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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.

VitaCup recruits new ‘Chief Vitamin Officer’ to help formulate vitamin-fortified coffee pods

To help formulate its vitamin and mineral-infused coffee pods, compatible with the Keurig brewing system, startup VitaCup recruited a ‘Chief Vitamin Officer.’

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Bayir Group announces $2.45 million investment via Rabobank

Ingredient supplier Bayir Group has announced $2.45 million in funding which will be used for a manufacturing expansion primarily aimed at pharmaceutical applications.

Food trade associations press OMB on GMO labeling timetable in a bid to avoid 'extended regulatory uncertainty'

Trade associations including the Food Marketing Institute and the Grocery Manufacturers Association have warned the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) that failing to implement federal GMO labeling legislation in...

Sabinsa takes lead to establish Global Curcumin Association

Major curcuminoids supplier Sabinsa has taken a step it hopes will help protect the entire category by becoming the founding board member of the Global Curcumin Association.

Bungled software implementation hurts Nature’s Sunshine

Network marketing company Nature’s Sunshine reported disappointing earnings yesterday, driven mostly by a protracted and difficult software switchover, according to management.

Aker buys bulk krill oil business from Neptune

The krill oil market has been transformed with the announcement today that Aker BioMarine has bought the bulk oil supply end of Neptune Technologies & Bioressources for $34 million USD.

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AHPA launches GACP-GMP resource center

The American Herbal Products Association has developed a set of free assessment tools for use with AHPA's recently released Good Agricultural and Collection Practices and Good Manufacturing Practices for Botanical...

Herbalife sales decline as FTC agreement nears full implementation

Network marketing giant Herbalife showed an increase in profits but a drop in overall revenue as it works to fully implement the conditions of its settlement with the Federal Trade...

FTC, FDA ask consumers directly for help on policing claims, reporting adverse events

In a communication earlier this week two regulatory agencies sought input directly from consumers about outlandish claims and adverse events relating to dietary supplements. 

Omega-3 ingredient from local US fishery debuts

A new fish oil supplier has debuted on the market with a high DHA and EPA ingredient sourced from livers harvested from a local US fishery.

Data show botanicals are best selling category of supplements

The botanicals sector is thriving, in part because it is hooking onto broader trends in the culture. That’s the message that audience members received during a webinar yesterday.

GUEST ARTICLE: Can the food industry learn from the GMO story? Five ways to earn trust in gene editing

If you care about GMO labeling, you only have a few more days to respond to USDA's 30 questions* about how to implement the new law. The looming deadline is...

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Sabinsa names Shaheen Majeed as company’s worldwide president

Sabinsa has promoted its marketing director, Shaheen Majeed, to worldwide president of the company, with responsibility for manufacturing, marketing, strategies and other operational matters.

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Systematic reviews backing efficacy of botanical ingredients continue to pile up, expert says

The good news in the botanicals sector is that increasing numbers of systematic reviews and meta-analyses show that there is strong support for the health benefits of these ingredients, said...

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One week to go: UNPA hosts PCQI training for dietary supplement companies

The United Natural Products Alliance (UNPA) is launching a new training course, “Preventive Controls Workshop for Dietary Supplements: PCQI Training for Dietary Supplement Companies”, but spaces are limited.

FDA continuing to drill down to provenance of ingredients

Recent warning letters show the Food and Drug Administration continues to hone in on the provenance of ingredients, and demonstrate that the tempo of enforcement remains unchanged despite the moves...

Sports nutrition brands have lower SAE rates, expert says

Despite the perception that sports nutrition products tend to include ‘edgy’ ingredients, data suggest that these are among the safest of supplements, already a very safe category, an expert says,

AHPA supports NIST in DNA testing program

A new government program being facilitated by the American Herbal Products Association will assess the reliability of current DNA techniques for botanical identification.

Special edition: Botanicals

Synthetic botanicals standoff likely to continue despite Georgia ruling

Experts expect the existing standoff on synthetic botanicals as voiced by FDA in the most recent draft NDI guidance will continue, despite the consensus from industry being  the agency’s position...

Bio electronics firm pushes magnetic technique to boost algae production

A Seattle-based bio electronics company is showcasing the ability of its magnetic frequency technology to affect metabolic pathways in algae, this offering the potential of boosts in overall production and...

Stakeholder group seeks consensus on dietary supplement quality practices

A collaborative group that includes stakeholders from across the industry is moving forward in an effort to define what is meant by ‘quality’ when referring to a dietary supplement.

UNPA endorses the Supplement OWL

The Supplement OWL is “an important and necessary first step towards transparency”, said Loren Israelsen, president of the United Natural Products Alliance (UNPA) following his organization’s endorsement of the initiative....

'Raw' idea forms basis of new superfood supplement

An entrepreneur is taking a page from the food marketing realm with the launch of a supplement line called Rawtrition.

Raw material supply for CBDs increasing rapidly

Despite the continued uncertainty of the regulatory position of CBD products, the raw material supply of the ingredient is ramping up rapidly.

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SIDI Work Group releases updated protocol, calls for stakeholder comments

The SIDI Work Group, the dietary supplement industry’s self-regulatory coalition, has released an updated draft of its “Standardized Information on Dietary Ingredients (SIDI) Protocol”, and is calling for feedback from...