Nutrition News

SK Laboratories Selects Ingredient Identity as Strategic Management Partner – Benzinga

Posted: Friday, August 04, 2017

Ingredient Identity, a specialty business and regulatory management consulting firm to the Food and Dietary Supplement industries, was selected by SK Laboratories, Inc. to provide guidance and support for key corporate growth initiatives and milestones over the next five years. Santa Ana, CA (PRWEB) August 04, 2017 Ingredient Identity, a specialty business and regulatory management consulting firm to the Food and Dietary Supplement industries, was selected by SK Laboratories, Inc….

Think you can get salmonella only from chicken? Think again – The Straits Times

Posted: Thursday, August 03, 2017

(THE WASHINGTON POST) – A multistate salmonella outbreak tied to Maradol papayas from Mexico is just the latest example of fresh produce – and not the usual suspects, eggs and poultry – contaminated with a potentially lethal strain of the bacteria. According to a review of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s list of selected salmonella-outbreak investigations, the majority of cases since 2006 have been tied to produce or…

EAS Consulting Group, LLC Announces Dr. Tara Lin Couch as New Senior Director, Dietary Supplements and … – PR Newswire (press release)

Posted: Thursday, August 03, 2017

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Aug. 3, 2017 /PRNewswire/ – EAS Consulting Group, LLC is very pleased to announce the hiring of Tara Lin Couch, Ph.D. as Senior Director, Dietary Supplements and Tobacco Services.  Dr. Couch has been an independent consultant for EAS Consulting Group since 2012 and was invited to be the EAS Independent Advisor for Dietary Supplements in 2015.  As a…

11 food items banned in Dubai school canteens – Khaleej Times

Posted: Thursday, August 03, 2017

The past two decades have witnessed a significant change in the dietary habits of people living in Dubai. There has been a shift from traditional diet that is healthier and well balanced to a diet that has poor nutritional qualities. With regards to children, recent surveys have indicated that more than one third of school children are either overweight or obese. Since most children consume half their…

University of Alaska Fairbanks intern looks at nucleotides as health supplement – KTOO

Posted: Wednesday, August 02, 2017

Fish oil is oil derived from the tissues of oily fish. Fish oils contain the omega-3 fatty acids eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), precursors of certain eicosanoids that are known to reduce inflammation in the body,and have other health benefits. (Creative Commons photo by Natesh Ramasamy/Flickr) Interns this summer with the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute are looking at food science in Kodiak, and…

How to choose, prepare, preserve summer squash – LancasterOnline

Posted: Wednesday, August 02, 2017

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Dietary supplements, energy drinks need FDA regulation … – The Columbus Dispatch

Posted: Wednesday, August 02, 2017

JoAnne Viviano The Columbus Dispatch @JoAnneViviano Hold on to your Red Bull. Researchers are calling on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to regulate caffeine-based energy products along with yohimbe, a botanical marketed for male sexual enhancement, after a recent study showed that children taking the supplements often had serious adverse reactions. The findings are part of a study that examined dietary supplements…

Students at two-year colleges and vocational schools more likely to be hungry – Phys.Org

Posted: Wednesday, August 02, 2017

For the majority of college students, having enough food is not on the list of challenges they face in their education. However, a recent study shows that, for some college students, hunger is definitely one of the problems they face and this can impede their ability to succeed in college. “Consistent with what most people probably believe intuitively, food insecurity is not a major issue at elite four-year campuses,” says…

Getting wise about food – Kenosha News

Posted: Wednesday, August 02, 2017

It was a Wednesday morning at the Shalom Center food pantry and pasta salad was on the menu. Using a combination of fresh and canned ingredients available that day at the pantry, Jill Frideres, nutrition educator for the University of Wisconsin-Extension, had created a summer salad, offering it up to clients shopping the pantry shelves. For many years, UW-Extension nutrition educators have been helping food pantry…

Dietary supplements, energy drinks need FDA regulation, researchers say – The Columbus Dispatch

Posted: Wednesday, August 02, 2017

JoAnne Viviano The Columbus Dispatch @JoAnneViviano Hold on to your Red Bull. Researchers are calling on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to regulate caffeine-based energy products along with yohimbe, a botanical marketed for male sexual enhancement, after a recent study showed that children taking the supplements often had serious adverse reactions. The findings are part of a study that examined dietary supplements…

