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Chocolate Helps Keep Stress at Bay

Berlin, Germany—Many people turn to chocolate as a feel-good treat during stressful times. Well, the “Ahh…that’s better” effect of chocolate isn’t psychological; it’s biological,...

Industry Responds to Data on Folic Acid–Cancer Connection

Bergen, Norway—The vitamin B complex is arguably one of the industry’s best-selling basic vitamins, particularly with many women of childbearing age taking folic acid....

IFT Offers Suggestions for Standard Food Traceability System

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...

New Ingredient Targets Visceral Fat

Los Angeles, CA—Optipure, based here, has released data on a new ingredient intended to target visceral fat. Visceral fat is stored near...

Choices, Choices

There may be another reason to feel guilty about choosing to eat that burger for dinner, beyond the realms of animal rights or fat...

Data Support Branded Ingredients for Immune Health

Rimouski, QC, Canada; Ankeny, IA—Industry now has additional data on branded ingredients for immune health. First, a double-blind, human study conducted by Laval University found...

USDA Organic Certification in the Works for Personal Care Products

It may not be long before we see shampoos, moisturizers and soaps made with organic ingredients bearing that familiar green and white USDA Organic...

Researchers Test Color Analysis for Carotenoid Strength

Gainesville, FL—Researchers from the University of Florida believe they have created a better way to analyze carotenoid content in vegetables with a new analytical...

USADA Initiative to Ask Congress for New Supplement Regulations

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...

COOL Laws May Extend to Dairy

Last year, the Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) requirements went into effect, mandating country of origin labeling of meats, produce and nuts. Now, these...

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