SunOpta Ingredients Group expanded its value-added ingredients portfolio. SunOpta Rice Fiber 310 is a gluten-free ingredient that delivers dietary fiber (90%+) with a smooth texture and mild flavor. OptaGrade 350 provides stabilization of dairy foods like yogurt for a thick, creamy texture.

Naturex has launched VegeBrite, pure fruits and vegetables concentrates that complement its existing E-Color line. VegeBrite concentrates are made without formulation additives or preservatives thanks to aseptic packaging, says the firm.

LycoRed launched new formulations for hair and nail nutrition, based on vitamin B complex and amino acids. An advanced microencapsulation technology helps mask negative odors and tastes.

Halifax, NS, Canada—Some have shied away from omega 3-rich krill oil with the belief that krill fishing endangers the ecosystem. A new study published in Environmental Science and Technology, however, found otherwise through an assessment of krill harvesting and processing.

News and notes from industry suppliers.

The MelanSol line of sun care products, distributed by Oceana Naturals, LLC, now includes Sunburn Relief Gel. The product helps soothe sunburned or sun-stressed skin with ingredients like aloe vera, vitamin E, bio-melanin, green tea, calendula and chamomile. All products in the MelanSol line now feature the seal of NPA’s Natural Certification.

Greener Days LLC makes a new organic bug spray called Greener Ways. The 100% Deet-free insect repellent incorporates oils like citronella, lemongrass and cedar. The spray contains no added chemicals, alcohols, scents, plant surfactants, soaps or glycerin, and is appropriate for those with delicate skin, says the company.

Xlear, Inc. has a new all-natural kit geared toward the sinuses. The Sinus Care NETI is made with xylitol and comes with one sinus rinse bottle, six packets of XLEAR xylitol refill solution and one free XLEAR sinus spray sample. Clinical studies have found that xylitol is effective in both relieving nasal discomfort and promoting dental health.

New from Bluebonnet Nutrition is Extreme Edge, three supplements intended for bodybuilders, strength-trained athletes and endurance athletes. The system combines pre-, during and post-exercise supplements. All are Certified for Sport by NSF and free of any banned substances.