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...
vinpocetine

FDA Excludes Vinpocetine as a Dietary Ingredient

Washington, D.C. – On Tuesday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced vinpocetine did not meet the definition of a dietary ingredient and...
eye lutein

Results from Groundbreaking Lutein Studies Released

Morristown, NJ—Several new studies offer even more evidence that a branded eye health ingredient (lutein and zeaxanthin) is quickly bioavailable in the body and...
muscle cells

Muscle Cells Respond to Shilajit in Study

New Brunswick, NJ—Shilajit has long been thought to support muscle growth, and new research published in the Journal of Medicinal Food helps explain why. During...
wheat metabolic syndrome

Hope for Metabolic Syndrome: Wheat Starch

Atchison, KS—A new study conducted at South Dakota State University suggests that a patented resistant wheat starch (Fibersym RW from MGP, based here) may...

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