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  • Bakery Products Market Going Healthy

    March 1, 2011
    The global baking industry is currently facing opportunities as well as challenges created by the economic crisis, according to Global Industry Analysts, Inc. The still volatile financial scenario is changing the way bakers approach their businesses.…

  • Atrium Innovations Acquires Seroyal for $110 Million

    March 1, 2011
    Looking to reinforce its position in developing dietary supplements for the health and nutrition industry, Atrium Innovations, Quebec City, Canada, has acquired Ontario, Canada-based Seroyal International for $110 million. Seroyal commercializes prem…

  • Glanbia Acquires BSN for $144 Million

    March 1, 2011
    Ireland-based Glanbia plc has acquired Boca Raton, FL-based Bio-Engineered Supplements and Nutrition (BSN) for $144 million. The business was acquired on a debt-free basis and is expected to be earnings enhancing in 2011. The acquisition was funded t…

  • Industry Trade Organizations to Help FDA

    March 1, 2011
    The dietary supplement industry’s leading trade associations have joined forces with FDA to support heightened efforts aimed at addressing significant public health problems posed by products that are illegally marketed as dietary supplements b…

  • Dietary Guidelines Overlook Benefits of EPA/DHA

    March 1, 2011
    The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Department of Agriculture (USDA) have released the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, the federal government’s evidence-based nutritional guidance to promote health, reduce the risk…

  • How Do Dietary Supplements and Food Components Fit Into the Investigational New Drug Process?

    March 1, 2011
    CRN believes FDA should provide a broader list of IND exemptions for dietary supplements and food components.

  • The Children Are Our Future

    March 1, 2011
    The long-term health of children hangs in the balance as parents learn to navigate tricky nutrition labels and the energy beverage market.

  • DSM Buys Martek for $1 Billion

    March 1, 2011
    Netherlands-based Royal DSM N.V. has acquired Martek Biosciences Corporation, Columbia, MD, for more than $1 billion. Martek will provide DSM with new opportunities in the infant nutrition segment as well as food and beverage and dietary supplements…

  • DSM Marks Transformation with New Brand

    February 28, 2011
    Symbolic of the company’s transition from a chemical company into a life sciences and materials sciences company active in health, nutrition and materials, the Netherlands-based Royal DSM N.V. has introduced a new company brand: Bright Science.…

  • Pacific Nutritional: Ed Kinon

    February 28, 2011
    Pacific Nutritional, Vancouver, WA, has appointed Ed Kinon as marketing manager. The newly created position is intended to drive business growth and strengthen brand identity. Mr. Kinon has extensive marketing experience in the nutraceuticals industr…

  • The Dairy Difference

    The Dairy Difference

    Joanna Cosgrove || February 28, 2011
    Dairy calcium shows promise in cholesterol control.

  • Spirulina Pacifica Effective for Anemia & Immune Function

    February 25, 2011
    Spirulina supplementation may be a logical, nutritional approach for people 50 years of age and older who are often subject to weakened immune systems and anemia, according to a human clinical study conducted by M. Eric Gershwin, MD, and a team of sc…

  • An Interview with Mark Thurston

    An Interview with Mark Thurston

    Sheldon Baker || February 25, 2011
    Mark Thurston is vice president, strategy and worldwide business development with Innophos. He originally joined Rhodia in 1985, working in fine organics where he had been vice president of strategy and worldwide business development since 2009.

  • Oligonol Effects Inflammatory Markers

    February 24, 2011
    A study published recently in Nutrition Research and Practice demonstrates anti-inflammatory effects of Oligonol lychee fruit polyphenol from Maypro Industries. The study examined Oligonol intake on cortisol and related cytokines in healthy young men…

  • Wisdom of the Ancients

    Wisdom of the Ancients

    Joanna Cosgrove || February 24, 2011
    Study finds consumers in search of contemporary wellness are looking to the culinary past.

  • Amino Acids Market to Exceed $11 Billion

    February 23, 2011
    The global market for amino acids is forecast to reach $11.6 billion by the year 2015, according to a new report from Global Industry Analysts, Inc.

  • The New Dietary Guidelines

    The New Dietary Guidelines

    Joanna Cosgrove || February 21, 2011
    Updated guidelines put stronger emphasis on calorie consumption and exercise but misses the mark on certain nutrients.

