• Stauber Acquires Pharmline

    May 23, 2012
    Fullerton, CA-based Stauber Performance Ingredients, Inc., with New York, NY and Atlanta, GA based equity sponsor, ICV Partners, has acquired Florida, NY-based Pharmline, Inc. from Gadot Biochemical Industries, Ltd.   “We are extremely ple…

  • FTC's Complaint Against POM Claims Upheld

    May 23, 2012
    In an Initial Decision announced today, Chief Administrative Law Judge D. Michael Chappell upheld a Federal Trade Commission (FTC) complaint, andruled that POM Wonderful LLC, its sister corporation Roll Global LLC, and principals Stewart Resnick, Lyn…

  • Industry Urged to Take Action Against Proposed DSHEA Amendment

    May 23, 2012
    As the Senate works to wrap up its consideration of S. 3187, the Food and Drug Administration Safety and Innovation Act, which extends the drug and device user fees for five years and authorizes new fees for generic drugs and generic versions of biot…

  • CRN Submits AER, Recordkeeping Comments to FDA

    May 22, 2012
    The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) has submitted comments to the FDA regarding the Agency’s estimated burden associated with adverse event reporting and recordkeeping for dietary supplements as required by the Dietary Supplement and No…

  • NAD Calls for Dreambrands to Discontinue for Add Lib Claims

    May 21, 2012
    The National Advertising Division has recommended Dreambrands, Inc., modify or discontinue a wide range of advertising claims for “Add Lib,” a dietary supplement promoted to women for improved mood, energy and sexual desire.  NAD is…

  • Abbott Announces Funding for Nutrition & Cognition Research

    May 18, 2012
    The Center for Nutrition, Learning, and Memory, a collaboration between Abbott’s nutrition businesses and the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), has announced the inaugural funding recipients of the Center’s annual research c…

  • DSM to Acquire Ocean Nutrition

    May 18, 2012
    DSM has entered an agreement to acquire Ocean Nutrition Canada from Clearwater Fine Foods and funds managed by Richardson Capital in an all-cash transaction for approximately $531 million.

  • FINRA Warns of Nutraceutical Stock Scams

    May 17, 2012
    The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) issued a new Investor Alert called Nutraceutical Stock Scams—Don’t Supplement Your Portfolio With These Companies to warn investors about stock scams related to companies selling everyth…

  • Consumer Confidence in Supplements is on the Rise

    May 17, 2012
    An annual survey conducted by The Vitamin Shoppe has found that Americans increasingly feel more confident about their health when taking a vitamin or supplement. According to The Vitamin Shoppe, Inc. annual survey, 93% of vitamin takers expressed th…

  • EHPM Concerned About List of Rejected Art 13.1 Claims

    May 17, 2012
    The European Federation of Associations of Health Product Manufacturers (EHPM) said the list of rejected Article 13.1 claims published today alongside the permitted list in the Union Register of the European Commission is premature in light of the co…

  • MSU Issues Canned Food Study

    May 16, 2012
    Michigan State University (MSU) has released a study underscoring the pivotal role of canned foods in the helping address the fight against obesity.   With continued emphasis on the importance of increasing fruit and vegetable intake, canned foo…

  • Corn Products Becomes Ingredion

    May 15, 2012
    Corn Products International, Westchester, IL, and its shareholders have voted to change the company’s name to Ingredion.

  • Biscuit Market Thriving

    May 15, 2012
    Innova Market Insights has found two opposing forces within the sweet biscuits market to be driving global sales. The treat image of biscuits is driving the premium sector forward, while rising health concerns have also raised interest in better-for-…

  • Revenue for Probiotic Cultures Boosted

    May 14, 2012
    A new market analysis from Frost & Sullivan has found that the probiotic market earned revenues of $310.0 million in 2011 and is estimated to reach $522.8 million by 2018, thanks to increasing awareness about the benefits of consuming probiotics…

  • JAMA: Probiotics Can Ward Off Antibiotic Diarrhea

    May 11, 2012
    According to a new study published in the Journal of American Medical Association, probiotics can curtail the diarrhea that affects one-quarter to one-third of patients as a side effect of taking a course of antibiotics.   Study researchers revi…