ACG North America LLC has developed an Automatic Capsule Filler (ACG AF-90[T]). The machine is designed to fill a large variety of powder formulations into hard gelatin capsules. It also uses a tamping process that forms a slug and is inserted into the capsule. A few benefits of the machine are being GMP-compliant, having an easy-to-operate touch screen and an output of 90,000 capsules per hour.

From O.Berk Company comes Amber Glass Dropper Bottles, for delivering doses and drops. The dropper bottles are excellent for food oils, liquid vitamins and essential oils to name a few, because they help prevent spills and product wasting. According to the firm, “These bottles are an excellent choice for liquid products where single dosage is essential.”

Valensa International has introduced Go Easy, a formulation combining plant-based waxy policosanols with chia-derived omega-3 fatty acids and cranberry extract. The combination is said to promote regularity and is suitable for delivery in a soft gel. According to the firm, the formulation has been proven to increase the number of bowel movements of test participants daily by 50% in a pre-clinical study.

Cyvex Nutrition, Inc. has released SolaThin, a branded weight management ingredient and potato protein extract containing various low-molecular weight proteins. SolaThin is sourced from vegetables, contains over 90% protein, has PI-2 (enables release of cholecystokinin) and contains no added compounds.

The Little Duck Organics Tiny Fruits are made of 100% organic fruit and are gluten free, Non-GMO Project verified and certified kosher. Appropriate for kids, the snacks contain no added sugar or preservatives and are a healthy alternative to other snack options. They are available in Apple Banana, Strawberry Mango and Blueberry Apple.
SRP: $3.99

The Flavrz Beverage Corp. offers all-natural Flavrz enhanced beverages that “give your body what it needs without sacrificing great taste.” These lightly sweetened drink mixes are filled with herbal extracts, minerals and antioxidants and can be added to water. Available are Fruit Punch Energy, Citrus Hibiscus Immunity and Superfruit Sports.

Earth Balance’s Organic Coconut Spread is a multi-functional substitution for butter. In addition to being eaten as a topping, Earth Balance encourages consumers to cook, bake, fry and sauté with their spread to enrich foods with the taste and health benefits of coconut. Earth Balance promises “something that’s richer, smoother, and creamier than you ever thought possible.”

Big Mouth Snack, LLC is introducing its new granola snack, Snackle Mouth, in a unique and colorful packaging. Inside a circus clown-like, widely grinning face, Snackle Mouth comes in three flavors of granola clusters: Almond Berry, Pecan Maple and Peanut Cranberry. All three feature almonds, agave and oat bran and are made on equipment that processes dairy, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, soy and wheat. Additions of blueberries, maple flavor, and salted peanuts give each a different, distinct taste.

Kay’s Naturals has added to its line of gluten-free foods with Protein Puffs. Says the company, “Protein Puffs follow the same nutritional profile as the rest of our product line, with the added benefit of MORE fiber and MORE protein! MORE fiber!” Available are Almond Delight, Tomato Basil and Veggie Pizza.