Presentation on theme: "Albertas Potential for Functional Foods & Natural Health Products Dr. Susan Lutz 05 May 2006 AAEA VISIONS 2006 Red Deer, Alberta Agri-Business Expansion."— Presentation transcript:
Albertas Potential for Functional Foods & Natural Health Products Dr. Susan Lutz 05 May 2006 AAEA VISIONS 2006 Red Deer, Alberta Agri-Business Expansion
Outline Definitions & Regulations Industry Profile Future Expansion
Functional Foods not legally defined in Canada consumed as regular foods physiological function beyond basic nutrient content
Claims Nutrient content claim –good source of calcium –development of healthy bones Functional claim –reduces the risk of osteoporosis
Canadian Claims calcium - osteoporosis sodium - hypertension fruits & vegetables - cancer fat / trans - heart sugar - tooth decay
Natural Health Products modify organic functions to maintain or promote health restore or correct organic function diagnose, treat, prevent disease or symptom of disease included and excluded lists
Examples plant or plant material alga bacterium and probiotics fungus non-human animal material isolates and extracts vitamins, amino or fatty acids, minerals synthetic duplicates
Site Licenses AOR Banner Pharmacaps BioPak Capsol Direct Integrated Transport Systems Good for You Canada Corp. Health Canada First Nations & Inuit Health Branch Dist. Herbalife of Canada Natures Way of Canada Pro-ma Systems (Canada) Royal Elk Products
Albertas FF/NHP Industry Profile project –AAFRD + InnoVisions –20 companies interviewed –sales, employees, markets, expansions –SWOT
Alberta Snapshot Growth stages: – 1 product feasibility – 1 proof of concept – 4 processing scale up –10 manufacturing – 4 growth stage
Alberta Snapshot 60 % are small (1-25) 35 % are mid-sized (26-100) 5 % are large (>100) approximately 350 employees
Alberta Snapshot $35 million in sales 13 processing in Alberta 45 % are exporting products –US biggest market 24 patents held $20 million recent investment in capital equipment
Custom Manufacturers Located in Olds, Alberta, Banner Canadas manufacturing and containment facilities meet all requirements of current Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP). Gel caps BANNER PHARMACAPS (CANADA) INC.
Custom Manufacturers A leading contract manufacturer and packager of dietary supplements and pharmacueticals. PAKBIO Edmonton
Manufacturers Active ingredients include colloidal oat extract containing aveanthramides, anti- oxidants, beta-glucan derived from high fibre oat bran, and oat oil. Ceapro is also the producer of the AccuScreen diabetes test kit for the early detection of type 2 diabetes and impaired glucose tolerance.
Manufacturers - NHP COMMERCIAL EXTRACTION COMMERCIAL EXTRACTION The world's most modern SFE commercial extraction facility. Cost- effective, selective, solvent-free, with fractionating capability to meet your customised requirements. NORAC SFE INGREDIENTS NORAC SFE INGREDIENTS Flavors, Oleoresins, Essential Oils, Colorants, Functional Oils, Antioxidants, Pharmaceuticals, Fat- modified foods.
Manufacturers - NHP ChemBioPrint technology Cold FX
Manufacturers - NHP A O R Advanced Orthomolecular Research Calgary … advanced supplement formulator…
Emerging Manufacturers Oligosaccharides from starches Pilot plant Edmonton Research Park
Research & Development University of Alberta University of Calgary University of Lethbridge Olds College Centre for Innovation Alberta Research Council AAFRD
Research & Development Novokin Biotech Inc. focused on the development and commercialization of SimBioDAS ® absorption screening technology for the natural health product and pharmaceutical industries. Rhodiola rosea
Research & Development Immunoglobulin technology (egg antibody farming) –IGY Inc. –Isotech Research
CLAIM DEVELOPMENT AAFRD project > 50 requested additional info working with 17 companies –9 nutritional content claims –4 health claims –4 both types of claims –6 qualify for low trans fat –6 looking into omega-3
Questions ? susan. lutz @ gov. ab. ca 780 427 4530
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