Frutarom USA has launched Beneolea (EFLA943), an olive-leaf extract that promotes cardiovascular health. The extract is made with the patented Hyperpure technology and has been tested to support blood pressure and manage blood-sugar levels with positive results. Frutarom also claims that the ingredient acts as an antioxidant and helps support healthy cholesterol levels.

Danisco says that its new BioVia YM 10 will “meet market demand for natural, clean-label products without compromising their shelf life and food safety standards.” The natural antifungal blend helps increase shelf life through its unique mixture of dextrose and plant extracts that fights against molds and yeasts. BioVia YM 10 prevents fungi over a pH range of 2–7.

A new system for encapsulating omega-3 comes from Robinson Pharma Inc. called ARTcaps. This enteric system provides better bioavailability in capsules, offered in three capsule weights and potencies of omega-3 fatty acids. Their use of FFA fish oil is targeted specially for consumers who have higher cholesterol and blood sugar levels. The ARTcaps use GRAS ingredients and require less energy to produce than other enteric softgels.

Nebraska Cultures Inc.’s Digestion-Plus Probiotic Blend helps support a healthy colon by replenishing healthy bacteria, improving digestion and acidifying the colon, says the company. It is made with 40% Lactobacillus acidophilus DDS-1, 30% Lactobacillus salivarius and 30% Bifidobacterium bifidum.

In late November, the U.S. Department of Justice (on behalf of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration [FDA]) filed a permanent injunction request against a Pennsylvania supplement maker for failing to comply with its good manufacturing practices (GMPs) regulations. According to a press statement, this is the first time the agency has taken action like this against a supplement manufacturer of this size.

Merry Hill, NC—Botanical extraction specialist, Avoca, Inc. (a division of Pharmachem Laboratories) is now greener than ever. In the first installation of its kind on the East Coast, Avoca is now the proud owner of a new biomass-to-energy system. The system replaces three boilers that ran on diesel fuel.

North Bergen, NJ—Avena sativa, known for its calming properties, was put to the test for memory support and passed with flying colors.

News and notes from industry suppliers.

Horphag Research Nutrition, a subsidiary of Horphag Research (supplier of Pycnogenol), now offers Salty-R, a natural and cost-effective salt enhancer. This ingredient can reduce the amount of salt in products by 25–35%, depending on the application. It also enhances the food’s flavor. Possible applications include snacks, pre-made meals, soups and sauces, dressings and isotonic beverages.