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Stopping unfair competition from unlawful ingredients and products at the border

Complying with FDA regulations can be a long and expensive process. Small wonder then that some companies choose not to, and instead deal in unapproved ingredients or products that contain...

Special Edition: View from the aisles: The retailers’ perspective

What role do branded ingredients play at retail?

Ingredient suppliers can spend a lot of time and money differentiating their products but how do they communicate with the consumer, what issues are important to retailers, and is the...

Taiyo carves out niche in natural caffeine market with slow-release whole green coffee bean ingredient

It’s been 10 years and more since ephedra was taken off the market and in that time the importance of caffeine as an energy and thermogenic ingredient has grown significantly. ...

Organic & Natural meets with NY AG, calls to bring raw material manufacturers under 21 CFR Part 111

Organic & Natural Health Association became the first trade association to meet with NY AG’s office this week, and is calling for FDA’s current GMPs (code 21 CFR Part 111)...

News in brief

DSM named ‘Company of the Year’ by the Islamic Food and Nutrition Council of America

The Islamic Food and Nutrition Council of America (IFANCA) has recognized DSM’s Halal compliance, implementation and program of label control by naming DSM its Company of the Year.

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Sabinsa continues to build patent portfolio with four new US patents

The US Patent and Trademark Office has granted Sabinsa Corporation and its sister company Sami Labs Limited (Bangalore, India) four new US patents, bringing the company’s patent portfolio total to...

Chinese suppliers angling to snare bigger share of natural astaxanthin market

Demand for astaxanthin continues to rise and new suppliers are stepping to the fore to meet that demand. Among the newer players in the market are BGG and InnoBio, both...

Stevia First says tie-in with biotech firm will help drive dietary ingredient development

Stevia First Corp. says a collaboration with biotech firm BioViva Sciences validates its fermentation technology platform and will help drive the development of dietary supplement ingredients beyond steviol glycosides.

Rice Bran Technologies' protein will compete with clean source, 'made in USA' message, CEO says

Rice Bran Technologies (RIBT) is close to market with a new rice protein offering that will benefit from a ‘made in USA’ clean sourcing message.  The protein’s debut awaited modifications...

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Albion recognizes supplier for exceptional service

Albion Human Nutrition, a manufacturer of patented organic mineral amino acid chelates, has recognized one of its raw material suppliers for exceptional service and quality.

Despite economic uncertainty, Brazilian ingredient market remains promising, exec says

The widely publicized issues affecting the Brazilian economy is a concern for companies selling ingredients there, but the underlying demand for health and wellness products means market growth is still...

Major algae producer to test BlueOcean's CO2 infusion technology

BlueOcean NutraSciences Inc. is expanding its reach in the algal omega-3s sphere with the announcement of a deal in which a major commercial algae producer will test the company’s proprietary...

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Aker verifies krill oil ingredient as non-GMO

Aker BioMarine Antarctic US, the world’s foremost harvester of krill and a leading supplier of krill oil, has announced that its Superba krill oil ingredient has achieved Non-GMO Project Verified...

Upcoming trade show session to focus on adulteration, including cranberry

The NYAG affair has put the simmering pot of adulteration of herbal ingredients back on the front burner. A session at the upcoming Ingredient Marketplace trade show in Orlando will...

Venture capitalists eye Vitafoods for nutrition start-up buys

Nutrition Capital Network (NPN) will return to Vitafoods in Geneva in May with a fresh mission to connect innovative SMEs with potential investors like DSM, Seventure and Tate & Lyle Ventures....

ChromaDex succeeds in boosting ingredient sales by 182% in face of continuing losses

ChromaDex Corp. continued to make progress on its transformation from a company based solely on testing services to a branded ingredient supplier, registering a 182% increase in ingredient sales in...

Naturex responds to market demand with non GMO certification of extracts

French-based botanical ingredients supplier Naturex is adjusting to meet future market conditions in the US by certifying seven of its most popular ingredients 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...

Is it worth buying nutrient-poor packaged fruit 'n' veg?

Fresh-cut fruit and veg are sold as an instant vitamin boost. But chlorine disinfection, refrigeration and up to three weeks on the shelf mean their vitamin content is often low...

Neptune gets partly favorable krill oil patent ruling, but royalty payouts await appeal

In what one side is billing as the final act in the krill wars in North America, the US Patent and Trademark Office has ruled to uphold certain claims of...

Special edition: beauty from within

Green tea's not just about health; it's a beauty ingredient, too, Taiyo says

The beauty-from-within market is one of those that is perennially not quite ready for prime time, at least in North America. But officials at Taiyo International believe that’s about to...

Sabinsa looks to beverage applications with new fully soluble uC3 Clear curcumin ingredient

Curcumin is a compound long on health benefits that comes with formidable formulation challenges because of its inflexible solubility profile.  Sabinsa Corp. has found a way around that with a...

Qualitas says drawbacks of open pond algae cultivation easily dealt with

Qualitas Health, a supplier of a unique polar-lipid structured algal omega-3 ingredient, is now at full scale production and is participating in what an executive calls “the future of omega-3s.”...

Mazza Innovation nears full scale production with innovative water extraction process

Mazza Innovation, a producer of botanical extracts, has moved beyond the proof of concept stage and is close to full scale production with its unique water-based extraction technology.

Cargill's Viatech platform deconstructs stevia leaf to identify better blends

Cargill is “all in on stevia,” according to Scott Fabro, global business development director.  At the forefront of this commitment is the company’s Viatech stevia technology, which analyzes the various...