Cyvex Nutrition is now offering Alfalfa 95%, a sodium copper chlorophyllin derived from alfalfa.
A bill to levy tougher regulations on the U.S. cosmetics industry was introduced to Congress in late July. The Safe Cosmetics Act of 2010 (H.R. 5786) calls for a list of ingredients prohibited from use in cosmetics, new recall authority for the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), randomized postmarket cosmetics testing, and new registration fees for companies, among other measures, according to Representative Jan Schakowski (D-IL), who introduced the bill together with Ed Markey (D-MA) and Tammy Baldwin (D-WI).
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).
NP Nutra (Gardena, CA) has added a certified-organic mangosteen powder to its Super ORAC line of ingredients. Compared to other mangosteen products, Super ORAC mangosteen powder has an unmatched ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity) content of 1500-1800 umole TE/g, says the company.
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, 2010, in Amsterdam.
Phillips Distilling Co. has introduced a green tea-flavored vodka. The company says that green tea yields a honey-green vodka. Green tea leaves are sourced from various global locations. 'The fresh brewed taste of green tea adds a refreshing take to this classic sweet tea flavor,' it says.
The company makes no health claims about the benefits of green tea. Instead, it promotes the flavor of green tea as a unique feature in the industry, 'capturing the taste, aroma, and colors of these natural ingredients.'
Honest Tea, a marketer of organic bottled teas, has launched Passion Fruit Green Tea with Maqui Berry, sweetened with organic stevia. The company says that it is the first ready-to-drink organic bottled tea to be naturally sweetened with stevia.
New NIH website offers easy access to information on bone health.
FDA principal deputy commissioner Joshua Sharfstein, MD, is slated to return as a keynote speaker at The Conference, the Council for Responsible Nutrition's annual symposium for the dietary supplement industry.
Joint Juice has reformulated its supplement beverage for joint health. The company has now added chondroitin sulfate and vitamin D3 to its formula. In addition to these ingredients, the new 20-calorie drink includes glucosamine, vitamin C, and various antioxidants.
'Using our customers... feedback, we wanted to keep everything that worked well in the original formula, but create an even better product to support an active lifestyle,' said David Ritterbush, COO at the San Francisco-based joint-health beverage company.
TSI Health Sciences’ (Missoula, MT) Pureflex chondroitin sulfate sodium line has obtained self-affirmed Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) status for use in food and beverages. The company has also obtained self-affirmed GRAS status for its Pureflex glucosamine line.
The GRAS affirmation for chondroitin was conducted by a panel of independent experts, which deemed the Pureflex products, derived from bovine, avian, marine, and porcine sources, safe when added to conventional foods and beverages.