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Losses grow at Nutrition 21

Chromium supplement supplier Nutrition 21 made bigger losses this year, as it took a hefty charge to pull its Lite Bites nutrition bar range from...

Tea may fight smoking damage

People who drink five cups of tea daily are not only likely to improve their cholesterol levels but may also protect against damage from smoking,...

QOL launches new AHCC immunity supplement

Quality of Life Labs (QOL), the sole US distributor of the Kinoko brand AHCC ingredient, has announced the launch of ImmunoComplex, an AHCC-containing supplement designed...

Consumer groups wage war on health claims

Consumer groups Public Citizen and the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) are suing the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), over its...

Heart-healthy milk to launch in Canada

Canadian dairy company Natrel yesterday announced it is launching Natrel Omega-3, a new variety of enriched milk beverage designed to contribute to a healthy diet...

Patent strengthens Metagenics' portfolio

California-based nutrition company Metagenics has been awarded a new patent for the specific combination of nutrients found in its Inflavonoid Intensive Care product, a natural...

FDA seizes more supplements

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently ordered authorities to seize herbal dietary supplements made by Norway, a New York-based company and marketed as...

Industry rallies to support current legislation

Trade associations, health food retailers and suppliers are staging a rally to educate members of Congress about current dietary supplement legislation. They are calling industry...

Bunge sheds bottled oils

In the space of seven days US agri-giant Bunge has not only plunged deeper into Far Eastern oils but also shed the private label retail...

Heart disease: kills twice as many women as cancers

Women need to take urgent action to reduce their risk of heart disease, said the World Health Organisation (WHO) yesterday, as it revealed study results...

Weider posts Q1 profit

Salt Lake City-based Weider Nutrition saw sales drop in fiscal 2004 first quarter to $63.6 million, compared to $69.3 million for the same period in...

Smooth roots beet heavy costs

Scientists in the US have developed two new breeding lines for smooth root sugar beet that could pave the way for more efficient processing methods...

Naturex expands activities in the US

Naturex, the French producer of natural ingredients for the flavour, food and nutraceutical industries, signed a letter of intent in order to acquire 100 per...

Canada backs further research on ginseng cold remedy

Canadian health authorities are funding a large study to investigate the efficacy of a ginseng-based product to fight the common cold. Tests on Cold-fX, made...

CRN awards industry veterans

Pharmavite's Paul Bolar and Joe LaPlaca of Roche Vitamins were awarded 'CRN (Steuben) Apples' last week, in recognition of their long-term commitment to the trade...

Folic acid slashes neuroblastoma figures

Folic acid food fortification has more than halved the incidence in Canada of the deadly childhood cancer neuroblastoma, report researchers from The Hospital for Sick...

Vitamin E may lower risk of esophagus, stomach cancer

Supplementing the diet with alpha-tocopherol vitamin E may reduce the risk of certain gastrointestinal cancers, suggests a new Chinese study. Researchers carrying out a prospective...

No easy solution to obesity for food makers

Food manufacturers who invest in healthier options will see significant returns as they meet growing demand for health foods, claimed a report released by Merrill...

Liquid creatine fails to go the distance

Many of the liquid, effervescent and chewable forms of creatine on the market may be ineffective and of poor quality, suggests recent tests of a...

Nutrition 21 seeks court decision

Chromium picolinate supplier Nutrition 21 has filed a motion in the Federal District Court in New York for a partial summary judgment against InterHealth Nutraceuticals....

Nutratech defends ephedra alternative patent

Nutraceutical ingredient supplier Nutratech filed a patent infringement lawsuit last week against Nutrabiotics Research Labs, a New Jersey-based nutritional supplement manufacturer. Nutratech alleges that the...

Ginseng warning for pregnant women

Women should be cautious about using the herbal remedy ginseng in the early stages of pregnancy, say researchers who have found the botanical to cause...

Sugar proposals sweet enough?

Although trade talks in Cancun collapsed this month the pressure remains on the European Union to shake up its heavily subsidised sugar regime. At a...

Low-carb premixes for US distribution

Emerging functional foods developer FACT Corporation has reached a deal with a large US bakery ingredient distributor to market the firm's functional premixes. The new...

Usana raises third quarter guidance

Salt Lake City's Usana Health Sciences said yesterday that it now expects earnings per share for the third quarter to exceed the company's earlier guidance...

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