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Name change for Nutraceutix

Washington-based biopharmaceutical company Nutraceutix has proposed a name change in order to more closely reflect the future of its business, it said. Shareholders will be...

Acatris opens new production plant

Acatris, the company formed recently by the merger of various business in the Royal Schouten Group, and fellow Royal Schouten subsidiary Schouten Products, have opened...

Omega Biotech moves into cosmetics

Canada's Omega Biotech, maker of the Protovin grape seed antioxidant, has introduced its first cosmeceutical product this month. The anti-aging cream is said to firm...

Contaminated supplements, another recall

Best Life International is warning consumers not to buy its dietary supplement Viga, promoted for increasing sexual performance, as it has been found to contain...

Government office urges new guidelines on omega-3 intake

The US Office of Management and Budget (OMB) this week urged the Departments of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Agriculture (USDA) to revise dietary...

Probiotics build eczema resistance

Probiotics given to pregnant women and babies around the time of childbirth could protect children from atopic eczema for up to four years - two...

SkinCola set for NY summer

The first so-called skincare beverage is to launch in New York this summer, aimed at those trying to look good in warm weather. SkinCola contains...

ICO rounds in on coffee crisis

With coffee prices at a 30-year all time low, the International Coffee Organisation and World Bank ended a round table last week with a call...

Positive outlook from Kerry

Despite the challenging economic climate, Irish food ingredients, flavours and consumer foods group Kerry expects a good outcome for the full year. Speaking at the...

Global drinks firm could become key tagatose customer

Good news for biotech firm Spherix today. The tagatose developer says that global drinks manufacturer PepsiCo is exploring the use of the sweetener in several...

Clarinol makes dieting easier

Dutch firm Loders Croklaan Lipid Nutrition says a study on its Clarinol conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) found that it improves weight reduction and decreases the...

Major ad campaign from Degussa BioActives

Degussa BioActives has launched a major worldwide advertising campaign to support its leading nutritional ingredient brands. The campaign will focus on leading Degussa BioActives products...

Canada recalls Chinese herbal

Health Canada is warning consumers not to use Hua Fo VIGOR-MAX tablets, a Chinese herbal product found to contain the presription drug tadalafil, not approved...

Common plant contains anti-herpes agent

An extract from the common herb known as 'self-heal' may prove to be a powerful new herpes treatment, researchers reported at the annual American Society...

Educating DSHEA

DSHEA, already in place for some time, is still not well understood it seems. The National Nutritional Foods Association (NNFA), now present in Washington DC...

Phyto-Source venture helps Forbes cut losses

Forbes recently reported a rise in first quarter revenue and reduced losses for fiscal 2002, thanks to sales of sterols from the Phyto-Source joint venture....

Nature's Plus offers immune-booster

Natural Organics has introduced a new supplement to boost respiratory health and the immune system under its Nature's Plus brand this month. Aller-7 Rx-Respiration contains...

GMP seminars heat up in June

The two-day seminar series on GMPs continues this month, with the event in Las Vegas coinciding with NNFA's Marketplace. The seminars offer opportunities for further...

Diet drinks expand category boundaries

Cambridge Marketing Group is introducing two new 'designer' beverages this summer called Skinny Water and Diet Water. The company claims the drinks will create a...

Strong support for omega-3 intake

Eating oily fish like salmon, tuna or bluefish at least twice a week can prevent sudden cardiac death because fatty acids in the fish block...

Indian colour producers win anti-dumping case

Indian producers of the synthetic red colouring allura red have won an antidumping case in the US following investigations from the United States International Trade...

QBI lifts sales at Health Sciences Group

New owner of Quality Botanical Ingredients the Health Sciences Group reported a 300 per cent rise in revenues for the first quarter to end of...

Whole Foods distribution center certified organic

Natural foods supermarket Whole Foods Market said it has received organic certification for its produce distribution facility in Vernon, California, which distributes produce to its...

ISP buys into South America

International Specialty Products (ISP) continues to consolidate its position on the ingredients market with the news this week that it has acquired Brazilian ingredient systems...

Iron reduces tiredness

Unexplained tiredness is common in young women, say doctors. Research in this week's British Medical Journal suggests that non-anaemic women with fatigue may benefit from...

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