• PAL Laboratories Opens New Facility

    September 1, 2005
    PAL Laboratories, Inc., Miami, FL, has opened a new $20 million, 47,000 square-foot facility. The company will manufacture and package nutritional supplements and over the counter products utilizing the latest technology and equipment. The plant is d…

  • Pharmline, Burgundy Botanical Extracts Sign Contract

    September 1, 2005
    Pharmline, Inc., Florida, NY, and Burgundy Botanical Extracts, Rayssouze, France, have signed a contract ap­pointing Pharmline exclusive distributor for Burgundy’s trademarked extracts in the U.S. Burgundy manufactures botanical extracts, i…

  • FCI Health Science Changes Name

    September 1, 2005
    FCI Health Science, Inc., Mount Laurel, NJ, has changed its name to Fuji Health Science, Inc. According to the company, the name was changed to clearly establish the connection to its parent company, Japan-based Fuji Chemical Industry Co., Ltd.…

  • Unigen Pharmaceuticals Collaborates to Develop Novel Skin Lightening Ingredient

    September 1, 2005
    Unigen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Lacey, WA, has formed a research and development collaboration with Professor David Minter in the Department of Chemistry at Texas Christian University (TCU) for the development of a novel skin-lightening product derived…

  • Palatinose Approved by EU

    September 1, 2005
    Palatinose, a new functional carbohydrate from Palatinit, Mannheim, Germany, has been approved by the European Commission for use in the European Union (EU) in all foods and beverages, according to a commission decision announced in late July. Palati…

  • Qualified Health Claims Unveiled for Green Tea; New Research Suggests Protective Effect

    September 1, 2005
    Under FDA’s “Consumer Health for Better Nutrition Initiative,” the agency has announced the results of a review of qualified health claims that suggest green tea may reduce the risk of certain types of cancer. Based on a systematic…

  • New Bill Targets Herbal Supplements

    September 1, 2005
    According to the American Herbal Products Association (AHPA), Silver Spring, MD, U.S. Representative Susan Davis (D-CA) has introduced a bill that proposes to revise the “unreasonable risk” clause of DSHEA by significantly altering FDA&rs…

  • Bill Reintroduced to Encourage Use of Dietary Supplements Among Low-Income Americans

    September 1, 2005
    In early August, the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), Washington, D.C., sent a letter of support to the Senate Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee, urging committee members to give strong consideration to a bill that would allow the…

  • Letter Sent to FDA Regarding Qualified Health Claims Approval Process

    September 1, 2005
    To date, scores of companies have petitioned FDA for the use of various qualified health claims for their products or ingredients. Unfortunately, the rate at which qualified health claims are being processed and approved, according to many experts, h…

  • Premier Foods Acquires Maker of Quorn

    July 1, 2005
    Premier Foods, St. Albans, England, U.K., has acquired Marlow Foods Holdings Ltd, owner of Quorn, a meat alternative brand, for $313 million in cash. The company expects earnings and profitability to be boosted in the first full year of ownership.…

  • SunActive Facility Achieves Superior AIB Rating

    July 1, 2005
    Taiyo International, Inc., Minneapolis, MN, has received a “Superior” rating from the American Institute of Baking (AIB), the baking industry’s leading food safety auditor, for its SunActive manufacturing facility. A superior rating…

  • Pro-Form Completes Expansion

    July 1, 2005
    Pro-Form Laboratories, Lafayette, CA, has completed the expansion of its powder manufacturing facilities in Benicia, CA. The manufacturing and warehouse facility have been increased to 130,000 square feet. Additional manufacturing equipment has also…

  • Canadian Government, Advitech Invest in Research

    July 1, 2005
    The Honorable Jean Lapierre, Minister of Transport and Political Lieutenant for Quebec, on behalf of the Honorable David Emerson, Minister of Industry and Minister responsible for Science and Engineering Research Canada (NSERC), recently unveiled pla…

  • Cargill Expands OptaFlex Manufacturing Capabilities

    July 1, 2005
    Cargill, Minneapolis, MN, has completed engineering for a planned expansion of OptaFlex natural chondroitin sulfate manufacturing capabilities at its Denver, CO, facility within the next few months. Cargill’s OptaFlex chondroitin sulfate is a n…

  • Tharos Laboratories, Nature's Sources Form Distribution Agreement

    July 1, 2005
    Tharos Laboratories, Inc., Sharon, MA, has signed a distribution agreement with Nature’s Sources, LLC, Morton Grove, IL. Through this partnership, Nature’s Sources will build national distribution of Tharos Laboratories’ new product…