Part 4: Industry and Market

[9/30/2005] NSF Secures New Contract with the U.S. Department of the Air Force
NSF International announced that it has been awarded a research and development contract by the United States (U.S.) Department of the Air Force. Under the terms of the contract, NSF will test and evaluate microbiological treatment claims for several handheld water purifiers being considered for field use by military personnel.
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[9/30/2005] MARC to Present at Medical Alley/MNBIO Health Care & Biosciences Conference in St. Paul, MN.
John L. Zenk, MD, Chief Medical Officer of Minnesota Applied Research Center (MARC) will be presenting information about clinical trials designs for weight loss management on Thursday, October 6th at the 4th Annual Medical Alley/MNBIO Health Care & Biosciences Conference & Expo.
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[9/29/2005] Virgo Publishing Announces New Northeast Retail Event
Virgo Publishing announced a new regional retail event, HSR's Healthy Product Expo, scheduled for May 6-7, 2006, at the Meadowlands Exposition Center in Secaucus
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[9/29/2005] KGK Synergize To Present "Clinical Research, Natural Ingredients And Cardiovascular Wellness-A Synergy" At Supplyside West 2005
KGK Synergize Inc. (KGK), along with Soft-Gel Technologies Inc. (SGTI) and SourceOne Global Partners will present a combined VenderWorks at Supplyside West 2005.
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[9/28/2005] Sambazon Moves Into Supplement Market With Acai PowerCaps(TM) Launch Nationwide
Sambazon Acai PowerCaps(TM) Launch a supplement using organic acai in a whole food powder (as opposed to an extract) in vegetable capsule.
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[9/28/2005] CRN 2005 AnnualConferenceState of the Union Address given by CRN President Steve Mister.
General Info. Key Contacts Events Products The CRN Annual Conference held September 24-27 in California. At the conference the annual State of the Industry address was made by Steven Mister, President & CEO. The address touches on a litany of issues that the industry endured and is still facing from Ephedra to the problems with dietary supplements being the source of banned substances.
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[9/27/2005] Glanbia Nutritionals Expands U.S. Research and Development
Ireland-based Glanbia plc has announced the expansion of its U.S. Research and Development capabilities at the company's 5500 square foot facility, which currently employs 12 researchers.
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[9/27/2005] CRN Chairman Chuck Brice Calls on Supplement Industry to Live by its Value Proposition
Chuck Brice, chairman of the Board of Directors, Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), welcomed attendees to CRN’s annual symposium on dietary supplements by urging the audience of industry executives to demonstrate to regulators, legislators, the media, and the public that the dietary supplement industry is worthy of their trust.
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[9/27/2005] Canadian Herb, Spice and Natural Health Products Coalition Conference
The Canadian Herb, Spice and Natural Health Products Coalition Conference, Linking Agriculture and Health From the Consumer to the Field will be held October 27-29 in st. john's Newfoundland.
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[9/27/2005] CANI Announces New Members
The Consultants Association for the Natural Products Industry (CANI) has announced that Ron Mudge, Advanced Development Techniques and Mark Lachance, Stefan Capombassis and Mo Abdulai, Pivotal Payments are the association's newest members.
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[9/26/2005] Nutrition Formulators, Inc and HCIS Laboratories To Offer Clinical Trial Services To the Nutraceutical Industry
US-based companies Nutrition Formulators, Inc. and HCIS have announced the offering of clinical trial services. According to the companies, the trials themselves will be conducted overseas, while a US based Institutional Review Board will examine and approve study protocols.
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[9/23/2005] 11th Annual Socially Responsible Business Awards Presented at Expo East
The 11th Annual Socially Responsible Business Awards were presented last week at Natural Products Expo East in Washington DC., honoring the highest human ideals applied to business practices, with awards going to NOW Foods, Inc., Organic India (distributed in the US by OM Organics, Dr. Bronner’s, and Dagoba Chocolates.
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[9/22/2005] Nutracon China, FF&N and Unigen Host Free Web Seminar on October 6, 2005: The Chinese Opportunity
Nutracon China, Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals Magazine and Unigen are hosting a free web seminar entitled 'The Chinese Opportunity', on October 6, 2005 at 2:00 pm ET to discuss the changing regulatory environment and opportunities for supplements and food products in China.
