Ankeny, IA—A recent study on a branded ingredient (EpiCor from Embria Health Services) found that the immune health ingredient may also be beneficial for gut health.

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Parsippany, NJ—A new study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition showed a weight-loss ingredient that combines oat and palm oils may reduce a person’s appetite.

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Adverse Events

Industry groups believe that a verdict in a current court case could be problematic for companies that file adverse event reports.

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supplier briefs

News and notes from industry suppliers.

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Once every two years, researchers from around the world convene at the Conference of the International Coenzyme Q10 Association to discuss the latest science on coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10), including its mitochondrial, metabolic and neurological effects.

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The aisles of Chicago’s McCormick Place Convention Center were crowded as 21,500 food industry professionals attended the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) Annual Meeting and Food Expo in mid-July.

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Philadelphia, PA—The U.S. Food and Drug Administration seized 64 drums of honey from a Philadelphia distribution center from Sweet Works Inc. of Monterey Park, CA. The honey was imported from Cheng Du Wai Yuan Bee Products Company Limited of Chengdu, China. The drums of honey were later sold and placed in storage by food ingredient supplier Alfred L. Wolff Inc. of Chicago, IL.

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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.

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oats

Lund, Sweden— As part of Europe’s HEALTHGRAIN project, researchers from Finland and Ireland investigated several processing techniques for improving the quality, safety and nutritional profile of oat-based, gluten-free bread.

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manufacturing plant

Dallas, TX—A recent warning letter sent to Coats International following a good manufacturing practices inspection underscores several out-of-compliance issues that inspectors are finding at dietary supplement plants.

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