Benicia, CA-based InterHealth Nutraceuticals, Inc. signed an exclusive agreement with Milbar Laboratories of East Haven, CT for the sales of Numelle nutmeg extract. The extract is said to brighten the skin, reduce the appearance of wrinkles and redness, and increase skin firmness.

Albion Human Nutrition opened a new cell biology laboratory in Clearfield, UT that will help Albion researchers to collect information on mineral transport, absorption, toxicity and efficacy through in vitro simulations.

Certified Nutraceuticals, Inc. of Murrieta, CA has a new U.S. Patent #8,344,106 B1 for making and using kollaGen II-xs (Avian Sternum Collagen Type II powder Hydrolysate). The patent covers three mixed collagens: kollaGen II-xs Avian Sternum Collagen Type II Powder, kollaGen I.V.X. Eggshell Membrane Powder, and TendoGuard, a mixture of Collagen Type II and Eggshell Membrane Powder. The company’s process is said to preserve important nutrients and molecules to yield more hyaluronic acid and chondroitin.

Ingredion Inc. of Westchester, IL announced that Health Canada approved Nutraflora prebiotic fiber as a source of dietary fiber.

SunOpta Inc. International Foods Group has a new value-added organic and specialty cocoa facility located in Middenmeer, The Netherlands, which is suitable for processing organic cocoa products.

Published in WholeFoods Magazine, May 2013