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AHB takes celadrin into Central and South America

Dallas, Texas based Mosaic Nutraceuticals announced yesterday it has appointed AHB Trading as the distributor for its products in Mexico, Central and South America.

CRN campaigns to show vitamin E not harmful

The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) yesterday launched a national campaign to reassure the public of the safety and benefits of vitamin E.

NutraCea CEO to advise Schwarzenegger on obesity

The nutraceutical industry could be soon having a bigger impact on the nation's health as the CEO of NutraCea has accepted the Californian governor's invitation to become part of the...

Scanvit next to add Reducol to milk drink

Canadian group Forbes Medi-Tech today announced that a Finnnish healthcare company will be the next firm to benefit from its cholesterol-lowering plant sterols.

FTC charges more 'weight-loss' companies

The Federal Trade Commission has charged more supplement companies with deceptive advertising for weight-loss products that are said to have included the banned substance ephedra.

Nutrient and health claims help sell foods

Americans are becoming healthier shoppers, according to a report published last week by the Food Marketing Institute.

Health benefits of red tea boosts sales

While green tea has been getting its name around the block, red tea has taken a little longer to become a household name, but its sales are said to be...

Health Sciences acquires apple antioxidant

Health Sciences Group has acquired the worldwide license to a 'powerful' antioxidant derived from apple peel.

Pharming to seek GRAS for lactoferrin

Dutch pharmaceutical group Pharming this week announced that it will be seeking GRAS status for its recombinant human lactoferrin (rhLF).

Demand for natural joint care creates emerging food category

Ingredients supplier Cargill says new food applications containing the joint health supplement chondroitin will allow companies to captialise on the growing interest in preventative joint care.

DSM buys stake in Chinese pharma group

Dutch chemicals and ingredients company DSM is to purchase a stake in North China Pharmaceutical Group in a move that boosts its presence in the country, writes Phil Taylor.

FDA pledges to root out ephedra supplements

The Food and Drug Administration said yesterday it was intensifying its efforts to ensure that any manufacturers still selling dietary supplements containing the banned substance ephedra would be stopped.

Chr Hansen ingredients unit up for sale

Number one cultures supplier Chr. Hansen is up for sale as its major stakeholder decides to pull away from the ingredients slice of the company to focus on the pharmaceutical...

Food for thought at Thanksgiving

As you sit down to your Thanksgiving spread tomorrow, have a think about your meal's ingredients, writes Philippa Nuttall.

Cosmetochem tries to increase American presence

Swiss-based Cosmetochem International has signed a new distributor for its botanical extracts and actives in the US and Latin America.

Major deal for Reducol in UK

UK dairy foods company Fayrefield Foods is to launch the first foods containing Forbes Medi-Tech's cholesterol-lowering plant sterols in the UK and Ireland next year, using the GM-free claim to...

FDA needs more time to investigate soy health claim

The Solae Company announced yesterday that the FDA has requested an extension in reviewing a potential health claim for soy-protein based foods and cancer.

Joint health drink to be sold across the Atlantic

British manufacturer The Health Company is set to launch its line of joint health drinks in the US.

Canada gears up to further reduce trans fat

Health Canada and the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada have set up a task force to examine the best ways of reducing trans fats.

Vitamin E, the positive twist

Marketers of full complex vitamin E supplements could turn the latest review on the vitamin to their advantage, despite its dramatic conclusions widely reported in consumer press.

Healthy creativity needed in carbonated drinks

The carbonated drinks market has suffered from the country's increasing interest in weight and wellness and it needs to be more creative if it is to avoid stagnating, reports Philippa...

Natural weight loss product hits Canadian shelves

Plant ingredient supplier Unigen Pharmaceuticals has joined up with Santé Naturelle to produce a natural weight reduction product.

Rotating label arrives to up info on supplement bottles

A Canadian company has launched a new style of label on the dietary supplements market, designed to allow manufacturers to put more information on their bottles.

Low-carb trend still influencing US eating habits

Recent reports have suggested that the low-carb trend is falling out of favor with Americans, but falling sales of high-carb pasta suggest health food producers shouldn't dismiss the trend just...

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