  • Some Curcumin Products Fail Quality Review

    February 17, 2011
    Two out of 10 turmeric products recently selected for quality testing by, White Plains, NY, were found to provide only 7.7% and 14.7%, respectively, of expected curcuminoid compounds.

  • Superba Krill Oil Impacts Fat Signaling Markers in Obese Humans

    February 17, 2011
    New research published in Nutrition & Metabolism indicates Superba krill oil from Aker BioMarine offers positive benefits on the endocannabinoid (EC) system in humans. The EC system is comprised of a group of lipids and receptors that act within…

  • One Size (Doesn’t) Fit All

    One Size (Doesn’t) Fit All

    Joanna Cosgrove || February 17, 2011
    New line of supplements is formulated to meet the unique health needs of African, Asian, European and Hispanic consumers.

  • IADSA Highlights Global Food Supplement Trends

    February 14, 2011
    Growing market sizes, heightened attention on product safety and the continuing harmonization of food supplement regulations show a global trend toward more regulation, according to the International Alliance of Dietary/Food Supplement Associations (IADSA).

  • Stratum Nutrition

    February 14, 2011
    Stratum Nutrition, St. Louis, MO, has self-affirmed that its Artinia chitin-glucan fiber ingredient is Generally Recognized As Safe (GRAS) following a comprehensive review of safety and toxicology by an independent panel of experts. GRAS designation…

  • Slimaluma May Curb Obesity

    February 11, 2011
    A study recently published in the Journal of Nutrition and Metabolism indicates Slimaluma (Caralluma fimbriata) extract, from Gencor Nutrients, has the potential to curb obesity and the pathologies linked to obesity. This study evaluated the extract…

  • An Interview with Yasuko Kuroda

    An Interview with Yasuko Kuroda

    Sheldon Baker || February 11, 2011
    Yasuko Kuroda is executive vice president of New Jersey-based Fuji Health Science, Inc. She has been with Fuji Chemical since 1995 and Fuji Health Science since its establishment in 2004. She has been involved with international business development…

  • Pharmavite’s GreatMind Claims Upheld

    February 9, 2011
    The National Advertising Division (NAD) of the Council of Better Business Bureaus has determined that Pharmavite, LLC. can support challenged advertising claims for the company’s Nature Made GreatMind dietary supplement.

  • Healthy Video Games

    Healthy Video Games

    Joanna Cosgrove || February 7, 2011
    Baylor researchers assert that video games have the power to persuade kids to make healthier lifestyle choices.

  • Gluten-Free Foods & Beverages Become Mainstream Sensations

    February 4, 2011
    Once regarded as niche products only of interest to people who couldn’t tolerate wheat, gluten-free foods and beverages have transformed into mainstream sensations, embraced by consumers both out of necessity and as a personal choice toward achieving a healthier way to live, according to a new report from Packaged Facts.

  • Generational Eating Trends

    Generational Eating Trends

    Joanna Cosgrove || February 3, 2011
    The cornerstones of good nutrition are well known across most age groups, however, healthy eating varies by generation.

  • General Mills & Nestle Invest in Innovation Center

    February 2, 2011
    General Mills and Nestle have opened a new innovation center in Switzerland as part of Cereal Partners Worldwide, (CPW), a joint venture between the two companies.

  • Fish Oil Tops Most Popular Supplements While Vitamin D Use Surges

    February 1, 2011
    Among people who use dietary supplements, the most popular products at the end of 2010 were fish oil, multivitamins, vitamin D, calcium and CoQ10, according to a survey by, White Plains, NY.

  • Chia Seeds

    January 31, 2011
    BI Nutraceuticals has introduced chia seeds that have been steam sterilized using the company’s Protexx HP process, which uses super-heated, dry steam to ensure the material is free of any potential pathogens, while preserving all of the seeds&…

  • USDA and HHS Release New Dietary Guidelines

    January 31, 2011
    Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Kathleen Sebelius released the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans.

  • Full Potential of Energy Shots Still Untapped

    January 31, 2011
    This year will see energy shots continuing their seemingly inexorable rise as companies exploit as yet untapped opportunities, according to a new report on the market for functional and healthy food and beverage products. Writing in “10 Key Tr…

  • Botanical Supplements: From 1994 to Now

    Botanical Supplements: From 1994 to Now

    Joanna Cosgrove || January 31, 2011
    Symposium looks to DSHEA’s past and its future.

