• Glanbia Acquires BSN for $144 Million

    March 1, 2011
    Ireland-based Glanbia plc has acquired Boca Raton, FL-based Bio-Engineered Supplements and Nutrition (BSN) for $144 million. The business was acquired on a debt-free basis and is expected to be earnings enhancing in 2011. The acquisition was funded t…

  • Pharmavite Claims Upheld in NAD Review

    March 1, 2011
    The National Advertising Division (NAD) of the Council of Better Business Bureaus has determined that Pharmavite, LLC, Mission Hills, CA, can support challenged advertising claims for the company’s Nature Made GreatMind dietary supplement. Acco…

  • Atrium Innovations Acquires Seroyal for $110 Million

    March 1, 2011
    Looking to reinforce its position in developing dietary supplements for the health and nutrition industry, Atrium Innovations, Quebec City, Canada, has acquired Ontario, Canada-based Seroyal International for $110 million. Seroyal commercializes prem…

  • Bakery Products Market Going Healthy

    March 1, 2011
    The global baking industry is currently facing opportunities as well as challenges created by the economic crisis, according to Global Industry Analysts, Inc. The still volatile financial scenario is changing the way bakers approach their businesses.…

  • LSRO Reviews Diet’s Effect on Mental Energy

    March 1, 2011
    The Life Sciences Research Organization, Inc. (LSRO), Bethesda, MD, has undertaken a review of the scientific evidence for more than 35 food ingredients, dietary supplements, dietary constituents and dietary factors and any measure of mental energy t…

  • Omega Protein Acquires Cyvex Nutrition

    March 1, 2011
    Omega Protein Corporation, Houston, TX, producer of omega 3 fish oil and specialty fish meal products, has acquired Cyvex Nutrition, Inc., Irvine, CA. Matthew Phillips, Cyvex’s president and COO, will continue with Cyvex as its new CEO. Gilbert…

  • ConsumerLab.com Reviews Seed Oils

    March 1, 2011
    According to ConsumerLab.com, White Plains, NY, only 11 of 17 omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acid supplements made from seed oils met quality criteria for freshness and labeling. Among the six products that failed testing, two were marketed for pets. This…

  • NAD Review Supports Some i-flex Claims, Recommends Changes

    March 1, 2011
    The National Advertising Division (NAD) of the Council of Better Business Bureaus has recommended that Parsippany, NJ-based DSM Nutritional Products discontinue certain advertising claims for its “i-flex” dietary supplement, including per…

  • ONC & Wilmar Align

    March 1, 2011
    Ocean Nutrition Canada Limited (ONC), Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, has entered an exclusive, long-term agreement with Singapore-based Wilmar International Limited (Wilmar), Asia’s leading agribusiness, and a global leader in omega 3 foods. The colla…

  • ICV Partners Acquires Stauber Performance Ingredients

    March 1, 2011
    ICV Partners (ICV), a private investment firm, has acquired Stauber Performance Ingredients, Fullerton, CA, a distributor of nutraceutical ingredients to the dietary supplement industry, from J. H. Whitney & Co. Dan Stauber, CEO, and select membe…

  • Stratum Acquires Stake in ESM Technologies

    March 1, 2011
    Stratum Nutrition, St. Louis, MO, has acquired a significant interest in ESM Technologies, LLC, Carthage, MO. ESM now becomes a joint venture between its previous owners and Stratum’s parent, Novus International. Current management will continu…

  • ChromaDex to Provide Vitamin K2 Services

    March 1, 2011
    Supplying analytical reference standards, quality control methods and related analytical testing services for vitamin K2, menaquinone-7 (MK-7) in raw materials and finished goods, ChromaDex Corporation, Irvine, CA, has entered a global agreement with…

  • UAS Acquires Contract Manufacturer

    March 1, 2011
    UAS Laboratories, Inc., Eden Prairie, MN, has acquired all outstanding shares of APN Labs, Inc., Wausau, WI, to become the sole owner. APN Labs manufacturers nutraceuticals for companies seeking to develop or maintain name brand products. The company…

  • NSF Opens Shanghai Testing Laboratory

    February 28, 2011
    Expanding its services in Asia to include testing in the areas of food equipment, dietary supplements and ingredients, and consumer products, NSF International, has opened its new NSF Shanghai Testing Laboratory in Shanghai, China. The facility and…

  • DSM Marks Transformation with New Brand

    February 28, 2011
    Symbolic of the company’s transition from a chemical company into a life sciences and materials sciences company active in health, nutrition and materials, the Netherlands-based Royal DSM N.V. has introduced a new company brand: Bright Science.…

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