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The Vitamin Shoppe joins UNPA as an Executive Member

The Vitamin Shoppe joins UNPA as an Executive Member

By Stephen Daniells

Citing a joint commitment to consumer trust, the Vitamin Shoppe has joined the United Natural Products Alliance (UNPA), an international association of forward-looking companies.

New Naturex CEO Olivier Rigaud:

Naturex appoints Olivier Rigaud as CEO

By Shane STARLING

26-year food ingredients veteran Olivier Rigaud is the new CEO of French herbal extracts leader Naturex, moving from tate & Lyle, where he has been the chair of Specialty Food Ingredients since 2010.

NDI draft guidance release is ‘curious timing’: BI chief

Dispatches from SupplySide West

NDI draft guidance release is ‘curious timing’: BI chief

By Stephen Daniells

The timing of the release of the new dietary ingredient (NDI) draft guidance is “curious” given pressing economic/resource issues and “far more serious issues that FDA should be looking at”, says the chief executive of BI Nutraceuticals.

Danisco buy-out fails to dent DuPont Q2 earnings

Danisco buy-out fails to dent DuPont Q2 earnings

By Shane Starling

Dupont, which earlier in the year warned that its May $6.49bn acquisition of Danisco would dent its yearly profits, has defied expectations in second quarter results published today.

Naturex set for “one or two” acquisitions in 2011: President

Naturex set for “one or two” acquisitions in 2011: President

By Shane Starling

Naturex will expand again in 2011 with several “€5-20m” targets, 1.5 years after completing the €110m integration of Spanish supplier Natraceutical that made the French botanical extracts supplier the biggest in the world.

Pontakios: Irradiation problems despite GMP crackdown

Dispatches from SupplySide West

Price drives ongoing illegal irradiation practices

By Shane Starling

Irradiation has risen in importance as it has become specifically outlawed in new Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) regulations. But the practice continues due to its ability to cheaply remove contaminants from raw materials.

USADA's Tygart says dietary supplements are still dogged by quality 'confidence killers'

Dispatches from SupplySide West

USADA chief explains dietary supplement ‘confidence killers’

By Shane Starling

NutraIngredients-USA.com caught up with United States Anti-Doping Agency chief executive officer, Travis Tygart, at the recent SupplySide West trade show in Las Vegas to get an update on USADA’s position on dietary supplements.

Robinson Pharma joins CRN

Robinson Pharma joins CRN

Californian-based Robinson Pharma Inc. has joined the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) as a full voting member, a move it said reflects its desire to contribute to the overall well-being of the industry.

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