Chicago, IL—The Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) hosted its 75th conference in Chicago, IL, boasting 1,000 exhibiting companies. Four overarching themes tied together many of the new launches and applications on display on the tradeshow floor.

Redmond, WA—A recent study from Diabetes Care has found that the daily consumption of a branded L. reuteri probiotic (ATTC strain SD-5865 from Nutraceutix, as BIO‐tract tablets) “enriches human gut microbiota and modifies gut production of protein factors that increase insulin secretion,” according to a press release issued by the company.

GanedenBC30 LifeTop Probiotic Straws from Ganeden can be used in refrigerated and shelf-stable beverages. The straws have 1 billion CFU of GanedenBC30 and can be used with Tetra Pak and other shelf stable beverage containers. The company believes “the innovation could heavily impact the children’s beverage market.

FMC Health and Nutrition expanded its Epax line of marine omega-3 concentrates with EPAX 4030 EE, a premium-quality, ultra-high concentrate that offers a cost-efficient, high dose EPA/DHA supplement in a convenient serving size as an extension of the recent ultra-high Epax 4030 TGN with 90% triglycerides and a new antioxidant for superior stability.

Seawind Foods offers a selection of all-natural unsulfured dried fruit that maintains the fruit’s nutrient value and flavor. Also available is a wide selection of dehydrated vegetables and fruits. All of Seawind’s ingredients are non-GMO, certified Kosher and are GMP, FDA, USDA and HACCP compliant.

News and notes from industry suppliers.

Oslo, Norway—Results of a recently published review article from Nutrients suggests that krill oil is beneficial for a variety of health applications.

A new study published by researchers from Baylor University has offered new information about how glutathione and l-citrulline may work together to boost nitric oxide (NO) levels.

Costa Mesa, CA—Alkemist Labs, based here, has a new tool available for retailers at www.Alkemist.com/RetailerFacts.

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