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  • GMP Labs Gains NSF Certified for Sport Registration

    January 6, 2012
    GMP Laboratories of America, Anaheim, CA, has obtained NSF Certified for Sport certification. The program is specially designed by NSF International as a focused solution designed to minimize the risk that a dietary supplement or sports nutrition pro…

  • thinkThin Caramel Fudge and Cookies and Crème

    January 6, 2012
    thinkThin, Marina del Rey, CA, has released two new thinkThin nutrition bars that contain zero sugar and 20 grams of protein: Caramel Fudge and Cookies and Crème. The Caramel Fudge bar features buttery caramel with real pieces of toffee coated…

  • Corn Products International: Santiago Vega

    January 6, 2012
    Santiago Vega has joined Corn Products International, Westchester, IL, as senior manager, Nutrition Marketing. In this role, Mr. Vega will lead Corn Products' North American nutrition marketing initiatives to support global nutrition strategies.…

  • Vitamin Shoppe’s True Athlete Line Earns NSF Certified for Sport Certification

    January 6, 2012
    Vitamin Shoppe, Inc., North Bergen, NJ, has earned NSF Certified for Sport certification for its True Athlete line of performance nutrition products. NSF International developed the NSF Certified for Sport program in response to growing concerns of b…

  • P.L. Thomas: Jennifer Thomas, Frank Gutjahr

    January 5, 2012
    P.L. Thomas, Morristown, NJ, has hired Jennifer Thomas as East Coast territory manager for nutraceuticals sales and Frank Gutjahr as key account manager for food sales. Ms. Thomas has a successful sales track record as a market development specialist…

  • The State of the Plate

    The State of the Plate

    Joanna Cosgrove, Online Editor || January 5, 2012
    America’s health issues continue to impact the food service industry.

  • Senior Nutrition Tops 2012 Nutraceutical Trends

    January 4, 2012
    Senior nutrition is set to be the leading driver of innovation in the functional and nutraceutical sector in 2012, according to the latest edition of New Nutrition Business’ annual trend-spotting report, “10 Key Trends in Food, Nutrition & Health 2012.”

  • Getting Ahead of the Curve: Magnesium

    Dr. A. Elizabeth Sloan || January 2, 2012
    The next wave in mineral-mania appears to be magnesium. Magnesium was the fastest-growing mineral supplement in the $2.3 billion mineral category over the past three years, posting sales of $340 million in 2009, according to Nutrition Business Journal. SymphonyIRI reported that magnesium supplement sales were up nearly 25% in 2010 in mass channels excluding Walmart.

  • New Year, New Goals ... New Challenges

    New Year, New Goals ... New Challenges

    Sean Moloughney, Associate Editor || January 2, 2012
    The start of a new year offers a predictable platform for many people to develop resolutions and pledge commitments while also leaving the past, and previous failures, filed away far from sight. Considering how the economy has crushed so many consume…

  • Global Pet Food Market to Reach $95 Billion by 2017

    January 2, 2012
    The global market for pet foods is projected to exceed $95 billion by the year 2017, according to a new report from Global Industry Analysts, Inc. (GIA) titled “Pet Foods: A Global Strategic Business Report,” with macro regional economic…

  • Global Sales for Nutraceutical Ingredients to Reach $24 Billion by 2015

    January 2, 2012
    China will surpass the U.S. and Western Europe as the largest global producer and consumer of nutraceutical ingredients by 2020.

  • Dietary Supplement Industry Calls for NDI Draft Guidance Overhaul

    January 2, 2012
    Associations request revisions, a more reasonable guidance.

  • European Claims Evaluation Process to be Investigated

    January 2, 2012
    European trade association EHPM has hailed an ombudsman decision that a complaint it submitted against the implementation of the article 13 health claims evaluations is admissible for further investigation. EHPM, which filed the complaint in Septembe…

  • His & Hers: Nutrition Bars Keep Everyone Happy

    His & Hers: Nutrition Bars Keep Everyone Happy

    Amanda Baltazar, Contributing Writer || January 2, 2012
    Tailoring nutrition bars for specific needs is keeping them relevant to all consumers.

  • Chronic Inflammation: Managing the Message

    Chronic Inflammation: Managing the Message

    Barbara Katz, President, HealthFocus International, St. Petersburg, FL || January 2, 2012
    As science proliferates consumer understanding lags behind, but the message is becoming more relevant for those most in need of relief.

  • Nutrition’s New Alphabet

    Nutrition’s New Alphabet

    Alan Richman, Contributing Writer || January 2, 2012
    There’s more than A, B, C to watch—and watch out for—in the vitamin category.

