Pet supplements sales could reach $1.7 billion by 2012, according to Packaged Facts.
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Functional foods contain special nutrients with unique beneficial effects on health.
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A proposed rule intended to clarify grazing requirements for organic milk has some small dairy producers worried.
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Sustenex contains Ganeden Biotech's patented probiotic ingredient GanedenBC30.
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In a continuing investigation, FDA (Rockville, MD) has determined that dozens of weight-loss supplements, most of them imported from China, contain hidden and potentially harmful drugs. The agency plans to issue a longer list of brands to avoid that are spiked with drugs in the coming weeks, an FDA spokeswoman said.
In response to an FDA (Rockville, MD) decision declaring products containing pyridoxamine dihydrochloride are not dietary supplements under DSHE, the Council for Responsible Nutrition issued the following statement: “CRN accepts as established law under DSHEA the requirement that an article that has been authorized for investigation as a new drug and subjected to substantial clinical investigation prior to its being marketed as a dietary supplement or a food may not be marketed as a dietary supplement.
Astaxanthin has the ability to significantly lower systolic blood pressure in rats, according to a new study performed at Georgetown University Medical Center.
Cyvex Nutrition (Milwaukee, WI) will be the exclusive distributor for Chr. Hansen's (Irvine, CA) line of phytonutrients.
Next Pharmaceuticals (Salinas, CA) has announced their expanded website, www.nextpharmaceuticals.com. Scientific articles that support their branded proprietary raw materials may now be accessed. The site also addresses product manufacturers. “Next Pharmaceuticals has grown significantly since the company’s inception into the dietary supplement industry and it was time that our website reflected that growth and loyalty to our customers,” said Charles Kosmont, NP CEO.
Deerland Enzymes (Kennesaw, GA) recently invested in several capital expenditures at its Kennesaw headquarters. These expenditures included improved bulk blending capabilities for both large and small batch sizes, high speed encapsulation capabilities along with a broader spectrum of capsule sizes, a new tableting line to broaden manufacturing capabilities, automated bottling and labeling capacity, and automated inspection equipment.
Devansoy (Rock City, IL) has assumed complete ownership of their soy plant previously jointly operated with Berner Foods (Dakota, IL).
In a partnership with Trees for the Future (Silver Spring, MD), Himalaya Herbal Healthcare (Houston), makers of LiverCare, planted 49,750 trees in the two states of Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu, the company’s home country of India.
In a new report, "Omega Fatty Acids: Trends in the Worldwide Food and Beverage Markets, 2nd Edition," market research publisher Packaged Facts estimates that the omega fatty acid global market grew 36% between 2007 and 2008.
BI Nutraceuticals (Long Beach, CA) has begun an education program designed to inform the dietary supplement industry about the FDA's (Rockville, MD) ban on the use of both irradiation and ethylene oxide (ETO) as a means of sterilization for raw materials.
A research team at Purdue University (West Lafayette, IN) has created an analysis method to detect levels of melamine in the low parts-per-billion in milk and milk powder in about 25 seconds.