News / January 12, 2017

DuPont Nutrition & Health to Increase Cultures Manufacturing Capacity in Europe

DuPont Nutrition & Health has announced a further increase in its manufacturing capacity – this time in Europe. The company will invest $60 million expanding three cultures production sites in the region as a response to increasing demand for frozen and freeze-dried starter cultures from the global yogurt, fresh fermented and cheese markets.

News / January 11, 2017

CRN, IPA Release Best Practice Guidelines for Probiotics

The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) and the International Probiotics Association (IPA) developed scientifically-based best practices guidelines for the labeling, storing and stability testing of dietary supplements and functional foods containing probiotics.

News / January 10, 2017

FDA Extends Comment Period for Dietary Fiber Labeling

FDA announced it will provide an additional 30 days to comment on its request for scientific data, information and comments to help the agency determine whether certain fibers should be added to the definition of "dietary fiber" published as part of the Nutrition Facts label final rule. The original comment period was set to close on January 9, 2017.

News / January 10, 2017

Mars Inc. to Acquire VCA Inc. for $9.1 Billion in Cash

Mars Inc. announced it will acquire and VCA Inc., a provider of pet health care services in the country delivered through nearly 800 small animal veterinary hospitals in the United States and Canada, for approximately $9.1 billion in case. Upon completion of the deal, VCA will operate as a distinct and separate business unit within Mars Petcare, alongside its other Veterinary Services businesses, BANFIELD® Pet Hospital, BLUEPEARL® and PET PARTNERS™.

News / January 10, 2017

OmniActive Expands Commitment to Natural Extracts by Acquiring Indfrag

OmniActive Health Technologies Ltd. (OmniActive) announced that it has acquired 85 percent stake, and has entered into definitive agreements to acquire the balance stake, in Bangalore-based leading health & nutrition active natural ingredients player Indfrag Ltd (Indfrag).