• Awareness of Probiotics Still Low Despite Soaring Sales

    November 1, 2008
    A majority of Americans don’t know much about probiotics, according to a recent survey conducted by Opinion Research Corporation for Ganeden Biotech, Cleveland, OH. Still, they spent more than $1 billion on products containing probiotics over t…

  • Shuster Laboratories to Change Name to STR

    November 1, 2008
    Canton, MA-based Shuster Laboratories will change its name to STR as of January 1, 2009. Shuster was acquired in 2002 by Specialized Technology Resources (STR), a global consumer product testing and quality assurance company with laboratories and off…

  • Partners Officially Tie the Knot

    November 1, 2008
    RFI Ingredients, Blauvelt, NY, has acquired its long-term partner, Wilsey and Sons, Loveland, CO, which possesses a proprietary extraction technology called Dynamic Liquid/Solid Extraction (DL/SE) to produce highly concentrated flavors, antioxidants…

  • NPA Finds Fault in AER Labeling

    November 1, 2008
    The Natural Products Association (NPA), Washington, D.C., is encouraging members to submit company-specific comments to FDA once the agency officially publishes a Federal Register notice about dietary supplement labeling and adverse event reporting.…

  • Wild Blueberries Outperform Fellow Fruits

    November 1, 2008
    New research published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry shows that wild blueberries have the highest cellular antioxidant activity of 25 commonly consumed fruits tested, as well as the highest total phenolic content and oxygen radica…

  • NOW Foods Expanding Personal Care Lines

    November 1, 2008
    Looking to extend its influence in the natural personal care market, NOW Foods, Bloomingdale, IL, intends to expand topical anti-aging and oral care product lines. At a time when consumers are increasingly aware of, and concerned about, product ingre…

  • Sytrinol License Returns to KGK Synergize

    November 1, 2008
    In accordance with the terms of a binding agreement, the global distribution rights to Sytrinol, a supplement that supports healthy cholesterol, will return to its inventor and patent holder, KGK Synergize Inc., London, Ontario, Canada, as of January…

  • Asian Ginseng to Reach North America

    November 1, 2008
    BI Nutraceuticals, Long Beach, CA, has partnered with Hongjiu Biotech, Jilin Province, China, for exclusive North American distribution of the company’s line of panax ginseng extracts. As part of this agreement, BI may distribute all other Hong…

  • Book Published on Nutraceutical Regulations

    November 1, 2008
    A recently published book by Elsevier/Academic Press entitled “Nutraceutical and Functional Food Regulations in the United States and Around the World” provides regulatory executives, marketers and functional food formulators an overview…

  • NEC Launches 'Live Responsibly' Program

    November 1, 2008
    Forsyth, MO-based National Enzyme Company (NEC) intends to teach its employees and the surrounding community different ways to take better care of themselves, their families and the world. To jump-start the program NEC offered its employees cloth bag…

  • Foundation Gives Back to Local Communities

    November 1, 2008
    Naturex, Avignon, France, is opening its own corporate foundation—an independent entity with its own resources—to support education, medicine and basic necessities in communities from which Naturex derives plant materials. The Naturex Fou…

  • Down Economy Won't Keep Consumers Away From Supplements

    November 1, 2008
    According to a new survey conducted by Ipsos-Public Affairs for the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), Washington, D.C., a full 51% of supplement users indicated that the economy will likely not change their supplement-purchasing habits. These…

  • Study Questions Efficacy of Popular Arthritis Ingredients

    November 1, 2008
    Glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate, together or alone, do not effectively slow cartilage loss in the knees of osteoarthritis patients compared to placebo, according to a National Institutes of Health (NIH)-supported study. Researchers from the Gl…

  • FDA Lowers Estimate of Supplement AERs

    November 1, 2008
    FDA estimates it will receive 856 adverse events reports (AERs) for dietary supplements during the first year of required reporting—about 100 fewer than it first estimated—based on the 214 mandatory accounts it received during the first q…

  • Study Looks for Link Between Diet and Behavior

    October 1, 2008
    More than 1000 prisoners in three U.K. penitentiaries will be subjects in a new study investigating the link between nutrition and behavior. Wellcome Trust, a U.K. charity that funds innovative biomedical research, has offered $2.6 million for the Ox…