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Naturex makes play for natural sports nutrition consumer

Boosted by botanicals, Naturex's WinDrink range targets a new breed of consumer who is interested in sports nutrition but wary of complex, synthetic ingredients. 

Nature's Way institutes more rigorous plant-to-powder supply chain management scheme

Supplement manufacturer Nature’s Way has responded proactively to prodding from New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman by instituting a new, more rigorous plant-to-powder supply chain management structure. The first step...

Special edition: Outsourcing

Collaborate or die: Inside a contract manufacturing giant

What does it take to be a successful contract manufacturer and solutions provider to the food supplements sector in an age where the sanctity of many business coalitions is being challenged by nimble...

Special edition: Outsourcing

The making of a brand: Contract manufacturers share secrets to success

The firms that manufacture healthy food and supplement products do much more than just make products – they are integral partners in product development, regulatory compliance and much more…

Special edition: Outsourcing

The ins and outs: Are firms shifting to vertically integrated supply chains?

Outsourcing. It's no secret it can bring big financial and logistical gains. But in an age when traceability and accountability carry increasing value, are we now seeing a shift towards...

Standard Process launches genetic assessment tool for patients, practitioners

Practitioner channel specialist Standard Process has taken a big step into the realm of personalized health care with the introduction of a wellness assessment tool that will help practitioners tailor...

Gaia launches flavor-masked turmeric supplements that can be added to both savory and sweet foods

Turmeric is a spice used in food, and its active constiuents, curcuminoids, are featured in supplements.  A new product launch from Gaia Herbs seeks to straddle that divide, with powdered...

Special Edition: Outsourcing

Straddling supplement/foods fence a common dodge in sports nutrition sphere, contract manufacturer says

Sports nutrition brands, egged on by risk-taking consumers and buoyed by low protein prices, will be the problem children of the dietary supplement industry for the foreseeable future, said an...

High doses of green tea extract linked to liver damage in research

Mounting evidence suggests high doses of green tea extract, a popular ingredient in weight loss and body building supplements, could cause liver damage, although low and moderate doses appear safe.

Vitamin Shoppe enters into agreements with Oregon & Vermont AGs over BMPEA

Vitamin Shoppe, Inc. today announced that the company has reached agreements with the Attorneys General of Oregon and Vermont regarding products that may contain BMPEA.

Dispatches from Vitafoods Europe 2015

Consensus: For quality manufacturers, NYAG is little more than irritating blip

As the dust settles in the NYAG affair, the new contours of the industry start to become apparent through the thinning murk. And the message from industry seems to be...

Vitamin D twice IoM’s recommendation does not increase toxicity risk

New research from the Mayo Clinic supports the safety of the tolerable upper limit of vitamin D intake espoused by the Endocrine Society, which is significantly higher than the recently...

Nestlé chews on Belgian botanical player’s bone

Belgian olive oil extract supplier BioActor has inked a deal with the world’s biggest food firm to develop products based on bone health benefits.

Maker of GoodBelly shares 6 tips for successfully growing a brand

The vast majority of food and beverage launches fail to survive beyond the initial “experimental phase” in part because they expand their distribution too quickly, warns Alan Murray, the CEO...

GNC reports ‘self-inflicted’ & ‘disappointing’ Q1

Lower consumer engagement and an inadequate assessment of the impact of prior-year promotions, but not the NY AG’s probe, are responsible for a ‘disappointing’ Q1, said GNC’s CEO Mike Archbold....

NEWS QUIZ: Are you up to speed with the top stories of April 2015?

Do you know how many companies received warning letters over BMPEA? What anniversary did Steve Mister celebrate this month? Or by how much has interest in adverse event reporting increased...

Inergetics puts CBD product line into dispensaries first as it negotiates turbulent regulatory waters

Dietary supplement development firm Inergetics has put its first CBD supplement on the shelf in a medical marijuana dispensary in Northern California. One of the company’s goals was to offer...

News in brief

Ex-IPA chief takes business development role at US firm

Ex-International Probiotics Association (IPA) director general Ioannis Misopoulos has taken a business development role at Michigan-based probiotics manufacturer, Daily Body Restore.

KonaRed ends first year as public company with revenues, costs and losses all on rise

KonaRed, the Hawaii-based manufacturer of supplements and functional beverages, reported a 39% net sales rise for 2014.  Sales rose to $1.3 million.

BMPEA proponent Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals expands with acquisition of Mexican company

Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals, a controversial Georgia-based dietary supplement finished products and contract manufacturer, has announced plans to acquire a major Mexican dietary supplement and OTC drug manufacturer, the company announced this...

FDA: KIND bars do not meet the requirements for use of the nutrient content claim ‘healthy'

KIND LLC working with FDA over string of labeling errors; consumer litigation could follow, predict attorneys

KIND LLC says it is working closely with the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to address a long list of concerns raised by the agency in a warning letter...

US web retailer pumps EU distribution as gym community swells

US site has opened its first UK distribution centre to better cater to its customer base in Europe - part of a community that includes 25 million unique visitors...

GNC responds to industry questions about its NY AG deal with open letter from CEO

Mike Archbold, CEO of GNC, has issued an open letter to the industry explaining its position in the wake of industry questions and criticism following the announcement that it had...

Nestlé files patent for cocoa extract allergy treatment

Nestlé has filed an international patent for cocoa polyphenols as a treatment or prevention of eosinophilic esophagitis – an allergic reaction of the esophagus.

AFI: 'This is a complement to breast feeding, not a replacement'

Arla's plans to fight malnutrition come under fire

As Danish dairy giant Arla Foods Ingredients (AFI) announces plans to combat malnutrition in Ethiopia by selling ingredients for milk formula, campaigners warn that companies may be profiting from hunger by...