Acquisitions, company news, web site launches and more.

dermatitis and probiotics

Lviv, Ukraine—Data from a recent clinical trial show some promise for the use of probiotics to help those with atopic dermatitis (AD), an inflammatory skin disease.

NBTY

Ronkonkoma, NY; Park City, UT—Supplement powerhouses NBTY and Nutraceutical Corporation have recently made some merger/acquisition news.

 

livestock

Washington, D.C.—FDA has issued a draft guidance advising more judicious use of antibiotics in food-producing livestock, stating that antibiotic overuse in this manner is a “serious threat” to public health.

alfalfa

Washington, D.C.—Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Representative Peter DeFazio (D-OR) were joined by 49 other representatives and five other senators to urge the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to retain the regulated status of genetically engineered (GE) alfalfa.

cleaners

Rockville, MD—As more and more consumers are beginning to recognize the benefits of a sustainable lifestyle, manufacturers of household cleaners are learning that they too need to join the eco-friendly revolution.

Prairie Village, KS—A recent life cycle inventory (LCI) study has shown that recycling polyethylene terephthalate (PET) and high-density polyethylene (HDPE), two leading household and beverage plastics, can make a tremendous difference. The research, performed by Franklin Associates, an assessment firm based here, shows that recycling can lead to considerable “reductions in energy consumption, solid waste generation and greenhouse gas emissions.”

Alfalfas

Boulder, CO—On June 21, A-M Holdings, LCC, received approval from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to acquire the Whole Foods Market branch located on Broadway in Boulder. The store is the original site of Alfalfa’s Market .

 

SIDI supplements

Supplement makers are required under good manufacturing practices regulations to qualify their ingredient suppliers, but official guidelines for how have not been released by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. An industry group, however, has taken the important step of doing so.