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.

City of Industry, CA—Best Formulations’ philosophy is “together we grow,” and growth has certainly been accomplished over its 30-year history.

Axiom Foods offers Avenolait, an allergen-friendly whole-grain oat milk powder. This ingredient contains many of the same nutrients as uncooked oats as well as insoluble and soluble fibers. It can be used in baked goods, beverages, cereals and more.

Iron Taste-Free is now available from Albion Human Nutrition. This ingredient (ferric glycinate) decreases the pH of the upper duodenum, allowing it to be absorbed longer. The company says the ingredient is generally recognized as safe and well tolerated.