Mt. CapraMt. Capra Products now offers an instant, all-natural goats’ milk yogurt called Yo-Quick. Available in strawberry, blueberry and vanilla, this shelf-stable powdered product requires water and a vigorous shake to make the yogurt.
279 SW 9th St., Chehalis, WA 98532, www.mtcapra.com

Bergamonte is a new patented extract from Novelle International and HP Ingredients. According to the firm, this clinically tested extract of Citras bergamot promotes heart health, healthy cholesterol production and healthy blood sugar levels. The powerful antioxidant works by blocking an enzyme (HMG-CoA reductase) that is used by the liver to make LDL cholesterol. HP Ingedients supplies several other branded ingredients including Maqui superberry, Citricoma, Gevuina oil, Paractin and more.

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In technical and economic reports prepared for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) offered advice for improving product traceability.

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Los Angeles, CA—Optipure, based here, has released data on a new ingredient intended to target visceral fat. Visceral fat is stored near the body’s organs and when too much exists, one is at increased risk of heart disease, diabetes and other health problems.

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Rimouski, QC, Canada; Ankeny, IA—Industry now has additional data on branded ingredients for immune health.
First, a double-blind, human study conducted by Laval University found that a marine-based ingredient (PeptiBal from innoVactiv) helps increase IgA levels. IgA is an immunoglobulin that is transported to mucosal surfaces to protect them from infection; those with IgA deficiencies are prone to allergies and infections.

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Gainesville, FL—Researchers from the University of Florida believe they have created a better way to analyze carotenoid content in vegetables with a new analytical technique. This method could one day replace the expensive and time-consuming high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) analysis that is currently the mainstay approach for such investigations.

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Acquisitions, new launches, new partnerships, awards, new initiatives and more.

VermonVermontt Soapworks introduces the first certified organic shampoo base for the private label industry. Ingredients include organic olive, jojoba and coconut oils with organic vegetable gums, glycerin, organic aloe and rosemary extract. The two formulas available are for thicker hair and for finer hair.

ChrysanthisChrysantis, Inc.’s EZEyes zeaxanthin is now available in a 5% beadlet form. This all-natural, free 3R 3’R zeaxanthin beadlet made from marigolds is offered in ingredient forms for capsules, tablets and softgels and has a guaranteed shelflife of two years. The company spent more than two years developing the beadlet to ensure its stability when in contact with other ingredients.