Posts tagged with ‘functional ingredients’

  • Aker Biomarine’s Krill Fisheries Receives Marine Stewardship Council Certification

    Aker BioMarine has today received confirmation that its krill fisheries will be certified by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC), an independent, global, non-profit organization that works to promote the best choices in sustainable seafood. In future purchases of Aker BioMarine’s Superba(tm) and Qrill(tm) products, consumers can be assured that their Omega-3 rich krill products are harvested in an environmentally sustainable […]
  • The Sixth National Chitin-Chitosan Conference (6th NCCC) will be held on August 26-27, 2010 in Bangkok, Thailand

    The Sixth National Chitin-Chitosan Conference (6th NCCC) will be held on August 26-27, 2010 in Bangkok, Thailand in conjunction with the 6th Thailand Materials Science and Technology Conference and Thailand Textile Symposium 2010. This conference has been jointly-organized by the Center for Chitin-Chitosan Biomaterials (CCB), Metallurgy and Materials Science Research Institute (MMRI), Chulalongkorn University and the National Metal and Materials […]
  • Aker BioMarine, Lipogen Come Together To Develop Phospholipids Formula

    Aker BioMarine, an integrated biotechnology company positioned to create value from krill harvesting and processing and Lipogen, a producer of the functional cognitive ingredient phosphatidylserine (PS), have joined forces to develop a phospholipids formula for cognitive health. Aker BioMarine and Lipogen said that the target formula is a matrix of Lipogen PS phosphatidylserine produced from Aker BioMarine’s pure Superba Krill […]
  • Marine Ingredients Poised For Accelerated Development

    Inside Cosmeceuticals posted an editorial feature we recently wrote on the future for Marine Ingredients.  Read more below: ———————— Many believe the ocean is where life first started. Then it is no surprise, perhaps, that the biggest potential source for new, bioactive ingredients for the health and beauty market may originate from the same place. With so many new species […]
  • Work on utilization of seafood byproducts continues in Alaska

    Last November, Chilkoot Fish and Caviar Inc. of Haines was hit with a complaint by the EPA that could cost the company the maximum civil penalty of $177,500 for continuously violating its waste discharge permit under the Clean Water Act over a period of four years. In January 2007, Deep Creek Custom Packaging Inc. of Ninilchik was fined $10,500 by […]
  • Blue Moon Marine Botanicals introduces red algae-based AlgalAid, external analgesic for treatment of cold sores and fever blisters.

    Blue Moon Marine Botanicals recently introduced AlgalAid, an FDA-monograph compliant external analgesic for the treatment of cold sores and fever blisters. Each batch contains whole-plant extracts of Alaskan marine red algae whose anti-viral efficacy is measured and incorporated in AlgalAid to provide 10 times the concentration needed to inhibit 90 percent of a reference herpes simplex (HSV)1 virus in-vitro. More […]
  • Another Tasty Way for Kids to Increase Their Omega-3 Intake

    Ocean Nutrition Canada Limited (ONC), supplier of MEG-3® brand Omega-3 EPA/DHA food and dietary supplement ingredients, is pleased to announce that Bernard Matthews Ltd. has included the MEG-3® healthy food ingredient in their children’s range of Packed Munch Sliced Deli Meats. Designed to offer parents a nutritious and versatile sandwich component for lunch boxes, the Packed Munch range of Sliced […]
  • Recent Advances Pave Way for Fish Gelatin For Food

    Fish gelatin reportedly possesses similar characteristics to porcine gelatine and can be an alternative to mammalian gelatine for use in food products. Recent food safety fears, such as BSE in cattle and avian ‘flu in poultry, prompted consumers and marketers to look for products containing no animal derivatives. Certain companies and institutions claim to have conclusively proven that there is […]
  • Anti-Cancer Fucoidans Extracted from Brown Marine Algae; May be Used in Functional Beverages

    A team of researchers has developed a method for extracting three different varieties of polysaccharides from the algae: alginates, fucoidans, and laminaran. The researchers found that the extracted alginates appeared to demonstrate anti-bacterial properties and appeared to be effective against E. coli and staphylococcus. Studies have suggested that both laminarans and fucoidans have immune-boosting, cancer-fighting, and anti-viral properties. As part […]
  • U.S. Seafood Processors Missing Out on Opportunity for Additional Value and Revenue With Byproducts

    Strategro International, a market entry and business growth consultancy, spoke to a packed room of seafood processors at the International Boston Seafood Show recently offering examples of how companies and researchers worldwide are developing valuable products from seafood processing waste streams. For the unenlightened seafood company, seafood byproducts can pose a headache and a significant cost item for disposal, storage, […]