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In-house manufacturing becoming an important quality differentiator, NOW Foods CEO says

In-house manufacturing becoming an important quality differentiator, NOW Foods CEO says

Consumers are increasingly sensitive to where products are made, and this has helped drive NOW Foods’ expansion of its in-house manufacturing capacity, said CEO Jim Emme.

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Hispanics are key opportunity for supplement marketers, Packaged Facts report says

Hispanic consumers are an area of untapped growth potential for dietary supplement marketers, according to a report from market research firms Packaged Facts.

We want you: Scientific committee calls for cutting edge science at Probiota 2015

A newly established scientific committee are set to assess cutting edge research for the Probiota 2015 Scientific Frontiers poster session. Don’t miss your chance to present.

Meta-analysis offers ‘cautious optimism’ for efficacy of probiotics for functional constipation

Probiotic supplements may help people with constipation by improving stool consistency and transit time, but the benefits appear strain specific, according to a new meta-analysis of 14 RCTs.

Vitamin E and selenium's cataract prevention abilities questioned by cohort

Vitamin E and selenium supplementation is unlikely to impact the progression of age-related cataracts in men, as suggested by previous research, according to a study published in JAMA Ophthalmol.

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Kellogg and General Mills top NPD likeability charts with carbs from BakeryAndSnacks.com

Kellogg and General Mills have topped the consumer likeability charts in the US with Eggo waffles and Pillsbury bread mix – indicating a love of carbs, according to insights specialist Instant.ly.

Ex-vitaminwater execs prepare for national rollout at Target for agua enervivá: ‘Energy water is a new category and we’re leading the charge’ from FoodNavigator-USA.com

While sales of vitaminwater and SoBe Lifewater have been pretty lackluster of late, US consumers are still looking for functionality along with hydration and refreshment in the enhanced waters category, and energy is the one trend that refuses to go away, says the founder of agua enervivá.

Five reasons to set up shop in the Garden State (birthplace of M&Ms, Campbell Soup...and Bon Jovi) from FoodNavigator-USA.com

The birthplace of Allen Ginsberg, Frank Sinatra and Bruce Springsteen, New Jersey is also home to food industry giants from Campbell Soup and Goya Foods to Unilever USA. But is the Garden State doing what it takes to attract the next generation of food and beverage businesses? FoodNavigator-USA joined reporters...

French agribusiness and biotech tie-up looks to develop bacteria derived feed additives from FeedNavigator.com

Exploiting the potential of bacteria to produce natural feed additives is the aim of a new partnership between two French companies - animal nutrition and agribusiness group, Sofiproteol, and biotechnology firm, Deinove.

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Bayer ‘extremely disappointed & strongly disagrees’ with FTC/DoJ allegations against Phillips’ Colon Health claims

Bayer ‘extremely disappointed & strongly disagrees’ with FTC/DoJ allegations against Phillips’ Colon Health claims

Healthcare giant Bayer has said it will defend itself ‘vigorously’ against the US Federal Trade Commission decision...

GOED confident of success with omega-3 – blood pressure health claim

GOED confident of success with omega-3 – blood pressure health claim

A health claim petition filed by the Global Organization for EPA and DHA Omega-3s (GOED) with the...

Products aimed at kids is a bright spot in murky omega-3s sales picture, emulsion manufacturer says

Products aimed at kids is a bright spot in murky omega-3s sales picture, emulsion manufacturer says

Products targeting children is a bright spot in the otherwise murky sales picture for omega-3s, said an...

 FTC levies $3.5 million fine against green coffee bean extract supplier

FTC levies $3.5 million fine against green coffee bean extract supplier

Applied Food Sciences, a Texas-based ingredient supplier, has agreed to pay $3.5 million to settle a complaint...

2015 Dietary Guidelines: CRN calls for multivitamin/mineral to help redress nutrient shortfalls

2015 Dietary Guidelines: CRN calls for multivitamin/mineral to help redress nutrient shortfalls

Multivitamins/minerals provide a low cost, convenient way to fill nutrient gaps when nutrient recommended intakes are not...

International association endorses Botanical Adulterants Program

International association endorses Botanical Adulterants Program

A major self policing and informational effort in the dietary supplement industry has received a signifcant boost...

'Intriguing': Fish oil supplements linked to improved exercise economy

'Intriguing': Fish oil supplements linked to improved exercise economy

Daily supplements of an EPA-rich fish oil may boost exercise economy, a predictor of endurance exercise performance,...

Turmeric/curcumin supplement sales grow 26%, total herbal supplements sales top $6 billion for the first time

Turmeric/curcumin supplement sales grow 26%, total herbal supplements sales top $6 billion for the first time

Sales of herbal dietary supplements with turmeric/curcumin as the primary ingredient grew by 26.2% in 2013 to...

Euromonitor: Young, urban driving supplement vitamin sales Brazil
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Young, urban Brazilians driving country's vitamin and supplement sales: Euromonitor

Last year, sales of vitamins and dietary supplements in Brazil increased by 9%, reaching R$3.2 billion ($1.4...

Nutrigenomics, GMP compliance, and the future of the supplement industry: Our picks from SSW's education sessions

Nutrigenomics, GMP compliance, and the future of the supplement industry: Our picks from SSW's education sessions

With the world’s largest natural products supply just over a month away, NutraIngredients-USA trawls through the education...