Natural Beauty Preferred
As more consumers seek out natural ingredients in their cosmetic products, suppliers continue to study what works best while staying within regulatory guidelines in the U.S. and overseas.
Sabinsa (East Windsor, NJ) has donated $25,000 to the ABS CBN Foundation International's disaster relief efforts in the aftermath of the November 7 Super Typhoon Yolanda (known in the Philippines as Typhoon Haiyan).
This was the strongest tropical cyclone to make landfall in recorded history. While the full extent of damage and the death toll have yet to be assessed, there is no doubt that its impact on the Filipino people has been catastrophic. For instance, the city of Tacloban on the island of Leyte has been almost wiped off the face of the earth. Crops throughout the region were destroyed, and future crops are in jeopardy, so famine is almost guaranteed.
“Having spent time in the Philippines when considering it as a location for expansion of our cultivation program, these people became dear to us,” said Sabinsa Founder Dr. Muhammed Majeed. “The devastation is incomprehensible, and the impact will linger for many years.”
ABS CBN Foundation International has programs in place to assist in rescue operations and in providing aid to families that are now in evacuation centers where they are temporarily sheltered.
WILD Flavors, Inc. (Erlanger, KY) has acquired Alfrebro, LLC (Monroe, OH), a manufacturer of natural extracts and aroma chemicals, advanced proprietary technologies and expanded processing capabilities. With this positioning, WILD will further its development position and product lines to expand not only into unique flavors, extracts and aromas for the food and beverage market, but also to strengthen its Health and Wellness focus and initiatives.
“This investment is another key step to continually grow a differentiated and integrated supply chain for the benefit of our customers. Alfrebro’s business will provide improved raw material access while strengthening our existing flavor and extract capabilities,” said Michael Ponder, Global CEO of WILD Flavors GmbH. “By broadening our product offering and by providing a truly global supply chain, our customers will profit from WILD Flavors’ unique full-solution approach as the single source of supply for every ingredient needed to produce a high-quality, finished product.”
“The Alfrebro organization is excited to become part of WILD globally,” added David Moats, owner of Alfrebro. “The company has long-standing national, regional and international relationships with many large flavor and CPG companies; the combination of WILD’s Aroma Chemical Business and Alfrebro will provide unique and value-added ingredients.”
WILD continues to invest in the strategic expansion of its global business. In July 2013, WILD announced its equity partnership with Amazon Flavors in Brazil to establish local production capacity while expanding its development base in this important growth market. In May 2013, WILD announced investments at its production, development and sales locations in India, as well as the opening of a new subsidiary in Singapore. In 2012, the company acquired the assets of the former Cargill juice business, which has state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities in the Netherlands, Japan and the U.S. In 2011, WILD acquired the A.M. Todd Group, a global leader in natural mint oils and ingredients with production sites in India, Germany and the United States. Further, WILD China is expanding its facility to incorporate the production of mint, which will allow WILD to supply mint oils, extracts and flavors to this region as well.
For more information, visit www.wildflavors.com.
InterHealth Nutraceuticals (Benicia, CA) has partnered with Nutravail to deliver UC-II® in an innovative delivery system for joint health. C-II is sourced and manufactured in the U.S. and Nutravail manufactures the chews in the U.S.
For more information, call (800) 783-4636 or visit inter-healthusa.com.