Steviva Brands, Inc. introduced a stevia-based syrup blend designed to replace high-fructose corn syrup in beverages. Steviva Blend Syrup is composed of a proprietary combination of extracts, natural flavors and thickeners. The company says the product has “a mouthfeel identical to corn syrup and a sweet flavor profile that has no aftertaste.” It has 30 calories, six grams of fiber per 100 grams and is pesticide and GMO free.

Golden Omega USA, a vertically integrated South American fish oil supplier, is now shipping a full portfolio of omega-3 concentrates from its California warehouse. States the company, “For North American customers, this means obtaining the freshest natural resources, obtained from wild ocean-going fish, without a need to ship them thousands of miles for processing.”

Now available from Milk Specialties Global Human Nutrition Division are Whey Protein Hydrolysate powder for compaction into tablets with ease; a protein powder for high-protein bars in an all-dairy, 90% protein matrix that will increase shelf life; Instant Micellar Casein, an all-dairy 90% protein powder; and Clear Instantized Branched Chain Amino Acids (iBCAA).

DeltaTRAK now sells DeltaTRAK TempDot Plus time-temperature indicator labels. The labels are designed to indicate if a temperature breach occurs and the excursion length. The labels feature unique graphics and show users a green “ON” button following the IEC 5009 standard. Labels provide individual serial numbers for traceability. DeltaTRAK’s portfolio includes a range of temperature, humidity and pH monitoring devices, data loggers, wireless systems, thermometers and ethylene absorption products.

Mother Nature has given us many great nutrients to support our bodies’ health and wellness. Unfortunately, she’s a bit of a trickster, as some compounds—despite their helpfulness—don’t absorb well.

News and notes from industry suppliers.

New York, NY—Natural products suppliers and manufacturers are gearing up for one of the biggest supplier-oriented tradeshows of the year. SupplySide MarketPlace will be held at the Javitz Center in New York City, April 30–May 2. Here are some highlights from this year’s show:

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Allendale, NJ—The tell-tale red flush that accompanies the consumption of niacin supplements has made many shoppers opt for the flush-free variety. According to new data, consumers may want to think twice about this choice.

It’s that time of the year again! Natural Products Expo West, hosted by New Hope Natural Media, is once again coming to the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, CA from Thursday, March 7th to Sunday, March 10th. On Friday and Saturday, the show floor is open from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., and on Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Co-located with several other events (Engredea; Nutracon; Fresh Ideas Organic Marketplace; and Beer, Wine, and Spirits Marketplace), Expo West provides invaluable knowledge for those looking to improve their stores and products.