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  • New Life Returning to Pet Supplement Market

    January 12, 2011
    Due primarily to a downturn on the equine side of the market, sales of pet supplements and nutraceutical treats felt the recessionary cold, but the market now appears set to track back up, according to a new report from Packaged Facts.

  • Wellness Will Influence Food Ingredient Trends in 2011

    January 12, 2011
    Consumer thriftiness and health-consciousness will continue to exert a notable influence over the food and beverage ingredient and flavor trends to emerge in 2011, according to “Food Flavors and Ingredients Outlook 2011” the eighth edition of the annual series by market research publisher Packaged Facts.

  • ConsumerLab.com Discovers Issues with Omega 3, 6 Supplements

    January 11, 2011
    Only 11 of 17 omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acid supplements made from seed oils met quality criteria for freshness and labeling, according to a new report from ConsumerLab.com, White Plains, NY.

  • ShopSmart Highlights 25 Food Bargains

    January 11, 2011
    A new guide in the March 2011 issue of ShopSmart, from the publisher of Consumer Reports, highlights 25 healthful food bargains for consumers.

  • Teavigo

    January 11, 2011
    Pharmachem Laboratories has obtained exclusive distribution rights for Teavigo green tea extract for the dietary supplement marketplace. Developed by DSM Nutritional Products, Teavigo is extracted through a proprietary process that ensures a minimum…

  • Soy Market to Exceed $42 Billion

    January 11, 2011
    The global market for soy foods is forecast to reach $42.3 billion by the year 2015, according to a new report from Global Industry Analysts Inc.

  • Bakery Products Market to Reach $410 Billion by 2015

    January 10, 2011
    The global baking industry is currently facing opportunities as well as challenges created by the economic crisis, according to a new report from Global Industry Analysts, Inc.

  • Probiotic Reduces URTIs in Athletes

    January 10, 2011
    Daily consumption of Lactobacillus casei strain Shirota LcS may reduce the incidence of upper respiratory tract infections, according to a new study from Loughborough University, UK.

  • Unnoticed Sustainability

    Unnoticed Sustainability

    Joanna Cosgrove || January 10, 2011
    Report finds consumers and companies disconnected when it comes to corporate social responsibility and sustainability.

  • Taking Stock of Label Claims

    Taking Stock of Label Claims

    Joanna Cosgrove || January 6, 2011
    IFIC webcast panel spoke about rules and regs plus consumer food culture.

  • Atrium Innovations Acquires Seroyal for $110 Million

    January 4, 2011
    Looking to reinforce its position role in developing dietary supplements for the health and nutrition industry, Atrium Innovations, Quebec City, Canada, has acquired Ontario-based Seroyal International for $110 million.

  • Enzyme & Antioxidant Compositions

    January 4, 2011
    Deerland Enzymes and Thione International, Inc. have the formed a joint product development alliance. This exclusive alliance will target applications that combine Thione’s research of antioxidants with Deerland’s expertise in multi-compo…

  • The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN): Board of Directors

    || January 4, 2011
    The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), Washington, D.C., has elected Jim Hamilton chair of the association’s Board of Directors. Mr. Hamilton, president of DSM Nutritional Products, will hold the chairman post through 2012. He succeeds Ma…

  • Citicoline

    January 4, 2011
    Jarrow Formulas, Los Angeles, CA, has unveiled Citicoline (CDP Choline) in an all-new 120-capsule size as the latest offering in its line of brain nutrition supplements. Citicoline has been tested extensively in clinical trials in the areas of memory…

  • Astravar & N.O.370

    January 4, 2011
    Top Secret Nutrition (TSN), Miami, FL, has launched Astravar, a “cellular absorption amplifier,” and N.O.370, a “performance enhancement potentiator,” according to the company. Both products are based on Astragin, a new and ex…

  • Amizate

    January 4, 2011
    Zymtech Production AS has launched Amizat, a patented, full-spectrum amino acid complex positioned for the sports nutrition market. The all-natural, marine-derived ingredient contains the optimal amino acid profile for human protein synthesis. The am…

  • NutritionalFinds to Commercialize Resveratrol Technology

    January 4, 2011
    NutritionalFinds, Salt Lake City, UT, a division of Natural Discoveries LLC, has received exclusive rights to represent Israel-based SoluBest for nutraceutical applications in North America and other markets. SoluBest has developed a patented and pro…

  • LSRO Reviews Diet’s Effect on Mental Energy

    January 3, 2011
    The Life Sciences Research Organization, Inc. (LSRO), Bethesda, MD, has published a review article in the December 2010 issue of Nutrition Reviews titled “Do Specific Constituents and Supplements Affect Mental Energy?”

