Santa Fe Springs, NM—Two new studies are of interest to menopause-support supplement makers and skincare companies. The pair of trials was completed using a branded ingredient (EstroG-100, from Helios Corp.).

Edison, NJ—With the environment as a high priority, Reliance Private Label Supplements has a new green facility. At 90,000+ ft2, the site is home to its entire private label, contract manufacturing and branded products production.

News and notes from industry suppliers

Bringing home truly green products can put a smile on the face of any eco-conscious consumer. Of course, we’re talking about those “green” products that offer a real improvement in environmental impact over their counterparts. If these products serve their purpose well, too, these shoppers will keep smiling, all the way back to the store they got it from to buy it again and again. We might be considering anything from eco-friendly household cleaners to green fire logs, but the equation for success will remain the same: green and effective is the name of the game.

If you’re a veteran of Natural Products Expo West, you know attendees are looking for samples, special show pricing and product information. But perhaps another motivation for Expo West attendance could surpass the urge to stockpile these three resources: finding exciting, new products.

Blue Diamond Nut Thins now come in Pepper Jack flavor. Not only are these crackers perfectly seasoned, but they are also wheat and gluten free. Blue Diamond Nut Thins come in an assortment of other flavors including BBQ, Cheddar Cheese, Hazelnut and Pecan.

Nature’s Path Organic added three new flavors to its Love Crunch Granolas line: Apple Crumble, Carrot Cake and Aloha Blend. The company will donate the equivalent of cereal or cash to food banks for every bag of Love Crunch Granolas sold (up to $1 million).

A new option in the frozen foods aisle is Frozen Naked Pizza. The pizzas come in four flavors: Cheese, Chicken, Uncured Pepperoni and Superbiotic which features toppings of several veggies. The crusts are made with a blend of 10 grains plus a probiotic bacteria, Bacillus coagulans GBI-30 6086, that survives freezing and baking.
SRP: $8.99

Organic, natural bisques have been added to Pacific Natural Foods’ line of ready-to-eat soups. The four new USDA-certified organic bisques are Hearty Tomato, Roasted Red Pepper & Tomato, Cashew Carrot Ginger (dairy-free) and Butternut Squash. All are packaged in BPA-free Tetra Recart cartons, and are gluten- and soy-free with a shelf life of 24 months.
SRP: $3.29–$3.49