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Ganeden sets up Probiotic Jumpstart Program to stimulate food and beverage innovation

Probiotic manufacturer Ganeden launched a program for companies to innovate with probiotics within the food and beverage industry.

Study: Dried plums consumption benefits bone health

Calcium and vitamin D are often credited as the nutrients to go to for bone strength, but according to the National Osteoporosis Foundation, it takes far more than just that.


NMR test method could revolutionize verification of omega-3 oils

Transparency in the supply chain rests on reliable tests to verify the provenance of ingredients, but proving beyond doubt where an oil came from has been a problem in the...

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BASF hikes vitamin A prices by 20%

German chemical giant BASF has announced it will increase vitamin A prices by 20% globally.

RSPO to crack down on ‘palm oil free’ labels

The Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) will crack down on member companies claiming to have removed palm oil for environmental reasons.

New consumer campaign encourages vitamin D testing to identify deficiency, advance research

A consumer education campaign launched by the Organic and Natural Health Association earlier this year will encourage consumers to test their vitamin D levels to identify supplementation needs while simultaneously...

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ADM to buy controlling stake in Harvest Innovations: 'Consumers are looking for non-GMO, organic, and minimally processed foods'

ADM has boosted its presence in the market for organic, non-GMO, gluten-free and 'minimally processed' foods and ingredients after striking a deal to buy a controlling stake in Iowa-based Harvest...

Tax credit for R&D now easier for startups, small firms to claim

Startups and small companies now can reap all the credit they are due for their innovations – including on their taxes, thanks to changes to the research and development tax...

Continual magic bullet view of DNA barcoding frustrates testing expert

A recently aired media report once again seemed to elevate DNA testing to magic bullet status. It’s a development that dismays Danica Harbaugh Reynaud, PhD, one of the foremost experts...

“A welcome addition to the literature”: Sabinsa publishes safety data for ForsLean

A new paper brings together the cumulative safety data of ForsLean, Sabinsa’s patented Coleus forskohlii extract, providing formulators with extra confidence in safety of the ingredient.

Special edition: Transparency in Dietary Supplements

Is a transparent global supply chain the Holy Grail?

The dietary supplements industry must be transparent about transparency to ensure that it transparency really does make a difference and boost consumer confidence in the products, say industry experts.

Special edition: Transparency in Dietary Supplements

Should transparency be a priority for the supplements industry?

The NY AG’s probe into herbal supplements has done a lot to change the industry conversation over transparency, and some practices by some industry members cannot continue because they jeopardize...

People on the move, Winter 2015-16: Sabinsa, CRN, USP, NAXA, Standard Process & more

The winter months saw a few new hires and promotions, with notable appointments at Sabinsa, CRN, NAXA, Standard Process, SPINS, USP, Chemi Nutra, Jarrow Formulas, and Aker BioMarine.

Chr. Hansen targets diabetes with next-generation probiotic deal

A collaboration between Chr. Hansen and Caelus Health will focus on the development of Eubacterium hallii as a next generation probiotic for prevention and treatment of metabolic disease. ...

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Brassica Protection Products get FDA no objection for truebroc Glucoraphanin GRAS status

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has no objections regarding the generally recognized as safe (GRAS) status of Brassica Protection Products LLC’s truebroc brand of glucoraphanin in food applications....

“Small but significant”: Pea fiber may help cut calorie consumption, says human study

Consuming 15 grams per day of yellow pea fiber may help reduce body fat and energy intake in overweight and obese adults, says a new randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study.

EFSA uncorks EU market for DSM’s synthetic trans-resveratrol

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has said synthetic trans-resveratrol is safe for use in supplements following a novel food application from multinational DSM.

“A first, and necessary, step”: CRN to require members submit product labels to ODS label database

The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) has announced it will require all of its members submit their supplement product labels to the Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS) Dietary Supplement Label...

Independent benchmarks show Alkemist Labs’ “commitment to the highest standards of testing”

Alkemist Labs has achieved ISO 17025 accreditation and also announced it has met the AOAC Analytical Laboratory Accreditation Criteria Committee guidelines.

Chitosan may help weight management: Human data

Supplements of chitosan derived from fungus may help reduce body weight and BMI in overweight subjects, says a new study from Belgium and India.

Krill oil supplier Neptune bolsters formulation, marketing support with Biodroga acquisition

Canadian krill oil supplier Neptune Technologies and Bioressources is moving up the value chain by acquiring formulation service provider Biodroga for about $10.6 million (USD).

California firm set to become major Moringa supplier with new cultivation method

Aquaculture and agricultural technology firm New Global Energy Inc. is betting hard on the botanical Moringa. The company is seeking to become a major supplier of raw material, pioneering a...

Study supports safety & omega-3 boosting efficacy of Ahiflower oil

Ahiflower oil may accrue omega-3 EPA up to four times higher than flaxseed oil, says the first human clinical trial performed with the ingredient that also supports the safety and...

Entries close Friday January 15th

5-day count down: Last chance to enter the NutraIngredients Awards

It’s not too late to show the nutrition industry what you're made of by entering NutraIngredients’ 2016 Awards. But hurry, entries close Friday January 15th.

Durable demand for flax leads supplier Pizzey Ingredients to expand facility

Demand for flax ingredients is likely to continue upward in 2016, an executive with supplier Pizzey Ingredients says. The company is responding with manufacturing improvements at its Canadian processing facility.

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