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  • FDA Approves OraftiP95 In Infant Formulas

    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…

  • Rousselot Opens New Peptan B Facility

    October 30, 2012
    Rousselot has added a new state-of-the-art Peptan facility to its plant at Amparo, Brazil. This facility, which will focus on the production of peptide collagen from bovine materials under the name Peptan B, will operate alongside the Peptan F (fish)…

  • Solazyme, Inc.: Rotsaert, Jean-Marc

    October 30, 2012
    Solazyme, Inc., San Francisco, CA, a renewable oil and bio-products company, has hired Jean-Marc Rotsaert as the company’s chief operating officer. As COO, Mr. Rotsaert will be responsible for leading Solazyme’s operations, including the…

  • Nevella To Go Sweeteners

    October 30, 2012
    Heartland Food Products Group, Indianapolis, IN, has created the first line of zero-calorie, zero-carbohydrate portable liquid sweeteners. The new NevellaTo Go brand comes in three all natural options: Stevia To Go, Monk Fruit To Go and Sucralose To…

  • Arla Premiers Whey Protein for Sports Nutrition

    Arla Premiers Whey Protein for Sports Nutrition

    October 26, 2012
    Arla Foods Ingredients plans to launch a new whey protein ingredient positioned for sports nutrition applications. Lacprodan HYDRO.365 is a whey protein hydrolysate, which is known to be effective for aiding in recovery post-workout thanks to its ric…

  • DSM to Acquire Cargill’s Cultures and Enzymes Business

    October 26, 2012
    Royal DSM, the global Life Sciences and Materials Sciences company, announced that it has reached agreement to acquire Cargill’s cultures and enzymes business in an all cash transaction for a total enterprise value of €85 million. Subject…

  • An Interview with Michael Murray, N.D.

    An Interview with Michael Murray, N.D.

    Sheldon Baker || October 26, 2012
    Michael T. Murray N.D. is a naturopathic physician regarded as one of the world's top authorities on natural medicine. An educator, lecturer, researcher, and health food industry consultant, he is the author of more than 30 books.

  • Truvia Supports The Fight On Childhood Hunger In Bolivia

    October 25, 2012
    Cargill, Minneapolis, MN, and Truvia brand natural sweetener are promoting a campaign to help fight hunger and improve nutrition for school children in Bolivia, where two-thirds of the population live below the poverty line.By logging on to sharingas…

  • The EU Nutrition and Health Claims Regulation: Benefiting from the Present - Succeeding for the Future

  • Cocoa: More Benefits Abound

    Cocoa: More Benefits Abound

    Joanna Cosgrove, Online Editor || October 25, 2012
    Two recent systematic reviews laud cocoa for its contributions to blood vessel health and to the reduction of diabetes risk factors.

  • Soyjoy Cranberry and Dark Chocolate Cherry

    Soyjoy Cranberry and Dark Chocolate Cherry

    October 24, 2012
    Pharmavite LLC, Northridge, CA, maker of Soyjoy, has added Cranberry and Dark Chocolate Cherry flavors to its line of healthy snack bars. Soyjoy is an all-natural and gluten-free snack baked with real fruit and ground whole soybeans. Each bar offers…

  • New Board Members Elected for NPA

    October 24, 2012
    Three new directors were appointed to the Washington, D.C.-based Natural Products Association Board: Frank Jaksch, president, CEO and co-founder of ChromaDex, Inc.; Michele Lobo, vice president of nutrition body care for Presence Marketing/Dynam…

  • Scoular Food Ingredients Group Appointed Exclusive Distributor of Naticol

    October 23, 2012
    The Scoular Company’s Food Ingredients Group, Minneapolis, MN, has been selected as the exclusive distributor of nutricosmetic ingredient Naticol in the U.S.. Used as an ingredient in women’s anti-aging products, Naticol is a marine colla…

  • CRN Calls for FDA to Reverse its Synthetic Botanicals Position

    October 23, 2012
    The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) 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, M.D., CRN advised the a…

  • “Brown” Flavors from Döhler

    “Brown” Flavors from Döhler

    October 23, 2012
    Natural ingredient company Döhler has developed a new range of "brown" flavors, including chocolate, cocoa, nut, nougat, coffee, caramel and vanilla. Each of these flavors is available in a diverse range of nuances, as well as formulat…

  • Lower Carb, Lower Sugar Diet Reduces Cognitive Impairment Risk

    October 23, 2012
    A recent study funded by the National Institute on Aging from the Mayo Clinic and published in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease has found that people 70 and older who eat food high in carbohydrates have nearly four times the risk of developing…

  • NH&W Financing Up; M&A Volume Down but Size Increasing

    NH&W Financing Up; M&A Volume Down but Size Increasing

    Grant Ferrier, Nutrition Capital Network || October 23, 2012
    When looking over the transaction activity in the broader nutrition and health & wellness industry over the first half of 2012, interesting observations arise.   Before we go any further though, it is worth explaining what I am calling the n…

  • ADM Receives 2012 InterBev Award for Clarisoy

    October 23, 2012
    Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM), Decatur, IL, has been awarded the Best Beverage Ingredient Concept prize for its isolated soy protein line Clarisoy at the 2012 InterBev Awards ceremony in Las Vegas, NV. Clarisoy is the world's first vegetab…

  • A Profile of Natural Standard

    A Profile of Natural Standard

    Joanna Cosgrove, Online Editor || October 22, 2012
    Since 2000, Natural Standard has operated with the goal of providing concise and objective information about a variety of integrative and complementary therapies.

