Burcon NutraScience Corporation of Vancouver, BC, Canada, announced that FDA issued a no objection letter for the GRAS status of its Puratein and Supertein canola protein isolates.

Xsto Solutions, LLC of Morristown, NJ announced that several of its ingredients are kosher-certified by the Kosher Certification Service. They include Hamari’s PepZinGI brand zinc–l-carnosine, CarnoLife l-carnosine and BenfoPure benfotiamine.

Verdure Sciences of Noblesville, IN redesigned its Web site, www.vs-corp.com.

For the second year in a row, Nutricap Labs of Farmingdale, NY has ranked among the Inc.|5000 list of America’s fastest-growing private companies. The firm ranked 413th overall nationwide and 39th in the tri-state area.

The European Food Safety Authority panel on Dietetic Products, Nutrition and Allergies announced that the Artinia chitin-glucan food ingredient from Stratum Nutrition of St. Louis, MO is safe for its proposed use.

ESM Technologies, based in Carthage, MO, redesigned its Web site, www.ESMingredients.com. The site offers information in a new, comprehensive format, says the firm.

Nutraceuticals International LLC of Elmwood Park, NJ entered a joint venture with Faerie’s Finest of Hawaiian Gardens, CA that gives Nutraceuticals customers access to Faerie’s range of food/beverage flavors.

P.L. Thomas of Morristown, NJ is now on facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/PL-Thomas.

Valensa of Eustis, FL sent a notice to saw palmetto marketers and retailers alerting them of the company’s position that powdered saw palmetto does not have the same research support as the oil extract. The firm believes that taking the 320 mg per day of pure saw palmetto oil extract offers the best support for prostate health.

Lonza of Basel, Switzerland held its Nutrition 2030 workshop, which “polled some of the nutrition industry’s leaders to discuss the relationship of food and health, and develop a vision for the long-term future of the food industry,” says the firm. The group analyzed trends in the food industry including addressing malnutrition, GMOs, new food production methods, health claims on nutritional products and more. Those interested in participating in the Nutrition 2030 network can email Hans-Peter Meyer (hans-peter.meyer@lonza. com) or Bernd Stefer (bernd.stefer@lonza.com).

Miramar, FL-based Nutrition Formulators, Inc. will be the exclusive supplier of AstraGin from World Wellness, LLC.


Published in WholeFoods Magazine, October 2010