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Supply Chain Management

Supply Chain Management

Raw material supply, logistics, quality standards, vendor qualification, in-process inventory, traceability and transparency - all these go into managing a supply chain. This category aggregates the latest developments in this increasingly important issue.

Guest article

Omega-3 supply shifts: The case for marine agriculture

Varying forces are rapidly shifting the omega-3 supply chain. In this guest article, veteran researcher professor Michael Crawford says a rapid upscale in sea farming can make a major contribution...

Sabinsa's founder maintains commitment to quality has driven explosive growth

During a press tour of its Indian operations, Sabinsa Corp founder Dr Muhammed Majeed detailed how the company has grown from a basement operation decades ago in New Jersey to...

Review offers ‘economic and environmentally friendly’ approaches to turn citrus-industry waste into nutrition ingredients

A lot of studies point to the rich amount of amino acids, minerals, flavonoids, and vitamins in semi-solid residue of citrus fruits, as well as the other byproducts of citrus...

NPA launches SSCI with GNC, Vitamin Shoppe, Walmart & Whole Foods onboard

The Natural Products Association has officially launched the Supplement Safety and Compliance Initiative (SSCI), with some of the largest retailers of natural products and supplements involved.

Bulletin highlights adulteration issues for St. John's wort

Food dyes and/or extracts from other Hypericum species are being used as adulterants for St. John's wort extracts, explained the latest Botanical Adulterants Bulletin from the ABC-AHP-NCNPR Botanical Adulterants Program....

Transparency is only way for GMO technology to thrive, exec says

Openness and transparency is the only way for genetic engineering technology to thrive in the supply of dietary ingredients, said an official with a company engaged in the practice.

Getting to know the supply chain: Lessons from 2016’s special editions

A year after the NY AG probe on botanical supplements, big calls for transparency came from both consumers and the industry. This year, we dedicated some of our in-depth coverage...

Experts recommend kratom & CBD players file NDIs first, before asking for new product category

Some proponents of botanicals such as kratom or CBDs have chafed under regulatory restrictions that have forestalled wider acceptance and availability. But the full market is potentially available for those...

Booming demand for certification drives LGC's lab expansion

LGC Group said strong demand for its supplement testing services led the need for an expansion at its laboratory in Lexington, KY.  The expanded facility was inaugurated at a ceremony...

Despite generally good reputation, Peruvian anchovy fishery still not MSC certified

The vast majority of the world’s supply of omega-3 fatty acids comes from the Peruvian anchovy fishery.  As the fishery recovers from depressed stocks caused by an El Niño event,...

Trump: Good or bad news for the supplements industry? (Our survey results are in)

From ‘doom to ‘more self-governance’, the prospect of a Trump presidency has provoked alarm and delight in equal measure. We asked you what a Trump presidency would mean for supplements...

Expanded quota shows Peruvian fishery recovering from El Niño

After several fishing seasons of well below normal catch the Peruvian anchovy fishery—by far the most important source of omega-3s—appears to be returning to normal with the release of an...

Slowing global trade, surging online sales: How markets are changing

A recent article detailing a downturn in global trade mirrors the mood in some international markets, a consultant said.  But perhaps more important than macro economic concerns is the rapid...

There aren't enough women making decisions at supplement companies, and that hurts growth, advocates say

There aren’t as many women in decision making roles in at dietary supplement companies as some prominent women in the field thought might be the case when they first joined...

ABC Adulterants Program speeds up publication schedule

The pace of publication for ABC’s Botanical Adulterants Program has been accelerating, with the group now claiming more than 25 communications of all types have been distributed.

Government trawlers help Chinese firms to enter omega-3 krill market

As global krill oil major Aker Biomarine awaits regulatory approval for its new Superba 2 product line in China, increased consumer demand for omega-3s is bringing increasingly more local suppliers...

ChromaDex CEO says new NDI guidance could be tool to clean up marketplace

The NDI draft guidance offers a workable road map for companies willing to provide the safety information already called for by law, according to one ingredient supplier.

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.

NPA unveils Supplement Safety & Compliance Initiative to boost QA, transparency

The Supplement Safety & Compliance Initiative is a “bold step forward in providing quality assurance from harvest to retailer shelf”, said the NPA.

NBTY to DNA barcode herbal ingredients after agreement with NY AG

Supplement giant NBTY has reached an agreement with NY AG Eric Schneiderman to use DNA Barcoding to authenticate herbal ingredients and invest in herbal genetic research.

Today! Join experts from ABC, GNC, Herbalist & Alchemist & Nature’s Way for the NIU Botanicals Forum

Experts from GNC, Nature’s Way, Herbalist & Alchemist, and the American Botanical Council will discuss the challenges and opportunities in botanicals category in a FREE forum hosted by NutraIngredients-USA.

NSF revises herbal review presentation, clarifies ‘adulteration’

A provocative webinar from NSF International has been revised to remove use of the term “adulteration” to clear up confusion over the use of the word.

Aker's ITC case against Rimfrost et al. shows that krill wars aren't over yet

The krill wars have resurfaced in a big way with the filing of a patent infringement action before the International Trade Commission by Aker BioMarine against competitor Rimfrost and two...

SupplySide West 2016: The top picks from the education sessions

With the world’s largest natural products supply show less than two weeks away, NutraIngredients-USA trawls through the education program and gives you our top picks for Las Vegas.

Special edition: botanicals

GNC/AHPA raw materials program nears final review

The botanical ingredients raw material GMP program started by GNC and managed by the American Herbal Products Association will be ready for final review in October, said an AHPA official.

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