  • Business Insights: Reflections of a Changing Industry

    Business Insights: Reflections of a Changing Industry

    Gregory Stephens, RD || January 2, 2012
    Understanding of nutrition has evolved considerably over the years, shifting perspectives and impacting the natural products marketplace.

  • Top 10 Predictions for 2012

    Rebecca Wright, Editor || January 2, 2012
    10. Confident Consumers: Eighty-four percent of U.S. adults report confidence in supplements, according to a recent Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) survey. Further, nearly 70% of consumers now take a dietary supplement, representing the highe…

  • An Interview with Carl Hyland

    An Interview with Carl Hyland

    Sheldon Baker || December 30, 2011
    Carl Hyland is director of membership development for the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN). Mr. Hyland has more than 25 years of experience in business development, sales, marketing and operations within the dietary supplement, ingredients and natural foods industries.

  • More Consumers Focused on Labels and Ingredients

    December 29, 2011
    According to a recent survey by Mambo Sprouts Marketing, Collingswood, NJ, consumers are as concerned about what's not in their products as what is.

  • Vitamins and Omega 3s Linked to Better Cognitive Function

    December 28, 2011
    Higher levels of vitamins and omega 3 fatty acids were tied to better cognitive function and brain volume in elderly subjects, according to research published in Neurology, the journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

  • A Push for Superior Produce

    A Push for Superior Produce

    Amanda Baltazar, Contributing Writer || December 26, 2011
    Monsanto’s marker-assisted selection technology adds a serving of science to consumer eating habits.

  • Cardium and SourceOne to Develop Supplements, Medical Foods

    December 22, 2011
    Cardium Therapeutics has entered into a cross-strategic investment agreement with SourceOne Global Partners that provides for the joint development and commercialization of customized nutritional supplements, as well as pharmaceuticals and medical foods.

  • Review of Lacidofil Probiotic Studies Published

    December 21, 2011
    Scientists from the University of Florida Food Science and Human Nutrition Department and from Institut Rosell have published a comprehensive review of all the scientific studies published to date about Institut Rosell’s key probiotic preparati…

  • Abbott and University of Illinois Establish Nutrition Research Center

    December 19, 2011
    Abbott Nutrition, Abbott Park, IL, and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have established the first-ever multi-disciplinary nutrition and cognition research center, which will be located on the Urbana campus.

  • Getting to the Heart of Weight Loss

    Getting to the Heart of Weight Loss

    Joanna Cosgrove, Online Editor || December 19, 2011
    New HealthFocus study set to uncover practical weight loss solutions to suit most types of dieters.

  • Cleaning out the System for the New Year

    Cleaning out the System for the New Year

    Patrick Morris, Fortitech || December 15, 2011
    Holiday overindulgence can leave the body feeling sluggish. As we approach the New Year, this is an ideal time for a detoxification program. According to SPINS, a market research and consulting firm that caters to the natural and organic products ind…

  • Crowd Funding

    Crowd Funding

    Steven Allen, Nutrition Capital Network || December 15, 2011
    We’re just back from our 9th Nutrition Capital investor meeting where 22 companies raising capital presented to more than 70 investor groups. One of the topics discussed in a forum before the meeting was the funding gap for companies raising th…

  • Consumers Fail to Meet MyPlate Guidelines

    December 14, 2011
    The nutritionally-balanced quadrants of the USDA’s MyPlate, the graphic interpretation of the new federal dietary guidelines that depicts a healthful daily diet, looks very different than what’s actually on the plates of most Americans, according to The NPD Group, a market research company.

  • Opinions Still Mixed on Article 13.1 Health Claims Process

    December 13, 2011
    Consensus among academics, scientists, authorities and the food supplement sector on the assessment of article 13.1 health claims is still a long way off, but opportunities for more dialogue have opened up, European trade association EHPM has said.

  • Zychrome Demonstrates Superiority Over Chromium Picolinate

    December 12, 2011
    New research indicates Zychrome from InterHeath Nutraceuticals was more impactful than chromium picolinate on insulin levels and function by 1.4-fold and 2.0-fold. InterHealth’s lead scientist, Francis Lau, PhD, FACN presented findings at the 5…

  • Top Food Trends for 2012

    Top Food Trends for 2012

    Joanna Cosgrove, Online Editor || December 12, 2011
    Innova encapsulates the trends set to dominate the food and beverage market next year.

  • Baby Food & Pediatric Nutrition Markets to Reach $41.5 Billion in 2012

    December 9, 2011
    According to a new report published by Transparency Market Research, the global baby food and pediatric nutrition market is estimated to be $38.1 billion in 2011 and expected to reach $41.5 billion in 2012, further reaching $63.7 billion at a CAGR of nearly 9% over the period 2012 to 2017.

