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Pureflex Chondroitin Now GRAS Approved

Aug 5, 2010

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.

Joint Juice Adds Chondroitin

Aug 5, 2010

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.

Comax Talks Sweetness Enhancers

Jul 16, 2010

In its June issue, Nutritional Outlook reported the Comax Flavors (Melville, NY) had introduced a new sweetness enhancer that allows brands to add sweetness at half the calories of sugar. Cathy Armstrong, vice president of corporate communications for Comax Flavors, offered more details in an interview with Nutritional Outlook assistant editor Robby Gardner.

Describe this new technology and how it works.

Bayer HealthCare Pairs Prebiotics, Probiotics for Digestive Health

Jul 2, 2010

Bayer Consumer Care, a division of Bayer HealthCare LLC), is calling its new Phillips...-brand Colon Health Probiotic + Fiber a 'two-in-one' supplement that combines three probiotic strains and inulin prebiotic fiber to maintain the digestive system...s 'natural balance' and help defend against digestive disturbances, including against occasional diarrhea, constipation, gas, and bloating.

Fiber Absent from Typical American Diet, Says Mintel

Jul 2, 2010

While 30% of consumers say they make it a point to eat naturally fiber-rich foods, studies show that most Americans are failing to meet their recommended daily fiber intake, said market researcher Mintel International, according to a recent survey taken.

Mintel said that the lack of fiber in the American diet may be attributed to a negative taste perception of fiber. In the survey, 27% of respondents indicated their belief that food with added fiber usually has an 'unpleasant' taste.

Innovative Cargill Oil from Flaxseed Offers Both Omega-3, Formulation Benefits

Jun 29, 2010

Cargill (Minneapolis) has announced plans to unveil an 'industry-first' omega-3-fortified cooking oil derived from canola seed and flaxseed at the upcoming Institute of Food Technologists... (IFT) Annual Food Expo in July. According to Cargill, the oil offers consumers a good source of omega-3, while eliminating possible taste and formulation challenges involved with oils derived from omega-3 sources such as fish oil.

Flaxseed Partnership

Jun 29, 2010

Grain Processing Corp. (GPC; Muscatine, IA) has partnered with flaxseed specialist Enreco Inc. (Sheboygan Falls, WI) to marry Enreco's Sterling Choice flaxseed products with GPC's own grain line. GPC products infused with Sterling Choice flaxseeds will now be able to bear the claim 'excellent source of ALA omega-3.'

Total Launches Flax Cereal

Jun 29, 2010

General Mills has introduced Total Plus Omega-3s cereal, featuring ALA omega-3 derived from ground flax. The company says that each serving delivers 160 mg of ALA per serving, or 10% Daily Value of omega-3.

According to the Flax Council of Canada (Canada is the world...s leading grower of flaxseed), more than half the fat in flax seeds is ALA, which the body converts into docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosopentaenoic acid (EPA).

Pressing Issues

Jun 25, 2010

Talking to representatives from The Elizabeth Companies, a leading manufacturer of tablet presses and other equipment vital to the nutraceutical and pharmaceutical industries, it's clear that today's nutraceutical companies are demanding far more from their equipment.

Supply Center

Jun 24, 2010

Originally Published NO June 2010

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