krill

Oslo, Norway—One of the global leaders in using krill-based products to produce other materials has launched an Open Innovation program in search of new partners to research and develop different krill innovations.

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bmpea

Washington, D.C. – Not even two weeks after the U.S. Drug and Food Administration (FDA) issued warning letters to five companies for mislabeling BMPEA (R-beta-methylphenethylamine) as a dietary ingredient; some members of the Senate are calling for the source of the BMPEA, Acacia rigidula, to be looked into by the Federal Trade Commission.  

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Pittsburgh, PA—GNC Holdings announced a sales drop for the quarter in an earnings call, but did not attribute it to the recent NYAG controversy.

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nepal relie

Nepal–In the wake of a 7.8 earthquake devastating Nepal on April 25, several industry organizations have stepped in to help with supplies, food and money to aid in the relief effort. At least 7,250 were killed in the disaster, 14,122 were injured, and thousands more are without basic living essentials.

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aloe prop 65

Sacramento, CA–The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) in California is looking to add Aloe vera (whole leaf extract) and goldenseal root powder to the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Environment Act of 1986 (Proposition 65), claiming they are “known to the state to cause cancer.”

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A recent study of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)’s food safety database by Vocativ has found that since the beginning of 2014, Whole Foods Market has had roughly 25 store-brand recalls, more than other grocers on the list.

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The leader of Solgar Vitamins' production facility for 30 years, Nathan “Nat” L. Skop passed away on Friday, April 24 at the age of 89.

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Santa Barbara, CA—The Vitamin Angels charity has announced its Motherhood is Global campaign, designed to show the universal experience of motherhood around the globe.

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bmpea

Silver Spring, MD – As of Thursday, April 23, five dietary supplement companies received warning letters for their use of an unapproved stimulant in their products. The companies were accused of using BMPEA (R-beta-methylphenethylamine) as a dietary supplement ingredient. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has given the firms 15 business days to make the needed adjustments to the eight total products involved.

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Fosnavåg, Norway—Lipids in Health and Disease published the results of a study (sponsored by Olympic Seafood AS, maker of Rimfrost krill) that compared the bioavailability of DHA and EPA from krill and fish oil.

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