• Life Extension is GMP Registered by NSF

    February 19, 2013
    Life Extension, Fort Lauderdale, FL, has been GMP registered by NSF International. NSF International’s Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) registration program enables manufacturers to become independently registered by NSF International to meet…

  • Nature-Identical Zeaxanthin Receives Novel Food Approval

    January 31, 2013
    The European Commission approved the use of nature-identical Zeaxanthin in the European Union as an ingredient in food supplements. The decision follows a positive EFSA safety assessment delivered on September 13, 2012, which concluded that the use l…

  • Chemi Nutra Receives FDA GRAS for AlphaSize A-GPC

    January 11, 2013
    FDA has issued an agency response letter stating it has no questions regarding White Bear Lake, MN’s Chemi Nutra’s conclusion that A-GPC is GRAS under the intended conditions of use, and has assigned it GRAS GRN No. 000419. The company&rs…

  • Taura "Grade A" Status Under BRC Certification

    December 28, 2012
    Taura Natural Ingredients’ factories in Belgium and New Zealand have been awarded "Grade A" status under the BRC certification program. Auditors gave Taura top marks at both sites under the BRC Global Standard for Food Safety followin…

  • Unistraw Receives Key Patent For Flavoring Straws

    December 19, 2012
    The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) issued a key patent covering Singapore-based Unistraw Holdings Pte, Ltd’s ingredient delivery technology. Called “Drink Flavouring Straw,” the patent broadly covers straws containing sphe…

  • FDA Confirms Safety of
 Carrageenan As Food Ingredient


    December 18, 2012
    In response to a 2008 citizens petition from Joanne K. Tobacman, M.D., the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) under the Department of Health and Human Services has concluded that the alleged claims made by Dr. Tobacman do not adequately support…

  • Sensient Food Colors Italy Awarded IFS Version 5 Accreditation

    December 12, 2012
    Sensient Colors LLC, a business unit of Sensient Technologies Corporation, St. Louis, MO, and a global leader in color for food and beverage applications, has announced that Sensient Food Colors Italy, Europe’s largest producer of grape skin ex…

  • Naturex Completes FSSC 22 000 Certification

    December 10, 2012
     Naturex, Avignon, France, has successfully completed the FSSC 22 000 certification process, with its New Jersey factory achieving the Food Safety System Certification 22 000, and its Avignon facility completing its audit. The FSSC 22000 is the…

  • KSM-66 Ashwagandha Certified 100% Organic

    December 5, 2012
    KSM-66 Ashwagandha, Hyderabad, India, has attained organic certification in accordance with the National Organic Program (NOP) technical standards set by the USDA. It has been certified as “100% Organic” and can now be utilized in organic…

  • Indena Olive Fruit Extract Opextan is GRAS

    December 5, 2012
    Indena, Milan, Italy, has self-affirmed that its olive fruit extract Opextan is Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) for use as a food ingredient. Upon receiving this distinction it can be used in a number of food categories including bakery products,…

  • FrieslandCampina Lactoferrin Authorized for Food in EU

    December 5, 2012
    The European Commission published its decision approving lactoferrin, produced by Dutch company FrieslandCampina, as a “novel food”. As a result lactoferrin, a bioactive milk protein component, can now be used in a variety of foods throug…

  • Manitoba Harvest Hemp Foods Receives BRC Global Standards Certification

    December 5, 2012
    Manitoba Harvest Hemp Foods, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, has achieved British Retail Consortium (BRC) Global Standards Certification at its facility. As the largest hemp food manufacturer in the world to grow, make, and sell its own hemp foods, BRC C…

  • Novel Food Ingredient Dihydrocapsiate Gains Marketing Authorization in EU

    December 4, 2012
    The EU Commission has published the Implementing Decision authorizing the placing on the market of dihydrocapsiate (DHC), a naturally occurring capsinoid derived from chili peppers, as a novel food ingredient under Regulation (EC) No 258/97 of the Eu…

  • PureCircle Receives Final Approval of Stevia in Canada

    December 4, 2012
    PureCircle, Chicago, IL, producer and marketer of high purity stevia products, has received the final approval from Health Canada authorizing the use of stevia in foods and beverages in Canada. PureCircle was instrumental in the approval of the natur…

  • European Organic Certification for Licaps

    November 27, 2012
    Capsugel, Morristown, NJ and Bornem, Belgium, have received European Organic certification at its Colmar manufacturing facility in France for the production of finished products using its plant-based Licaps capsules. Six formulations, as well as the…

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