John P. Richie, Jr., Ph.D. professor of Public Health Sciences and Pharmacology at Penn State University School of Medicine, was on hand at the Kyowa Hakko SupplySide West booth to discuss new research published in the European Journal of Nutrition.

In a SupplySide West talk entitled, “Regs and Legs,” Daniel Fabricant, Ph.D., executive director and CEO of the Natural Products Association (NPA), provided an update of regulatory and legislative matters of interest to this industry.

News and notes from industry suppliers.

Allendale, NJ—Lonza Inc., based here, has received a patent for their branded larch arabinogalactan immune support ingredient.

Edison, NJ—A recent study has shown that gamma-tocotrienol from red palm oil can potentially slow obesity in mice by accumulating in adipose tissue.

Munich, Germany—A branded eggshell membrane supplement has recently been tested for joint support in an independent clinical trial.

It’s no secret that natural and organic labeling is undergoing a change amid consumer and government scrutiny. In May of this year, Kellogg agreed to drop terms like "All Natural" and "100% Natural" on some of its Kashi and Bear Naked brand product labels as well pay more than $5 million to settle a class-action consumer fraud lawsuit (1). While the company’s representatives stood by their advertising practices, this is only one of many examples of lawsuits and bad press as consumers demand accuracy in labeling.

News and notes from industry suppliers.

Benicia, CA—InterHealth recently expanded its portfolio with the purchase of the 7-Keto ingredient business from Humanetics Corporation. According to information from the company, this healthy weight support ingredient has sold more than one billion dosage units to date.

Suppliers

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