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FDA unveils new health claims legislation

The US Food and Drug Administration announced on Wednesday a new initiative which will see a greater number of health claims allowed on foods. The...

USP makes its mark

The United States Pharmacopeia (USP) has introduced a new certification mark for dietary supplements, already visible on some products on the market, the organisation said...

Echinacea - does it really work?

Echinacea, currently one of the most popular herbal remedies in the US, which is taken to treat the common cold, had no effect when tested...

ADM expands specialty fats business

Leading agricultural processor Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) is to set up a new business unit for specialty oils and fats, it announced this week, in...

NCCAM gets grants for CAM research

The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM), a component of the National Institutes of Health, has received funding to set up new research...

Nucleotides cartel punished

The European Commission continues to crack down on unfair competition and punish the illegal activities with the news this week that is has fined three...

Vitamin E supplement from Solanova

Nutritional supplements maker Solanova has launched a full-spectrum, natural Vitamin E, called TocoSential E. The company claims its combination of each of the Vitamin E...

Nutraceutical boosts 4Q sales

Nutraceutical International last week reported net sales for the fourth quarter ended September 30, 2002 rose to $29.3 million from $24.6 million for the same...

A healthy glass of white

White wine can be just as healthy as red, according to researchers from the University of Montpellier in France who have made a Chardonnay with...

Starch neutralizer cuts the fat

A concentrated starch neutralizer extracted from the white kidney bean by Pharmachem Laboratories has been shown to reduce fat in a clinical trial. Patients who...

Food technologists develop fresh fruit bars

US food technologists have developed a snack bar made from pears that stays fresh without artificial preservatives. The new product will be made and marketed...

Tastes good and keeps heart healthy?

Canadian biopharmaceutical company Forbes Medi-Tech this week reports on study results showing that chocolate, containing its cholesterol-lowering phytosterol ingredient Reducol, significantly reduced LDL cholesterol in...

Kemin keeps up the pace of FloraGlo marketing

Lutein supplement company Kemin Foods is launching a major initiative to educate consumers on the growing body of evidence which shows how its purified FloraGLO...

Glanbia launches nutritional ingredients unit

Irish dairy ingredients firm Glanbia announced last week that it has established a new business unit to integrate its international nutritional business under one management...

Nutrinova adds DHA to portfolio

Specialty ingredients manufacturer Nutrinova officially launched its omega-3 fatty acid, docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), at Supplyside West in Las Vegas last week. Marketed under the brand...

NBTY buys Dutch group's health stores

Dutch food retail group Ahold has announced it is to sell its health store chain De Tuinen to Holland & Barrett Europe for €16.5 million...

NFPA supports FDA commissioner

The new commissioner for the Food and Drug Administration, Dr Mark McClellan, this week indicated his support for reviewing current rules that govern health claims...

Ephedra industry compiles the evidence

An organisation supporting ephedra manufacturers yesterday released a report containing more than 55 clinical studies backing the herb's safety and weight loss benefits - the...

New sweetener gets tooth-friendly label

Spherix Incorporated said today that the Food and Drug Administration has allowed the claim that the low-calorie sweetener tagatose, for which it holds a patent,...

Consumers beware of lupus supplements, says report

Some DHEA supplements could be ineffective as they do not contain the claimed amounts of the hormone, according to a recent ConsumerLab.com review. ConsumerLab found...

FTC bans weight loss claims on Mark Nutritionals product

A US District Court in Texas has ordered Mark Nutritionals, maker of Body Solutions Evening Weight Loss Formula, to stop making certain claims about its...

Novel food ruling is near, says Forbes

Canadian phytosterols company Forbes MediTech last week said it has submitted, as part of a group of manufacturers, a set of guidelines to the EU...

Battle over children's obesity pills begins...

Supplement company Basic Research, which makes the PediaLean weight loss formula for children and runs a supporting website, said this week it is considering legal...

APPI ups marketing of cholesterol supplement

Advanced Plant Pharmaceuticals, a company that makes plant-based supplements, has signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) with manufacturer and marketer of supplements WellQuest International. APPI...

OleoMed launches new formulas

OleoMed America, a subsidiary of healthcare product distributor The Pharmed Group, has added herbs and vitamins to its pharmaceutical-grade olive oil to produce three new...

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