Ingredient supplier Teawolf (Pine Brook, NJ) has authorized Premium Ingredients International (Carol Stream, IL) to distribute the company’s ingredients, including vanilla, cocoa, sweeteners, and other botanicals.
As part of the European Food Safety Authority’s (EFSA; Parma, Italy) ongoing series of public consultations on health claims guidance, the agency has announced that it will hold a meeting on scientific requirements for gut health and immune function health claims on December 2 in Amsterdam.
In July, Cargill (Schiedam, Netherlands) announced a supply deal to provide Unilever’s European operations with 10,000 metric tons of sustainable palm oil certified by Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO).
Gopinath B et al., “Consumption of omega-3 fatty acids and fish and risk of age-related hearing loss,” American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, vol. 92, no. 2 (August 2010): 416-421.
While sales of natural and organic cosmetics declined in conventional retail outlets last year (down 10%), combined sales of these products fared better in the natural retail sector (up 3.5%), according to market researcher SPINS.
A review on citicoline scientific literature was published in the June issue of Natural Medicine Journal (vol. 2, no. 6). The article outlines citicoline’s neuroprotective and neuroregenerative properties.
Pigeon WR et al., “Effects of a tart cherry juice beverage on the sleep of older adults with insomnia: a pilot study,” Journal of Medicinal Food, vol. 13, no. 2 (June 2010): 579-583.
BI Nutraceuticals (Long Beach, CA) has installed a fifth mill at its 75,000-sq-ft manufacturing facility in Suzhou, China. The new mill increases the facility’s milling capacity by 35%.