Brassica Protection Products LLC of Baltimore, MD, received a letter from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration indicating the agency had no objections to the GRAS status of Brassica’s truebroc brand of glucoraphanin.

Alexandria, VA-based EAS Consulting Group will now provide Phoenix Regulatory Associates, Ltd. clients services since the group’s partners are retiring.

AstaReal, Inc. of Burlington, NJ, announced that its AstaReal P2AF is now kosher certified. In addition, AstaReal L10 was verified non-GMO by the Non-GMO Project.

Neptune Technologies & Bioressources Inc. of Laval, Quebec, Canada, acquired Biodroga, Inc. of Montreal, Canada for $15 million (Canadian dollars).

InterHealth Nutraceuticals, Inc. of Benicia, CA, launched a new and improved B2B website at Navigation and information retrieval are more straightforward, and brand-specific research, product information downloads and videos are available.

Costa Mesa, CA-based Alkemist Labs received ISO 17025 accreditation by the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation and met AOAC Analytical Laboratory Accreditation Criteria Committee guidelines for testing dietary supplements.

NSF International of Ann Arbor, MI, acquired AuthenTechnologies, a specialist DNA-based identification testing.

A lab study recently found that EVNol, a natural full-spectrum palm tocotrienol complex, induced autophagy and apoptosis in breast cancer cells without affecting non-cancerous cells. 80 and 100 ug/mL of EVNol, distributed by ExcelVite of Edison, NJ, was tested in MCF-7 and MDA-MB 231 cell lines, without affecting non-tumor cells in a 24-hour study. The data were published in the European Journal of Nutrition.

Published in WholeFoods Magazine March 2016