  • An Interview with John Blair

    An Interview with John Blair

    Sheldon Baker || October 19, 2012
    John J. Blair is senior vice president of NSA, LLC, and the chair elect of Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN). In 1992, Mr. Blair spearheaded the decision by NSA to enter the field of nutrition, based on the revolutionary Juice Plus+ concept—concentrated powders from juicing a wide variety of fruits, vegetables, berries and grapes and drying the juice at low temperatures.

  • New Developments In Dairy Protein and Ingredients

    October 19, 2012
    Milk Specialties Global Human Nutrition Division has released three new offerings to the nutraceuticals market. The company has unveiled the following: Whey Protein Hydrolysate powder for tablets; ProBarProtein Powder for High Protein Bars, an all da…

  • New Powder Beverage Platform from IFP

    October 19, 2012
    Innovative Food Processors (IFP, Inc.) has introduced its Powder Beverage Platform Products. IFP offers a selection of four market-ready products that address the growing consumer desire for beneficial ingredients that are positive sources of nutriti…

  • Cargill Cocoa Expands to Indonesia

    October 19, 2012
    Cargill, Minniapolis, MN, has launched a sustainable cocoa program in South Sulawesi province, Indonesia— a milestone in their expansion in the sustainable cocoa supply chains, including those already underway in Côte d'Ivoire, Camero…

  • On-The-Go Coconut Water

    On-The-Go Coconut Water

    October 18, 2012
    A new powdered drink mix has been designed by Navitas Naturals, Notato, CA, which combines the nutritional benefits of coconut water with the convenience of an on-the-go drink mix. The new product, Navitas Naturals Coconut Water Powder, is made from…

  • International Stevia Council Announces New Leading Team

    October 18, 2012
    A new leading team of the International Stevia Council (ISC) was elected during the General Assembly in Stockholm, Sweden. Zanna McFerson from Cargill, Elizabeth, NJ, was appointed as the new president of the ISC. In addition, Carl Horn fro…

  • Fruits & Veggies for Heart Health

    Fruits & Veggies for Heart Health

    Joanna Cosgrove, Online Editor || October 18, 2012
    Swedish cohort study finds that intake of antioxidant-rich fruits and vegetables can cut a woman’s heart attack risk.

  • Peak ATP Reduces Muscle Fatigue and Maintains Muscle Strength

    October 17, 2012
    TSI Group, Missoula, MT, in collaboration with its research and product development partner Metabolic Technologies, Inc., Ames, IA, has released details on a Peak ATP clinical study, which was published in the Journal of the International Society of…

  • JAMA Study Links Multivitamins to Modest Cancer Reduction in Men

    October 17, 2012
    A new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) found “daily multivitamin supplementation modestly but significantly reduced the risk of total cancer” in a large population of healthy male physicians. …

  • ConsumerLab.com Evaluates Energy Drink Ingredients

    October 15, 2012
    B vitamins are the largest segment of the U.S. dietary supplement industry after multivitamins and sports supplements, with sales of $1.46 billion in 2011, according to Nutrition Business Journal, Boulder, CO. Energy shots and drinks are packed with…

  • Univar Announces Agreement with Tate & Lyle Sugars for its Range of Domino Specialty Ingredients

    October 15, 2012
    Global chemical distributor, Univar Inc., Redmond, WA, has revealed it has entered into an agreement with London-based Tate & Lyle Sugars, who are part of the same group as Domino Foods, Inc., Iselin, NJ, to distribute a range of value-added func…

  • Are Fruit and Vegetable Intakes Corrupted by Dietary Supplement Use?

    Are Fruit and Vegetable Intakes Corrupted by Dietary Supplement Use?

    Michael McBurney, PhD, Head of Scientific Affairs at DSM Nutritional Products LLC || October 15, 2012
    Ok, I admit, this piece was stimulated by a news article, not a peer-reviewed paper. My ire was raised when I read the Australian Herald Sun headline: “Experts fear popping vitamins may corrupt kid's dietary habits into adulthood.” &n…

  • Inflammation & Links to Chronic Disease

    Patrick Morris, Fortitech || October 15, 2012
    The realization that chronic, low-grade, tissue inflammation is an important factor in the pathogenesis of a variety of chronic diseases has been an important advancement in the scientific understanding of the mechanism by which the disease is caused…

  • NutraCea Changes its Name to RiceBran Technologies

    October 12, 2012
    NutraCea, a producer and marketer of value added products derived from rice bran, has changed its name to RiceBran Technologies™ and added two new members to its Board of Directors.   “Coupled with our long-standing tag line - nutrit…

  • Pharmachem Laboratories Announces Key Appointments

    October 11, 2012
    Pharmachem Laboratories Inc. announced the appointment of Tim Bauer as Senior Director, Key Account Development; and Alexis Collins as Manager of Scientific Affairs. Both executives will be based out of Pharmachem's Kearny, NJ headquarters. B…

  • The Sugary Beverage Backlash

    The Sugary Beverage Backlash

    Joanna Cosgrove, Online Editor || October 11, 2012
    Americans love their sodas and sugar-sweetened beverages, but research warns they aren’t healthy when consumed without moderation, touching off another battle between consumers, beverage advocates and health policy makers.

