Pure ApprovalA new dietary supplement line is now available in Europe. Algatechnologies, Israel, has been given a green light to market the AstaPure®, natural astaxanthin line in the European market. The U.K. Foods Standards Agency (FSA) approved the product under European novel foods legislation, as it was found to be substantially equivalent to other natural astaxanthin products already on the market. This new approval confirms the integrity and quality of the ingredients Algatechnologies supplies to the dietary supplement and cosmeceuticals industries with the highest standards of purity, quality and product safety. Alga technologies Ltd., +972-8-6356425, www.algatech.com
Cooperative CompaniesTwo global leaders in the manufacture of conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) announced the USDA’s issue of a “no questions letter” to their CLA lines. Cognis’ Tonalin® CLA has received GRAS status and can be safely used in an expanded range of functional foods and beverages. Cognis offers the food industry one of the most extensive lines of CLA, a naturally sourced, non-stimulant ingredient clinically proven to safely reduce body fat and improve body composition. The ingredient has been thoroughly evaluated in several functional food applications, especially in the dairy segment. Potential for the success of Tonalin in food products was also demonstrated in recent research on its effects in a skimmed milk product, with a significant reduction of body fat mass in overweight subjects, indicating that CLA can be as beneficial in a functional food matrix as it is as a supplement. Another company, Lipid Nutrition, submitted its CLA product at the same time.
Lipid Nutrition’s Clarinol™ CLA is now GRAS-approved. The company received a “no objection letter” to its GRAS petition, which was submitted voluntarily to the FDA in coordination with Cognis. The petition determined that Clarinol CLA can safely be used in fluid and flavored milks, yogurts, milk-based meal replacements and bars, soy milk and fruit juice applications. Food companies are now in the remarkable position of being able to add this ingredient to their products and make unique and marketable claims around reducing body fat and increasing lean muscle, based on a body of clinical science that spans over 20 years. Cognis, 800-673-3702,or, Lipid Nutrition, +31 75 629 2461, www.lipidnutrition.com or www.clarinol.com