Robinson Pharma Inc. of Santa Ana, CA made a major donation to Vitamin Angels. The firm will underwrite vitamin A therapy for 40,000 children in 2012.

WILD Flavors GmbH, based in Zug, Switzerland completed its acquisition of some assets of Kalamazoo, MI-based A.M. Todd Ingredients.

E.I.D.-Parry (India) Limited has announced the acquisition of 100% of the voting shares of Valensa International. States the company “Valensa will continue to operate as a Limited Liability Company based in Eustis, Florida (USA), with Dr. Rudi E. Moerck as its President and CEO.”

Indena of Milan, Italy is now kosher certified from KLBD for its Leucoselect and Enovita grape seed extracts.

Vancouver, WA-based Bergstrom Nutrition launched a redesigned web site about the health benefits of its proprietary MSM formulation. The site makes it easy to find joint health information, industry news and Bergstrom’s social media community. It is available in English, Chinese, Japanese and now Spanish language translations.

Lonza, headquartered in Basel, Switzerland, partnered with Lipogen to sell phosphatidylserine (PS) and PS-based formulations in dietary supplements, food and beverages under the Lonza name.

Cyanotech of Kailuna-Kona, HI added 33% more astaxanthin production capacity to answer the needs if its clients.

Aker BioMarine will acquire the vessel Thorshøvdi for approximately NOK 138.9 million ($24.7 million USD). According to the company, “The vessel is acquired with connected fishing gear for continued operation and in connection with the purchase, Aker BioMarine has been awarded a purchase approval and a krill trawl concession for fisheries of krill in remote waters by the Directorate of Fisheries.” Now, the firm will own and operate two krill trawlers and one freighter vessel in the Antarctic.

elemin Senonian trace minerals from VDF FutureCeuticals of Momence, IL  now have self-affirmed GRAS status.

Newport Beach, CA-based BioCell Technology LLC will rebrand its flagship ingredient from BioCell Collagen II to BioCell Collagen. It will also receive a new logo.

Published in WholeFoods Magazine, December 2011