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Natural product company news - Week of July 20, 2015

A roundup of announcements from natural product companies this week, including partnerships between Beyond Meat and Daiya, and MegaFood and Lundberg Family Farms.

Australian supplement provider BioCeuticals will incorporate CS b-Bioactive from Bioibérica, a Spanish biotechnology company specializing in joint health, into all of its joint care products. Bioceuticals is also extending its portfolio with a new product, Chondroitin BioActive, which may help slow the progression of mild osteoarthritis of the knee, as well as provide temporary relief of symptoms including joint swelling, pain and reduced mobility.

ExtraOrigin launched OmegaOil, which is crafted from a blend of whole food oils to provide the body's ideal balance of omega-3s to omega-6s, in the same 1:1 ratio that health experts recommend.

At IFT, Glanbia Nutritionals launched two new vegan protein ingredients of the range HarvestPro and has extended the offer of egg replacement systems, for a tailored approach to reformulation.

Natural supplement company MegaFood partnered with family-owned rice growers Lundberg Family Farms as the exclusive provider of organic brown rice for MegaFood, FoodState® Vitamin E and Biotin.

Plant-based food companies Beyond Meat and Daiya Foods have partnered to create a Daiya-exclusive “Supreme Pizza” that features gourmet meatless sausage from Beyond Meat.

On the heels of the launch of organic chicken, Foster Farms is introducing organic ground turkey at retailers and Costco locations throughout California and the Pacific Northwest.

Thirteen companies joined the Council for Responsible Nutrition. Voting members—Er-Kang Pharmaceuticals Co., Ltd.; Lief Labs; MusclePharm Corp.; and Paragon Laboratories; Associate Members—Bruna Seals; Call & Jensen; Mapi Group, Strategic Regulatory and Safety; NFP Property and Casualty Services, Inc.; Nicholas Hall & Company; Polsinelli PC; Qualyst Transporter Solutions; RNI Consulting; and Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, LLP.

Sensient Natural Ingredients, a global producer of wholesome, agriculture-based ingredients and solutions, has added Indian varietals to its varietal chili collection which features chili peppers with heat profiles, colors and flavor notes specific to India.

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