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Safe for babies: FDA has no objections to GRAS status of Ganeden's BC30 probiotic strain for use in infant formula

The FDA has no objections to Ganeden BC30s GRAS status for use in infant formulas, the company announced this week.

Sabinsa's founder maintains commitment to quality has driven explosive growth

During a press tour of its Indian operations, Sabinsa Corp founder Dr Muhammed Majeed detailed how the company has grown from a basement operation decades ago in New Jersey to...

Echinacea's drawbacks keep it as immune health stalwart rather than superstar

Echinacea is an immune health ingredient that has been around for ages. But its peculiar dosing requirement and the multiplicity of forms on the market inhibit its broader uptake, experts...

Artificial Intelligence: BASF partner with Nuritas on 'next gen' functional peptides

Ingredients giant BASF will collaborate with Irish start-up Nuritas on the discovery and commercialisation of novel functional peptides using DNA analysis and artificial intelligence (AI).

Immune health quiz: Do you know your Echinacea from your EpiCor?

Do you know where Lonza drives its ResistAid ingredient? How many consumers are looking for ways to support their less-than-perfect body defenses? And can Tongkat Ali extracts support immune health? ...

Special Edition: Immune Support

The key ingredients in the immune health sector

Immune supplement sales were valued at an impressive $2.45 billion in 2014 (Nutrition Business Journal), and in this gallery we look at the key market trends and ingredients for this...

Are barriers for hemp cultivation going down? New report documents industrial hemp legislative progress in US

Last year saw the addition of four new ‘Hemp States’ (Florida, Alabama, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island), according to Vote Hemp’s 2016 States Report.

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OmniActive expands natural extract capabilities with Indfrag acquisition

OmniActive Health Technologies Ltd. has acquired an 85% stake with Bangalore-based natural ingredients player Indfrag Ltd.

Bulletin highlights adulteration issues for St. John's wort

Food dyes and/or extracts from other Hypericum species are being used as adulterants for St. John's wort extracts, explained the latest Botanical Adulterants Bulletin from the ABC-AHP-NCNPR Botanical Adulterants Program....

Baobab has rosy outlook in 2017 thanks to rise of prebiotics, says Kaibae founder

California-based Kaibae started four years ago as a pure baobab fruit powder brand, and founder Dr Luc Maes says that with the rise of pre- and probiotics, there’s a big...

Demand for CBD still outstrips supply despite production expansion, hemp grower says

The supply of industrial hemp is ramping up quickly, as a company formed by growers in Kentucky reported $2 million in payments to farmers for the 2016 crop. But demand...

Transparency is only way for GMO technology to thrive, exec says

Openness and transparency is the only way for genetic engineering technology to thrive in the supply of dietary ingredients, said an official with a company engaged in the practice.

Company forms to push benefits of sciadonic acid

A new company is coming together around a ‘new’ fatty acid — sciadonic acid, which the developer says has potent anti-inflammatory properties.

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OmniActive Health Technologies gets $35 million investment from Everstone Group

Private equity firm Everstone Group has acquired a significant minority stake in OmniActive Health Technologies to help OmniActive in diversifying and expanding its offerings.

Omega-3s & Algae: Lessons from 2016’s special editions

We learned that natural channel retailers are getting bored with plain old fish oil, and that there is still a lot of untapped potential in sourcing everything from omega-3s to...

Bioavailability-boosted CBD hits market

A new form of CBD products that claim greater bioavailability and protection from stomach acid breakdown via a nano droplet technology have hit the market in the US. 

Solix says quality certifications help differentiate its algal ingredients

Colorado-based Solix Algredients is relying on certifications to make its quality case as the company builds out its extraction business. 

Flax rides rising popularity of gluten-free, vegan for ‘resurgence’ in food

Once considered primarily as a supplement for fiber and omega-3s, flax increasingly is appearing in more packaged foods with marketing claims extolling its health benefits and unique cooking properties.

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Ingredient Identity boosts training capabilities with expansion

Regulatory consulting firm Ingredient Identity has responded to increasing demand by relocating its headquarters in to an expanded facility that will include more space for training.

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OmniActive self-affirms GRAS for OmniLean

OmniActive Health Technologies has announced that its OmniLean Salacia Extract has received self-affirmed GRAS (Generally Recognized as Safe) notification by an expert panel.

Kemin & OmniActive resolve legal differences, begin to form Lutein and Zeaxanthin Trade Organization

OmniActive Health Technologies, Ltd. and Kemin Industries, Inc. have settled their legal disputes and will cross license ‘use patents’ on lutein, zeaxanthin and their isomers.

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OmniActive gets self-affirmed GRAS for Capsimax

OmniActive has announced that it has obtained self-affirmed GRAS status for its Capsimax weight management ingredient.

L.V. Lomas to be exclusive distributor of Novozymes' enzymes for food, nutrition applications in the US & Canada

L.V. Lomas has struck a deal with enzymes specialist Novozymes under which it will become the exclusive distributor of Novozymes' enzymes sold into food and nutrition applications in the United States and...

dispatches from HiE 2016

Teff: The next ‘ancient grain’ to make nutrition ripples?

The success of chia and quinoa has opened the door for other less-known ancient grains, but one South African company exporting teff is wary of a boom and bust effect.

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Rhema Group to close Utah facility, consolidates Vancouver operations

Nutraceutical formulator and manufacturer the Rhema Group has announced it will close its Ogden, Utah facility at the end of the year, affecting the facility’s 35 employees.

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