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The biggest challenges in making GMPs work

Many medium and small dietary supplement companies are still not close to meeting new GMP requirements, despite the looming deadlines. Lorraine Heller speaks to industry members about the major challenges...

Fonterra opens R&D center in Chicago

New Zealand dairy giant, Fonterra, has opened a $2.4m research and development centre in Chicago, as the company centers its North American activities around its new Illinois corporate headquarters.

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Webinar to examine NDI notification process

A webinar to be held in December will provide manufacturers with guidance on how to file a new dietary ingredient (NDI) notification, from both a legal and market perspective.   ...

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IPA changes leadership

Probiotic industry and research group IPA this week announced a shift in leadership going forward into 2009.

Explosion at ADM facility

Archer Daniels Midland Company is counting the cost after an explosion at one of its grain facilities, which ships thousands of tonnes of soybeans, corn, wheat and soybean meal, interrupted...

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Organic solution to food issues

A new initiative has been launched to highlight the role that organic farming can play in current health, environmental and hunger issues by changing the way food is grown.

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EFSA and Danish authorities to discuss science ‘perspectives’

The European Food Safety Authority’s executive director, Catherine Geslain-Lanéelle, will outline EFSA’s objectives and strategy at a meeting with the Danish National Food Institute on November 20.

Vitamin E may slash lung cancer risk: Study

Increasing intakes of vitamin E may decrease the risk of lung cancer by over 50 per cent, according to a new study from the US.

Nestle targets health and wellness with new Beijing R&D centre

Nestle is investing CHF 11.5 million (€7.8 million) in a new research and development centre in Beijing to focus on health and wellness.

Supplements, functional foods and the era of tighter regulations

Lorraine Heller talks to Danisco’s director of regulatory and scientific affairs in North America – Stuart Craig – who predicts an environment of increased regulation for the nutraceuticals and functional...

Vitamin A supplements pass quality test - just

A market survey of vitamin A supplements has found only six out of ten independently tested products met their label claims, with one cod liver supplement containing twice its...

Cognis brings natural beta-carotene powder to US

Cognis has launched a water dispersible powder form of its beta-carotene ingredient in the US, which the firm says makes it accessible to a wider range of applications.

Science builds for L-carnitine and muscle ageing

Supplementation with L-carnitine may restore natural losses of the nutrient that occur naturally with age, according to a new study with rats.

Green tea extract may lower blood pressure: study

Daily supplements of extracts from green tea (Camellia sinensis) may reduce blood pressure, cholesterol and markers of oxidative stress, and all within three weeks, says a new study.

Exploring the sweet future for stevia

As regulatory approval for stevia and its extracts gathers pace in the US, Mark Blumenthal from the American Botanical Council gives his thoughts and inside knowledge on his nominee for...

What is Section 912?

Stuart Craig, Danisco's director of Regulatory and Scientific Affairs, North America, explains why Section 912 could have a major impact on the way dietary supplements are regulated in the United States.

FDA raps Bayer in ‘combo' product crackdown

In a move that has divided industry, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has told German pharma giant Bayer in no uncertain terms to cease making disease reduction claims...

Section 912 and the blurring of the supplement-drug line

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) yesterday said it is extending the comment period for Section 912 of its Amendments Act (FDAAA), which has the potential to radically change...

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PLT takes on Advitech’s inflammatory support ingredient

PL Thomas has taken on a new ingredient for inflammatory health, as the first product from a partnership with science and technology firm Advitech.

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SourceOne to market TRT’s omega-3 for supplements

A new partnership signed this month will see SourceOne Global Partners take on exclusive marketing for the omega-3 concentrates produced by Twin Rivers Technologies (TRT).

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Supplement makers increase humanitarian focus

Embria Health Sciences and Garden of Life have both announced humanitarian donations, becoming part of a niche but increasing industry effort to improve the nutrition of populations in need while...

Whey protein and building muscle: the sum greater than the parts?

A supplement containing whey protein can boost the building of muscle in the elderly, with the effects beyond that of just the amino acid content, says a new study.

Grapes may protect against salt-induced hypertension: study

A diet rich in phytochemicals from grapes may reduce the blood pressure increases associated with high salt intake, according to a new animal study.

GMP inspection reports only accessed through FOI requests, confirms FDA

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has confirmed that GMP inspection reports are not, in fact, available online, and that the only way to access these is by filing...

New panel appointed to review dietary guidelines

A review of the current US dietary guidelines to help improve the nation’s health through proper nutrition is now underway with the appointment of a new panel, which includes experts...

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