Sami Labs, the manufacturing wing of Sabinsa Corporation, based in East Windsor, NJ, received two awards from Pharmexcil, a ministry established by the Government of India as a gateway to global pharma trade. Sami Labs was honored with the Gold Award for Patents and the Silver Award for Exports in Herbals for 2012–2013.

Qualitas Health of Imperial, TX, will partner with Xsto Solutions, Morristown, NJ, to distribute its Almega PL vegetarian EPA omega-3 ingredient in the United States.

American River Nutrition, Inc., based in Hadley, MA, received a letter of no objection from FDA for GRAS status of its DeltaGold annatto-derived vitamin E tocotrienol ingredient.

ChromaDex Corp. of Irvine, CA, made an agreement with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital whereby the hospital can evaluate ChromaDex’s natural product libraries in search of “high-value potentially patentable natural products for specific therapeutic indications.”

Aker BioMarine of Oslo, Norway, joined the GOED Coalition at the Steering Committee level.

International Vitamin Corp. Inc. of Freehold, NJ, acquired contract manufacturer Adam Nutrition Inc., based in Mira Loma, CA.

Bio-Botanica of Hauppauge, NY, recently donated analytical equipment to a local high school’s research department.

Savannah, GA-based Arboris, LLC, received non-GMO verification from the Non-GMO Project for its Protanica plant sterol functional food ingredient.

GNT Group has opened a new facility in the Netherlands that will boost its natural color production capacity by nearly 100%.

Morristown, NJ-based OmniActive Health Technologies achieved self-affirmed GRAS status for its paprika-derived OmniXan RR-zeaxanthin.

Published in WholeFoods Magazine, August 2014