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Popping crystals aim to be as big as gummies for nutrient delivery

By Mary Ellen Shoup

PFHIX started as a food ingredients company selling its effervescent popping crystals in bulk and under private label, but has recently made a hard pivot into the nutraceutical space, working with companies such as Applied Food Sciences, Glanbia, and...

The Strongscience certification can help consumers differentiate validated claims from those that are not well supported, the developer says. Photo: Strongscience

CRO launches certification to vet quality of claims validation

By Hank Schultz

Global Clinicals, a contract research organization (CRO) based in Los Angeles, has launched a certification the founder says will help companies differentiate themselves based on the quality of the research that backs the claims they make on their products.

DSM CFO Geraldine Matchett said the company has built up an inventory of supplies to meet customer demand while its vitamin C facility in China is shut down for four months.

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DSM benefits from temporary vitamin price effect while raising 2018 outlook

By Mary Ellen Shoup

DSM reported above market volume and sales gains for Q1 2018 with strong performance in its underlying nutrition business, which grew 5% in volume compared to the same period last year driven by strong sales in its i-Health and vitamin pre-mix businesses....

FDA shuts down New York supplement firm

FDA shuts down New York supplement firm

By Hank Schultz

The US Food and Drug Administration has taken the extreme step of shutting down a manufacturer of dietary supplements located in New York State.

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Lonza sets up VC fund for North American health and wellness startups

By Adi Menayang

Swiss pharmaceutical and biotech firm Lonza announced a partnership with US-based Prolog Ventures to create a venture capital fund focusing on products that “maintain, protect, or preserve the health and well-being of people and companion animals.”

Bay Area brand Ample wants to redefine ‘meal replacements’

Bay Area brand Ample wants to redefine ‘meal replacements’

By Adi Menayang

Ample’s founder and CEO Connor Young isn’t so keen on the term ‘meal replacement.’ “The term makes it seem as if we’re trying to replace a food—this is a meal, just in a liquid form,” he told NutraIngredients-USA.

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