ADM, NBGC, & Smucker Expand Regenerative Agriculture

ADM subsidiary, Golden Peanut, The National Black Growers Council (NBGC), and The J.M. Smucker Co. are partnering to expand regenerative agriculture practices across 20,000 peanut acres, 5,000 of which will be affiliated with the National Black Growers Council per year, in the southeast section of the United States. The three-year project will provide direct financial support to farmers, easy processes and cutting-edge technologies to secure low barriers to entry, and a wide range of support and counsel from internal and third-party experts for farmers. The practices that will be incorporated through the initiative include, continuous living roots (cover crops), improved fertilizer and pesticide efficiency and use of reduced tillage practices. "The importance of NBGC and ADM's collaboration is bridging the gap to make our producers more efficient, our yields higher and manage our data collection in a productive way," said NBGC board member Keith White. 

WIN Awards Deadline Extended

Women In Nutraceuticals (WIN) has extended the deadline to nominate individuals and companies for its first ever WIN Awards event. Nomination for the awards will run through midnight on July 12th for the following categories:

  • WIN Guiding Star Award
  • WIN Champion Award
  • WIN Research Pioneer Award
  • WIN Heroine Award

The awards, designed to honor the contributions and achievements of individuals who advocate for gender equity, drive research innovations, excel in mentorship within nutraceuticals, and contribute to WIN's programs, will be presented at SupplySide West in October. Nomination criteria and ballot forms are available here.

Stratum Nutrition Enters Agreement with Sibelius Natural Products

Sibelius Natural Products will be the exclusive UK distributor of Stratum Sage Extract for cognitive health and NEM, the eggshell membrane for joint health. NEM, which is derived from the inner membrane of chicken eggshells, is ideal for dietary supplements aimed at providing mobility and joint support while Stratum Sage Extract is a non-GMO Salvia officinalis (sage) extract that supports a healthy memory. “Stratum is thrilled to partner with Sibelius for distribution of NEM and sage in the UK market,” shared Chris Haynes, Senior Director of Global Sales at Stratum.

Sabinsa Receives Recognition, Facility Gets NSF Certified

Sami-Sabinsa Group's Hassan Unit 1 facility has been certified for meeting NSF cGMP requirements. With convenient access to ports on the east and west coasts of India, the company's eighth facility was opened on March 17, 2023 by the late Dr. Muhammed Majeed, Chairman and Founder, Sami-Sabinsa Group. The 10 acre state-of-the-art greenfield facility is equipped with 18 reactors (including 8 glass-line reactors), two hydrogenators, and other specialized equipment such as agitated nutsche filter dryers (ANFD), centrifuges, and Rotocone Vacuum Dryers and is capable of producing 88 tons of Active Nutraceutical Ingredients (ANI) and Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (API) per annum and 23 different Active Nutraceutical Ingredients (ANI) and Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (API) & intermediates, including Calebin-A, Resveratrol, SabiWhite, Pterostilbene, Cosmoperine, 1, 2- Hexanediol, 1,2-Octanediol, Diindolylmethane (DIM), lndole-3-Carbinol, and Ferulic Acid. 

“While this is the youngest factory, it by no means lacks the safety, quality and rigor required to produce the finest ingredients we have to offer, to add now the confirmation of regulatory compliance our customers expect from us,” said Shaheen Majeed, Sami-Sabinsa Global Managing Director and CEO.

In other news, the United States Pharmacopeia (USP) recognized Sabinsa for its exceptional contributions towards global public health through the advancement of USP standards and for providing candidate documentary and reference standards that assisted USP in reaching important milestones in 2023. Both entities have worked together for over 20 years on initiatives related to reference standards—meticulously characterized substances used to assess the identity, potency, quality, and purity of dietary supplements and active pharmaceutical ingredients. 

Bioiberica Collagen Receives GRAS Status

Bioiberica's native type II collagen for joint health, Collavant n2, has secured self-determined GRAS status after an independent panel of scientists made up of professors from the University of Illinois and expert toxicologists evaluated the ingredients safety data and determined its use as an ingredient in conventional foods. To celebrate the achievement, Bioiberica will be highlighting the product and its joint health benefits at this year's IFT First exhibition in Chicago from July 14-17. Guests can stop by booth 2025 to learn about the new possibilities unlocked by Collavant n2's GRAS status, new product development with Mobilee for joint and muscle health and Dermial for skin health. "Obtaining self-determined GRAS status for Collavant n2 is a very exciting milestone, both for us and our North American customers,” shared Marketing & Communication Director at Bioiberica, Antonio Vendrell.

Nature Made Takes Top Ranking

Nature Made has been ranked as the number one pharmacist recommended vitamin and supplement brand in Pharmacy Times Annual Survey. Over 1,800 pharmacists participated in the national survey that ranked the company as the top recommendation for consumers looking for sleep aids, mood health supplements, essential letter vitamins, flax seed oil supplements, omega-3/fish oil supplements, and other key vitamin and supplement segments. “Nature Made’s commitment to supporting consumers’ good health through science-backed solutions with high-quality ingredients is at the core of every product in our portfolio, and it’s an honor to be recognized by a community that plays such an essential role in consumers’ wellness journeys," said Jeff Boutelle, CEO of Pharmavite, parent company of Nature Made, Bonafide, Equelle and other brands.

Fi Asia returns to Indonesia

The food ingredients event, Fi Asia, is taking place in Jakarta this September. ASEAN (the Association of Southeast Asian Nations) market companies, investors, business partners, customers, suppliers, and over 400 exhibitors will participate in the three-day event from September 4-6 and treat guests to curated conference content, exhibitor tours, and technical seminars. The conference will look to bring together the latest innovations in factories and labs across the region including advancements in dairy replacement, emulsifiers, flavors, proteins, and functional ingredients. Rose Chitanuwat, Regional Portfolio Director - ASEAN, Informa Markets shared her thoughts on the importance of the region on the food ingredients industry, "Right now, Southeast Asia is one of the world's most dynamic growth zones for food ingredients, which heralds huge opportunities for food & beverage manufacturers to push the boundaries of product development."

ManukaGuard Receives Digestive Issue Solution Recognition

First for Women has spotlighted ManukaGuard as a natural alternative to alleviating acid reflux. Author Lisa Maxbauer shares her findings on how honey can be a solution when heartburn medicines don't help, here.

Nutiani Reports Findings of Consumer Health and Nutrition Research

Nutiani and Ipsos have shared the findings of their latest Consumer Health and Nutrition Index. Key points from the report include:

  • Growing consumer focus on healthy aging
  • Awareness for the role of nutrition in health management later on in life
  • Strong preventive mindset

With the number of individuals aged 65 and older expected to grow to one in six people across the globe by 2030, nutrition brands are focusing on meeting the health demands of current seniors and younger consumers looking to manage the aging process through nutrition. Based on their findings, Nutiani created its Proactive Nutrition for Healthy Ageing report, a summary offering a holistic definition of healthy aging as a lifestyle requiring constant effort and also the input of 2,500 survey respondents. The report also contains insights from Nutiani experts on how brands can address consumer demands for healthy aging through the inclusion of key ingredients like proteins, probiotics, phospholipids, and lactoferrin.

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