  • Delivery Strategies In Transit

    Delivery Strategies In Transit

    Sean Moloughney || January 3, 2011
    The days of bulky, chalky ‘horse pills’ are virtually over, along with the notion that gummies, chews and other fun delivery formats are reserved for kids.

  • Mood Health: Ingredients for a Healthy Mind

    Mood Health: Ingredients for a Healthy Mind

    Rebecca Wright & Lisa Schofield || January 3, 2011
    Consumers want to strike a healthy balance in their lives, and mood is a very important part of that equation.

  • The Next Frontier for Nutrition Bars

    The Next Frontier for Nutrition Bars

    Rebecca Wright || January 3, 2011
    The market continues to hold its own, but falling consumption and product saturation may threaten future growth.

  • Resveratrol Supplement Price Inconsistent with Quality

    January 3, 2011
    ConsumerLab.com, White Plains, NY, reported that tests of supplements containing resveratrol—a compound promoted as “life-extending”—revealed that two products provided only 43.4% and 86.7%, respectively, of their listed amoun…

  • SunOpta Fortifies Healthy Foods Platform

    January 3, 2011
    SunOpta Fruit Group, a subsidiary of SunOpta Inc., Toronto, Ontario, Canada, has signed an agreement to acquire Edner of Nevada, Inc. for $4 million. Edner produces a variety of nutritious portable foods—such as nutrition bars and grains and fr…

  • Experts Emphasize Importance of Beta-Carotene

    January 3, 2011
    The intake of preformed vitamin A from animal products is not sufficient in portions of the population in the U.S., Europe and Asia. The vitamin A precursor beta-carotene therefore has an important function in providing for an adequate supply of tota…

  • GSK Acquires U.K.’s Top Sports Nutrition Company

    January 3, 2011
    U.K.-based GlaxoSmithKline has entered a deal to acquire Maxinutrition, another U.K. company that manufactures protein-enhanced functional nutrition products, from Darwin Private Equity. Subject to approval from the Office of Fair Trading, GSK will a…

  • Healthy Eating Habits Vary by Generation

    January 3, 2011
    While the majority of adults recognize the need to eat healthy, eating behavior varies by generation, according to a new report by market researcher NPD Group. The report found that older generations eat more healthfully than younger generations, but…

  • PepsiCo Investments Mark Growth in Functional Foods

    January 3, 2011
    Company looks to expand coconut water and dairy products.

  • IOM Sets New DRIs for Calcium & Vitamin D

    January 3, 2011
    Most Americans and Canadians up to age 70 need no more than 600 international units (IUs) of vitamin D per day to maintain health, and those 71 and older may need as much as 800 IUs, says a new report from the Institute of Medicine (IOM). The amoun…

  • 11 ‘Predictions’ for 2011

    11 ‘Predictions’ for 2011

    Sean Moloughney || January 3, 2011
    I’ve never liked making “predictions.” I usually leave that kind of thing to people who actually know a lot more than I pretend to. But I do love a Top 10 List, so I’m offering my own “11 ‘Predictions’ for 20…

  • Getting Ahead of the Curve: Saturated Fat

    Dr. A. Elizabeth Sloan || January 1, 2011
    Saturated fat is the new leader in the fat avoidance market. Two-thirds (67%) of Boomers, 66% of Gen Xers and 46% of Gen Yers are reducing/avoiding saturated fats, vs. 63%, 61% and 49%, respectively, for trans fats, according to the Hartman Group’s 2010 “Reimagining Health and Wellness” report.

  • Top 10 Predictions for 2011

    Rebecca Wright || January 1, 2011
    From health claims to sustainability to supplement science, 2011 is certain to be an interesting year.

  • Whey & Lactose: Poised for Recovery

    Whey & Lactose: Poised for Recovery

    Joanna Cosgrove || December 30, 2010
    After a rough 2007-2008, whey and lactose are showing positive growth trends.

  • A Small World

    A Small World

    Amanda Baltazar || December 27, 2010
    Nanotechnology could revolutionize our food but are there too many downsides?

  • Supplement Safety & Cost-Effectiveness

    Supplement Safety & Cost-Effectiveness

    Joanna Cosgrove || December 20, 2010
    NHRI symposium tackled the top issues affecting supplement industry.

