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  • The Sauce Market Gets Spicy

    April 17, 2012
    Activity in the diverse prepared sauces market is heating up. Spanninga wide range of different product types, including pasta sauces, cooking sauces, bottled and table sauces and condiments,and salad sauces and dressings, market research from Innova…

  • Schiff Nutrition Acquires Airborne

    April 16, 2012
    Salt Lake City, UT-based Schiff Nutrition International, Inc., has acquired Airborne, Inc., for $150 million in cash, according to a press release issued by Schiff.  “Schiff is focused on building premium brands and leading innovation,&rd…

  • U.S. Food Bar Trends

    April 13, 2012
    Beyond traditional granola bars, food bars have created niche opportunities in many market categories spanning breakfast, meal replacement and snack bars. According to a new Packaged Facts report, the $5.7 billion U.S. retail market for food bars can be split into two broad categories: cereal/granola bars and energy/nutrition bars.

  • An Interview with Marc St-Onge

    An Interview with Marc St-Onge

    Sheldon Baker || April 13, 2012
    Marc St-Onge is the founder and CEO of Ascenta. He is a renowned expert in the field of omega-3 and formulator of the Ascenta product line. St-Onge passionately pursues the goal of establishing Ascenta as a world leader in health, environmental stewardship and social responsibility. He has a Bachelor of Science degree from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

  • Protein an Important Part of Children’s Breakfasts

    April 12, 2012
    A protein-rich breakfast plays a key role increasing satiety and energy, and according to new research presented at IFT Wellness 12 in Chicago, IL, it should be an essential breakfast component for school-aged children, as it does a better job of increasing fullness and decreasing caloric intake at later meals.

  • Boosting Chemotherapy with Antioxidants

    Boosting Chemotherapy with Antioxidants

    Joanna Cosgrove, Online Editor || April 12, 2012
    NIH study finds certain antioxidants are capable of killing treatment-resistant cancer cells.

  • AIM Omega-3 Findings Discounted by Industry Associations

    April 10, 2012
    A meta-analysis published online late yesterday by the Archives of Internal Medicine has been panned as “limited” and “inaccurate” by industry trade associations. The study, titled “Efficacy of Omega-3 Fatty Acid Supplem…

  • CRN Calls on FDA to Respect the Spirit of DSHEA

    April 10, 2012
    Food and Drug Administration (FDA) must reconsider imposing the pre-market approval paradigm of food additives to dietary supplements as proposed in its New Dietary Ingredient (NDI) Draft Guidance, according to a commentary by the Council for Respons…

  • Whole Grain, High Fiber Food Market Set to Top $27 Billion

    April 9, 2012
    The global market for Whole Grain and High Fiber Foods is forecast to reach US$27.6 billion by the year 2017, according to a new study from Global Industry Analysts (GIA).

  • USP Creates Database of Foods Most Prone to Adulteration

    April 9, 2012
    In new research published in the April Journal of Food Science, analyses of the first known public database compiling reports on food fraud and economically motivated adulteration in food highlight the most fraud-prone ingredients in the food supply; analytical detection methods; and the type of fraud reported. Based on a review of records from scholarly journals, the top seven adulterated ingredients in the database are olive oil, milk, honey, saffron, orange juice, coffee, and apple juice.

  • CDC Issues Mixed Assessment of US Vitamin Intake

    April 2, 2012
    According to the Second National Report on Biochemical Indicators of Diet and Nutrition, released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the US population has good levels of vitamins A and D and folate in the body, but some groups still need to increase their levels of vitamin D and iron.

  • P&G Pens a New Chapter

    P&G Pens a New Chapter

    April 2, 2012
    The acquisition of VT-based New Chapter opens the door for P&G’s foray into the dietary supplement market.

  • The Stage is Set…

    The Stage is Set…

    Sean Moloughney, Associate Editor || April 2, 2012
    I began my education in the field of health and wellness when I came to work for this magazine four years ago. I hadn’t heard the term “nutraceuticals” before that time, and it took a while for lingo like “randomized, double-b…

  • Aseptic Packaging

    April 2, 2012
    Demand for aseptic packaging in the U.S. is projected to expand 8% per year to $5.1 billion in 2015, well above the overall packaging average, according to a new study from The Freedonia Group, Inc., a Cleveland, OH-based industry market research fir…

  • Global Baby Food and Pediatric Nutrition Market

    April 2, 2012
    According to a new report published by Transparency Market Research, the global baby food and pediatric nutrition market is estimated to be $38 billion in 2011 and expected to reach $41.5 billion in 2012, further reaching nearly $64.7 billion at a CA…

  • Dairy Alternative Beverages in the U.S.

