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  • Nestlé Has Seen the Light—Have You?

    June 1, 2011
    People have been buzzing about personalized nutrition for years, with little or nothing to show for it in terms of big market introductions or widespread consumer acceptance.

  • A Bright Outlook for Oral Care

    A Bright Outlook for Oral Care

    Sean Moloughney, Associate Editor || June 1, 2011
    As research develops, more companies will be sinking their teeth into fresh opportunities.

  • Soy Story

    Soy Story

    Rebecca Wright, Editor || June 1, 2011
    Soy has had a wild ride during the past decade, and it’s not over.

  • Testing Reveals Issues with Vitamin D Supplements

    June 1, 2011
    Among 28 vitamin D supplements recently selected for independent testing, problems were found with eight products (29% of those reviewed), according to, White Plains, NY. Vitamin D has become one of the most popular supplements in the…

  • Next Proteins Acquired

    June 1, 2011
    California-based Designer Protein, LLC, has purchased certain operating assets of Next Proteins, Inc., Carlsbad, CA, including the Designer Whey Protein sports nutrition brand and line of products, according to Partnership Capital Growth, a full-serv…

  • Survey Identifies Communication Gap on Child Nutrition

    June 1, 2011
    New findings from the NOURISH (KNOwledge, UndeRstanding & InsightS Into CHild Nutrition) survey reveal that nearly half (47%) of healthcare professionals (HCPs) surveyed globally believe most parents of children they see still do not fully unders…

  • Helsinn & Thorne to Provide Supplements to Cancer Patients

    June 1, 2011
    Looking to develop, acquire and market a range of dietary supplements and other products specifically formulated to meet the unique requirements of cancer patients, Helsinn Group, Lugano, Switzerland, has completed a minority investment in Thorne Res…

  • Clinical Nutrition Products

    June 1, 2011
    Overall sales of clinical nutrition products are rising with an aging population in the U.S. and EU as well as rising incidence of illnesses and conditions that require clinical nutrition. But sales of clinical nutrition products containing probiotic…

  • Price Rivals Taste as Top Influencer for American Buying Habits

    June 1, 2011
    Survey reveals economic impact of consumer purchases and perceptions.

  • Researchers Share Puzzling Findings on Omega 3s and Prostate Cancer Risk

    June 1, 2011
    The largest study ever to examine the association of dietary fats and prostate cancer risk has found what’s good for the heart may not be good for the prostate. Analyzing data from a nationwide study involving more than 3400 men, researchers a…

  • Pharmacists Recommend and Take Dietary Supplements

    June 1, 2011
    Pharmacists have become an influential information source for consumers, answering questions about dietary supplements and offering recommendations to their customers. Additionally, pharmacists themselves are incorporating dietary supplements into th…

  • Attention to Hypertension: Lost in the Brownie Mix

    Attention to Hypertension: Lost in the Brownie Mix

    Sean Moloughney, Associate Editor || May 31, 2011
    Research published in the journal Epidemiology in May suggests hypertension might be much more prevalent in young people than previously thought, affecting 19% of adults between the ages of 24 and 32. Analysis compared hypertension estimates from…

  • Fortifying Homegrown Eggs

    Fortifying Homegrown Eggs

    Joanna Cosgrove || May 30, 2011
    Purina launches special omega 3-boosting feed to help backyard chicken keepers improve the nutrition of their homegrown eggs.

  • FDA Grants Qualified Health Claim in Infant Nutrition

    May 26, 2011
    Gerber Products Company, a part of the Nestlé family, has received notice from FDA that Gerber Good Start milk-based formulas meet the criteria for a qualified health claim related to a reduced risk of atopic dermatitis.

  • More Great News for Chocolate

    More Great News for Chocolate

    Joanna Cosgrove || May 26, 2011
    More research and new supplements boost cocoa’s healthy profile.

  • Nestlé Health Science to Acquire Prometheus Laboratories

    May 24, 2011
    Prometheus Laboratories Inc., a specialty pharmaceutical and diagnostic company, has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by Nestlé Health Science S.A., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Nestlé S.A.

  • ZonePerfect Sweet & Salty Nutrition Bars

    May 24, 2011
    Abbott Nutrition, Abbott Park, IL, has added Sweet & Salty nutrition bars to its ZonePerfect product line. Available in Cashew Pretzel and Trail Mix flavors, these bars are an “excellent source” of protein (10 grams), a “good so…

  • Spotlight on Sports Nutrition

    Spotlight on Sports Nutrition

    Joanna Cosgrove || May 23, 2011
    Datamonitor report suggests sports nutrition brands stay attuned to core business in the quest for growth.

