International, Sparta, Wis., a contract manufacturer of dairy proteins,
nutritional products and powder blends, has been officially registered by
the National Sanitation Foundation for complying with Good
Manufacturing Practices. NSF GMPs are used to evaluate manufacturing
processes and documentation for claimed identity, strength, composition,
quality and purity, and certification will allow customers to use the NSF
Certification Mark on product labels.
Premium Ingredients Group, Carol Stream, Ill., has
signed an exclusive distribution agreement with the NutraSweet Co.,
Chicago, to sell aspartame in the United States and Canada.
Correction: October’s R&D Insider
incorrectly stated that Ajinomoto’s Amino Vital Endurance is
available in individually portioned pouches. The product is only available
in canister form, retailing for $39.99, and only in a Lemon flavor.
Jens Bigum was recently
selected as chairman of Chr. Hansen. In addition to his position at Chr.
Hansen, Bigum also serves as chairman of Denmark's Aarhus University.