    April 2, 2012
    Total retail sales of soymilk, almond milk, rice milk and other plant milks reached $1.3 billion in 2011, according to “Dairy Alternative Beverages in the U.S.,” a recently released report from market research firm Packaged Facts, Rockvil…

  • Omega 3 Users Looking for Fish Oil Alternative

    April 2, 2012
    A recent survey conducted by Discovery Research Group, in partnership with Aker BioMarine Antarctic, US, revealed that nearly four out of 10 consumers who want to take an omega 3 supplement are looking for an alternative to fish oil. The survey went…

  • Gluten-Free Market Continues Rapid Growth

    April 2, 2012
    Reports indicate opportunities for long-term success.

  • Cherry Juice Ripens to Superfruit Status While Coffee Market Perks Up

    April 2, 2012
    Innova Market Insights assesses emerging opportunities.

  • Consumers Are Targeting Health Concerns with Food

    April 2, 2012
    Two-thirds of U.S. grocery shoppers bought a food or beverage for a specific health concern in the past year.

  • New York Times Spotlights Krill Sustainability

    April 2, 2012
    The New York Times published an article on March 13 quoting Matts Johnasen, executive vice president of sales and marketing for Aker BioMarine Antarctic AS on the subject of krill sustainability. The article covered the recent history of the krill fi…

  • Walnuts: Memory

    April 1, 2012
    Nutraceutical: Walnuts Indication: Memory Source: J Alzheimer's Dis, February 20, 2012; [Epub ahead of print] Research: This cross-sectional study evaluated whether antioxidant-rich foods from the Mediterranean diet were associated with better…

  • Omega 3s, B Vitamins: Cancer prevention

    April 1, 2012
    Nutraceutical: Omega 3s, B vitamins Indication: Cancer prevention Source: Arch Intern Med, February 13, 2012; [Epub ahead of print]: doi:10.1001/archinternmed.2011.1450 Research: Researchers investigated the effects of B vitamin and/or omega 3 fat…

  • Omega 3s & Vitamins: Brain Shrinkage

    April 1, 2012
    Nutraceutical: Omega 3s and vitamins Indication: Brain shrinkage Source: Neurology, December 28, 2011; [Epub ahead of print] Research: This study involved 104 people with an average age of 87 and very few risk factors for memory and thinking probl…

  • The Devil Is In the Details

    April 1, 2012
    In mid-March, Dateline NBC aired a segment on “dry labbing,” which focused on testing in the dietary supplement industry. Dry labbing is the practice of supplying fictional results in lieu of performing appropriate analytical tests. &nbs…

  • Capitol Comments: Substantiating Dietary Supplement Claims

    Capitol Comments: Substantiating Dietary Supplement Claims

    April 1, 2012
    With many eyes on dietary supplements these days, now is the time to make sure you are following all the rules.

  • Business Insights: The Student’s Brain Fitness

    Business Insights: The Student’s Brain Fitness

    April 1, 2012
    Understanding the trials and tribulations of today’s student will help you tailor products to meet their needs.

  • A New Paradigm for Bone Health

    A New Paradigm for Bone Health

    Case Adams, PhD, Contributing Writer || April 1, 2012
    There’s a new sheriff in town, along with a new role for nutraceuticals.

  • Dietary Supplements: Onward...and Upward?

    Dietary Supplements: Onward...and Upward?

    Lisa Schofield, Contributing Writer || April 1, 2012
    In order to maintain a strong sales performance, the industry must adapt to consumer demands while grappling with increasingly strict government oversight.

  • Omega 3s: Substantial Past, Impressive Future

    Omega 3s: Substantial Past, Impressive Future

    Ellen Schutt, Communications Director, Global Organization for EPA and DHA Omega-3s (GOED) || April 1, 2012
    A robust industry looks to support new health claims through science while confronting sustainability and communication challenges.

  • Boomers Leading the Healthy Aging Revolution

    March 30, 2012
    Boomers are innovators and pioneers and have lead transformation on many fronts from environmental protection to women's rights; now they are leading the healthy aging movement.

  • Praeventia Bars

    Praeventia Bars

    March 29, 2012
    Canada-based Groupe Biscuits Leclerc has extended its line of Praeventia bars containing Wellmune WGP, a natural ingredient from Biothera clinically proven to enhance key immune responses, with Praeventia Nut Burst and Praeventia Nuts & Dark Choc…

  • Delicioso, Delizioso and Délicieux

    Delicioso, Delizioso and Délicieux

    March 29, 2012
    No matter how you say it, authentic ethnic fare continues to tickle the taste buds of American consumers.