  • CRN Calls for Action Against Foods Mislabeled as Supplements

    May 20, 2011
    CRN has called on FDA to take action against conventional food products it says are mislabeled as dietary supplements.

  • U.S. Herb Sales Grew 3% in 2010

    May 20, 2011
    Sales of herbal dietary supplements in the U.S. increased 3.3% in 2010, reaching a total estimated figure of more than $5.2 billion, according to conclusions of a new report published in the current issue of HerbalGram, the nonprofit American Botanical Council's (ABC) quarterly journal.

  • An Interview with Mary Morton

    An Interview with Mary Morton

    Sheldon Baker || May 20, 2011
    Since 1999, Mary Morton has served as the program and communications director for Nourish America, an award-winning national charity that provides nourishing foods and supplements to impoverished Americans.

  • Calcium in the Crosshairs

    Calcium in the Crosshairs

    Joanna Cosgrove || May 19, 2011
    New study controversially contradicts popular opinions on a widely trusted supplement.

  • DuPont Completes Tender Offer for Danisco

    May 17, 2011
    DuPont, through its wholly owned subsidiary DuPont Denmark Holding ApS, has completed its tender offer for all outstanding shares of common stock of Danisco for DKK 700 cash per share. The tender offer expired on May 13.

  • EnWave Signs Agreements with Milne & Kellogg

    May 17, 2011
    Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada-based EnWave Corporation has signed a commercial license agreement with Milne Fruit Products Inc., Prosser, WA, to supply Radiant Energy Vacuum (REV) technology for the dehydration of a variety of specified fruit p…

  • The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN): Taylor Wallace

    May 16, 2011
    The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), Washington, D.C., has hired Taylor Wallace, PhD, as senior director, Scientific & Regulatory Affairs. He previously served as the scientific communications program manager at the International Life Sci…

  • Putting an End to the Term Disease

    Putting an End to the Term Disease

    Joanna Cosgrove || May 16, 2011
    Individualized lifestyle medicine is a futuristic concept with modern-day practicality.

  • DSM Acquires Carotenoids Producer

    May 13, 2011
    Strengthening the natural carotenoids offerings of its nutrition business, The Netherlands-based Royal DSM N.V. has signed an agreement with P&R Group (Italy) to acquire Vitatene S.A.U., León, Spain, a producer of natural carotenoids. The…

  • Ocean Spray Forms Partnership with Artemis

    || May 13, 2011
    Ocean Spray’s Ingredient Technology Group (ITG) and Artemis International, Fort Wayne, IN, have formed a strategic partnership through which Artemis will provide sales and marketing support to Ocean Spray’s sale of cranberry powder and ex…

  • PR*Bar to Develop Team USA Performance Nutrition Bars

    May 13, 2011
    In consultation with U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC) sports dietitians, PR Nutrition, Inc., (PR*Bar), Carlsbad, CA, will create, develop and sell a line of Team USA performance nutrition bars through a multi-year licensing agreement. A portion of the…

  • Dairy Consumption Tied to Lower Incidence of Metabolic Syndrome

    May 13, 2011
    The consumption of dairy products, including cheese alone, was associated with decreased incidence of metabolic syndrome and associated risk factors for cardiovascular disease, according to research findings recently published in Diabetes Care. Thes…

  • ‘Healthy Aging’ Concept Gets Younger

    May 12, 2011
    The concept of “Healthy Aging,” once exclusive to Baby Boomers and Matures contemplating their golden years, has now been embraced across the entire demographic spectrum, according to Natural Marketing Institute (NMI), Harleysville, PA.

  • Review Claims Selenium Doesn’t Prevent Cancer

    May 12, 2011
    There is no convincing evidence that selenium supplements can prevent cancer, according to a new review published in the Cochrane Library.

  • NCAA Wants Student-Athletes to Avoid Supplements

    NCAA Wants Student-Athletes to Avoid Supplements

    Joanna Cosgrove || May 12, 2011
    In an effort to reign in banned drug offenses, NCAA enacts more stringent supplement guidelines.

  • Biothera: Wellmune WGP Approved as Novel Food

    May 11, 2011
    Biothera, Eagan, MN, has obtained a positive scientific opinion from the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) Panel on Dietetic Products, Nutrition and Allergies for Wellmune WGP as a novel food following a review of clinical and safety data. Novel…

  • Helsinn & Thorne Partner To Provide Supplements to Cancer Patients

    May 11, 2011
    Helsinn Group a rapidly growing pharmaceutical group based in Lugano, Switzerland, announced today the completion of a minority investment in Thorne Research, Inc., a leader in developing and manufacturing pure, high quality nutritional supplements marketed through licensed healthcare practitioners.