  • Potassium Supplements Pass Tests

    January 28, 2011
    A new report on the quality of potassium supplements from, White Plains, NY, found that each product selected for review contained the claimed amount of this essential mineral, did not exceed contamination limits for lead, and, if a pill, was able to properly break apart.

  • An Interview with Steve Allen

    An Interview with Steve Allen

    Sheldon Baker || January 28, 2011
    Steve Allen retired from Nestlé in December 2009 after a 30-year global career in sales, marketing and general management in the nutrition business. He is currently Vice-Chairman of 6 Pacific Partners, a Los Angeles-based advisory and investme…

  • Personalized Foods & Drinks

    Personalized Foods & Drinks

    Joanna Cosgrove || January 27, 2011
    U.K. trends indicate a greater consumer interest in specialized foods.

  • Study to Analyze Magnesium, Whey Protein Relation to Physical Performance

    January 26, 2011
    Albion Human Nutrition has agreed to fund a new clinical study that will analyze the impact of magnesium creatine chelate (Creatine Magna Power), magnesium creatine chelate plus whey protein stack, and placebo on physical performance. The 10-week, d…

  • Food & Beverage Industry Launches Nutrition Labeling System

    January 25, 2011
    U.S. food and beverage manufacturers and retailers have launched Nutrition Keys, a voluntary front of pack nutrition labeling system designed to help consumers make informed choices.

  • Cyvex Nutrition

    January 24, 2011
    Cyvex Nutrition, Irvine, CA, has received a Notice of Allowance from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office regarding a patent specific to methods of using Cognisetin, a fisetin-based ingredient, to enhance memory. The patent describes fisetin as a neu…

  • Chromium Picolinate

    January 24, 2011
    The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has issued a safety assessment supporting the use of chromium picolinate in foods intended for the general population in the European Union (EU). The approval is expected to extend the business expansion for…

  • R&D and Manufacturing Facility

    January 24, 2011
    Maxx Performance will open an R&D and manufacturing facility in Roanoke, VA, creating a projected 12-15 jobs over the next three years and investing up to $700,000 in equipment. The company provides microencapsulation/encapsulation technologies u…

  • MonaVie RVL

    January 24, 2011
    MonaVie, South Jordan, UT, has launched MonaVie Reveal (RVL) Premier Weight Solution, available as a shake mix, a nutrition bar and a dietary supplement. The formulas contain acai berry as well as a range of macro-, micro- and phytonutrients. The Mon…

  • Talkin

    Talkin' Functional Foods

    Joanna Cosgrove || January 24, 2011
    Dr. Peter Jones, director of The Richardson Centre for Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals, talks about supporting the local agri-conomy while pushing the bounds of food science.

  • An Interview with George Pontiakos

    An Interview with George Pontiakos

    Sheldon Baker || January 21, 2011
    George Pontiakos is president and CEO of BI Nutraceuticals. Pontiakos oversees all aspects of operations for BI Nutraceuticals west and east coast offices and the Zuellig Group Nutrition and Ingredients based in China. A New Jersey native, Pontiakos has held senior leadership positions at several leading consulting, medical services and technology companies including Monovasia, which he founded, Oluma, Lucent, Agere, Ortel, NetVantage and Timeplex.

  • Consumers Opt for Private Label

    January 20, 2011
    The private label market has enjoyed sales growth in recent years that isn’t likely to decrease in the near future, according to Mintel International, Chicago, IL.

  • Roadmap For Retailers

    January 20, 2011
    The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) has released its “Roadmap for Retailers: Safely Navigating What You Say About Dietary Supplements.” The document provides suggestions for selling and marketing supplements without running afoul…

  • Stability Testing Guideline

    January 20, 2011
    NSF International has introduced a new voluntary Stability Testing Guideline to help nutritional supplement companies make sure they have the necessary data to support expiration dating on product labels. The guideline outlines the science-based crit…

  • Herbalife: Andrew Shao

    January 20, 2011
    Andrew Shao, PhD, has joined Herbalife Ltd., Los Angeles, CA, as vice president, Global Product Science and Safety, effective March 7, 2011. He will be responsible for assuring that all products sold by Herbalife are safe, meet regulatory safety requ…

  • New Discovery for Fatty Acids

    New Discovery for Fatty Acids

    Joanna Cosgrove || January 20, 2011
    UCLA research team engineers a novel technique that could lead to new, more effective nutritional supplements.