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  • 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…

  • Revenue Rising in Vitamin & Supplement Manufacturing Market

    December 1, 2011
    Healthcare reform, an aging population and growth in the number and variety of dietary supplements offered will boost revenue for the vitamin and supplement manufacturing industry at an average rate of 4.5% annually to nearly $35 billion in the five…

  • Agri-Industry’s Vested Interests Exposed

    Saul Katz, President, Solo GI Nutrition Inc. || December 1, 2011
    USDA fails to support public health interests.

  • EHPM Urges Commission to Analyze Negative EFSA Opinions

    December 1, 2011
    Unfavorable opinions resulted from failures in procedures, industry group says.

  • Program to Address Adulteration of Botanical Ingredients

    December 1, 2011
    Experts will produce white papers to guide industry and protect consumers.

  • Starbucks Acquires Premium Juice Company

    December 1, 2011
    Looking to “redefine and grow the super-premium juice market,” Starbucks Coffee Company, Seattle, WA, has acquired Evolution Fresh, Inc., San Bernardino, CA, for $30 million. “Our intent is to build a national Health and Wellness b…

  • Cargill & BASF to Develop EPA/DHA-Rich Canola Oil

    December 1, 2011
    Cargill, Minneapolis, MN, and BASF Plant Science, Limburgerhof, Germany, have joined forces to co-develop a new dietary source of EPA/DHA. This next generation canola oil containing EPA/DHA will enable food, pharmaceutical and nutritional supplement…

  • Health Concerns Are Transforming the Restaurant Industry

    November 30, 2011
    America's health issues have been well publicized, and consumer awareness of issues such as obesity and diabetes has increased considerably in recent years.

  • European Claims Evaluation Process to be Investigated

    November 25, 2011
    European trade association EHPM has hailed an ombudsman decision this week that a complaint it submitted against the implementation of the article 13 health claims evaluations is admissible for further investigation.

  • An Interview with Dr. Nancy Childs

    An Interview with Dr. Nancy Childs

    Sheldon Baker || November 25, 2011
    Nancy Childs, PhD, is professor of food marketing in the Erivan K. Haub School of Business at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, PA. She has more than 100 publications, proceedings and book chapters addressing nutrition marketing and health claim policy, obesity and consumer and commercialization issues with functional foods.

  • Global Vitamin Market to Reach $3.2 Billion By 2017

    November 23, 2011
    The global market for vitamins is forecast to reach $3.2 billion by the year 2017, primarily driven by the positive outlook in the cosmetics and pharmaceuticals end-use markets.

  • Purity, Authenticity and Sustainability Trending for 2012

    November 22, 2011
    Innova Market Insights, The Netherlands, has identified 10 key trends to impact the food and beverage market through 2012 and beyond.

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

    November 21, 2011
    The global market for pet foods is projected to reach $95.7 billion by the year 2017, according to a new report from Global Industry Analysts, Inc. (GIA), with macro regional economic conditions, pet population, and most importantly, consumer attitude driving the market.

  • A Spicy Milestone

    A Spicy Milestone

    Joanna Cosgrove, Online Editor || November 21, 2011
    McCormick Science Institute marks five years studying the health benefits of culinary herbs and spices.

  • An Interview with Rhonda Witwer

    An Interview with Rhonda Witwer

    Sheldon Baker || November 18, 2011
    Rhonda Witwer is the senior business development manager of nutrition for National Starch Food Innovation, based in Bridgewater, NJ. She manages Hi-maize resistant starch and Hi-maize whole grain flour for the North American market for National Starch and was responsible for building recognition for natural resistant starch’s important health benefits in glycemic health and weight control within the food industry and health professional communities.

  • Tackling Global Food Issues

    Tackling Global Food Issues

    Joanna Cosgrove, Online Editor || November 17, 2011
    U.S.-based Barilla Center for Food & Nutrition created to analyze issues related to food, nutrition, environment and food security.

  • Pharma & Nutrition: Uneasy Bedfellows?

    Pharma & Nutrition: Uneasy Bedfellows?

    Steven Allen, Nutrition Capital Network || November 15, 2011
    Pfizer, one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world, is thought to be planning to sell its nutrition business. This comes barely two years after the acquisition of Wyeth, a unit responsible for bringing in $2 billon a year in revenue for…

  • POMx

    November 14, 2011
    POM Wonderful has introduced POMx an ingredient that can be applied to a wide variety of nutritional products, including dietary supplements and functional foods. POMx is an all-natural, concentrated source of polyphenol antioxidants from Wonderful v…

  • Journal Publishes Science Behind Food Ratings

    November 14, 2011
    The algorithm for Guiding Stars, a storewide nutrition guidance program, has been published in the November/December 2011 issue of the American Journal of Health Promotion, allowing the public to understand the scientific basis for the nutritional ra…

  • The Skinny on Fats and Oils

    The Skinny on Fats and Oils

    Joanna Cosgrove, Online Editor || November 14, 2011
    The market for healthy fats and oils is thriving, thanks to new product formulations and increased consumer awareness.

