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IFIS products for sale online
The International Food Information Service has made its products and services available for purchase online at and Among the items available are the FSTA-Food Science and Technology Abstracts print journal, the printed FSTA Thesaurus, and the Food Science and Technology Bulletin.

High hopes for bigger crops
New Jersey-based National Starch and Chemical Co has doubled its 2004 planting of the high-amylose corn used to make Hi-maize resistant starch.
National Starch is a pioneer developing resistant starches. The company grows its unique, non-GM hybrid corn through a network of US farmers.

Ferrochel marketed in Asia
Albion Advanced Nutrition and Microbio Co have entered into an exclusive agreement whereby Microbio will sell health food products containing Ferrochel (ferrous bisglycinate) in China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macao. Microbio has the rights to market these same types of products with all of Albion?s patented mineral amino acid chelates and complexes throughout Taiwan.

Sabinsa founder honoured
Dr Muhammed Majeed, CEO of Sabinsa Corp, was chosen by the National Ethnic Coalition of Organizations to receive the Ellis Island Medal of Honor. The award, sanctioned by Congress, is presented to Americans to recognize their leadership and service to their own ethnic group and to American society. Dr Majeed was born in Kerala, India, emigrating to the US in 1975. He founded Sabinsa in 1988.

AOAC seeks validation methods
AOAC International has embarked on an effort to develop a group of fully validated methods for selected dietary supplements. AOAC is seeking analytical methods for the following ingredients: co-Q10, echinacea, garlic, eleuthero, kava, yohimbe and cranberry. For details on how to submit a method, contact [email protected]

DMV shows it cares
DMV International has been awarded the 2004 Customer Value Enhancement Award by Frost and Sullivan for excellence in customer service. The award also commends the company?s successful sales entry, customer acquisition and service strategies, and the degree to which those strategies have met customer needs.

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