Earthcycle Packaging Ltd. now offers compostable trays for the agriculture industry. The trays come in either black or a natural earth color and are intended for holding produce like tomatoes, avocados and apples during shipping and packing. The trays are 100% compostable and recyclable.

Cognis now offers Texapon K 12 P PH, a pharmaceutical-grade sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS) tableting agent. This GRAS-approved agent is “particularly efficient in tableting processes due to its small and consistent particle size,” says the company. Texapon K 12 P PH can be used as a wetting agent, lubricant or solubilizer.

Sensient Flavors LLC now has natural tomato flavors. Available are Natural Tomato Flavor WONF – Fresh Type, Beef Steak Type, Vine-Ripe Type, Italian Type and Stewed Type; Natural Sun-Dried Tomato Type; Natural Tomato Finishing Note WONF; Natural Wood-Fire Roasted Tomato Type; and Natural Roasted Tomato Flavor WONF.

A trial published in Nutrition Research and Practice suggests a branded lychee fruit polyphenol may offer anti-inflammatory properties.

A recent pilot study shows there may be a new, natural way of relieving heartburn sufferers.

Secaucus, NJ—Industry manufacturers can get their fill of information about nutritional ingredients and raw materials at SupplySide East 2011, May 2–4.

anemia spirulina

Kailua-Kona, HI—A new study published in Cellular & Molecular Immunology offers data indicating that there may be a natural way to address the problem.

weight management krill

Oslo, Norway—A recent study published in Nutrition & Metabolism confirms the hypothesis that krill oil is beneficial to the endocannabinoid (EC) system in humans.

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News and notes from industry suppliers.