American attitudes to nutrition labeling have been thrown under the spotlight with new research suggesting just a fraction of a consumers pay attention to dietary information available at some major restaurants.
Ingredient firm Cypress Systems has received FDA-reviewed GRAS status for its selenium yeast product, opening up the use of the ingredient in foods and beverages targeting a range of health conditions, including cancer risk reduction.
CHPA, a trade association representing both over-the-counter drug products and nutritional supplements, has appointed new members to its board, including a representative from supplements firm Nutrition 21.
Scientists in China have developed a new method to produce a vegetable juice suitable for diabetics by using lactic acid bacteria to remove carbohydrates while retaining the vitamins and nutrients of the vegetables.
The Canadian food and drugs regulator has issued guidance to assist the classification of those foods that, due to their associated health benefits may be classed as medicines, with an emphasis on case-by-case risk-benefit analysis.