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From contract manufacturing to third-party analytical labs and clinical trials, the world of outsourcing is a growth sector of the dietary supplements industry. We bring you the latest developments in this increasingly important sector.

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SternMaid America adds new blending line for pilot trials

Contract manufacturer SternMaid America is adding a new blending line for pilot trials and sample quantities from 25 to 300 kg, which is due to be commissioned at the end of 2016.

Indena's sourcing program recognized with sustainability award

A recent award given to botanical ingredient supplier Indena validates what the company has been striving to do for a number of years: To do good while doing well.

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Gemini Pharmaceuticals expands Ribus partnership for clean label offerings

Contract manufacturer Gemini Pharmaceuticals is expanding its partnership with Ribus to offer Nu-MAG for magnesium stearate replacement in dietary supplements.

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Nellson to relocate to new facility as next step in its ‘aggressive transformation’

Nutrition bar and powder provider Nellson LLC is investing up to $50 million to build a new facility in Ontario, CA to better serve the rapidly evolving needs of its...

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4Excelsior gets Informed-Choice certification

Anaheim-based contact manufacturer 4Excelsior has attained the international sports nutrition manufacturing certification Informed-Choice.

GNC raw material proposal in active revision, AHPA says

The botanical raw material GMP proposal put forward by GNC earlier this year is in active revision, according the American Herbal Products Association.

Plant-based and transparent: How contract manufacturers innovate in a global market

The old adage “customer is king” rings true to most industries. But for companies working mostly in the B2B space, like contract manufacturers, the end consumer sits on an even...

Special Edition: Contract manufacturing

Qualifying your contract manufacturer: The key questions to ask

Asking for details of the quality program, and physically visiting a facility to audit it are just two of the top things that brand owners should do to qualify their...

Traders pound USANA's stock over slowdown in China sales

USANA Health Sciences reported $232.6 million in net sales in its fourth quarter, a 2.1% year-over-year increase. That amounted to $1.83 in earnings per share, but these figures disappointed analysts,...


NMR test method could revolutionize verification of omega-3 oils

Transparency in the supply chain rests on reliable tests to verify the provenance of ingredients, but proving beyond doubt where an oil came from has been a problem in the...


Traceability, a big topic at recent GOED Exchange meeting, to be covered in impending online Transparency Forum

Traceability and verifiability were big topics at the GOED Exchange meeting that took place last week in the Canary Islands. These topics will be addressed in an online forum later...

Onset of FSMA to drive continued demand for consulting services, expert says

The demand for consulting services will only continue to rise as new laws come into full implementation, said a consulting company executive.

Special Edition: Transparency in Supplements

Experts say transparency gains momentum even if consumers might not fully understand concept

Marketing experts agree that the concept of transparency is gaining steam among consumers. Even if shoppers don’t always understand what the word means, the concept isn’t going away.

Consulting firm rolls out monitoring tool to help with FSMA compliance

Record keeping can be the bane of the compliant manufacturer’s existence. The Food Safety Modernization Act will impose further burdens, which can be streamlined with a service being rolled out...

FDA's move to seize products from foreign firms failing GMPs seen as important first step

A recent move by the Food and Drug Administration to detain products without examination from  foreign firms that have failed GMP inspections is welcome step toward "draining the swamp," said United Natural...

Independent benchmarks show Alkemist Labs’ “commitment to the highest standards of testing”

Alkemist Labs has achieved ISO 17025 accreditation and also announced it has met the AOAC Analytical Laboratory Accreditation Criteria Committee guidelines.

Sabinsa concludes curcumin patent suit that was part of a series involving Indian suppliers

Sabinsa Corp. has prevailed in yet another patent infringement suit based on its Curcumin C3 Complex ingredient. The most recent settlement is one in a series of suits the company...

Opportunities in China driving strong outlook for supplements in 2016, analyst says

Market analyst Steve Hanson expects continued growth and investment in the dietary supplement and health food spaces in 2016, with opportunities in China leading the way.

NIU's Transparency Forum to look at post-NYAG landscape

The actions of New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman have put an unprecedented pressure on the dietary supplement business, especially those companies dealing in herbal products. 

The 10 key events of 2015… Our Editors’ selection

As we enter the twilight days of 2015 the editors of NutraIngredients-USA become a reflective bunch. A lot of things happened this year, and here is our top 10 of...

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...

Despite El Niño threat, Peru says new stock estimate allows for second anchovy fishing season

In a welcome bit of news for the omega-3s industry, the Peruvian government has opened a second fishing season for anchovies. The season had been under threat of closure because...

Slow pace of innovation hurts sales as Vitamin Shoppe battles industry headwinds, CEO says

The Vitamin Shoppe CEO Colin Watts said a slow pace of innovation in the supplements industry has hurt the company, which has relied on a rapid pace of new product...

USP launches new GMP audit certification program

There’s a new player in the GMP audit sector, with the United States Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) expanding its verification services to include a new GMP audit program for dietary supplement...

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