  • An Interview with Ephi Eyal

    An Interview with Ephi Eyal

    Sheldon Baker || December 9, 2011
    Ephi Eyal is the president and CEO of IFP, Inc. a multiple site manufacturing company whose 200 employees are committed to leadership in powdered product innovation for the food and nutraceutical industries.

  • Council for Responsible Nutrition: (CRN): Rend Al-Mondhiry

    December 7, 2011
    Rend Al-Mondhiry has joined the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), Washington, D.C., as regulatory counsel. Ms. Al-Mondhiry previously worked as state legislative counsel for the Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA). In this role, Ms…

  • CK Nutritional Ingredients and Kelatron Form Canadian Alliance

    December 7, 2011
    Toronto, Canada-based CK Nutritional Ingredients and Ogden, UT-based Kelatron Corp. have entered an exclusive distribution agreement covering the Canadian dietary supplement and natural health products market. Under the terms of the agreement, CK Nut…

  • Global Sales for Nutraceutical Ingredients to Reach $24 Billion by 2015

    December 5, 2011
    World demand for nutraceutical ingredients is projected to increase more than 7% percent annually to nearly $24 billion in 2015.

  • ABC Files Comments on NDIs

    December 2, 2011
    The nonprofit organization American Botanical Council (ABC) has filed public comments with FDA in response to publication of its Draft Guidance on New Dietary Ingredients (NDIs) in July 2011.

  • CRN Urges FDA to Withdraw NDI Guidance

    December 2, 2011
    The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), Washington, D.C., said it wants FDA to withdraw its New Dietary Ingredient (NDI) Notification Draft Guidance

  • FocusFactor Improves Memory, Concentration & Focus

    December 2, 2011
    A new clinical study found that adults who took FOCUSfactor as directed improved their memory, concentration, and focus. FOCUSfactor is a nutritional supplement formulated with a patent-pending blend of brain supporting vitamins, minerals, antioxidan…

  • Scoular and Soy Labs Form Partnership

    December 2, 2011
    The Scoular Company’s food ingredient business has expanded its product offering to include new innovative soy ingredients for manufacturers of functional foods and nutraceuticals. The ingredients are produced by Soy Labs, LLC, for which Scoula…

  • LycoRed Opens New Plant in China

    December 2, 2011
    Israel-based LycoRed Ltd. is opening a new plant in Changzhou, China. It will be available for commercial production by the end of 2011. The facility will produce a wide range of premixes for the food and beverage industry for nutritional fortificati…

  • BASF: Michael Ceranski

    December 1, 2011
    BASF, Lampertheim, Germany has promoted Michael Ceranski senior vice president of the company’s Global Business Unit Human Nutrition. He formerly served as vice president, Business Management Crop Protection Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Be…

  • A United Front Against Adulteration

    A United Front Against Adulteration

    Joanna Cosgrove, Online Editor || December 1, 2011
    Industry organizations team up with the shared goal of squashing adulterated supplements.

  • Finding the Perfect Genes

    Rebecca Wright, Editor || December 1, 2011
    I have a good friend who is expecting her second child—another boy—and she and her husband are really excited. So naturally they have been scrambling to make sure everything is in place before the “big day.” One of the bigg…

  • 2011 State of the Industry Review

    2011 State of the Industry Review

    Rebecca Wright, Editor || December 1, 2011
    Industry executives share their perspectives on the past year and the year ahead.

  • From the Corners of the World: New Zealand: The Land of Milk & Honey

    From the Corners of the World: New Zealand: The Land of Milk & Honey

    Paul Altaffer & Grant Washington-Smith || December 1, 2011
    Because of its location and strong innovation focus, the country is home to many nutraceutical opportunities.

  • Word From Wall Street: Significant Acquisitions

    Word From Wall Street: Significant Acquisitions

    Adam Ismail || December 1, 2011
    Recent power plays could be a sign of things to come for the nutrition industry.

  • CRN Submits Comments on Phytosterols

    December 1, 2011
    The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), Washington, D.C., has submitted comments to FDA regarding the agency’s proposal to amend the regulation authorizing a health claim on the relationship between phytosterols and reduced risk of coronar…

  • NPA Challenges WSJ Article on Supplements

    December 1, 2011
    The Natural Products Association (NPA), Washington, D.C., responded to a recent article in the Wall Street Journal about the benefits of vitamins, calling the reporting “irresponsible” and “inaccurate.” John Gay, executive dir…