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Rimfrost gets approval in Brazil for krill oil

Norwegian krill company Rimfrost has been granted regulatory approval in Brazil for its krill oil, inline with its South American strategy.

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GNC/AHPA raw materials program nears final review

The botanical ingredients raw material GMP program started by GNC and managed by the American Herbal Products Association will be ready for final review in October, said an AHPA official.

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Travel to source may be costly, but important to vet supply chain, expert says

Travel to where you source your ingredients, and make no excuses about the cost and time it takes, one expert said.

Ganeden’s BC30 probiotic ingredient gets Non-GMO Project verified

Ingredients now share the scrutiny finished products have when it comes to free-from claims and virtue labels, a spokesperson said.

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Sabinsa gets new health claims in Canada on curcumin ingredients

Ingredient supplier Sabinsa has achieved two additional Canadian health claim approvals on its curcumin ingredients, the company announced this week.

Indian firm Arjuna to launch 'one shot' high-concentrate Omega-3 product

Indian firm Arjuna Natural Extracts is launching a high-concentrate, "one shot", 90% omega-3 supplement derived from sardines.

Ethical Naturals Inc. introduce Cranberex from Oregon Cranberry

Ethical Naturals Inc. (ENI) is entering the cranberry extract sector with a standardized cranberry extract derived from dark red cranberries from Oregon.

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Gemini Pharmaceuticals expands Ribus partnership for clean label offerings

Contract manufacturer Gemini Pharmaceuticals is expanding its partnership with Ribus to offer Nu-MAG for magnesium stearate replacement in dietary supplements.

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DSM Launches omega-3 campaign for healthcare practitioners

The Know Your Ω campaign, launching at the 2016 AAFP Family Medicine Experience (FMX), is designed to educate healthcare practitioners on the health benefits of EPA + DHA omega-3s.

PLT Health Solutions introduces herbal formula for weight management

Slimvance is a combination of extracts from Moringa olifera, Murraya koeingii, and Curcuma longa, and its weight management and slimming effects are supported by two human clinical trials....

Organic Technologies ‘taking the lead’ in building omega-7 science

Ohio-based Organic Technologies is investing in studies to document the benefits of effects of omega-7 (C16:1 palmitoleic acid), with the science to data described as “promising”.

'The race is on in this industry to take positions for future growth of probiotics.'

Probiotics giant buys world’s best-documented strain

Danish probiotics and enzymes leader Chr Hansen has paid €73m in cash to acquire the Lactobacillus rhamnosus-based LGG suite of probiotic strains from Finnish dairy group, Valio.

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Mazza Innovation earns NSF Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) registration for its clean-label botanical extraction facility

Plant extract company Mazza Innovation Ltd. has achieved NSF Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) registration for its Delta, British Columbia botanical extraction facility.

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Nellson to relocate to new facility as next step in its ‘aggressive transformation’

Nutrition bar and powder provider Nellson LLC is investing up to $50 million to build a new facility in Ontario, CA to better serve the rapidly evolving needs of its...

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4Excelsior gets Informed-Choice certification

Anaheim-based contact manufacturer 4Excelsior has attained the international sports nutrition manufacturing certification Informed-Choice.

Krill powder stability issues addressed: Study

The long term stability of Rimfrost’s Pristine krill powder at room temperature has been confirmed in two studies, allaying concerns about krill’s viability as a supplement ingredient due to stability...

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FDA petitioned over inulin as a dietary fiber

Beneo, Cosucra, and Sensus have submitted a joint Citizen Petition to the FDA requesting the addition of chicory inulin to the list of dietary fiber.

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DolCas self-affirms GRAS status for BCM-95

The BCM-95 turmeric extract is Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) for use in foods, dietary supplements and medical foods, says DolCas Biotech, which markets the ingredient.

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Category growth helps mushroom supplement company secure expansion financing

Aloha Medicinals President Mike Brown shared with NutraIngredients-USA that capital investments have been made enabling Aloha Medicinals to double its mushroom production capacity in the United States in response to...

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Ingredient supplier AIC partners with Sanat Products Limited

The partnership will expand India-based Sanat Products Limited’s North American presence.

Taiyo says FDA recognition of Sunfiber could provide market advantage

Taiyo International said it has received confirmation from the Food and Drug Administration that its Sunfiber ingredient meets the definition of dietary fiber set forth in a recent communication.

Aker gets highest rating in one fisheries report; challenges conclusions of another

Aker BioMarine has received an endorsement from a fisheries monitor even as the harvest of Antarctic krill was bitterly criticized by a report from an environmental group.

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Lohmann brings distribution back in house

German ferric ingredients and specialty chemicals supplier Dr Paul Lohmann GmbH KG has announced a new supply arrangement for North America that brings brand representation back in house.

Developer says milling process creates multifunctional chia ingredient

Chia is a hot superfood. But entrepreneur Angelo Morini saw in its varying quality an opportunity, and his Anutra brand of chia was born.

Kyowa launches new magazine, defends Cognizin brand

Kyowa Hakko has launched a new way to communicate with customers: a magazine called AminoScope. The move comes as the company continues to defend the IP around its branded products....