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Canada issues advice on nutrition labeling

Canada's department of health has introduced a nutrition labeling 'toolkit' to help dietitians and health professionals educate consumers on the new nutrition labeling, to become...

Burcon sets up partnership with ADM

Canada's Burcon NutraScience has signed a letter of intent with Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) to enter into a licensing and development agreement to manufacture and...

Roche to distribute Lonza niacin

Roche Vitamins has announced an agreement with Swiss group Lonza that will see Roche distributing Lonza's niacin within the United States. The agreement will expand...

Market America unveils ephedra-free option

Internet marketing company Market America has launched a new ephedra-free product under its successful ThermoChrome brand of weight-loss products. ThermoChrome Ephedra Free is apparently based...

Our amazing internal world

New insights about the foundations of our health could soon be revealed thanks to the recent completion of the genome sequence of one of the...

Linnea extends US product line

Linnea, the Swiss manufacturer and distributor of botanical extracts for the dietary supplement, pharmaceutical and cosmetics industries, has extended the range of products available to...

Natural peptide may reduce damage from brain injury

Biopharmaceutical company Zengen announced this week that its researchers have discovered supplements of a naturally occurring hormone may be able to help patients with brain...

Chromium conference

Experts on chromium are to gather next month to discuss the research backing its use as a treatment for diabetes. The research summit, sponsored by...

Brain Garden ships freebies to attract new customers

Whole Living subsidiary The Brain Garden launched its Food First Program last weekend, which aims to educate consumers about nutritional approaches to fighting obesity. International...

Sanmark gains ISO

Chinese company Sanmark Limited announced that its new speciality oil processing facility in Dalian High-Tech Zone has received an ISO 9001:2000 certification. The $2 million...

Marketing push for Nestlé milk drink

Nestle USA has responded to recent controversy over the damage done to children's health by soft drinks by promoting vending of its Nesquik drink in...

Fish to help improve food safety

Improving food safety 'the natural way' would certainly appeal to the increasingly health vigilant consumer. Scientists in the UK have been looking at a variety...

Sales growth at GFR Nutritionals

Las Vegas-based Laredo Investment, owner of GFR Nutritionals, has announced a 31 per cent increased in consolidated sales for 2002 compared to the previous year's...

Melatonin may reduce stroke damage

Researchers in Hong Kong report that the hormone melatonin, more commonly used to reduce the effects of jetlag, could protect the brain from the effects...

Sprinkles prove effective in controlling anemia

An easy-to-use iron supplement, made by food giant Heinz, has significantly reduced cases of anemia in children, according to the company. 'Supplefer Sprinkles', developed by...

Kraft powder up for sale?

US food company Kraft Foods has put its powdered soft drink concentrate plant in Hyderabad, India up for sale, reports the Indian paper Financial Express....

Low carbs not equal to low energy

Energy bars with low or moderate levels of carbohydrates may not actually help dieters lose weight as they promise, as overall energy contents are similar...

ADM reorganises speciality ingredients operations

US-based ADM Specialty Ingredients is restructuring its sales and marketing organisation "to better serve customer needs for comprehensive and innovative food ingredients". The division has...

PanGeo buys Canadian vitamin business

Canada's PanGeo Pharma group has acquired the Quest Consumer Health Care business of Boehringer Ingelheim (Canada) for approximately C$14 million (€10m). Under the terms of...

New vitamins for skincare products

Vitamins are increasingly recognised for their role in skin health, according to experts speaking at an American Academy of Dermatology meeting this week. Both vitamin...

Popular supplement fails clinical trial

Taking supplements of creatine to slow the muscular disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) may be a waste of time and money, conclude the authors of...

Cranberry juice may help fight heart disease

There's more good news about cranberry juice: researchers have found that drinking three glasses a day significantly raises levels of 'good cholesterol' in the blood...

Herbal often missing from echinacea supplements

Echinacea products sold in retail stores often do not contain what the labels claim, according to researchers whose findings prove just how vulnerable consumers are...

A beverage for battles

A new isotonic energy drink called Combat Cooler is being developed for inclusion in ready-to-eat meals produced for soldiers. The manufacturer, Nautilus Mineral Waters of...

US ingredients for CSM

Dutch ingredients company CSM completes the acquisition of Carpro, increasing its market penetration in North America. The acquisition of Carpro - a US manufacturer of...

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