Naturex obtained self-affirmed GRAS (generally recognized as safe) designation for its natural turmeric extract, Turmipure Gold. In December 2019, a GRAS expert panel of independent scientists specially convened to conduct an evaluation on the use of Turmipure Gold, as the criteria for GRAS includes consensus among qualified experts that the data and information establish safe use in food and beverages. The expert panel unanimously concluded that Turmipure Gold is recognized as safe under the conditions of intended use in a wide range of food categories, including beverages at both intuitive and effective doses. The panel also stated that it had no questions regarding Turmipure Gold's safe use in food applications, including beverages.
This decision means that Turmipure Gold can be safely used in a wide range of U.S. food and beverage applications for turmeric extract standardized in curcumin. The ingredient is now authorized for both intuitive and effective daily intake in categories that include beverage and beverage bases, confectionery products, dairy, and dairy analogs.
An effective 300-mg dose of Turmipure Gold can now be incorporated in a single functional 2-oz shot drink. According to Naturex, a 300-mg serving delivers the same amount of curcuminoids to the blood as 1,922 mg of standard turmeric.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing changes to its export listing procedures for dairy and infant formula firms seeking to export their products to China.
Scientists from the USDA's Agricultural Research Service (ARS) have identified a new way to detect the presence of live African Swine Fever Virus (ASFV) that minimizes the need for samples from live animals and provides easier access to veterinary labs that need to diagnose the virus.
The report, prepared by USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service in coordination with the Office of the Chief Economist, summarizes market conditions, fed cattle prices, boxed beef values, and the spread before and after the fire and plant closure at the Tyson Holcomb, Kan., plant, and before and during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The board of directors of Batory Foods, a national distributor of commodity and specialty food ingredients, has appointed Vince Pinneri to the position of president and member of the executive team, effective Aug. 31, 2020.
Nature’s Power Nutraceuticals Corp. (NP Nutra), a leader in the nutraceutical ingredients marketplace, reported that sales were up 20% year over year for the first half of 2020.