German chemicals firm Merck KGaA, one the vitamin manufacturers
involved in the price fixing allegations, has reached a settlement
and is co-operating with the plaintiffs, reported the New York
The US Supreme Court said yesterday it would hear an appeal by
Roche, BASF and other vitamin makers, challenging a previous ruling
that allowed foreign buyers to sue them in the US for their
Both vitamin D and cod liver oil, rich in omega-3, consumed early
on in life appear to reduce the risk of type 1 diabetes, suggests
new trials out this month. But neither study finds a positive
effect from supplements.
Cognis Nutrition and Health has added a new vegetable sterol esters
ingredient to its product range. The company, which launched the
product for the US market at the SupplySide West tradeshow last
week, said vegetable sterol esters...
Growing concerns over obesity and wellbeing in an increasingly
health conscious society are set to dramatically impact innovation
in the ingredients, cosmeceutical and even fast food industries,
predicts market research firm Mintel.
The Cognis Group, a leader in antioxidant and botanical
ingredients, announced recently that it is near to completing
construction of the world's largest stand-alone manufacturing
facility for phytosterols.
The European Commission will plunge €11.7 million into a five-year
project to investigate the treatment of obesity, one of the main
causes of diabetes, it announced today, coinciding with World
Always one of the biggest stands at Vitafoods, Cognis Nutrition and
Health seem ever more present this year, with heavy marketing,
including an evening event, to launch its Tonalin CLA to the
Balchem reported a small rise in net sales, up 3 per cent, during
the first quarter of 2003, although sales in its Encapsulated
products segment dropped, owing to the current difficult economy
for the food industry.
Archer Daniels Midland, the giant US agricultural products
processor, has extended its international alliance with
Nutraceutix, a manufacturer of controlled delivery technology for
the pharmaceutical industry.
Health ingredients manufacturer Cognis Nutrition and Health says
the US Food and Drug Administration has approved GRAS status for
the company's Xangold brand natural lutein esters products in a
variety of foods.
Balchem Encapsulates said it will now be offering only USP-grade
choline chloride and choline bitartrate to customers. The company's
products have received a quality recognition from the United States
Pharmacopeia (USP) which...
Cognis Nutrition and Health and Kemin Foods have finally reached an
agreement in court over the marketing and promotional issues for
lutein and lutein esters products.Specific terms of the agreement
are to remain confidential between...
A study by researchers in Manchester, England, suggests that
Cognis' Xangold natural lutein ester supplements may promote eye
health in the elderly. If the evidence is confirmed, dietary
supplements and a higher intake of fruits...