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Many people in the food industry will remember the many food safety issues that came up in the late 1990s. One of the very positive results of this was the creation of partnerships between large retailers and the manufacturers that supply them to develop a global food safety standard. The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) …

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Langenfeld, Germany, July 14, 2016 Vital Solutions GmbH, Germany, a specialist in natural product development, sales and marketing, and RFI Ingredients, Blauvelt, NY, USA, developer and manufacturer of innovative custom-blended formulas and turnkey products for the nutritional, dietary supplement, functional food and beverage industries, have signed a strategic partnership. Within the new partnership, the companies …

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Re-building Consumer Trust in the Dietary Supplement Industry

As Warren Buffet said, “It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it.”   Has negative press cast a shadow on the dietary supplement industry? Absolutely, and most of the recent industry conferences have placed a spotlight on this major issue. This past June, the NBJ (Nutrition Business Journal) Summit …

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Cognition, or the ability to think, understand, problem-solve, learn and remember, is an impactful part of the human experience and quality of life, from birth on through the entire lifespan. Once imagined as fixed and unchangeable, similar to eye color, we now know that cognition can be infinitely improved and enhanced at any stage of …

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Supply Chain Traceability at RFI

In a previous blog, we discussed the evolution occurring within the dietary supplement regulatory environment post-NY Attorney General. While the botanical identity testing methods used in the NY AG case are important to consider and discuss, these testing outcomes are not the end-all-be-all when it comes to quality assurance. We can all agree that reestablishing …

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Digestive Health Product Formulation at RFI

Researchers and physicians all over the world have just recently started to explore the full impact that the digestive system, or gut, has on the rest of the body, including brain function. Exciting new research regarding the health significance of the microbiota—the collective term for the trillions of microorganisms that live symbiotically within our bodies—has …

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Plant-Based Proteins

Veganism is defined as a plant-based diet/lifestyle that abstains from consuming any and all animal products and/or byproducts. As opposed to vegetarians, who abstain from consuming animal muscle protein, vegans do not consume or use any animal derivatives whatsoever, including butter, honey and even beeswax. A decade ago, veganism was primarily focused on the desire …

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Nitric Oxide for Healthy Blood Flow

The sports nutrition market in the US is estimated at $5.9 billion per year. Just behind proteins, energy and endurance-boosting products are the second largest-grossing category. Products that support healthy nitric oxide levels are at the top of the list.   What is Nitric Oxide? Nitric oxide is a potent vasodilator that is produced by …

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In the wake of the NY AG’s 2015 case against four major retailers of botanical dietary supplements and the additional AG settlement that followed, there is a great deal of polarized discussion surrounding the regulatory state of the dietary supplement industry. Miss the stories? Catch up here and here. Many stakeholders believe that the best …

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Chocolate is the MOST craved food in the world, and for good reason!   More than just a delightful sensory experience, the alluring cocoa bean delivers myriad health benefits, such as healthy energy and cognitive acuity plus mood and cardiovascular support—-all in one tasty package!   Chocolate contains a variety of health-promoting constituents: Theobromine – …

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