• FDA Solicits Comments on Amending Soluble Fiber-Heart Disease Claim

    March 1, 2007
    FDA has decided to solicit comments on amending the regulation authorizing a health claim on the relationship between soluble fiber from certain foods and risk of coronary heart disease (CHD). The amendment proposes to exempt certain foods from the n…

  • USDA Approves airforce Nutrisoda for Sale in U.S. Schools

    March 1, 2007
    Ardea Beverage Co., Minneapolis, MN, has announced that airforce Nutrisoda has been approved by the USDA for inclusion in the U.S. National School Lunch Program. airforce Nutrisoda provides nutrients such as amino acids, vitamins, minerals and herbs…

  • Brand New Brands Launches Dreamerz Foods

    March 1, 2007
    Brand New Brands, Mill Valley, CA, has launched Dreamerz Foods, Inc., creators of a new category of all natural products that promote healthy sleep and relaxation. Leading the new company is Amanda Steele, Dreamerz Foods’ founder and chief exec…

  • Scientific Experts Call for Increased Vitamin D

    March 1, 2007
    Two scientists from the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), Washington, D.C., and two pre-eminent vitamin D researchers, are urging the Food and Nutrition Board (FNB) to raise the vitamin D Tolerable Upper Intake Level (UL) five-fold, based on a…

  • Valio, The Dannon Company Sign License Agreement

    March 1, 2007
    Valio Ltd., Helsinki, Finland, and The Dannon Company, Inc., White Plains, NY, have signed a license agreement providing exclusive access to technology and for the use of probiotic Lactobacillus GG (LGG) in the U.S. Dannon will add the probiotic cult…

  • NSF, Neogen Partner

    March 1, 2007
    NSF International, Ann Arbor, MI, and Neogen, Lansing, MI, are collaborating to offer comprehensive validation tests and testing services that are essential to ensure that products meet label content claims and do not contain contaminants such as uni…

  • GNC Forms Relationship with NutriSystem

    March 1, 2007
    GNC, Pittsburgh, PA, has joined forces with NutriSystem, Inc., which will allow GNC to offer the NutriSystem program in 160 of its Philadelphia and New York City area markets, as well as other select GNC locations. This is the first time the NutriS…

  • Austevoll Seafood Acquires Epax

    March 1, 2007
    Austevoll Seafood ASA, Storebø, Norway, has acquired 100% of the shares in Epax AS, Aalesund, Norway, from Ferd Private Equity Fund. Epax supplies concentrated, marine-derived omega 3 formulas developed to target specific health conditions and…

  • ConsumerLab.com Tests and Reviews Multivitamins

    March 1, 2007
    Fifty-two percent of multivitamins recently selected for testing by ConsumerLab.com, White Plains, NY, were found to be contaminated with lead, unable to properly break apart, or to contain significantly more or less ingredient than claimed. Among th…

  • Phyto-Source Phytosterol Capacity Expansion

    March 1, 2007
    Phyto-Source, LP, has increased capacity of its manufacturing facility in Houston, TX. The plant capacity has been successfully increased by over 40% to meet the increased demand for the company’s cholesterol-lowering food ingredient Phyto-S-St…

  • Sweet Success, Integrity Nutraceuticals Join Forces

    March 1, 2007
    Sweet Success Enterprises Inc., San Antonio, TX, has formed a strategic alliance with Integrity Nutraceuticals International, Sarasota, FL. The alliance enables Sweet Success to utilize the scientific research showing the efficacy and safety of Cinnu…

  • Ajinomoto, Pharmachem Form Partnership

    March 1, 2007
    Ajinomoto Aminoscience, Raleigh, NC, has formed a partnership with Pharmachem Laboratories Inc., Kearny, NJ, to produce custom manufactured amino acids. Amino acids have long been recognized as key ingredients for health applications within the nutri…

  • DSEA Launches New Ad Campaign

    March 1, 2007
    The Dietary Supplement Education Alliance (DSEA) has unveiled a new marketing campaign called “Just Like Me.” The campaign is aimed at supporting consumer confidence for regular use of dietary supplements. “A paid advertising campai…

  • Polifenoles Acquires National Bioscience, Appoints PL Thomas Representative

    March 1, 2007
    Polifenoles Naturales (“Polinat”), Canary Islands, Spain, had acquired National Bioscience Corp., Chester, NY. National Bioscience was headed by the recently deceased Dr. Zakir Ramazanov, a well-respected pioneer, scientist and leader in…

  • UNPA Adds New Member

    March 1, 2007
    The United Natural Products Alliance (UNPA), Salt Lake City, UT, has gained Alkemists Pharmaceuticals Inc., Costa Mesa, CA, as a new member. UNPA is made up of 34 members committed to the excellence and advancement of the global dietary supplement in…