Food science and technology company Bon Coeur Inc. announced recently that it has formalised a relationship with nutrition product maker Nutrition 21 Inc. Bon Coeur Inc. will work jointly with Nutrition 21 on a series of projects utilising Bon Coeur Inc.'s Proprietary Technology to develop and market nutritionally enhanced products. Bon Coeur Inc. aims to provide, through its proprietary technology and formulations, natural, safe and healthy food with added nutritional value as well as the organoleptic concealment of "undesirable flavours." Nutrition 21's "ingredients business" specialises in the marketing and sales of proprietary science based mineral ingredients in the nutritional products industry. The company claims that its ingredients have been widely incorporated into over 1,000 products distributed throughout the United States. This agreement is the latest in a series of strategic alliances that Bon Coeur is formulating with a range of companies. Earlier this month the company announced an agreement with US formulator and manufacturer of customised nutritional supplements Natural Alternatives International Inc.