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Zila continues with growth strategy

Phoenix-based Zila is to double production capacity of its vitamin C line to meet growing demand for the product. Zila has already expanded production facilities...

Cloudy times for Nature's Sunshine

The sales decline continues for herb and vitamin maker Nature's Sunshine, with challenging international and domestic market conditions still held responsible. Sales revenue for the...

ARS launches new, improved nutrient database

The US Agricultural Research Service launched an updated version of its flagship nutrient database yesterday, billed as the most authoritative source of food composition in...

Further boost for fruit-based foodstuffs

Food manufacturers may include a FDA dietary guidance statement on fruits and vegetables on food labels, according to the agency this week. The dietary guidance...

Cut the cone content, asks consumer group

One century on and millions of ice cream tubs later the US 'food police' are out in force calling on ice cream retailers to tell...

USP unveils lycopene monographs

The United States Pharmacopeia (USP) has published three new lycopene-based monographs, reflecting the rapid growth in supplement products containing the antioxidant. Lycopene is a carotenoid,...

Video marketing from Cognis

Cognis Nutrition and Health is launching a nationwide publicity campaign, in the form of a video news release, to directly promote its Tonalin CLA product...

Expanded education program at SupplySide West

Virgo Publishing has revealed details of the expanded Education Program to be offered at SupplySide West 1-3 October in Las Vegas. Features are to include...

Low-dose multivits may lower heart attack risk

People who take low dose multivitamin supplements may be less likely to have a heart attack, say Swedish researchers. There has been much debate about...

Study calls oat fiber claim into question

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has finalised its rule expanding the sources of oat beta-glucan soluble fiber that can carry the health claim for...

Cargill funding for health drink

Agribusiness Cargill has invested in start-up nutritional beverage maker NutriJoy to finance its expansion to new markets and new product development. NutriJoy was formed in...

Balchem fails to counter weak US food market

Good growth at Balchem's medical products segment has helped offset a continuing decline in its encapsulated products, sold to nutritional and food industries, although overall...

Could supplements keep elderly fit?

Anemia, a condition caused by vitamin and mineral deficiency, doubles the risk of serious physical decline in the elderly, according to a new study. The...

What makes soy protein heart healthy?

Increasing the intake of soy isoflavones may have little effect on either LDL or HDL cholesterol, concludes a review by Dutch researchers. Soy protein is...

NBTY takes control of Rexall

Supplement maker NBTY completed its purchase of Numico's ailing vitamin business Rexall Sundown last week, and immediately cut jobs at the unit. Reports in regional...

Balance Bar tips in favor of sweetness

The Balance Bar brand has added three new sweet-tasting flavors to its nutrition bar range, which it claims remains a healthy snack food. The Cookie...

Rocky results for TFF

US firm Technology Flavors & Fragrances continues to falter in 2003 with a 70 per cent decrease in net income for the second quarter, a...

Ephedra hearing signals alarm for industry

An outright ban on ephedra is looking likely after last week's hearing on the weight-loss herb but the momentum created by the case could also...

DHEA - a supplement for heart health?

Supplements of the hormone DHEA could help prevent age-related heart disease, suggest Japanese researchers. A low dose of DHEA, taken daily by 24 middle-aged men,...

Health claims, getting it right

By all accounts, the new European proposals on nutrition and health claims have provoked a mixed reaction across the board. Raymond O'Rourke, a food lawyer...

New product for GNC beauty shelves

Health Logics Laboratories is launching a vitamin supplement to rejuvenate skin, to be distributed through the GNC retail chain from September. Derma Beauty contains two...

Vitalarmor comes to America

Dairy protein distributor Euro Proteins is to launch French whey specialists Armor Proteins' whey protein isolate Vitalarmor LFX 100 in the US. The product is...

Inflammation may counter heart-healthy diet

Natural chemicals released in the body as a result of chronic inflammation may underpin the failure of low-fat, so-called heart healthy diets to actually reduce...

Spotlight on food safety agencies

Italy will hand over the EU Presidency to Ireland at the start of 2004. Food safety, close to the heart of the Commission and Europe,...

Fourth quarter best of bad year for ADM

Agribusiness Archer Daniels Midland reported a drop in quarterly earnings and full year results, despite a jump in revenue for the full year 2003. The...

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