All news articles for December 2002

Antioxidants and genes

Antioxidants and genes

Scientists at the University of Southampton in the UK have received
funding to study whether genes can influence the benefits gained by
some people from dietary antioxidants. The team is hoping to find
out why some people benefit...

USP makes its mark

USP makes its mark

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

Nucleotides cartel punished

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 companies involved in a food flavour
enhancers (nucleotides) cartel.

Nutraceutical boosts 4Q sales

Nutraceutical boosts 4Q sales

Nutraceutical International last week reported net sales for the
fourth quarter rose to $29.3 million from $24.6 million for the
same period last year, despite tough economic conditions. Strong
sales boosted net income for the quarter...