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Forbes shows improved financing in 3Q

Canadian sterol company Forbes Medi Tech yesterday reported improved results for the three and nine-month periods to end of September, reducing net losses and improving...

FACT ingredient in new healthy product

New Jersey-based company FACT announced this week that its first retail client, Western Bagel Baking of California, has launched bagels containing its Healthy Lifestyle premix...

Choosing the alternative

Herbal alternatives to hormone replacement therapy have mixed success, and most cannot be recommended to reduce menopausal symptoms, concludes a study published in this month's...

Natunola gains distributor for Canada

Natunola Health, a division of NutriBios Corp, the Sentex Systems subsidiary, reported that it has signed an exclusive sales and distribution agreement with L.V. Lomas...

SureBeam awarded new patent

SureBeam, the US-based food irradiation provider, has been awarded a patent that increases the processing efficiency of its technology and provides the ability to simultaneously...

Honey fights infection in wounds

Honey could be successful in treating antibiotic-resistant bacteria which infects many wounds, report scientists from universities in Wales and New Zealand. In a report published...

Grape juice beats supplements

Drinking grape juice may be a better alternative to taking supplements, say researchers, who report that concord grape juice's powerful antioxidant effects may offer extra...

Martek trial backs omega-3 advice

A clinical trial by Martek BioSciences shows that when patients with hyperlipidemia (a risk factor in children for early coronary heart disease) supplemented a specialised...

Blueberries for aging baby boomers

As an estimated 77 million baby boomers head toward retirement, foods reported to be high in powerful antioxidants are gaining growing interest. In a study...

Too sweet to resist

In the news again, US agri-giant Cargill reports that its Cargill Sweeteners North America business has formed a marketing alliance with the Southern Minnesota Beet...

ACMI buys rights to phytonutrient isolation technology

American Consolidated Management Group is to acquire the licensing rights for a phytonutrient-stabilization technology from a privately owned company with operations in California, it said...

Hands up for B vitamins!

Folic acid could dramatically reduce the risk of heart disease, deep vein thrombosis and stroke if levels of homocysteine (an amino acid) were reduced, according...

Chocolate keeps the heart healthy

Chocolate may actually be good for you, suggests new research which confirms previous studies showing the benefits of flavonols found in certain chocolates and cocoa...

Cargill introduces soy ingredient for supplements

Cargill Health & Food Technologies (H&FT) has launched a new soy isoflavone ingredient developed specifically for the dietary supplement industry. AdvantaSoy Compress can be customised...

Appetite control product goes one step better

Nutrition technology company PacificHealth Laboratories said it has completed two double blind trials on an improved version of its Satietrol appetite control technology. Dr Robert...

Bravo Foods extend fortified milk range

Marketing company Bravo! Foods has introduced a low-calorie version of the Slim Slammers Fortified Milk range. Slim Slammers Fortified Milk is sweetened with the natural...

Hydrocolloid expansion for Cargill

US agri-giant Cargill, the new owner of French starch company Cerestar, made further steps to increasing its texturiser business when the company announced this week...

Antioxidant levels under the microscope

US researchers reported findings this week from a vitamin E dose response and time course study which some believe may help supplement manufacturers to select...

AHPA launches initiative for weight loss advertising

American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) president, Michael McGuffin, yesterday unveiled a draft framework for voluntary advertising practices for dietary supplements that are marketed for weight...

Efficacy and safety of vitamins come under fire

Both hormone therapy and high dose antioxidant vitamins -either alone or in combination with hormones - do not reduce the risk of heart attacks, deaths,...

Sales growth for Whole Foods continues

Natural and organic foods retailer Whole Foods Market reported yesterday that comparable store sales increased by more than 10 per cent for the third consecutive...

Research throws effects of caffeine into doubt

People who enjoy the occasional decaf latte may be getting more of a fix than they realise, report Swiss scientists in the journal of the...

Metabolife found guilty for ephedra-related injuries

A US Federal Court jury in Birmingham, Alabama, yesterday awarded more than $4 million to four people who suffered strokes and cardiac injuries after taking...

New FDA figure finds his feet

Food safety was very much on the agenda this week when the newly installed Commissioner of the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) aired his...

Codex discusses fats and oils

In light of the 18th session of the Codex Committee on Fats and Oils to be held in London, UK on 3-7 February 2003, the...

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