  • Dietary Supplement Users Tend to Be Healthier Than Non-Users

    March 28, 2012
    When it comes to healthy habits, dietary supplement users appear to make healthier lifestyle choices overall compared to non-users, according to a recent study by the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), Washington, D.C.

  • Manufacturers Slow to Respond to Chinese Consumers

    March 27, 2012
    In a new series of reports from Mintel examining consumer behavior in China, Mintel finds that while consumers in China are ready to switch to healthier alternatives to carbonated soft drinks, brands have yet to offer the product options to fulfill this demand.

  • NuLiv Obtains GRAS Status for AstraGin

    March 26, 2012
    NuLiv Science USA, Walnut, CA, has received Generally Recognized As Safe (GRAS) status for its AstraGin ingrdients. AstraGin is a botanical extract of Panax notoginseng and Astragalus membranaceus roots standardized to contain a minimum of 1.5% total…

  • Promoting Probiotic Exploration

    Promoting Probiotic Exploration

    Joanna Cosgrove, Online Editor || March 26, 2012
    Dannon launches fellowship program to encourage and support research in probiotic studies.

  • An Interview with Ginni Garner

    An Interview with Ginni Garner

    March 23, 2012
    Ginni Garner is the president of Sanford Rose Associates—Beachwood, a recruitment firm with primary focus on placing executive and management talent with healthy living consumer products companies. Her clients include nutrition, dietary supplem…

  • Local Produce Gains Popularity

    March 21, 2012
    It seems like just yesterday natural and organic was the hot ticket, but local is quickly becoming a consumer favorite, as locally-sourced products are becoming more popular at grocery stores and restaurants alike. According to recent Mintel research, the same is true in the fruit and vegetable industry with more than half (52%) of consumers reporting that it’s more important to buy local produce than organic options.

  • Sustamine Maintains Performance Levels For Collegiate Basketball Players

    March 20, 2012
    Collegiate female basketball players maintained better skill performance and visual reaction time using water mixed with Sustamine—an ingredient from Kyowa Hakko that works on multiple levels to help rehydrate the body and sustain energy levels…

  • Omega 3 Users Looking for Fish Oil Alternative

    March 20, 2012
    A recent survey conducted by Discovery Research Group, in partnership with Aker BioMarine Antarctic, US, revealed that nearly four out of 10 consumers who want to take an omega 3 supplement are looking for an alternative to fish oil.

  • Green Lipped Mussel Eases Joint Pain & Increases Mobility

    March 19, 2012
    Inflammopharmacology Journal has published a new study on freeze-dried mussel powder produced by Aroma New Zealand. According to company director Ben Winters, this study showed that its green lipped mussel powder significantly eased knee joint pain b…

  • Pycnogenol Improves Menopause Symptoms

    March 19, 2012
    Pycnogenol was found to significantly improve signs and symptoms of menopause in a recent clinical trial published in Panminerva Medica. The study was conducted at Pescara University and examined 70 perimenopausal women, aged 40-50 years. Participant…

  • Biofortis Opens New Research Center

    March 19, 2012
    Biofortis has opened a new global headquarters and research center in Saint-Herblain, France. A pioneer in human clinical nutrition trials, Biofortis provides companies with many services, including intestinal flora research programs, biomarkers deve…

  • Hyabest Hyaluronic Acid May Improve Knee Osteoarthritis

    March 19, 2012
    Hyabest, a hyaluronic acid product designed for knee and joint health from Kewpie Corporation, alleviates symptoms of knee osteoarthritis, according to new research. Subjects were randomly assigned to the hyaluronic acid (HA) or placebo group. The s…

  • Probiotic Ice Cream for Hospitals

    Probiotic Ice Cream for Hospitals

    Joanna Cosgrove, Online Editor || March 19, 2012
    HHice Cream supports immune function and nutrition during hospital recovery periods.

  • Ecuadorian Rainforest Releases Update of Kosher Products

    March 15, 2012
    Ecuadorian Rainforest, LLC (ER), Belleville, NJ, has released the 2012 update of its kosher product offerings. The natural ingredient supplier currently offers 141 kosher items, and the list continues to grow. The company’s top-selling kosher p…

  • Researchers Caution Against Nanoparticles in Food and Vitamins

    March 15, 2012
    New research from Cornell warns nanoparticles in food and pharmaceuticals may be more harmful to human health than previously thought. A research collaboration led by Michael Shuler, the Samuel B. Eckert Professor of Chemical Engineering and the Jame…

  • Sperm Quality Maintained by Omega 3s

    March 15, 2012
    Researchers have found that men who eat large quantities of fatty food have low sperm quality.

  • The Market for Health & Wellness

    The Market for Health & Wellness

    Joanna Cosgrove, Online Editor || March 15, 2012
    New report unveils key market drivers and standout categories.