Supplier Briefs: December 2012

DSM, based in the Netherlands, will acquire Fortitech of Schenectady, NY, for $634 million. Fortitech’s 2013 net sales are expected to be $270 million.

Wellmune WGP from Biothera of Eagan, MN is now in a beverage marketed in Singapore, called Take5ive Energy + Immunity Shot. In other news, Ryusendo Co., Ltd. was named as the exclusive distributor in Japan of Wellmune WGP and the company’s other immune health ingredients.

KSM-66 Ashwagandha from Ixoreal Biomed of India now has been certified as “100% Organic.”

BioCell Technology, LLC of Newport Beach, CA received Frost & Sullivan's 2012 North American Collagen Peptide in Personal Care New Product Innovation Award.

Joosang Park, Ph.D., MBA, gave a presentation entitled, “BioCell Collagen: A Novel Holistic Dietary Solution to Joint and Connective Tissue Health” in Singapore to leading doctors in the field of orthopedics at the 6th annual ASEAN Arthroplasty Association Meeting.

Nexira Group, with U.S. headquarters in Somerville, NJ, has acquired Tournay Biotechnologies. Tournay Biotechnologies’s portfolio includes Exocyan, a line of cranberry extracts standardized for proanthocyanidine (PACs) content.

P.L. Thomas of Morristown, NJ will expand its partnership with Ganeden Biotech of Mayfield Heights, OH so as to “accelerate the expansion of Ganeden’s proprietary and patented GanedenBC30 probiotic into the U.S. food and beverage industries.” The pair will make prototypes and on-the-shelf comparable products as well as test client trial formulations for microbe survival at no charge.

Saginaw, MI-based Graminex LLC received Halal certification for its G60, G63, GFX, NAX and G60 WS Flower Pollen Extract formulations under the supervision of the Islamic Food and Nutrition Council of America.

LactoSpore from Sabinsa of East Windsor, NJ has been formulated into Perman Pan Tajado sliced bread in Colombia.

According to a report from Accenture entitled, Smart Fishing Initiative: Comparison of Wild-Captured Fisheries Certification Schemes, the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification ranked highest among the survey pool. MSC was found to be fully compliant with the World Wildlife Federation’s criteria. Aker Biomarine fisheries are MSC certified.

Royal DSM will acquire Cargill’s cultures and enzymes business for †85 million (approximately $110 million) in cash.

Published in WholeFoods Magazine, December 2012