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ConAgra Foods strikes $340m deal to sell Spicetec flavors and seasonings business to Givaudan

ConAgra Foods has struck a $340m deal to sell its Spicetec flavors and seasonings business to Givaudan as it continues to reshape its portfolio.

People on the move – May 2016: Ganeden, Nutrition 21, Nutralliance, and more

We’ve had a few notable hires and promotions this month, with new hires at Nutrition 21, Nutralliance, MTC industries, NutraClick, and a key promotion at Ganeden. 

Plant-based and transparent: How contract manufacturers innovate in a global market

The old adage “customer is king” rings true to most industries. But for companies working mostly in the B2B space, like contract manufacturers, the end consumer sits on an even...

Special Edition: Contract manufacturing

Qualifying your contract manufacturer: The key questions to ask

Asking for details of the quality program, and physically visiting a facility to audit it are just two of the top things that brand owners should do to qualify their...

Scandinavian solvent-free berry player boasts nutrient boost

Danish biotech firm Asiros has launched a range of berry powders produced via a patent-pending solvent-free process that protects the nutrients and polyphenols, overcoming the shortcomings of ethanol and water...


Geneva convention: Vitamin K2 leaders meet to discuss quality & collaboration

Vitamin K2 leaders like NattoPharma and Kappa Bioscience met with others in the sector from India and east Asia in Geneva last week with the aim of developing a common...

Work on soil improvement leads to mineral ingredient for supplements

Work in organic agriculture led Mineral Biosciences to the development of a “fossil mineral” with a claim to blood sugar management properties.

Valensa offers herring roe/perilla oil omega-3 formulation

The omega-3 sector continues to ramify in the direction of more complicated formulas with the addition of a new offering from Valensa based on herring roe and perilla oil.

Product strategy expert says palatinose's 'time has come'

As consumer knowledge about blood sugar level management builds, low-glycaemic sweetener Palatinose could be about to enjoy its day in the sun, according to author and marketing guru Julian Mellentin. ...

And the winners of this year's NutraIngredients Awards are...

About 250 industry enthusiasts gathered last night to hear the winners of this year’s NutraIngredients Awards, which included Roquette, Amazing Grains and Lycored. 

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Bonolive self-affirmed GRAS status for olive polyphenol ingredient

An independent panel of experts has affirmed the generally recognized as safe (GRAS) status of Bonolive, a unique clinically validated olive polyphenol ingredient for bone health by Ferrer HealthTech.

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Brassica Protection Products adopts broccoli through ABC’s Adopt-an-Herb Program

 The partnership will make broccoli research more easily available to health care professionals, researchers, consumers and industry members.

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Acquisitions in the Mid-Atlantic: MORRE-Tec buys Vitacyclix

With the purchase, New jersey-based manufacturer MORRE-Tec adds more products and expertise in fortification ingredients such as vitamins A and D, among other things.

Algae Life Sciences announces 239 FDA-allowed structure/function claims

The claims relate to the company’s AstaZine Natural Astaxanthin product, which is extracted from certified organic Haematococcus pluvialis microalgae.

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Liquid form of Fibersol soluble fiber can help solve no-cal mouthfeel issues

Fibersol-2L, a liquid version of the Fibersol line of corn-based fiber ingredients, has been launched by the partnership of Matsutani and Archer Daniels Midland to help solve some of the...

Horphag CEO: “Marketing alone won’t do it; we give more weight to education”

An already a familiar name in the supplements industry, Horphag is ramping up its consumer education efforts on Pycnogenol to appeal to the new wave of environmentally-conscious, well-researched, and clean-label...

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NutriScience Innovations offers new spray-dried form of lactoferrin

Connecticut-based NutriScience Innovations has launched a new spray-dried version of lactoferrin for supplements, foods and beverages.

Founding member AstaReal withdraws from NAXA

Founding member AstaReal has withdrawn from the Natural Algae Astaxanthin Association, while at the same time the association announced a new member, Chinese company Yunnan Alphy Biotech Company, Ltd.

Marketer writes down remaining BluScience inventory, pivots toward ChromaDex's PurEnergy ingredient

Canadian supplement company NeutriSci has now dropped all sales of ChromaDex’s pTeroPure ingredient in favor of an energy product line based upon its PurEnergy ingredient, which is a pTeroPure/caffeine co...

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Nutrition 21 announces new president

Purchase, NY-based Nutrition 21, LLC, has announced the appointment of Joe Weiss as its new president, with the top priorities of accelerating the company's growth with product innovation, science and branding.

Fruit d'Or to highlight cranberry probiotic in confection prototype at Healthy & Natural Show

Fruit d’Or is following the lead of some other probiotics suppliers by pushing its LactoCran cranberry seed powder/probiotic combination into the confectionary category.

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US Pharmacopeial Convention joins UNPA

The US Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) has become an Associate Member of the United Natural Products Alliance (UNPA).

Vitafoods Europe 2016 preview

Testing and tracking nutrition in mental health

The quest to halt cognitive decline as a feature of ageing has become an intense area of research in recent years, and polyphenols can deliver much. 

GRAS process for evaluating ingredient safety threatens FDA’s mission, Sen. Markey argues

The “loose structure” and voluntary process for companies to self-determine if new ingredients are “generally recognized as safe” without required input from FDA undermines the agency’s ability to ensure the...

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Niagen to be researched for neuroprotective effect among football players

Thorne Research and ChromaDex Corp. are partnering in a research effort with the Mayo Clinic and the University of Minnesota Clinical and Translational Science Institute on a planned study to...

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