  • Pyure Brands Stevia Receives Non-GMO Verification

    October 9, 2012
    Pyure Brands, Naples, FL, supplier of natural and organic stevia sweeteners and stevia-based products, has attained Non-GMO Verified status for its organic tabletop stevia sweetener and commercial grade stevia extracts. The Verified status is awarded…

  • Soy Protein Consumption May Reduce Body and Liver Fat and Support Colon Health

    October 9, 2012
    A new study to be published in PLOS One suggests that consuming soy protein may benefit weight management, liver and colon health, which are of specific concern for obese individuals. The trial was conducted in mice and aimed to explore the effects o…

  • Vitamin E and Childhood Asthma

    Vitamin E and Childhood Asthma

    Joanna Cosgrove, Online Editor || October 8, 2012
    U.K. researchers are working to determine if maternal food-source vitamin E intake can impact the development of asthma in children.

  • GO Veggie!

    GO Veggie!

    October 5, 2012
    Galaxy Nutritional Foods, North Kingstown, RI, has unveiled its new grocery store brand, GO Veggie!. The GO Veggie! brand features two lines: GO Veggie! Lactose Free and GO Veggie! Dairy Free, the first dairy-free line of cheese alternatives created…

  • Prenulin for Healthy Glucose Support

    October 5, 2012
    To support consumers concerned with healthy blood glucose levels, Pharmachem Laboratories Inc., Kearney, NJ has launched Prenulin, a patent pending combination of a specific form of L-arabinose combined with chromium. The new formula is suitable for…

  • Council for Responsible Nutrition: Mister, Steve

    Council for Responsible Nutrition: Mister, Steve

    October 5, 2012
    Steve Mister, president & CEO, for the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), Washington, D.C., has been named one of the year’s Top CEOs by CEO Update, a publication that covers executive careers. According to CEO Update, candidates…

  • SoyLife Based Menopause Supplement Launched in Israel

    SoyLife Based Menopause Supplement Launched in Israel

    October 5, 2012
    Magnolia, a new product designed for women experiencing menopausal symptoms, was recently introduced by Maabarot Products Ltd.’s Ta’am Teva Altman, a leading Israeli nutritional supplement company. The advanced formula of Magnolia is base…

  • Graminex Receives Ifanca Halal Certification

    October 5, 2012
    Graminex LLC, Saginaw, MI, producer of Graminex Flower Pollen Extracts, has received Halal Certification for its G60, G63, GFX, NAX and G60 WS Flower Pollen Extract formulations under the supervision of the Islamic Food and Nutrition Council of Ameri…

  • Brazilian Jabuticaba Fruit Ingredient

    October 4, 2012
    NP Nutra Gardena, CA, has announced the debut of its new Jabuticaba Fruit Juice Ingredient, which comes as a fine pinkish powder, and is ready for use in juices, candy, flavored yogurt, supplements and functional products. The rare Brazilian fruit ha…

  • New Book Addressing Plant-Based Chemicals

    October 4, 2012
    A new book published by CRC Press/Taylor and Francis Group, Boca Raton, FL, entitled Phytochemicals: Health Promotion and Therapeutic Potential is the seventh in a series exploring emerging science on plant-based chemicals. The book aims to pres…

  • Supplement Usage and Confidence Remains Steady

    October 4, 2012
    Sixty-eight percent of American adults take nutritional or dietary supplements, according to the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), Washington, D.C., based on data released from its annual consumer survey. The numbers are consistent with the pr…

  • Lallemand Expands Its Range of Yeast-based Ingredients

    October 4, 2012
    Based on the success of its formulas LALMIN Immune and LALMIN Beauty, Montreal-based Lallemand Health Solutions has formulated several new custom solutions to address specific growing health markets. LALMIN is a range of inactivated whole-cell yeast…

  • Probiotics Shorten URI in College Students

    October 4, 2012
    With college students working hard (and playing hard) they’re often more susceptible to illness. Every year, approximately 55% of U.S. college students experience at least one upper respiratory infection (URI). In a new study to be published in…

  • Dietary Supplements: Structure/Function Claims Fail To Meet Federal Requirements

    October 3, 2012
    The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Office of Inspector General has issued a report warning that many weight loss and immune support supplements are illegally labeled and lack the scientific evidence warranted to use those structure/fu…

  • 2012 Dannon Next Generation Nutrition Grants

    October 3, 2012
    The Dannon Company, Inc., White Plains, NY, has awarded the 2012 Dannon Next Generation Nutrition Grants, donating a total of $120,000 to four non-profit organizations in support of community-based nutrition and wellness programs for children. The gr…