Xsto Solutions will now be distributing K2VITAL Delta (from Kappa Bioscience AS). This ingredient is a double-coated, microencapsulated vitamin K2 as MK 7, said to give companies expanded use of vitamin K2 MK 7 in calcium/mineral combination products while ensuring label claims and lowering overages. 

News and notes from industry suppliers.

NDIs, GMPs, 483s, oh my! Getting your acronyms and shorthand terms down is just the start of navigating life as a raw materials supplier. A maze of regulations must be worked through before they can begin to comfortably sell their products, and lately it seems like the walls of the maze are shifting. Though a precise map of these issues may be impossible to draw, here, along with our insiders, we’ll attempt to at least provide a compass. Read on for the latest insight on new dietary ingredients (NDIs), product adulteration, U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warning letters, health claims and related topics.

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While manufacturers are hard at work on new product formulations to better serve their customers, packaging companies are focused on the task of serving theirs, as well. Much thought and investment go into producing these containers before finished product makers can finally place their products into them. Here’s a look at the regulations, innovations and eco-friendly trends impacting the packaging sector.

New from Graminex LLC are PolliFruit Capsules, which contain Graminex G63, grapefruit powder, royal jelly and vitamins A and E. According to the company, this product is intended to help individuals feel better during times when optimum nutrient levels are down due to exercise, stress, growth and development, and weight loss or gain.

LycoRed Ltd. now has beta-carotene colorant formulations made with Lyc-O-Beta Intense and BetaCote Intense. These components allow for increased color, but less colorant usage.

Xsto Solutions has introduced a Fish Oil Mini Soft Gel product line. The product is a result of a partnership with a global Norwegian fish oil supplier. The 500-mg softgels are made with high-quality, high-concentrate fish oil in the smallest sized softgels possible. The company says this helps end users to avoid swallowability issues.

Steviva Ingredients has developed Nectevia, an organic blend of blue agave nectar and stevia extract. The company says it is a good substitute for sugar, honey or corn syrup and can be used in applications such as baked goods, beverages, condiments and more.