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BMPEA proponent Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals expands with acquisition of Mexican company

Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals, a controversial Georgia-based dietary supplement finished products and contract manufacturer, has announced plans to acquire a major Mexican dietary supplement and OTC drug manufacturer, the company announced this...

FDA: KIND bars do not meet the requirements for use of the nutrient content claim ‘healthy'

KIND LLC working with FDA over string of labeling errors; consumer litigation could follow, predict attorneys

KIND LLC says it is working closely with the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to address a long list of concerns raised by the agency in a warning letter...

US web retailer pumps EU distribution as gym community swells

US site has opened its first UK distribution centre to better cater to its customer base in Europe - part of a community that includes 25 million unique visitors...

GNC responds to industry questions about its NY AG deal with open letter from CEO

Mike Archbold, CEO of GNC, has issued an open letter to the industry explaining its position in the wake of industry questions and criticism following the announcement that it had...

Nestlé files patent for cocoa extract allergy treatment

Nestlé has filed an international patent for cocoa polyphenols as a treatment or prevention of eosinophilic esophagitis – an allergic reaction of the esophagus.

AFI: 'This is a complement to breast feeding, not a replacement'

Arla's plans to fight malnutrition come under fire

As Danish dairy giant Arla Foods Ingredients (AFI) announces plans to combat malnutrition in Ethiopia by selling ingredients for milk formula, campaigners warn that companies may be profiting from hunger by...

Inergetics hits market with CBD powdered supplement formulated into capsules

Supplement marketer Inergetics is jumping into the CBD supplement game at what it says is a fortuitous time with the launch of new supplement branded as Nulief that will be...

Perrigo settles latest of glucosamine class action suits

A recent class action settlement will affect the way certain glucosamine supplements are marketed. The most recent settlement applies to the labeling of supplements sold by Walmart, Supervalu and Walgreens.

Schniederman's actions, FTC's overreach on agenda as NPA members blanket Capitol Hill

More than 100 members of the Natural Products Association gathered in Washington, D.C., to discuss with their legislators hot topics facing the industry. Talking points included defining organic as non-GMO,...

Probiotics on the verge of “dramatic second growth curve,” expert says

Probiotics are on the cusp of a “dramatic second growth curve” that could more than double their sales in supplements in the U.S., but new delivery platforms and uses could...

Thorne extends sports nutrition efforts with EXOS partnership

Practioner channel specialist Thorne Research has taken another big step into the sports nutrition sphere with a partnership with sports fitness firm EXOS to launch a new line of supplements.

Gaia Herbs: Our sales are growing as consumers move to a brand they trust

Consumers are not turning their backs on herbal supplements in response to the NY AG’s probe, but are shifting to brands they can trust, says Gaia Herbs, with the North...

Nestlé files whey world patent: Lactoferrin for infant memory and learning

Nestlé has filed an international patent for the whey fraction lactoferrin to improve memory, learning speed and promote brain maturation in children.

Special Edition: Beauty from within

Nature’s Bounty: 'Women’s health and beauty is a growth category for our brand'

With its recently launched Hair, Skin and Nails Challenge, Nature’s Bounty is seeing growth in the beauty-from-within category and women’s health.

Special edition: Beauty from within

Beauty From Within turns ugly for L’Oréal and Nestlé

It promised so much – the globe’s biggest cosmetic and food players L’Oréal and Nestlé applying serious marketing, research and NPD clout to drive a nascent category into the mainstream...

Jarrow: There is a NY State agenda for ‘supplement safety’ legislation

There is a larger anti-supplement agenda in New York State, with key state politicians all seeking greater oversight of supplements, says Jarrow Formulas.

News in brief

Genysis Brand Solutions joins UNPA’s new Platinum Liability Insurance Program

Utah-based Genysis Brand Solutions is the first company to sign up for the Platinum Program offered by Chicago-based insurance broker RT Specialty, in collaboration with the United Natural Products Alliance...

Vertical integration positions Marine Ingredients to reap benefits of omega-3s turnaround

Marine Ingredients is poised to reap the benefits of the expected rebound in the market for omega-3s with the opening of a new extraction facility in Alaska and the integration...

TMR enters sports nutrition sector with pre- and post-workout range

Trace Minerals Research (TMR) is entering the sports nutrition market a range of pre- and post-workout formulations under the name TMRFit series.

Insights from the 13th Global Food Technology & Innovation Summit

Nutrition and sustainability are key to good innovation, says Nestlé R&D chief

Food and beverage manufacturers must focus research and development activities on creating more nutritious and sustainable food solutions, says Nestlé’s head of global R&D.

News in brief

Mannatech announces award of 100th patent

Texas-based network marketing firm Mannatech announced recently that the company received its 100th patent, the latest in Korea on its PhytoMatrix all natural multivitamin and mineral dietary supplement formulation. 

Practitioner channel specialist Xymogen continues strong growth curve, CEO says

Xymogen, a dietary supplement manufacturer that specializing in the practitioner channel, has announced a growth milestone with $7 million in revenue realized in the month of January. The company said...

Despite legal fuzziness, supplement companies crowd into CBD space

Despite the cloudy legal status of dietary supplements and functional food products featuring cannabidiol (CBD), which is extracted from industrial hemp, as the approval of medical marijuana and legalization of...

Currency headwinds, weakness in North America depresses Herbalife's results

Herbalife seems to have put the specter of activist investor Bill Ackman behind it.  But emerging out of a mixed earnings report is another cloud for the company: slowing sales...

Greenteaspoon CSO: ‘We’re convinced polyphenol prebiotics will play a huge role in advancing our understanding of the importance of the gut mucus layer in health and wellness’

A proprietary blend of superfruit and green tea may support healthy digestion, says data from a double-blind and placebo-controlled study that supports the prebiotic potential of polyphenols.