News and notes from industry suppliers.

On July 1, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) made good on its promise to issue a draft guidance on new dietary ingredients (NDIs), as mandated by the Food Safety Modernization Act. FDA stated this is an “important preventive control to ensure that consumers are not exposed to unnecessary public health risks from new ingredients with unknown safety profiles.”

Morristown, NJ—A sports nutrition ingredient (GliSODin) distributed by P.L. Thomas, based here, was the subject of recent sports nutrition research published in the International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism.

Freising, Germany—A team of scientists from Technische Universitaet Muenchen (TUM) in Germany have published data supporting an energy- and cost-efficient manufacturing process that maintains probiotic stability.

News and notes from industry suppliers.

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How many of your shoppers believe getting omega-3s is a one-way street to fish and marine oils? Sure, these are great sources of DHA and EPA, but consumers might be missing out if they think of plant-based omega supplements as the alternate route. Rather, these vegetarian supplements can be an important highway to nutrition, equal to their ocean-derived counterparts.

The organic industry is perhaps one of the most dynamic markets in the food industry today, as it grew 8% in 2010 to $28.6 billion in sales even during a down economy (1). To keep shoppers in the know, it’s important for retailers to have hard facts about why spending extra for organic is worth it.

At the most recent Codex Committee on Food Labeling (CCFL) meeting in Canada, collaborators agreed to drop ongoing work on creating labeling recommendations for and generally defining Genetically Modified Organism (GMO) products. CCFL has decided to instead compile Codex texts on the subject of GMOs as a reference guide.