quality Nutrition

    November 14, 2012
    RFI of  Blauvelt, NY, has acquired Alta Quality Nutrition of Modesto, CA, a contract manufacturer (both toll processing and turn-key manufacturing) involved in product development, and raw material handling in the dietary supplement and food ind…

  • POM POMS Fresh Arils

    POM POMS Fresh Arils

    November 14, 2012
    POM Wonderful, Los Angeles, CA, is now offering packaged, ready to eat pomegranate arils under the name POM POMS Fresh Arils. POM POMS are available in two sizes: a 4.3 oz. size that includes its own spoon, as well as a larger 8 oz. size. POM POMS of…

  • Mintel Spotlights Potential of Chocolate Market in India

    November 12, 2012
    India is the fastest growing market globally for chocolate, posting the largest increase in volume sales with 21% growth between 2008 and 2011, according to new research from Mintel. Chocolate consumption in India has almost doubled since 2008, with…

  • Adopting Electioneering Tactics to Eradicate Micronutrient Inadequacies

    Adopting Electioneering Tactics to Eradicate Micronutrient Inadequacies

    Michael McBurney, PhD, Head of Scientific Affairs at DSM Nutritional Products LLC || November 12, 2012
    Granularity does bring clarity. Increasing lens resolution can bring insight. This concept was driven home as I listened to pundits discuss the 2012 voting patterns by county within Florida. It becomes clear that it is an oversimplification to charac…

  • Nutrition 21 Affirms Increase in Chromax Chromium GRAS Level

    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…

  • Royal DSM Acquires Fortitech

    November 8, 2012
    Royal DSM, a global life and material sciences company, has announced that it 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 clo…

  • Wholesome Goodness at the Drugstore

    Wholesome Goodness at the Drugstore

    Joanna Cosgrove, Online Editor || November 8, 2012
    Rite Aid becomes a healthy food destination with the debut of Wholesome Goodness, a food range positioned to make healthy eating accessible to all families.

  • JAMA Study Finds No Cardiovascular Benefit for Men Taking Multivitamins

    November 5, 2012
    A new study published today in Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) found that “taking a daily multivitamin did not reduce major cardiovascular events” in middle-aged and older, healthy, predominantly-white male physicians,…

  • Algae Research Shows Positive Affects on Cholesterol

    November 2, 2012
    Algae producer Health Enhancement Products Inc. (HEPI), Scottsdale, AZ, was included in research conducted by a team at Wayne State University, which analyzed its product ProAlgaZyme on cholesterol in hamsters. The article was published in the Journa…

  • Ensure Complete

    Ensure Complete

    November 1, 2012
    The creators of the popular nutritional drink Ensure from Abbot, Abbott Park, IL, has developed a new 4-in-1 nutrition drink, Ensure Complete. Ensure Complete shakes provide targeted muscle, heart, immune system and bone support to help meet adults&#…

  • Market Driving Trends for 2013

    November 1, 2012
    Innova Market Insights’ ongoing analysis of key trends and developments in new product activity has resulted in its identification of 10 key emerging trends likely to impact the food and drinks market through 2013 and beyond.   1. The Awar…

  • To Label or Not to Label

    Mike Greene, Vice President, Government Relations & Rend Al-Mondhiry, Regulatory Counsel, Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) || November 1, 2012
    Election Day approacheth! On November 6th voters will descend on the polls to choose our local, state and federal leaders, from the city council to the White House. In California, voters will also be asked to decide on many ballot initiatives, includ…

  • Clamping Down on Adulteration

    Clamping Down on Adulteration

    Joanna Cosgrove, Online Editor || November 1, 2012
    NOW Foods partnered with Perkin Elmer to protect its products from adulteration.

  • Australasia (Australia & New Zealand): Weathering the Storm

    Australasia (Australia & New Zealand): Weathering the Storm

    Paul Altaffer, Product and Business Development, RFI Ingredients, & Grant Washington-Smith || November 1, 2012
    The markets for vitamins and dietary supplements are growing about 7% and 6%, respectively.

  • Brazil: Latin America’s Giant at a Crossroads

    Brazil: Latin America’s Giant at a Crossroads

    Paul Altaffer, Product and Business Development, RFI Ingredients, & Grant Washington-Smith || November 1, 2012
    Despite some obstacles, Brazil remains a promising market for functional foods and nutraceuticals.

  • Nutraceuticals Regulation Back on European Commission Agenda for 2013

    Nutraceuticals Regulation Back on European Commission Agenda for 2013

    Niall McAlister, Ben Goodger & Adam Lewington, Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP || November 1, 2012
    How will the EU classify and regulate nutraceuticals as this growing industry progresses?

  • Navigating Japan’s Regulatory Framework

    Navigating Japan’s Regulatory Framework

    Evon Chan, Regulatory Affairs Adviser, EAS Strategic Advice (Asia Office) || November 1, 2012
    Local authorities distinguish between several types of health food products.

  • Inside China: Dietary Supplement Industry Update

    Inside China: Dietary Supplement Industry Update

    Jeff Crowther, CEO/Executive Director, U.S.-China Health Products Association || November 1, 2012
    A new regulatory environment could help propel a burgeoning market.

  • Canadian NHP Market: Headed In The Right Direction

    Canadian NHP Market: Headed In The Right Direction

    Michael Chernyak, President & CEO, CK Ingredients || November 1, 2012
    The effectiveness of Canada’s Natural Health Products Directorate has improved dramatically of late and more Canadian consumers are looking for science-backed products.

  • Tapping India’s Potential

    Tapping India’s Potential

    Dr. Anurag Pande, Vice President, Scientific Affairs, Sabinsa Corp. || November 1, 2012
    New regulations and focus on prevention open a new chapter in the Indian supplement market.

  • Health Claims Regulation Impacts European Market

    Health Claims Regulation Impacts European Market

    Joerg Gruenwald, President, analyze & realize ag || November 1, 2012
    Uncertainty results in reduction of claims and overall decrease in innovation.

  • The Fermentable Fiber Revolution

    The Fermentable Fiber Revolution

    Case Adams, Contributing Writer || November 1, 2012
    A wave of functional products that can be applied to foods and beverages may play an important role in relieving gastrointestinal disorders.

  • Fresh Approaches to ‘Functional Food’

    Fresh Approaches to ‘Functional Food’

    Julian Mellentin, Editor, New-Nutrition Business || November 1, 2012
    Product successes and failures, along with new supplier strategies, offer insight into future business directions.