Natural Foods Merchandiser

January 2010 company news

Long Beach, Calif.-based BI Nutra-ceuticals has expanded the function of its GRAS ingredient reference database so consumers can better manage a specific health concern.

The Federal Trade Commission has extended its deadline to March 10 for Austin, Texas-based Whole Foods Markets to sell 32 Wild Oats stores and the Wild Oats brand.

Omniactive Health Technologies, an ingredients producer based in Short Hills, N.J., announced the launch of its new eye health ingredient Lutemax 2020, which combines vision support ingredients lutein and zeaxanthin isomers.

The Global Organization for EPA and DHA Omega-3s, of Salt Lake City, along with eight scientific, trade and consumer advocacy organizations, has petitioned the U.S. Institute of Medicine to establish clear dietary reference intakes.

Parsippany, N.J.-based DSM Natural Products, a vitamin and supplements manufacturer, announced lower pricing for its resVida brand of trans-resveratrol. The company also earned Outstanding Application in Nutraceuticals in this year’s European Outsourcing Awards with its blood pressure ingredient tensVida.

St. Louis-based Stratum Nutrition, a division of Novus International, has entered into a partnership with ESM Technologies of Carthage, Mo., to globally market ESM’s Natural Eggshell Membrane ingredient.

Frozen yogurt retailer Red Mango of Dallas and probiotics seller Ganeden Biotech of Mayfield Heights, Ohio, won a SupplySide Scientific Excellence Award for their collaboration and introduction of Red Mango’s Probiotic Iced Teas.

Piscataway, N.J.–based Sabinsa, a phytonutrient manufacturer, received the 2009 Thomas Alva Edison Patent Award for its product GarCitrin.

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