Supplier Briefs: May 2015


National Enzyme Company of Forsyth, MO, now has stick pack packaging capabilities.

Fruit d’Or, based in Quebec, Canada, is launching a series of five-minute educational videos about how cranberry supports wellness beyond urinary health. The series is produced and edited by celebrity news anchor and television host Jennifer Ward of Market Wise Productions.

Westchester, IL-based Ingredion Inc. acquired Penford Corporation.

Sensient Natural Ingredients of Turlock, CA, has certified its entire line of ingredients as gluten free with the Gluten-Free Certification Organization.

Lonza, headquartered in Basel, Switzerland, is celebrating its 30th year of manufacturing and marketing its Carnipure L-Carnitine ingredient. The ingredient is supported by a strong foundation of science, which continues to grow, says the company. While it was first used in infant formulas, additional research supports its use in exercise recovery, decreasing decrease markers of oxidative stress, heart health, pet care and more. “Thanks to the central role Carnipure L-Carnitine plays in metabolism, it has a broad array of applications,” said Ulla Freitas, Scientific Marketing Manager, Lonza Ltd. “Combined with its excellent safety profile and full traceability, the Carnipure ingredient provides easy integration into formulations designed for supporting weight management, exercise and recovery, normal cardiovascular function and infant formulations.”

Sami Labs, sister company to Sabinsa Corp. of East Windsor, NJ, was recognized for its export excellence by the Visvesvaraya Trade Promotion Centre with a Gold Award in the Agricultural and Horticultural category for Medium to Large Enterprises for 2013–2014. This is the third straight year the company has earned this designation.

Naturex of South Hackensack, NJ, has seven extracts derived from five botanicals (American ginseng, black cohosh, echinacea pupurea, goldenseal and mulberry extracts) verified as non-GMO by the Non-GMO Project.

Aker BioMarine Antarctic, headquartered in Oslo, Norway, supported the global Earth Hour 2015 by turning off its lights for one hour on March 28 on three of on its vessels in the Southern Ocean. In other news, the company’s Superba Krill oil is now Non-GMO Project Verified.

Pharmachem Laboratories of Kearny, NJ, now has a downloadable Carb Counting Tool available on

FMC Health and Nutrition of Philadelphia, PA, announced that its Epax omega-3 ingredients are now Halal certified.

Albion Human Nutrition of Clearfield, UT, announced that Vivion, Inc. will be its 2014 Supplier of the Year.

Published in WholeFoods Magazine, May 2015