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Reaction to FDA's proposed Nutrition Facts updates

AHPA to FDA: Clarify protein labeling

Although it generally supports the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) proposed Nutrition and Supplement Facts label changes, the American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) urged the agency to adopt the Digestible Indispensable Amino Acid Score (DIAAS) method for evaluating protein content on product labels.

Z Trim Holdings unveils BioFiber Gum for supplement encapsulation, food additive applications

Z Trim Holdings, an Illinois-based producer of functional ingredients derived from corn fiber and other grain byproducts, has launched its BioFiber Gum (BFG) for food, supplement and industrial applications. BFG is said to have both a suite of attractive functional properties and health claims of its own.

National Research Council to unveil findings of 'independent, objective examination' of GE crops in 2016

The National Research Council (NRC) is conducting an "independent, objective examination of what has been learned since the introduction of genetically engineered (GE) crops, based on current evidence".

Burcon: Q1 value still mostly from outside operations

Functional plant protein supplier Burcon reported total revenues of just $25,000 in the fiscal first quarter of 2015, derived mainly from deferred royalty payments from ADM for Clarisoy sales. 

Global Industry News

Natural vs organic: What’s the difference, and do shoppers care? from FoodNavigator-USA.com

How clean is your label, and who decides - plaintiff's attorneys or Whole Foods Market? Are ‘all-natural’ claims still resonating with consumers or are other on-pack cues more important? And do shoppers understand the difference between natural and organic claims? 

EU traceability requirements rank top in global table of food safety regulations from FoodNavigator.com

European Union countries rank highest when it comes to global food traceability regulations and requirements, according to a new report from The Global Food Traceability Center (GFTC).

European minerals market soars on high-quality supps boom from NutraIngredients.com

A desire among European consumers to spend more on superior quality nutraceuticals has fuelled a boom in the minerals market, according to Micro Market Monitor (MMM).

Frutarom reports rising revenues and record results from FoodNavigator.com

Flavours and ingredients firm Frutarom has reported soaring Q2 profits as net income climbed by more than 44% over the same period last year.

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Twinlab can 'look to the future' now that recapitalization is complete

Twinlab can 'look to the future' now that recapitalization is complete

The restructuring of Twinlab is complete, as the entity Twinlab Consolidation Corporation has concluded its first deal,...

New trade organization forms with mission to define what 'natural' means

New trade organization forms with mission to define what 'natural' means

A new trade organization has formed with the mission to define what 'natural' means.  The nascent Organic...

CRN, NPA submit comments on FDA's proposed changes to food, supplement labels

CRN, NPA submit comments on FDA's proposed changes to food, supplement labels

Both the Council for Responsible Nutrition and the Natural Products Association have submitted a comments on FDA’s...

‘Specific strategies are needed to boost omega-3 intakes,’ says Pharmavite study. ‘We have a campaign to change the conversation,’ says GOED

‘Specific strategies are needed to boost omega-3 intakes,’ says Pharmavite study. ‘We have a campaign to change the conversation,’ says GOED

With a large percentage of American adults not meeting recommendations for omega-3 consumption, the Global Organization for...

'Fermentation revolution' transforming amino acid market, supplier says

'Fermentation revolution' transforming amino acid market, supplier says

The ongoing ‘fermentation revolution’ in the supply of amino acids continues to affect the production and potentially...

Review: Multivitamin and mineral supplements have possible modest benefits and ‘minimal, if any, risk’

Review: Multivitamin and mineral supplements have possible modest benefits and ‘minimal, if any, risk’

With many Americans failing to meet recommended intakes of select nutrients, multivitamin and mineral supplements could be...

Meta-analysis confirms calcium doesn't raise heart disease risk for older women, CRN says

Meta-analysis confirms calcium doesn't raise heart disease risk for older women, CRN says

A new meta-analysis has found that current evidence does not support the notion that calcium supplements increase...

Resveratrol supplements may improve memory performance in older adults: Study

Resveratrol supplements may improve memory performance in older adults: Study

Daily supplements containing resveratrol may boost memory performance in association with improved glucose metabolism in older adults,...

Evidence of gut/brain connection piles up, but actual products are a ways off, researcher says
Special edition: Cognitive Health

Evidence of gut/brain connection piles up, but actual products are a ways off, researcher says

The gut is teeming with bacteria, good and bad, and these organisms and their cousins living elsewhere...