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What do 36 countries say about folate and folic acid pre-conception?

Five countries recommend folate and folic acid consumption around conception above and beyond World Health Organisation (WHO) guidelines, while five others dismiss supplementation as unnecessary, report finds. 

Health experts debate the role of exercise, food and marketing in the obesity epidemic

An editorial in an academic journal has reignited the debate over the extent to which a poor diet – and the marketing tactics employed by the food industry – is...

Guest article

The Retail Landscape: Challenges in 2015

The digital marketplace, participating in advocacy efforts, and why membership of a trade association is important: In this guest article, Daniel Fabricant, PhD, Executive Director and CEO, Natural Products Association gives...

Special Edition: View from the aisles: The retailers' perspective

NYAG affair may ultimately serve to reinforce smaller retailers' quality message, execs say

The actions of the New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman have yet to filter down in a big way to the kind of questions retailers are getting from their customers...

Guest article

Stopping unfair competition from unlawful ingredients and products at the border

Complying with FDA regulations can be a long and expensive process. Small wonder then that some companies choose not to, and instead deal in unapproved ingredients or products that contain...

Special Edition: View from the aisles: The retailers’ perspective

The Global Retailer and Manufacturer Alliance: ‘A huge opportunity to increase efficiency and quality’

The first retailer standard for dietary supplements in the Global Retailer and Manufacturer Alliance (GRMA) should be available this year, giving retailers a single standard and auditing program to help...

Beazley turns up competition in insurance realm with new program specific to supplement companies

Another competitor has arrived in the specialized sphere of insurance for dietary supplement companies in the United States with a new program offered by Beazley Group, a worldwide insurance provider...

BSCG offers expanded testing suite that looks for almost 400 drugs that have been found in supplements

In this new era when the quality of dietary supplements has been called onto the carpet in the mainstream media, a San Diego-based testing firm believes it has a solution. ...

Seed supply bottleneck strangles development of made-in-USA CBD supplements

For those monitoring the potential market of dietary supplements based on cannabidiol the message is this: Don’t hold your breath for products made in the US, if the experience of...

NutraIngredients Awards evening: Will you be joining us to celebrate?

On May 6th, the biggest and brightest stars in the nutrition galaxy will come together to celebrate the industry at the NutraIngredients Awards. Will you be joining us to applaud...

Exclusive discount on registration for prebiotic and probiotic event

Probiota Americas 2015: NutraIngredients reader discount for probiotic and prebiotic event

NutraIngredients-USA.com and NutraIngredients.com are offering a 10% discount on registration for our prebiotic and probiotic event held on 3-5 June 2015 in sunny San Diego.

NutraIngredients-USA’s View from the Aisles Forum: The retailers' perspective

Senior executives from Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage, Mustard Seed Market & Café  and the Natural Products Association will join NutraIngredients-USA for an hour-long discussion about the dietary supplements retailer...

Dispatches from Food Vision, Cannes

‘What I already drink – but better!’ What can functional beverages offer consumers?

Consumers are keen to learn more about beverage ingredients, which is good news for the functional drink category, suggest beverage entrepreneurs. 

Interest in adverse event reporting post AG probe up 15-20%, say experts

The NY Attorney General’s probe into herbal supplements has prompted an uptick in interest about adverse event reporting (AER) but more needs to be done to ensure companies are fully...

How has social media changed food marketing?

The rise of social media has led to a shift in the way consumers view food brands – and the way that food brands interact with their customers, according to...

US, Brazil still dominate $10bn probiotic Americas market

Ahead of the 2015 Probiota Americas conference in June, NutraIngredients-USA caught up with speaker Monica Feldman, head of consumer health industry research at Euromonitor International, on growth, big brands and...

Looking into the food future at Food Vision 2015

Is personalised nutrition about to go public in a big way?

Nutrigenomics – the idea of optimising nutrition via individualised and/or pooled genetic data – is one that has long promised to revolutionise how we eat – not to mention keeping...

April 8, 14:00 CET: Experts debate hot issues in NutraIngredients omega-3 forum

Omega-3 hits €25bn but can it keep growing?

Are omega-3 fisheries really under threat? How many functional foods have cracked omega-3 blockbuster status? How is the sector recovering from the ‘Brasky effect’? How are developing markets developing? How...

Do single-ingredient groups help convey industry's message, or contribute to the cacophony?

Single ingredient trade groups are becoming an increasingly common feature of the dietary supplement industry.  Whether they burnish the overall image of the sector or serve to further Balkanize the...

Not just for hippies: Hemp's rising superfood status

Bursting with nutrients and boasting an impressive growth rate, the future of hemp seed is bright– but what’s the best way for manufacturers to cash in on a product that...

Youngevity records strong revenue growth but stock price continues to languish

Youngevity International, a company that is both a network marketing firm that sells nutritional and personal care products and a vertically integrated gourmet coffee roaster, reported a 57% increase in...

Special Edition: VitaFoods South America

Thinking of Latin America as monolithic market bloc impairs business development, exec says

Geography, and how it informs thinking, plays a big role in how North Americans view markets south of the border, says an ingredient company executive with broad experience in the...

$5.9 bn US sports nutrition market unlocking mass appeal: Euromonitor

Buoyed by the continued rise of protein as a super-nutrient and a growing urgency around better fitness to stave off lifestyle diseases, sports nutrition is attracting a wider audience of...

New web portal aims to ease entry of US-made supplements, foods into Chinese market

As the middle class continues to grow in China, penetrating this market becomes a priority for US brands.  Negotiating that bewildering process may have gotten a little easier with the...

Schniederman's actions, FTC's overreach on agenda as NPA members blanket Capitol Hill

More than 100 members of the Natural Products Association gathered in Washington, D.C., to discuss with their legislators hot topics facing the industry. Talking points included defining organic as non-GMO,...