US launch for green tea group
Ito En, the world's largest supplier of green tea leaves and green
tea beverages, has hired the New York-based McDevitt advertising
and marketing agency to handle the launch of its products in the
Wild Oats promotes 5% Days
Wild Oats Markets, a leading US-based natural and organic foods
retailer, has announced that it is to donate 5 per cent of all its
sales on Monday 18 March to local non-profit organisations.
New soy-based functional food from Mai's Foods
Mai's Foods, which also trades as Margaret's Kitchen, introduced a
new soy-based functional food product at last week's Natural
Products Expo West show in Anaheim, California.
European phytonutrients face threat from Asian imports
A wave of cheap products from Asia is threatening the future of the
European phytonutrients market, according to new research by market
analysts Frost & Sullivan.
AHP name change to dispel fen-phen fiasco?
US pharmaceuticals firm American Home Products changed its name to
Wyeth on Monday, a move analysts said would help erase memories of
the fen-phen slimming cocktail nightmare that cost it $13 billion.
Another new patent for Nutrition 21
Nutrition 21 has received another new patent from the US
authorities, this time for the use of arginine silicate complex as
a dietary supplement to promote bone and cartilage formation.
New lutein supplement from Sabinsa
Sabinsa Corporation of the US has introduced a new stabilised
lutein composition called ZeaLutein. The product is a mixture of
natural xanthophyll carotenoid pigments and Bioperine, the
company's patented nutrient bioavailability...
Cholesterol fighter gets the go ahead
The US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted a
marketing application from pharmaceutical groups Merck and
Schering-Plough for their experimental cholesterol-cutting drug
Isoflavone supplement launched in India
Alembic, an Indian producer of dietary supplements, has launched
Isovon, a soy isoflavone-based oestrogen supplement, in the south
of the country.
Organic pine tree extract to control weeds
A small New Zealand company, Certified Organics, has developed a
product from extracts taken from pine trees which it believes is
the first organic weed controller.
New chromium picolinate line launched
Nutrition 21, the nutritional product manufacturer, has announced
that a major US-based developer and marketer of chromium-based
nutritional ingredients has launched a new line of products based
on Nutrition 21's Diachrome ingredient.
Leading Brands to distribute Glaceau Vitaminwater
Leading Brands, Canada's largest independent beverage company, has
been appointed by Energy Brands of Whitestone Queens New York as
the exclusive licensee of Glaceau Vitaminwater for Canada.
Organic livestock industry underdeveloped in Southern Europe
Southern Europe accounts for 39 per cent of the organic farmland in
the European Union yet its organic meat and dairy sector is the
most underdeveloped in Europe, according to recent research by
Wong Kwok diversifies into soy and health drinks
Malaysian property development group Wong Kwok has entered the
health drink market with the acquisition of the KK soft drink
Better-for-you sugar from Cargill
Cargill Health and Food Technologies, a division of the Us
agribusiness group Cargill Foods, has introduced a new type of
sugar which it claims offers a variety of health benefits to