Broomfield, Colo.-based Mile High Labs, a producer of hemp-derived cannabidiol (CBD), has been inducted into the United Natural Products Alliance (UNPA). The FDA currently does not have regulations in place for the production and packaging of dietary supplements or food containing CBD. As a result, the quality, consistency and purity of CBD products can vary significantly, the company says. Membership in the UNPA recognizes Mile High’s dedication to compliance, quality and transparency, it adds. In September, the company successfully completed audits for ISO 9001:2015, 21 CFR part 111 and 21 CFR part 117 certifications.

Nellson LLC, Anaheim, Calif., offers a variety of branded and private-label nutritional bar and functional powder solutions, as well as energy-enhanced products with flexible packaging options. The company works with its customers through all stages of development through its Launch Pad Innovation Center, a state-of-the-art customer collaboration workspace with the necessary tools to create on-the-go, energy-enhanced powder products, it says.

On behalf of its subsidiary Boortmalt, Paris, France-based Axereal announced it has acquired the malt business of Minneapolis-based Cargill. The acquisition meets two strategic objectives: to invest in the downstream of barley to increase the value of barley production on farms in France and internationally, and to ensure a long-term vision for its cooperative farmers while maintaining a competitive trajectory and respecting the environment, the company says.

Following the expansion of Koios’ footprint in the functional beverages market, the Vancouver, Canada-based company launched a new website, The website contains a full scope of information about Koios, biographies of its management team and an overview of ingredients used in its products. The online shop also has been enhanced using a shopping cart experience powered by Shopify.

SweeGen Inc., Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif., announced that the company’s non-GMO bioconverted Rebaudioside M (Reb M) stevia leaf sweetener is headed for approval by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA). Because the EFSA found no safety concerns for Bestevia Rebaudioside M, product developers now can start formulating sugar-reduced, low-calorie and non-GMO products in anticipation of final approval in 2020, the company says.