The three supplements you should never buy – Popular Science

Posted: Wednesday, August 02, 2017

Is there any way to know what you’re getting? It’s extremely difficult, if not impossible from a consumer’s perspective to know for sure what’s in their products. If you’re going to buy them, definitely do research on which brands have been tested, and stick with the bigger brands. And definitely stay clear of sexual enhancement, body building, and weight loss. Those are the three categories that are adulterated the most with…

The fundamental importance of chemical food safety testing – New Food

Posted: Tuesday, August 01, 2017

Lukas Vaclavik, Staff Scientist at Covance Food Solutions, discusses exclusively with New Food the importance of a thorough chemical food testing process. What is the range of testing Covance normally conducts? (Is it just food safety or are you also involved in R&D as well as nutritional content etc.?) We support our clients globally with a wide range of tests that ensure integrity of client product. This includes nutritional chemistry…

Think you can only get salmonella from chicken? Think again. – Chicago Tribune

Posted: Tuesday, August 01, 2017

A multistate salmonella outbreak tied to Maradol papayas from Mexico is just the latest example of fresh produce – and not the usual suspects, eggs and poultry – contaminated with a potentially lethal strain of the bacteria. According to a review of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention‘s list of selected salmonella-outbreak investigations, the majority of cases since 2006 have been tied to produce or products made from raw…

Recipes – Healthy Eats (blog)

Posted: Monday, July 31, 2017

Are you looking for the magic pill for weight loss, increased energy or anything else that ails you? You aren’t alone. While the draw of dietary supplements is strong and the claims compelling – don’t be fooled – these products are not the same as food. For example, a recent study identified green tea extract as a potentially dangerous ingredient. While sipping on green tea can benefit health, the supplemental…

Verify: Can you turn food pics into recipes? – ABC10

Posted: Monday, July 31, 2017

Instagramming pictures of your food at dinner could finally have a purpose, thanks to the wonders of science. Researchers at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory have developed a program that will analyze your food photos and scour it’s database of over one million recipes for a match. To build the program, dubbed Pic2Recipe, the team first had to build a database of recipes. They combed through cooking websites…

WFP Iran Country Brief, June 2017 – ReliefWeb

Posted: Monday, July 31, 2017

Highlights In June, WFP assisted 12,890 people with full entitlements and 15,949 with partial entitlements (8,075 woman 6,056 girls, 8,075 men and 6,633 boys) Operational Updates In June, all five food commodities were available in all settlements without any reductions. In June, 175 mt of internationally purchased rice arrived to Bandar Abbas port and currently under custom clearance process. WFP Assistance WFP aims to ensure basic food security for vulnerable…

Clemson study reveals dangers of DMAA – South Strand news

Posted: Monday, July 31, 2017

Contaminated dietary supplements may cause health problems in users and render athletes ineligible to play, according to a Clemson University professor. Bryan Denham, Campbell professor of sports communication and chair of Clemson’s communication department, wrote in a series of journal articles that the problem often lies in the inclusion of methylhexaneamine, or DMAA, an amphetamine derivative banned by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA). Denham said supplement…

13 facts about ‘organic’ foods that will shock you – WND.com

Posted: Monday, July 31, 2017

 Print WASHINGTON – Do you choose “organic” produce because it’s healthier and locally grown? Think again. A new report on how the U.S. Department of Agriculture actually markets the organic label without any standard of certification, doesn’t do any field-testing and, through its bureaucracy grew exponentially during the Obama administration, is driving up imports from China, Turkey and other countries with disastrous safety records. And that’s not the worst of…

Buyer Beware: The Dangers of Confusing Food with Supplements – Healthy Eats (blog)

Posted: Monday, July 31, 2017

Are you looking for the magic pill for weight loss, increased energy or anything else that ails you? You aren’t alone. While the draw of dietary supplements is strong and the claims compelling – don’t be fooled – these products are not the same as food. For example, a recent study identified green tea extract as a potentially dangerous ingredient. While sipping on green tea can benefit health, the supplemental…

Food supplements and tea subject of EFSA warning on pyrrolizidine alkaloid consumption – NutraIngredients.com

Posted: Monday, July 31, 2017

High consumption of tea infusions is a possible long-term concern for human health due to their carcinogenic properties, the European Food and Safety Authority rules.  “The consumption of food supplements based on pyrrolizidine alkaloid-producing plants could also result in exposure levels causing short-term toxicity resulting in adverse health effects,” stated the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA). The agency points primarily to the pyrrolizidine alkaloid (PA) content in tea, but also notes that…