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How do you differentiate supplements in a busy market place, and who are the big players? NutraIngredients-USA brings you the latest news and developments from the leading dietary supplement manufacturers.

Round-up: Recent supplement industry advertising challenges by ASRC

In the past few months, five nutritional supplements by various brands have been investigated by two branches of the ASRC. Two of these products have been discontinued

Krill oil supplier Neptune bolsters formulation, marketing support with Biodroga acquisition

Canadian krill oil supplier Neptune Technologies and Bioressources is moving up the value chain by acquiring formulation service provider Biodroga for about $10.6 million (USD).

"Transformational": Hawkins' acquisition of Stauber creates major player in manufacturing, supply space

Hawkins Inc. has announced completion of its acquisition of Stauber Performance Ingredients in a cash for stock transaction valued at $157 million. It’s the second time Stauber has changed hands...

Trends food businesses should take note of for 2016

Consumer trends-analyst Phil Lempert offers a remedy to brand agnosticism, the trend he says “food businesses should be most worried about.”

With right approach liposomes can be 'natural,' manufacturer says

Making a ‘natural’ liposome is a matter both of manufacturing technology and of careful messaging, says formulation pioneer Empirical Labs.

Prolific class action law firm sued for alleged racketeering

The firm of prominent attorney Jonathan Emord on behalf of a client has filed a lawsuit against Newport Trial Group, a California law firm noted for its numerous class actions....

Holland & Barrett results a bright spot for NBTY as it posts razor-thin overall sales gain in 2015

NBTY recorded $3.23 billion in net sales in its fiscal year ended Sept. 30, 2015. That total represented a razor-thin gain from the previous, disappointing year but nevertheless was a...

AstaReal launches direct to consumer supplements to expand astaxanthin market, applications

AstaReal Group has launched two direct to consumer astaxanthin supplements under its Astavita brand name.  The supplements feature raw material from the company’s newly expanded Moses Lake, WA production facility....

In-house labs make sense in era of mounting pressure on supply chain, NOW Foods' Secrist says

The mounting pressure on supply chain verification means it’s time for more companies in the dietary supplements industry to consider building and staffing their own labs, said NOW Foods exec...

GNC lays out initiative for supplement industry meant to recapture quality narrative

GNC laid out a blueprint for the dietary supplement industry for a quality initiative including pre-market product registration at a meeting last week in Salt Lake City. The initiative builds...

Supplement firm still in operation despite slew of disease claims, GMP violations

A warning letter issued last month to dietary supplement firm Sound Healing Arts illustrates what’s wrong with the current enforcement picture at FDA, says an industry observer.

Special edition: Regulatory Focus

Sharfstein floats new regulatory framework dialing in on safety and backing off on claims

Former FDA official Dr Joshua Sharfstein, MD, has proposed a new paradigm for the regulation of dietary supplements. The underlying shift would be a move from an attitude of “benefit...

ProcessPro says GMP compliance concerns boosting demand for its software

With the increasing emphasis on GMP compliance, companies like ProcessPro, a Minnesota-based provider of software solutions for manufacturers, has seen an increasing demand for its services.

Special edition: Regulatory Focus

Firm has automated solution to ease GMP documentation burden

Complying with the paperwork required by full GMP compliance has proved to be a headache for dietary supplement companies.  Procedures automation firm Instant GMP can help.

Reserveage Organics founder credits Gelita with firming up science supporting beauty-from-within

Reserveage Organics, a company built first upon the benefits of the antioxidants found in wine grapes, is expanding rapidly into the beauty-from-within category, which founder Naomi Whittel says is finally...

AlaskOmega jumps into omega-7 arena with new fish oil ingredient

The omega oils story continues to ramify as companies compete to launch products outside the core omega-3s space. The latest entrant is AlaskOmega, which has launched an omega-7 fish oil...

FSMA poised to sweep dietary ingredient suppliers into regulatory fold, expert says

The biggest change in food regulation in the US in the past 75 years is poised to sweep up the suppliers of dietary ingredients, an expert says.

NAI sues generic beta-alanine supplier in ongoing effort to defend CarnoSyn brand

Natural Alternatives International Inc. has filed a complaint against Creative Compounds Inc. in its ongoing effort to protect the intellectual propert surrounding its CarnoSyn brand of beta-alanine.

Herbalife shrugs off Ackman's latest pyramid scheme allegations

William Ackman, the activist investor who has been attacking Herbalife’s business model for several years, has claimed that Herbalife’s mode of doing business does not differ materially from that of...

Complexity of herbal nomenclature becomes point of vulnerability for industry

Nailing down a precise nomenclature for herbs is a complicated undertaking, and the best good faith efforts of industry may have unwittingly given an opening to the NY AG Eric...

Increased scrutiny, greater competition makes part-time contract manufacturing less attractive for brand holders

Increased testing demands, more competition from abroad and potential greater liability because of the increasing scrutiny the dietary supplement business has come under in recent months have all conspired to...

Does pre-market notification, proposed as way to regain consumer confidence, have an anti-competitive streak?

Discussions continue within the industry whether some form of pre-market notification could be a valuable modification of existing dietary supplement regulations.  But rifts are appearing over whether the implementation of...

NBTY's acquisition of Dr Organic mirrors trend in supplement industry toward personal care

Dietary supplement manufacturing giant NBTY has acquired UK skincare line Dr Organic, a move that mirrors a trend in the supplement industry toward higher margin personal care offerings.

Nutrigenomix expands access to personalized nutrition, outlines opportunities for manufacturers

University of Toronto start-up Nutrigenomix is a pioneer in the personalized nutrition space that is helping consumers understand how variations in their genes influence their bodies’ response to food, beverages...

Alternative proteins, delivery tech dominate M&A activity; supplements trail off

The Nutrition Capital Network reports that mergers and acquisitions activity in branded natural and organic food & beverage companies is on a record-setting pace for 2015. In addition, NCN reports...

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