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Eye health supplements may contain undeclared meso-zeaxanthin, say researchers. Nothing to see here, says supplier

Commercial lutein and zeaxanthin supplements for eye health may contain undeclared meso-zeaxathin, say researchers from Ireland, which may challenge a long-held hypothesis in the eye health sector.

Glanbia says new wheat protein has powerful sports, functional food possibilities

Glanbia Nutritionals is going all in on glutamine (and gluten) with a new wheat protein ingredient line it is bringing to the US market. Called HarvestPro, the new ingredient is...

“It is one of our goals to work more in the major regulatory decision-making centres."

Sterol & stanol giants join to boost cholesterol-lowering category

Six players – Danone, Raisio, Unilever, Cargill, BASF and Arboris – have formed a group to propel cholesterol-lowering plant stanols and sterols science into the media and policy spotlights to...

ChromaDex files successful NDI on Niagen; surging sales of ingredient helps firm near break-even mark

ChromaDex has announced a successful New Dietary Ingredient notification on its Niagen ingredient. Strong demand for the ingredient has driven the company to a sixth consecutive quarter of record earnings...

Special edition: inflammation

Suppliers make case to go to the source with supplementation of endogenous antioxidants

Managing inflammation is something the body does naturally, without inputs, via a complex system of endogenous antioxidants. What’s the case for trying to boost this activity by supplementing the body...

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Meratrim’s weight management potential supported by RCT in overweight people

Supplements of InterHealth’s proprietary blend of Sphaeranthus indicus flower heads and Garcinia mangostana fruit rind may reduce body weight in overweight people by 8.8 pounds, compared to placebo, says a new study....

Special edition: Inflammation

Are we set to see an increase in demand for anti-inflammatory formulations?

Healthy aging and increasing coverage by the mainstream media could help drive demand for products addressing inflammation over the next few years, say experts.

Do we need new labeling conventions around fully hydrogenated oils?

Fully hydrogenated oils (FHOs) do not create harmful trans-fats, and could replace partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs) in many applications. However, manufacturers are reluctant to use them because the word ‘hydrogenated’...

Solazyme to launch algae butter in early 2016: We’re offering a hard fat from a completely new source

Solazyme is aiming to launch the latest addition to its micro-algae-based ingredients portfolio in early 2016 - an algae butter - which it says could replace hard fats such as...

AstaReal launches direct to consumer supplements to expand astaxanthin market, applications

AstaReal Group has launched two direct to consumer astaxanthin supplements under its Astavita brand name.  The supplements feature raw material from the company’s newly expanded Moses Lake, WA production facility....

More customers considering switch from anchovy to menhaden, Omega Protein says

Omega Protein reported record quarterly revenues driven by a recovering omega-3 market and an increasing willingness on the part of customers to consider raw material choices beyond anchovies.

Despite El Niño threat, Peru says new stock estimate allows for second anchovy fishing season

In a welcome bit of news for the omega-3s industry, the Peruvian government has opened a second fishing season for anchovies. The season had been under threat of closure because...

Ganeden VP: Next year is going to be exceptional for us internationally

From tea to turmeric beverages, and from smoothies to spice blends, the GanedenBC30 probiotic is everywhere. After successful regulatory approvals around the world, next year promises to be ‘exceptional’.

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Mayor Emanuel welcomes SPINS to Chicago, ‘the epicenter for the food industry’

Mayor Rahm Emanuel cut the ribbon to officially open the new corporate headquarters for SPINS, a move that gives the company greater access to top talent to continue its impressive...

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KD Pharma gets IFOS raw material certification

German omega-3 player KD Pharma has achieved 5-star ratings in the IFOS (International Fish Oil Standards) certification of its KD-Pür line of omega-3 concentrates.

ChromaDex, P&G announce deal for nicotinamide riboside

ChromaDex Corp. has entered into a joint development agreement with Procter & Gamble for development of forms of nicotinamide riboside (NR) for select applications.

DSM eyes brands, private label; will cut 100 nutrition jobs

DSM will cut 100 nutrition jobs as part of efficiency plans on top of the 900-1100 job losses elsewhere already announced as it set out goals that include greater interest in brands and...

Blue California bringing cost effective L-ergothioneine to market

Ingredients supplier Blue California is ramping up its development of L-ergothioneine, a potent antioxidant, with stock expected to be available by March 2016.

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BI expands operations into Nevada as ‘tremendous growth’ continues

BI Nutraceuticals has announced the expansion of its manufacturing operations with a 140,000 square foot facility in McCarran, Nevada, just outside of Reno.

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GOED, CRN release white paper to counter ‘confusion’ around omega-3 oxidation

As attention increases in the issue of oxidation and omega-3s, the Global Organization for EPA and DHA Omega-3s (GOED) and the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) have released a white...

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KD Pharma omega-3 wins sustainability backing

German omega-3 player KD Pharma has received sustainable fishery certification from industry watchdog Friend of the Sea (FOS).

USP launches new GMP audit certification program

There’s a new player in the GMP audit sector, with the United States Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) expanding its verification services to include a new GMP audit program for dietary supplement...

Alkemist Labs rolling out Next Generation Sequencing DNA testing

Costa Mesa, CA-based Alkemist Labs is adding Next Generation DNA Sequencing to its arsenal of testing capabilities, in response to customer demand for the technology.

ProcessPro says GMP compliance concerns boosting demand for its software

With the increasing emphasis on GMP compliance, companies like ProcessPro, a Minnesota-based provider of software solutions for manufacturers, has seen an increasing demand for its services.

Plandaí inks deal for distribution of Phyotofare extracts in India

Plandaí Biotechnology, Inc., a company that produces a line of extracts branded as Phytofare, has concluded a deal for the distribution of its ingredients in India.

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