The credibility question over ingredients sourced from China are ‘well earned’, says George Pontiakos, president and CEO of BI Nutraceuticals, but the US FDA is doing a great job on bringing standards up to speed.
The French food safety agency Anses has launched a new system for reporting adverse events linked to new foods and ingredients, supplements, enriched foods and drinks, and products for specific diets after 10 cases of concern were identified in a 2009...
Naturex has succeeded in its stated ambition to become the world’s biggest independent botanicals extracts supplier by striking a deal that brings on-board the ingredients division of Spanish company, Natraceutical.
The ongoing slide of global capitalism is decimating industries, but the food supplements industry is not one of them as fraught consumers turn to its potential low-cost, anti-medical, wellness promise.
GlaxoSmithKline's petition to the Food and Drug Administration
(FDA) to ban dietary supplements from making weight loss claims,
has opened a cupboard and only the deluded would deny the presence
of one or two skeletons rattling...
A working party drawing up levels for supplements and
fortified foods have reached a "general agreement" that
the lowest levels should be 15 per cent of the recommended daily
allowance (RDA) - but questions remain on maximum...
Proposals on the suggested amounts of artificial colourings in food
supplements are being drawn up for Codex because the current limits
are too low, according to the International Alliance for
Dietary/Food Supplement Associations...
Novel Ingredient Services and the Ingredient House are pairing up
to offer food and beverage manufacturers the opportunity
to improve the sourcing of their ingredients while still
reducing costs - an aim that for many could be too...
The dietary supplement industry needs an independent testing
program that is recognizable to consumers in order to enhance the
credibility of its products as well as encourage solid science and
The Indian Food Safety and Standards Bill 2005 has been signed into
law, promising a significant impact on the Indian dietary
supplement industry, and opening up a potential market of one
billion people for dietary supplement companies...
The exaggerated - and not always correct - advertisement of
biologically active additives (BAAs) in food supplements has
resulted in a number of products being removed by the Russian
authorities, writes Angela Drujinina.
Changing economic conditions in eastern Europe are boosting sales
and demand for vitamins and dietary supplements, offering major
opportunity for foreign entrants to the market and suppliers of
Investigations into the dumping of shrimp on the US market has
caused major price rises in the joint health ingredient
glucosamine, a shrimp derivative. But if prices stabilise at these
levels, they could make higher quality glucosamine...
Little evidence supports either the safety or efficacy of
nutritional supplements in helping to improve diabetes-related
conditions despite strong public interest in natural therapies,
according to the head of a government-funded...
Analysts of the Japanese functional food market shed light on the
€8.4bn Japanese nutritional supplement market with the release of a
new report. Growth remains, strong despite general economic
downturn, with the forecast optimistic...
The IADSA Asian conference on food supplement regulations held in
Bangkok, Thailand last week produced a clear recognition of the
need for a common approach to regulations in the region and a
demand for increased collaboration and...
Dutch food group Numico NV is the latest company this week to post
a slide in first-half profits well below expectations on Thursday.
Hit again by weak US vitamin sales, analysts were also disappointed
over the lack of a new strategy.
The European carotenoids market looks set to reflect the robust
growth of the vitamin supplement market, according to market
analysts Frost & Sullivan. Total European carotenoids market to
grow from $375million (€428m) in 2001...
Agrifood giant Archer Daniels Midland recently moved further into
health ingredients when it signed an agreement with US company
Nutraceutix for ADM to use Nutraceutix' patented Controlled
Delivery Technology (CDT) to develop...
In what must be considered to be a significant step towards greater
harmonisation in Europe, the European Parliament voted on Wednesday
for new safety controls on vitamin supplements. The new law will
require manufacturers of vitamins...
Belgian-based dietary supplement association, the International
Alliance of Dietary/Food Supplements Associations (IADSA) this week
announced that associations from Hong Kong, Poland and Hungary are
soon to become members.
Dutch food group Numico NV Wednesday suffered a 10 per cent fall in
underlying profit in the third quarter on the back of weaker U.S.
vitamin sales and warned that full year cash earnings would be