The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA; Parma, Italy) has no displayed interest in drafting health claims for probiotics, according to accounts from EFSA’s June 15 health claims summit reported by NutraIngredients.com.One hundred and twenty representatives of the probiotics industry met in Brussels for a Q&A session which was the first opportunity for industry leaders to meet with EFSA since the organization enacted new health claims regulations three years ago.
Researchers in Sweden may have discovered a connection between fish consumption and higher intelligence scores among teenage males, according to omega-3 ingredient supplier Ocean Nutrition Canada (ONC; Dartmouth, NS).
Supplements firm Central Coast Nutraceuticals (CCN; Phoenix) has been fined $1,375,000 for alleged deceptive online marketing practices in a State of Arizona consumer fraud lawsuit.
Food producers in China are now operating under closer scrutiny due to new quality control and safety regulations, reports European Advisory Services (EAS; Brussels).
New research suggests that some of the daily nutrients we seek are actually influenced by other nutrients, according to reports in July’s Harvard Health Letter.
Natural ingredients supplier Naturex (Avignon, France) announced today that it has earned a spot on the 2009 SB20 List of sustainable businesses.
Researchers at Fuji Chemical Industry (Fuji; Toyama, Japan) are researching the supplement AstaREAL astaxanthin for its potential to cure asthenopia, commonly known as eye fatigue, reports its U.S. subsidiary Fuji Health Science (Burlington, NJ).
Researchers at the Mayo Clinic (Rochester, MN) have determined that celiac disease is four times more common today than it was in the 1950s, according to a Mayo Clinic study published in the June issue of Gastroenterology.
Cerilliant (Round Rock, TX), a producer and provider of certified reference standards and materials, announced the introduction of two new certified reference standards today, Rebaudioside A (Reb-A) and multi-component Rebaudioside-A Impurities.
Chemi SpA (Chemi; Milan, Italy) has announced that its manufacturing facility, ITF Chemical Ltda, (ITF; Camacari, Bahia, Brazil) has been granted “acceptable status” after an inspection was conducted by HHS (Washington, DC) on its construction of new R&D and QC facilities.
In 2010, Boston will be home to a $20 million study on the effects vitamin D and fish oil have in reducing the risks of cancer and cardiovascular disease in humans, reports the Boston Globe.
A recent study on the effects of quercetin proves the plant pigment found in red wine and apples is still of scientific interest.
Fusion Formulations (Fusion; Phoenix) has announced an estimated quadrupling of its capacity for liquid manufacturing as a result of recent investments in production equipment that will create higher and faster output of products.
Just the right amount of time has passed since Iovate Health Sciences removed Hydroxycut products from stores shelves to dispassionately examine the decision, how it came about, and what it could mean for the weight-loss category. Supplement recalls trigger a certain amount of melodrama as typified by this MSNBC headline: "FDA Warns Dieters: Stop Hydroxycut Use Now." Time tends to put these messages in perspective.
The United Fresh Produce Association (United Fresh; Washington, DC) is urging member companies and the produce sector at large to enact change for what United Fresh thinks can be a transformative year in the industry.