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Sales growth at Cyanotech

Higher bulk sales of astaxanthin products lifted revenue at Hawaii's Cyanotech by 41 per cent in second quarter of fiscal 2004, helped by strong performance...

Nature's Sunshine promises savings in 4Q

Utah supplement maker Nature's Sunshine Products saw sales slip in the nine months to end of September, with poor revenue in the US offsetting better...

US backs further research into alternative medicine

The American government is funding new initiatives to boost complementary medicine research, in the hope that ancient knowledge from other cultures may one day also...

The physician's guide to dietary supplements

The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) has released medical guidelines on the clinical use of dietary supplements and nutraceuticals with hormonal and metabolic effects,...

Gains in green tea research

New research provides more evidence to back green tea's anti-cancer effects in humans. The tea's active agent Epigallocatecin-3-gallate, already thought to lower cholesterol, prevent heart...

Lower margins eat into Burns Philp

Pricing pressure has hit another ingredients company with leading Australian yeast supplier Burns Philp reporting that low margins had cut into profits for the quarter....

Quest slices into ICI

Disappointing figures from flavours company Quest pulled an already less than dazzling set of third quarter results down further for UK chemical group ICI, hit...

Bioterrorism update

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced dates for further meetings to provide food companies with information on complying with the bioterrorism act. After...

Aiming high with prebiotic yoghurt

Dean Foods company Mountain High Yoghurt has introduced a yogurt containing the prebiotic fibre NutraFlora to promote healthy digestion. There is a growing variety of...

ISP expands microencapsulation portfolio

Drug delivery firm Capricorn Pharma has signed a deal with International Specialty Products (ISP) giving ISP worldwide marketing rights to its range of microencapsulated ingredients...

Allergy alliance calls for rule changes

Legislation in Europe to end 'hidden' allergens on food labels cleared a crucial hurdle last month when the Council and the European Parliament put a...

Fruit extracts offer hope in skin cancer prevention

Common fruits not only contain a number of vitamins and minerals that help fight everyday illnesses but could also harbor agents that can reduce the...

Ginger shown to slow colorectal cancer

The substance that gives ginger its flavour appears to inhibit the growth of human colorectal cancer cells, according to research presented yesterday at a major...

DMV introduces cysteine peptide for liver health

Dutch ingredients firm DMV International has developed a new milk-derived peptide aimed at liver health, an area attracting increasing attention from consumers. The patented ingredient,...

Aloe industry applauds member contributions

Two awards presented at a recent seminar held by the International Aloe Science Council (IASC) highlighted the work of individuals who have contributed to the...

Eggs, a better lutein source?

Eggs are a highly bioavailable source of lutein, the carotenoid thought to help fight disease and eyesight degeneration, shows a small trial presented in the...

Standards needed in fruit extracts

Manufacturers of fruit and vegetable extracts, increasingly used to flavour natural and functional foods, need to better standardise their products to help customers compare brands,...

Tree of Life severs Wild Oats agreement

Natural foods distributor Tree of Life, a Wessanen subsidiary, has announced that it is to terminate its primary supplier agreement with retailer Wild Oats Markets,...

Balchem cuts stock levels to counter falling volumes

New York firm Balchem continues to be plagued by its encapsulation business, which experienced a third quarter of low volumes and weak prices, offsetting better...

NI makes Forbes top 200 small firms

The maker of Solaray and VegLife supplements Nutraceutical International has been selected for the second consecutive year as one of Forbes Magazine's top 200 small...

Hearing puts DSHEA under spotlight

Dietary supplement industry members will today testify before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation in a hearing designed to size up the effectiveness...

Low-carbs to fight prostate cancer?

A low-carbohydrate diet may be more effective than reducing fat intake for prevention of prostate cancer, suggests a laboratory study by researchers in the US....

ODS presents best of 2002 supplement research

The Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has released a fourth issue of the Annual Bibliography of Significant Advances...

Marathon marketing mix

Abbott Laboratories' Ross Products Division - the maker of Ensure nutritional products - is to gain direct acces to millions of New Yorkers next month...

Monsanto oil to cut the trans fat content

Commercially savvy and biotech rich company Monsanto is waging a war on the waist, with impeccable timing. Following hot on the heels of new FDA...

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