Nebraska Cultures Inc.’s Digestion-Plus Probiotic Blend helps support a healthy colon by replenishing healthy bacteria, improving digestion and acidifying the colon, says the company. It is made with 40% Lactobacillus acidophilus DDS-1, 30% Lactobacillus salivarius and 30% Bifidobacterium bifidum.

In late November, the U.S. Department of Justice (on behalf of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration [FDA]) filed a permanent injunction request against a Pennsylvania supplement maker for failing to comply with its good manufacturing practices (GMPs) regulations. According to a press statement, this is the first time the agency has taken action like this against a supplement manufacturer of this size.

Merry Hill, NC—Botanical extraction specialist, Avoca, Inc. (a division of Pharmachem Laboratories) is now greener than ever. In the first installation of its kind on the East Coast, Avoca is now the proud owner of a new biomass-to-energy system. The system replaces three boilers that ran on diesel fuel.

North Bergen, NJ—Avena sativa, known for its calming properties, was put to the test for memory support and passed with flying colors.

News and notes from industry suppliers.

Horphag Research Nutrition, a subsidiary of Horphag Research (supplier of Pycnogenol), now offers Salty-R, a natural and cost-effective salt enhancer. This ingredient can reduce the amount of salt in products by 25–35%, depending on the application. It also enhances the food’s flavor. Possible applications include snacks, pre-made meals, soups and sauces, dressings and isotonic beverages.

New from Enzymotec Ltd. is K•REAL Real Krill Oil. This pure krill oil is extracted through a Multi Stage Oil-extraction process from Antarctic Krill containing omega-3 fatty acids (EPA/DHA), phospholipids and astaxanthin. The extraction process offers an optimal preparation process that preserves krill oil’s natural qualities and ensures its freshness.

The Kid-Kare Probiotic Blend from Nebraska Cultures Inc. is designed to help replenish the strains most commonly found in healthy children and infants, according to the firm. The blend is 35% Lactobacillus acidophilus DDS-1, 35% Bifidobacterium bifidum, 15% Bifidobacterium longum and 15% Bifidobacterium infantis.

O.Berk Company introduces its Cylinder Collection of Foamer Dispensers, which include containers, non-aerosol foam dispenser closures and overcaps. Several sizes are available: 50 ml/HDPE (white or natural), 100 ml/HDPE and 150 ml/HDPE (white), 210 ml/HDPE and 75 ml/PET (clear). Custom colors and decorations are available.