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Irvine, CA—Vitamer Labs will offer two new programs for its private label dietary supplements. First, the company will have a Double Verified Gluten Free line of premium supplements...

fish oil

Sunrise, FL—In mid-December, an article published in The New York Times indicated that fish oil supplements are part of the reason for the depleting supplies of menhaden, a type of herring “upon which the entire Atlantic coastal ecosystem relies.” Originates, a fish oil concentrate supplier based here, put out a statement to address this misinformation, which Leslie van der Meulen, director of sales, stated could discourage shoppers from taking fish oil.

suppliers

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

layers of quality assurance

Natural ingredients suppliers are arguably some of the most knowledgeable folks about natural products. They are, literally and figuratively, the source of the industry and its inner working gears.

savory yet sensible

After a tough economic year in 2009, consumers are searching for ways to add small indulgences to their diets in the New Year. Many have resolved to cook in their own homes, rather than dining out, creating a demand for unique and exciting foods, flavors and ingredients that can be purchased at local natural products stores.

lean manufacturing

Contract manufacturers uphold a major portion of the natural products industry, allowing companies to be innovative and flourish in a variety of market climates.

Mt. CapraMt. Capra Products now offers an instant, all-natural goats’ milk yogurt called Yo-Quick. Available in strawberry, blueberry and vanilla, this shelf-stable powdered product requires water and a vigorous shake to make the yogurt.
279 SW 9th St., Chehalis, WA 98532, www.mtcapra.com

Bergamonte is a new patented extract from Novelle International and HP Ingredients. According to the firm, this clinically tested extract of Citras bergamot promotes heart health, healthy cholesterol production and healthy blood sugar levels. The powerful antioxidant works by blocking an enzyme (HMG-CoA reductase) that is used by the liver to make LDL cholesterol. HP Ingedients supplies several other branded ingredients including Maqui superberry, Citricoma, Gevuina oil, Paractin 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.