  • Starbucks Enters Health & Wellness Sector with $30 Million Acquisition

    November 10, 2011
    Looking to “redefine and grow the super-premium juice market,” Starbucks Coffee Company, Seattle, WA, has acquired Evolution Fresh, Inc., San Bernardino, CA, for $30 million.

  • Standard Process Inc.: Stacy Blint, Sally Rosa, Amanda Smith

    November 8, 2011
    Standard Process Inc., Palmyra, WI, has promoted Stacy Blint to senior designer in the company’s marketing department, Sally Rosa to event manager and Amanda Smith to a dual role of acupuncture segment manager and MediHerb brand manager. Ms. Bl…

  • LycoRed Opens New Plant in China

    November 8, 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…

  • Cyvex Nutrition: Tim Intfen

    November 8, 2011
    Cyvex Nutrition, Irvine, CA, has appointed Tim Intfen Western regional sales manager. He will be responsible for developing opportunities for the company’s signature ingredients, including the new line of OmegaActiv fish oils. Mr. Intfen previo…

  • The $25 Billion Balancing Act

    The $25 Billion Balancing Act

    Sean Moloughney, Associate Editor || November 7, 2011
    At a fundamental level, companies that operate in the $25 billion dietary supplement industry have an obligation to sell ingredients and products that are safe and don’t compromise the health and well-being of consumers. Failing to meet this ob…

  • Program to Address Adulteration of Botanical Ingredients

    November 7, 2011
    Three leading non-profit organizations—the American Botanical Council (ABC), the American Herbal Pharmacopoeia (AHP) and the University of Mississippi's National Center for Natural Products Research (NCNPR)—have initiated a large-scale program to educate members of the herbal and dietary supplement industry about ingredient and product adulteration.

  • Waging War on Famine

    Waging War on Famine

    Joanna Cosgrove, Online Editor || November 7, 2011
    Nutriset celebrates 25 years of nourishing the world’s hungry, and it all started with a bar.

  • An interview with Raymond Francis

    An interview with Raymond Francis

    Sheldon Baker || November 4, 2011
    Raymond Francis is a chemist by training, a graduate of M.I.T. and an internationally recognized leader in the field of optimal-health maintenance. He is the author of the bestselling books Never Be Sick Again, Never Be Fat Again and now Never Fear Cancer Again. He is the creator of a revolutionary new concept of health that is simple enough to be taught to a child and powerful enough to cure terminal cancer.

  • EHPM Urges Commission to Analyze Negative EFSA Claims Opinions

    November 3, 2011
    Food supplement trade association EHPM has urged the European Commission not to automatically reject claims that have received negative opinions from the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).

  • Glucerna Hunger Smart Products for Diabetics

    November 2, 2011
    Abbott Nutrition, Abbott Park, IL, has introduced Glucerna Hunger Smart nutrition shakes and bars, which are designed to help people with diabetes manage hunger and blood sugar spikes. Glucerna Hunger Smart products are designed for people with diabe…

  • Cargill & BASF to Jointly Develop EPA/DHA-Rich Canola Oil

    November 2, 2011
    Cargill, Minneapolis, MN, and BASF Plant Science, Limburgerhof, Germany, have joined forces to co-develop a new dietary source of EPA/DHA.

  • Equine Senior Active Healthy Edge Horse Feed

    November 1, 2011
    Land O'Lakes Purina Feed, St. Louis, MO, has developed its new Equine Senior Active Healthy Edge horse feed, which joins the original Equine Senior horse feed formula as a nutritional choice for feeding aging horses. Because not all senior horses…

  • Pantesin May Lower LDL Cholesterol

    November 1, 2011
    A recently clinical study published in Nutrition Research showed Pantesin, a highly absorbable and biologically active form of vitamin B5 from Kyowa Hakko, may significantly lower LDL cholesterol levels. The triple-blind, placebo/diet controlled tri…

  • Peptan Hydrolyzed Collagen May Prevent Bone Loss

    November 1, 2011
    A new study from Rousselot and published in Osteoporosis International in September confirms the benefits of Peptan hydrolyzed collagen on bone health. Research was conducted at AgroParisTech, Nutrition Physiology and Ingestive Behavior laboratory.…