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[9/20/2005] Industry Challenges FDA to Enforce Laws Against Steroids in Supplements
The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA), the National Nutritional Foods Association (NNFA), and the Utah Natural Products Alliance (UNPA) have called on athletes who allege that positive tests for steroids are due to contaminated supplements, to release the names of the products and call on on FDA to investigate any identified product and move forward as appropriate.
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[9/20/2005] Healthy Trends Exposed at Natural Products Expo East 2005
Natural Products Expo East/Organic Products Expo-BioFach America, produced by New Hope Natural Media took place Sept. 15-18, with 170,000 square feet of exhibit space at the Washington DC Convention Center and more than 20,000 industry attendees. Next year's event will be held October 4-7, 2006 in Baltimore with a Wednesday to Saturday format, and New Hope has announced a collaboration, co-marketing and co-advocacy agreement with National Nutritional Foods Association East (NNFA East) for the event.
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[9/15/2005] New Publication, Personnel Reflect Taste for Life Growth
A new monthly in-store publication has been introduced by industry publisher Taste for Life. 'remedies' will offer monthly columns on herbal healing, homeopathic medicine, health and beauty, and sports nutrition with James Gormley providing editorial, Bob Mucci joining Taste for Life and remedies ad sales teams as Eastern Advertising Manager, and Anna R. Johnston rejoining Taste for Life and remedies as National Sales Manager.
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[9/13/2005] India: Parry Nutraceuticals to Launch Essential Fatty Acids From Microalgae
According to an article on, India-based biotechnology company Parry Nutraceuticals, part of Murugappa Group, plans to launch a vegatarian source of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids by next year. The plant, currently in pilot stage, would produce Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and Arachidonic acid (ARA) from microalgae. According to the article, the company also plans to supply Astaxanthin derived from Haematococcus Pluvialis for the domestic market.
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[9/12/2005] Healthy Harvest Trade Show Features Over 200 Exhibitors
The Healthy Harvest Show, the National Nutritional Foods Association-West (NNFA-West) trade show has announced it will present over 200 exhibitors at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, CA, September 30 to October 2.
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[9/8/2005] DSM Opens R&D Center in China
Netherlands-based life science and nutritional products company DSM has announced that it has opened its first Research and Development (R&D) Center in Shanghai, China, and that DSM Nutritional Products and DSM Food Specialties will both operate facilities at the Center.
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[9/8/2005] Natural Products Expo East Returns to Baltimore for '06 and '07
According to an article on the Baltimore Business Journal site, Natural Products Expo East is set to return to Baltimore, Maryland and the Baltimore Convention Center in what will be that city's biggest trade shows for 2006 and 2007. According to the article, the dates for those two years' events will be October 1-8, 2006, and September 23-30, 2007, as Baltimore beat out Boston for the event venue.
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[9/2/2005] Chr Hansen Opens World’s Largest Dairy Culture Factory
According to an article on, Denmark-based Chr. Hansen has announced completion of an expansion at the company's dairy culture factory in Arpajon, France that has made the facility the world's largest. The construction budget is 120m Danish kroner (US$20.2m)was
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[9/2/2005] Diachrome(R) Supplementation Associated with Potential Cost Savings of $52.9 Billion for People with Diabetes
An economic analysis conducted by researchers in the Department of Health Policy at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, published in the August 2005 issue of the peer-reviewed journal Disease Management and supported by a research grant from Nutrition 21, shows that use of the company's Diachrome(R) as a daily nutritional adjunct to traditional anti-diabetic medications, could lead to potential average three-year cost savings of up to $52.9 billion for patients already diagnosed with diabetes plus a lifetime cost savings at $42 billion for newly diagnosed patients each year.
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[9/1/2005] New Raw Material Supplier, TR International, Enters Market
US-based TR International has announced entry into the bulk raw material supply sector of the dietary supplements industry.
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[9/1/2005] Industry Responds to Hurricane Katrina
Vitamin Angel Alliance has begun consolidating multiple vitamins and children’s chewable vitamins in Texas to send to the refugees from Hurricane Katrina, and the National Nutritional Foods Association (NNFA) has created the NNFA Retailer Relief Fund to help NNFA member retailers who sustained damage due to the Hurricane.
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