Organic National List

USDA to Remove 11 Substances from Organic National List

Washington, D.C. — On January 19, 2017, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) recommended removing 11 substances from the...

OmniActive Acquires Indfrag to Expand Commitment to Natural Extracts

Mumbai, India — Indfrag Ltd., a Bangalore-based company active in health and nutrition active ingredients market, has undergone an 85% stake acquirement by OmniActive...

Ingredion Inc. Acquires Tic Gum

Westchester, IL — Ingredion Inc. has entered into a stock purchase agreement to acquire all outstanding shares of privately-held Tic Gums, Inc., White Marsh,...
eye health

Kemin and OmniActive Withdraw Lawsuits, Reach Agreement

New York City, NY—After OmniActive Health Technologies, Inc., Morristown, NJ filed a complaint for declaratory judgment on Kemin Industries, Inc., Des Moines, IA in...

Lonza to Acquire Capsugel

Updated 1/5/17 Basel, Switzerland — Lonza Group LLT formally announced the acquisition of Capsugel for $5.5 billion in cash, including refinancing Capsugel's existing debt of $2...
Carrageenan

USDA Removes Carrageenan from National List for Organic Foods

On Thursday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) voted 10 to 3, with one abstention, to remove carrageen from...
Enforcement Policy Statement

FTC Issues Enforcement Policy Statement Regarding Over-the-Counter Homeopathic Drugs

According to an enforcement policy statement released, by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) on November 15, 2016, the FTC will begin to hold over...

Pharmachem Laboratories, Inc. Moves Away from Measuring CFUs in Probiotics

Kearny, NJ—Pharmachem Laboratories, Inc., based here, has announced that it is moving away from measuring colony forming units (CFUs) in its probiotic formulas, instead...
Vinpocetine

Senator Urges FDA to Withdraw Vinpocetine Notice

On Tuesday, Sen. Orrin Hatch, a Republican from Utah, urged Commissioner Robert Califf, M.D. in a letter, to withdraw the federal register notice for...
Kemin, OmniActive

Kemin Files Complaint with ITC Over OmniActive Suit

Des Moines, IA—On October 6, 2016, Kemin Industries, Inc., announced that it had filed a complaint with the International Trade Commission (ITC) against OmniActive...

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