capsule

Washington, D.C.—Led by the Global Organization for EPA and DHA Omega-3s (GOED), a group of advocates have petitioned the U.S. Institute of Medicine on the topic of establishing standards for the dietary intake of EPA and DHA omega-3s, commonly found in fish oil and other dietary supplements.

reishi

East Rutherford, NJ—As of the first of this month, Maitake Products, Inc. changed its name to Mushroom Wisdom, Inc. According to the company, the new name better represents the company’s diverse line of mushroom supplements, which includes its newly launched Amyloban 3399 Lion’s Mane supplement and other medicinal mushrooms like reishi, turkey tail, cordyceps and more.

Promotions, new hires, retirements and more.

supplements

Colorado Springs, CO—In early December, the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA), based here, announced a new public protection initiative aimed at shielding consumers from dietary supplements that contain illicit drugs. This “Supplement Safety Now” coalition of USADA and groups such as the National Football League and Major League Baseball will urge Congress to create regulations that better police dietary supplements, especially those that illegally contain steroids and other drugs.

news

Acquisitions, new launches, new partnerships, awards, new initiatives and more.

cheese

Last year, the Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) requirements went into effect, mandating country of origin labeling of meats, produce and nuts. Now, these regulations may extend into the dairy sector as well...

soybeans

Broomfield, CO—WhiteWave Foods, which operates under Dallas, TX-based Dean Foods, has been under the microscope lately about the transition of its Silk soymilk from organic to non-organic.

Acquisitions, new launches, new partnerships, awards, new initiatives and more.

traceability

In technical and economic reports prepared for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) offered advice for improving product traceability.