• NCN To Hold Investor Meeting

    October 1, 2009
    Nutrition Capital Network will hold a special event for raw material suppliers and technology developers on November 11, 2009 in Las Vegas, NV. Nutrition Capital Network’s Investor Meeting will present 10-12 companies in nutrition ingredients,…

  • Nutricap Labs Grows at Award-Winning Pace

    October 1, 2009
    Farmingdale, NY-based Nutricap Labs was recently ranked the 42nd fastest-growing, privately held company in the U.S. by Inc. Magazine’s Inc 500 | 5000 list. Factors that go into the ranking include gross dollars of growth, revenue, metro region…

  • Delivery System Patent Awarded

    October 1, 2009
    RZN Nutraceuticals, Miami, FL, has obtained approval from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for its absorption and delivery system process technology, HerbaZorb. The company’s Arthri-Zen Relief and Migra-Zen Relief PLUS capsules already use…

  • FDA Issues Final Guidance on AER Labeling

    October 1, 2009
    Final guidance from FDA regarding adverse event report (AER) labeling for dietary supplements requires either a domestic phone number or a three-line address by September 30, 2010, according to a recently published notice. Under the Dietary Supplemen…

  • New Report Sees Investment Opportunities in Functional Foods

    October 1, 2009
    With $20 billion to $30 billion in sales a year, the functional food market offers tremendous growth opportunities for potential investors, according to a new report released by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC). The report, titled “Leveraging G…

  • Demand for Stevia Surges But Obstacles Remain

    October 1, 2009
    Rebaudioside A (Reb A), the non-caloric sweetener derived from the stevia plant, could fill a sweet spot in the U.S. food and beverage market, according to a new Rabobank report, “Stevia and the U.S. Market,” which says the growing demand…

  • Nutrition Industry Grew Almost 9% in 2008

    September 1, 2009
    While other sectors of the U.S. economy were faltering, the U.S. nutrition industry continued to grow almost 9% to more than $101 billion in 2008, according to the latest research from Nutrition Business Journal (NBJ), Boulder, CO. Sales of dietary s…

  • More Consumers Connecting Foods with Health Benefits

    September 1, 2009
    Americans are recognizing the connection between food and overall health, with a recent survey showing that 89% agree certain foods have benefits that go beyond basic nutrition and may reduce disease risk. This percentage represents a significant inc…

  • Alticor Obtains Ownership in Metagenics

    September 1, 2009
    Two global leaders in nutritional products, Metagenics, San Clemente, CA, and Alticor, Ada, MI, have entered into a joint venture agreement whereby Alticor will obtain a substantial ownership interest in Metagenics, which will continue to operate as…

  • PepsiCo Dives into Coconut Water Market

    September 1, 2009
    Purchase, NY-based PepsiCo, Inc. has agreed to acquire Brazil’s largest coconut water company, Amacoco Nordeste Ltda. and Amacoco Sudeste Ltda. (Amacoco). The agreement is the most recent step in PepsiCo’s strategic transformation of its…

  • Rite Aid Settles False Advertising Charges

    September 1, 2009
    Agreeing to settle FTC charges of false and deceptive advertising related to its “Germ Defense” tablets and lozenges, Rite Aid Corporation, Harrisburg, PA, has agreed to pay $500,000 in consumer refunds. Rite Aid marketed the Germ Defense…

  • Naturex & Natraceutical Merge

    September 1, 2009
    In a deal that establishes “the world leading independent company of natural specialty ingredients,” Naturex, Avignon, France, and Natraceutical Group, Valencia, Spain, have formalized a memorandum of understanding to merge their ingredie…

  • Vitamin D & Omega 3 to be Studied in Disease Prevention Trial

    September 1, 2009
    Researchers will conduct a large clinical trial designed to evaluate the impact of vitamin D and omega 3 in reducing the risk of cancer and heart disease among people with no prior history of such ailments. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) wil…

  • Dean Foods Purchases European Soy Producer

    September 1, 2009
    In a deal worth approximately €325 million, Dallas, TX-based Dean Foods Company has formally completed its acquisition of the Alpro division of Vandemoortele N.V. Alpro is a European leader in branded soy-based beverage and food products with ne…

  • Associations Share Views on Adulteration

    September 1, 2009
    The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), Washington, D.C., and the American Herbal Products Association (AHPA), Silver Spring, MD, have submitted comments to FDA regarding economically motivated adulteration (EMA). CRN called the problem “a…