  • DietSpice

    November 1, 2011
    Ingredia Nutritional has released DietSpice, a functional spice that adds flavor to carb-rich meals while also lowering its caloric impact. When sprinkled on starchy foods, DietSpice reduces the glycemic index. According to the company, one stick of…

  • CNI and Bio Serae Become Nexira

    November 1, 2011
    The companies of Iranex Group—Colloïdes Naturels International (CNI) and Bio Serae Laboratoires—are officially to become: Nexira, effective November 7. The family-run group, founded in 1895, specializes in acacia gum (also known as g…

  • VDF FutureCeuticals Self-Affirms elemin GRAS

    November 1, 2011
    VDF FutureCeuticals, Momence, IL, has earned self-affirmed GRAS (Generally Recognized As Safe) status for its elemin Senonian Trace Minerals, a proprietary, all-natural complex of more than 70 plant-based trace minerals, following a comprehensive rev…

  • Albion Human Nutrition Obtains CAS Numbers

    November 1, 2011
    Albion Human Nutrition, Saint Clair Shores, MI, has received CAS numbers for two of its products: DimaCal (DiCalcium malate), which is Generally Recognized As Safe (GRAS) and DiMagnesium Malate. CAS numbers are an international reference point for sc…

  • Niacin Monograph

    November 1, 2011
    Vitamin B3 is made up of niacin (nicotinic acid) and its amide, niacinamide, and can be found in many foods, including yeast, meat, fish, milk, eggs, green vegetables, and cereal grains.

  • Getting Ahead of the Curve: Whey Protein

    Dr. A. Elizabeth Sloan || November 1, 2011
    Consumer interest in protein is on fire! According to the “2010 Gallup Study of Nutrient Knowledge and Consumption,” four in 10 consumers are making a strong effort to consume more protein; 55% of those trying to lose weight.

  • Rethinking Functional Foods

    Rethinking Functional Foods

    Julian Mellentin, Editor, New Nutrition Business || November 1, 2011
    Companies making products that deliver against consumers’ biggest health interests are able to create new brands and grow sales, while still charging premium prices—even in this economy.

  • Pharmline: Time to Celebrate!

    Pharmline: Time to Celebrate!

    Rebecca Wright || November 1, 2011
    Reaching a major milestone of 25 years in the nutraceuticals business this year, Pharmline, Florida, NY, has plenty of reasons to celebrate. Not only has its cGMP, cGMP, ISO 9001:2000 and HACCP certified facility turned the company into a leader in g…

  • Nutraceuticals Multiverse: Proprietary Puncture: Part II

    Nutraceuticals Multiverse: Proprietary Puncture: Part II

    Anthony Almada || November 1, 2011
    Proprietary compositions and “blends” enjoy partial insulation...but what if regulatory agencies and consumers could dereplicate them?

  • The Research Process: The Reebok/FTC Settlement

    The Research Process: The Reebok/FTC Settlement

    Douglas Kalman, PhD, MS, RD, CCRC, FACN || November 1, 2011
    Why the details of this case are relevant to the dietary supplement industry.

  • Business Insights: Supplement Sales Increasing

    Business Insights: Supplement Sales Increasing

    Gregory Stephens, RD || November 1, 2011
    Why are supplement sales rising during this economic crisis?

  • More Bad News About Article 13.1 Claims in EU

    November 1, 2011
    Increased barriers to trade and less consumer choice will be the likely effect on the food supplement market if the European Food Safety Authority’s (EFSA) article 13.1 claims evaluations become law, trade association EHPM has said. Commenting…

  • SAMe Supplements Tested

    November 1, 2011
    Dietary supplements with SAMe (S-adenosyl-methionine) are used to treat osteoarthritis as well as depression, but only seven out of 10 SAMe supplements recently selected for testing by ConsumerLab.com, White Plains, NY, met all quality criteria. No S…

  • New Data Show Consumers Eating More Healthy Foods

    November 1, 2011
    People are eating more vegetables, fish, chicken and whole-grain foods, while decreasing the amount of foods they eat containing trans fats, according to the American Dietetic Association’s public opinion survey “Nutrition and You: Trends…

  • Class Action Suit Filed Against Dean Foods & White Wave

    November 1, 2011
    According to the Global Organization for EPA and DHA Omega-3s (GOED), Salt Lake City, UT, a class action lawsuit has been filed against Dean Foods and White Wave Foods for structure-function claims on the companies’ Horizon Organic Milk with DH…