BASF Corporation of Florham Park, NJ now has two new distributors for its North American human nutrition customers: Brenntag Specialties, Inc. and Horn Company.

JIAHERB, Inc. of Parsippany, NJ launched a new U.S. Web site ( and expanded its overseas manufacturing facilities.

NHK Laboratories, Inc. of Santa Fe Springs, CA will give 4,906 bottles of chewable children’s multivitamins to Vitamin Angels.

The European Commission will now allow Glavonoid from Kaneka to have Novel Food status. The ingredient can be used in foods and supplements.

Three Symrise facilities have achieved Level 3 Safe Quality Foods (SQF) 2000 Certification: Teterboro and Branchburg, NJ and Elyria, OH. NSF International conducted the audits.

The Scoular Company of Omaha, NE now markets ingredients produced by Soy Labs, LLC such as Lunasin XP and LunaSoy.

D.D. Williamson of Louisville, KY launched an Expert Answers series that uses video interviews, articles and transcripts to share information from food and beverage industry experts. The interviews can be viewed at

Torrance, CA-based Paragon Laboratories has achieved NSF GMP for Sport Certification.

Enzymotec, with U.S. headquarters in Morristown, NJ, now has an Australian patent for Omega-sterols  (No. AU-0552025002).

Naturex of Avignon, France, acquired Polish company PEKTOWIN, which makes apple and citrus pectins, fruit and vegetable juice concentrates.

Published in WholeFoods Magazine, February 2012