Contract Manufacturer Herbally Yours, Inc. of Gilbert, AZ, has created a Survival Kit for SupplySide West. The kit includes eight single servings of products intended to help show attendees get through the conference more comfortably, and will be distributed to the show's first 3,000 visitors. The kit includes Aker Biomarine’s Superba Krill for bone/joint support; Nexira’s Fibregum for digestion; Vitajoy USA’s AgmaMax and COP Max for libido; Jiaherb botanicals for hangover support; PurCaf from Applied Food Sciences for energy; Fuller Ingredients’ BCAA Institized for sports nutrition; and Taiyo’s Suntheanine for happiness. FCI Flavors is supplying flavors for products and Herbally Yours did all the formulation testing, manufacturing, design and promotion.

National Enzyme Company of Forsyth, MO, acknowledged several companies with its 2014 Vendor Excellence Awards at its annual meeting in July. DuPont Nutrition & Health was the top honoree, with other awards going to Package All, Enzyme Development Corporation, FCC and Multi Packaging Solutions.

Two ingredients from Glanbia Nutritionals of Fitchburg, WI, now have GRAS status: PepForm Leucine Peptides and PepForm Tryptophan Peptides.

The ProDURA probiotic strain from Nebraska Cultures Inc. of Walnut Creek, CA, also achieved GRAS status.

Ingredient Marketplace 2015 has a new location and show dates: April 7–9 at the Orlando World Center Marriott.

Published in WholeFoods Magazine, October 2014