The Spices Board of India named Benny Antony its 2012 Innovator of the Year for his work developing high-absorption BCM-95 Curcumin. This ingredient is marketed by Dolcas Biotech of Chester, NJ.

Fruit d’Or of Quebec, Canada, is in discussions with Rutgers University of New Brunswick, NJ to explore a cranberry-proanthocyanidin standardization program. The cranberry quality assurance program will create a higher standard of quality and science for cranberry ingredients. Fruit d’Or says that since no standardized protocol for measuring the PAC content of cranberry ingredients exists, consumers can’t know which products contain active PACs, which don’t, and if those levels are viable as shown by science. The proposed quality assurance program would ensure each lot is tested annually for PAC levels; the firm believes all cranberry health supplements should deliver at least 36 mg of bioactive PACs per day.

West Windsor, NJ-based Sabinsa Corp.’s SabiLize received a U.S. patent for its application as an antioxidant/antimicrobial preservative in cosmetic formulations.

Oslo, Norway-based Aker BioMarine upgraded The site is now more user friendly with enhanced graphics, infographics, videos and more.

The SupplySide Insights Awards, presented at SupplySide MarketPlace in May, went to Tipton Mills’ Probiotic Instant Coffee, developed with Ganeden Biotech in the Beverage Insights category; COTY’s Beyoncé Pulse NYC fragrance, developed with Symrise in the Cosmetics Insights category; and Swanson Health Products’ OmegaActiv Super DPA Fish Oil, developed with Cyvex Nutrition/Omega Protein in the Omega-3 Insights category.

Published in WholeFoods Magazine, July 2013