Allendale, NJ-based Lonza announced that its trademarked larch arabinogalactan ingredient (ResistAid) is part of the Ultimate Flora Advanced Immunity formula from ReNew Life.  This dietary supplement, says the company, makes use of the ingredient’s immune-supporting and antioxidant properties.

Verdure Sciences, Inc. of Noblesville, IN, now has a patent for its pomegranate extract (Pomella). The patent covers various uses for pomegranate ellagitannin-based products.

TSI Health Sciences was also awarded a patent for the derivation, isolation and extraction of amino acids from fenugreek seeds. This process is used in TSI’s Promilin and PromilinPro ingredients.

ChromaDex Corporation, based in Irvine, CA, has a new verification program for tea products that ensures a raw tea material’s identity, that no contaminants are present and that the material has the proper amount of catechin, theaflavin, xanthine alkaloids and polyphenols.

Biova of Johnston, IA and Valensa International of Eustis, FL will codevelop joint health products using Biova’s natural eggshell membrane ingredient.

Plantic Technologies Ltd.’s biopolymer rigid films will be distributed under the Pentafood Biofilm name in partnership with the Klöckner Pentaplast Group of Gordonsville, VA. Films are renewable, biodegradable, compostable and water dispersible.

DSM will expand its Parsippany, NJ-based North American headquarters. The site will house a Nutrition Innovation Center that will combine the expertise of its nutritional products and food specialties divisions. The center is slated to be open in 2011, complete with  sensory services and pilot facilities.

City of Industry, CA-based Best Formulations received the Good Manufacturing Practices for Sport designation from NSF International. It also completed a GMP audit from STR.

NutraCea’s cereal ingredients business and certain related equipment will be purchased by Kerry, Inc. for $3.9 million plus the cost of NutraCea’s inventory. NutraCea’s Phoenix plant and Dillon, MT facility are not included in the transaction.

Presperse LLC of Somerset, NJ and Kyowa Hakko USA of New York, NY will launch several personal care products. First to market will be products with AHYP Natural Skin Barrier and Panadoxine P, a form of pyridoxine.

Veriteq Instruments, headquartered in Richmond, BC, Canada, now offers a 10-step guide for food processors entitled, “How to Avoid and Respond to Public FDA Criticisms—Warning Letters—for Temperature, Humidity and other Controlled Environments.” To obtain a copy, visit or call (800)683-8374.

St. Louis, MO-based Stratum Nutrition entered into a partnership with functional ingredients manufacturer KitoZyme, based in Herstal, Belgium. Stratum will “advance the science, global sales and marketing of chitin-glucan.”

AstaREAL from Fuji Chemical Industry, based in Toyama, Japan, received the 2009 Product Innovation Award from Frost & Sullivan.

Published in WholeFoods Magazine, April 2010