  • LGC launches Health Sciences Business

    May 10, 2011
    U.K.-based LGC has launched its new Health Sciences business unit, which combines the group’s sport, food, consumer safety and pharmaceutical testing activities within a single new entity. Health Sciences offers supplement customers in-house te…

  • Skinny Nutritional Corp.: Tarik Ferron

    May 10, 2011
    Skinny Nutritional Corp., Bala Cynwyd, PA, has promoted Tarik Ferron to vice president of DSD Sales. He will be responsible for strengthening the company’s current organization of distributors and completing the national distribution network fo…

  • Next Pharmaceuticals, Inc.: Regan Miles

    May 10, 2011
    Regan Miles has joined Next Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Salinas, CA, as president. He previously served as president and CEO of Univera, Inc. where he achieved significant annual growth and launched 10 proprietary nutritional products in three years. As a…

  • World Health Store Opens New Location in Shanghai

    May 10, 2011
    U.S.-China Health Products Association member World Health Store (WHS) has expanded its presence in China, opening its seventh location. The company celebrated the grand opening with a visit from the U.S. Embassy’s Minister of Commercial Affair…

  • Supplement Firm Convicted of Spiking with Steroids

    May 9, 2011
    According to the Associated Press, Arizona-based Tribravus Enterprises, which also does business as IForce Nutrition in California, has been fined and placed on probation for adulterating its supplements with steroids, violating the federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act.

  • 100 Billion Servings of MEG-3 Consumed Globally

    May 6, 2011
    More than 100 billion servings of MEG-3 brand omega 3 EPA/DHA ingredients, from Ocean Nutrition Canada Limited (ONC), have been consumed globally, according to the company. That figure translates to 15 servings of MEG-3 for every person on the planet…

  • CRN Comments on FDA’s Phytosterol Health Claim Rule

    May 6, 2011
    The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), Washington, D.C., recently submitted comments to FDA regarding the agency’s proposed rule for the health claim on phytosterols and risk of coronary heart disease. Douglas MacKay, ND, vice president,…

  • Phenorex

    May 6, 2011
    Gaspari Nutrition, Lakewood, NJ, has released Phenorex, a weight loss supplement that contains Advantra Z, a patented bitter orange extract. According to the company, Phenorex increases thermogenesis, which elevates the metabolic rate to burn fat, an…

  • An Interview with Joe Veilleux

    An Interview with Joe Veilleux

    Sheldon Baker || May 6, 2011
    Joe Veilleux is the general manager of Euromed USA, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of standardized herbal extracts used by pharmaceutical and nutritional supplement companies in their healthcare products.

  • Price Rivaling Taste as Top Influencer for American Buying Habits

    May 5, 2011
    Increasingly for Americans, the cost of food is becoming almost as important as the taste of it, according to the International Food Information Council (IFIC) Foundation 2011 Food & Health Survey.

  • Sweet Dreams for Kids

    May 5, 2011
    Anlit Advanced Nutrition has launched Sweet Dreams, a dietary supplement designed for children (aged 1-14) to sleep better during the night. Each sugar-free, Vanilla-flavored yogurt bear contain 75 mg of Lactium, a milk casein hydrolysate. Anlit has…

  • Probiotics and Prebiotics Starring in Clinical Nutrition Products

    May 5, 2011
    Sales of clinical nutrition products containing probiotics and prebiotics are outpacing sales of conventional clinical nutrition products, opening up a new market that is dominated by a handful of players, according to a recent report from Business Insights.

  • Dr. Ian Munro: Cantox Health Sciences Inc.

    May 5, 2011
    Cantox Health Sciences Inc., an Intertek company, announced that Dr. Ian Munro has passed away at the age of 71 following his battle with cancer. As one of the founding shareholders of Cantox in 1985 and an esteemed scientist, Dr. Munro led Cantox as…

  • ResLina

    May 5, 2011
    Nutritional Earth has launched ResLina, a resveratrol dietary supplement in capsule form that contains 99% high purity Resvida trans-resveratrol, muscadine grape seed extract and organic spirulina. This patent-pending plant supplement is designed to…

  • Consumers Prefer Vitamins Over Other Nutrients in Their Food and Beverages

    May 4, 2011
    While food and beverage products may contain different vitamins, minerals and supplements, consumers value most those products that are a good source of vitamins.