  • Omega Protein Acquires Cyvex Nutrition

    December 17, 2010
    Omega Protein Corporation, Houston, TX, producer of omega 3 fish oil and specialty fish meal products, has acquired Cyvex Nutrition, Inc., a dietary supplement supplier based in Irvine, CA.

  • Functional Foods Abroad

    Functional Foods Abroad

    Joanna Cosgrove || December 16, 2010
    German functional food conference examined market developments and changes in consumer behaviors.

  • Organic Green Grass Superfoods

    December 15, 2010
    NP Nutra has released a new line of certified organic Green Grass Superfoods, including wheatgrass powder, barley grass powder and alfalfa grass powder, as well as oat grass powder, buckwheat grass powder and rye grass powder. Also available is a lin…

  • Cyvex Nutrition & CK Nutritional Ingredients Extend Alliance

    December 15, 2010
    Cyvex Nutrition, Irvine, CA, has renewed and expanded its distribution agreement with CK Nutritional Ingredients, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Effective through 2013, C.K. Foods will continue to market and sell Cyvex's complete library of antioxidan…

  • Ocean Nutrition Canada Allies with Wilmar International

    December 14, 2010
    Ocean Nutrition Canada Limited (ONC), Darmouth, Nova Scotia, has entered an exclusive, long-term agreement with Singapore-based Wilmar International Limited (Wilmar), Asia’s leading agribusiness, and a global leader in omega 3 foods.

  • Majority of DHEA Supplements Pass ConsumerLab.com Quality Test

    December 14, 2010
    Recent tests of DHEA supplements showed that most products contained their claimed amounts of the controversial ingredient, but one provided only 14.7% of its listed amount, ConsumerLab.com, White Plains, NY, reported.

  • Eating Habits Vary by Generation

    December 13, 2010
    U.S. adults, across all generations, understand the principles of healthy eating. While the majority of adults recognize the need to eat healthy, their translation into healthy eating behavior varies by generation, according to a new report by market researcher NPD Group.

  • GSK Acquires U.K.’s Top Sports Nutrition Company

    December 13, 2010
    GlaxoSmithKline has acquired Maxinutrition, a U.K. company that manufactures protein-enhanced functional nutrition products, from Darwin Private Equity.

  • High-Protein, Low Glycemic Diets Assist with Weight Management

    December 13, 2010
    A higher-protein diet paired with lower intake of refined starches like white bread or other high-glycemic index (GI) foods can provide an effective approach to prevent weight regain following weight loss, according to a new study.

  • CRN Scientists Discuss Evidence-Based Nutrition Paradigm

    December 13, 2010
    In commentary published in Natural Medicine Journal, Andrew Shao, PhD, senior vice president of scientific and regulatory affairs, Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), Washington, D.C., and Douglas Mackay, ND, vice president, scientific and regul…

  • Albion Human Nutrition

    December 10, 2010
    Albion Human Nutrition, Saint Clair Shores, MI, has received a new patent, titled “Hypoallergenic Metal Amino Acid Chelates and Metal Amino Acid Chelate Containing Compositions.” U.S. Patent #7,838,042 relates to the composition, preparat…

  • MacularProtect Complete Drink Mix & Omega 3 Companion

    MacularProtect Complete Drink Mix & Omega 3 Companion

    December 10, 2010
    ScienceBased Health, Houston, TX, has launched two new nutritional formulations to support those diagnosed with age-related macular degeneration (AMD). MacularProtect Complete drink mix, available in Mango Lemonade flavor, contains the ingredients fr…

  • BetaPower Benefits Athletic Performance

    December 10, 2010
    New research presented at the annual conference of the International Society of Sports Nutrition demonstrated that betaine supplementation has a positive impact on athletic power. Research examined the effect of betaine, a nutrient found at high lev…

  • Cyvex Nutrition: Katherine Bond

    December 10, 2010
    Cyvex Nutrition, Irvine, CA, has appointed Katherine Bond director of business development. She will be overseeing all of Cyvex's sales and marketing channels, determining growth opportunities and implementing appropriate strategies. Ms. Bond pre…

  • Mmm, Chocolate

    Mmm, Chocolate

    Joanna Cosgrove || December 9, 2010
    Seemingly recession-proof, chocolate’s appeal continues to evolve with the times.

  • SunOpta Fortifies Healthy Foods Platform

    December 6, 2010
    SunOpta Fruit Group, a subsidiary of SunOpta Inc., Toronto, Ontario, Canada, has signed an agreement to acquire Edner of Nevada, Inc. for $4 million.