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Gwyneth Paltrow-backed skincare line sues supplier of salmon enzyme for $6m

Gwyneth Paltrow-backed skincare line Restorsea is suing the supplier of its salmon enzyme ingredient Aqua Bio Technology for apparently breaching an exclusivity deal, reports the Mail Online.

New York entrepreneur and Restorsea founder Patricia Pao filed a breach of contract case in the Southern District of New York, demanding $6 million in damages after claiming ABT broke a 2012 exclusivity clause by selling its own products using the fishy ingredient.

Court documents claimed Pao discovered the skin-care benefits of salmon hatching fluid during a tour of ABT in Norway in 2010.

The documents said that Patricia noticed the workers’ hands, which were submerged in the hatchery’s waters all day, appeared more youthful than their aged faces.

ABT’s website claimed the effects of Aquabeautine XL on human skin were discovered by coincidence.

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Rumored EU import policy change could impact US trade

Possible changes could include new rules on disclosure of glazing on products, and a union-wide ecolabel establishing minimum standards

Confusion over NOAA walleye pollock name change

The recent change of the scientific name of walleye pollock could have frustrating consequences for companies working with the species