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News / 9 hours ago

NutraScience Labs Unveils Redesigned Website for 2017

NutraScience Labs, the east coast supplement manufacturing division of Twinlab Consolidation Corporation (TCC), has launched a new, dynamic, state-of-the-art website designed to enhance customer interaction and user experience.

News / 10 hours ago

Steviva Ingredients Earns Organic Certification

Steviva Ingredients, makers of all-natural sweeteners and sweetening systems, announced it has earned organic certification under the USDA National Organic Program (NOP) for its Portland SQF Level 2 manufacturing facility.

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).

News / January 5, 2017

Salt of the Earth Appoints Business Unit Director

Salt of the Earth Ltd., has appointed David Hart as Business Unit Director. He will report to the CEO and be responsible for global business of Mediterranean Umami, an all-natural sodium reduction solution.

News / January 4, 2017

NEM® Provides Significant Joint Health Benefits in Animal Model, New Published Study Shows

ESM Technologies and joint-venture partner Stratum Nutrition announced a new, pre-clinical study reporting the beneficial effects of triple-action NEM® brand eggshell membrane on multiple indices of inflammation and arthritis in collagen-induced arthritic rats. The study was published in Modern Rheumatology and supports and extends previous research showing the benefit of NEM® for pain and stiffness in humans with osteoarthritis and in a rodent model of osteoarthritis.

News / January 4, 2017

Michele Buck Appointed President and CEO of The Hershey Company, effective March 1, 2017

The Hershey Company announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Michele Buck, currently the company's Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, as Hershey's next President and Chief Executive Officer effective March 1, 2017. She will succeed John P. Bilbrey, who will continue as Non-Executive Chairman of Hershey's Board of Directors following his retirement as President and CEO.

News / January 4, 2017

CRN Welcomes New Year with Brand New Website

The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) announced today the launch of its revamped website, crnusa.org-a modern virtual home base for the association, designed to enhance the user experience and simplify navigation.

News / January 4, 2017

FDA Approves Qualified Health Claim Petition

Ingredion Incorporated announced the approval of a petition submitted to the U.S. FDA resulting in a qualified health claim that will enable food manufacturers to communicate the relationship between high-amylose maize resistant starch and a reduced risk of Type 2 diabetes on the packages of conventional foods.

News / December 21, 2016

TruTag Technologies and Carsurin Announce Strategic Partnership in Indonesia

TruTag Technologies, Inc., announced that it has entered into a strategic partnership with PT. Carsurin, Indonesia's largest private inspection and testing company. The partnership will initially target several key industries in Indonesia with the potential to affect billions of units of goods.

News / December 21, 2016

Kalsec® Achieves 'Excellent' SQF Rating

Kalsec®, Inc. has received an 'Excellent' rating during the recent unannounced annual Safe Quality Food (SQF) Level 2 recertification, the highest rating possible. SQF certification is achieved when a company demonstrates exceptional quality control and food safety practices.

News / December 21, 2016

SORA Labs Expands Quality Control Team

SORA Labs recently welcomed Quality Supervisor, David Gauwitz to their QC team. As Quality Supervisor, David will be working on the continual improvement of ISO process management while supporting the lab to meet the highest quality standards.

News / December 21, 2016

Cargill Introduces Canola Lecithin for Label-Conscious Consumers

Cargill is expanding its line of emulsifiers with the addition of deoiled canola lecithin. With the announcement, Cargill now offers customers three plant-sourced lecithin options – soy, sunflower and canola – in the U.S. and Canada. Cargill's canola lecithin helps food manufacturers deliver product attributes consumers increasingly seek as it is a non-GMO option, may be used in organic products and does not have to be declared as a major food allergen.

News / December 19, 2016

Parker Products Holds Groundbreaking for New Plant in Fort Worth

Parker Products, a provider of inclusions and other specialty ingredients for the baking, dairy, beverage, confectionery and RTE and snack industries, is breaking ground on a new 90,000-sqaure-foot facility. Parker will move all of its operations to the new location once construction is completed, slated for early 2018.

News / December 16, 2016

KitoZyme Receives CE Certification and Marketing Authorization for Two New Products

KitoZyme has received the CE certification and the marketing authorization for the entire European market for two new medical devices to prevent and treat certain intestinal diosorders. Through scientific partnerships with foreign and Belgian universities, KitoZyme has perfected KiOtransine®, a new prebiotic which contributes to the restoration of the microbiota equilibrium, without causing adverse reactions to the intestinal system.

News / December 15, 2016

OmniActive’s OmniLean Obtains Self-Affirmed GRAS Notification

OmniActive’s OmniLean Salacia Extract has received self-affirmed GRAS (Generally Recognized as Safe) notification by an expert panel who evaluated the ingredient in accordance with stringent US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) safety criteria.