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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.

TODAY: NutraIngredients-USA's Omega-3 Forum

The omega-3s market has returned to mid single digit growth, which is one of the topics that will be discussed during a free online forum hosted by NutraIngredients-USA.

Healthy Skoop aims to ride plant based trend

Healthy Skoop, a Boulder-based nutritional product company, is capitalizing on the plant-based nutrition trend with new product launches and an expanded retail footprint.

Special Edition: Omega-3s

While omega-3 industry tries to hold line on sustainability, consumers seem unconcerned

Industry experts maintain that the marine sources of omega-3s continue to be well managed and supplies remain adequate, despite questions that are raised periodically by some observers. But whatever direction...

Nature's Sunshine celebrates longevity, boosts science backing

Dietary supplement manufacturer Nature’s Sunshine is ramping up the science behind the products in an effort to reinvigorate the legacy brand’s financial results. The company’s longevity was highlighted at a...

Panel: Consumers don't understand much about quality

Setting high quality standards is one thing.  But making that pay?  That’s not so easy, said participants at a recent dietary supplement industry meeting.

Quirks in regulations create need for science-based pesticide limits, USP says

Quirks of regulatory policy regarding pesticides leave botanical dietary supplement ingredients subject to unwarranted seizure, attendees at an international botanical conference in Mississippi were told.

AHPA, CRN suggest tweaks, wholesale overhauls of manufacturing regs

A call from the U.S. Commerce Department for suggestions on streamlining manufacturing regulations has generated responses from industry trade organizations, with the different tacks the suggestions take reflecting those organizations’...

AHPA's botanical GMPs document ready for field testing

The American Herbal Products Association has issued a version of its ‘botanical GMPs’ document.  Several member companies have stepped forward to field test the recommendations, AHPA president Michael McGuffin said....

Natural Products Day: NPA discusses HSA/FSA, NDIs, FTC, WIC program and more with legislators

Over 100 industry stakeholders from 25 key states took to Capitol Hill to discuss a range of issues, ranging from the inclusion of dietary supplement in HSA/FSA, the regulation of...

GRMA launches website ahead of releasing consensus-based GMP standard for dietary supplements

The Global Retailer and Manufacturer Alliance (GRMA) has launched www.GRMAlliance.org to encourage participation in the ANSI standards development process, with its GMP standard for supplements expected soon.

Regulations, supply chain, and deep science take center stage in Oxford

NDIs, GMPs, advances in analytical techniques, safety, and future directions for dietary supplements are just some of the stand out topics to be explored at the upcoming 17th Annual Oxford...

Dried surrogate bacteria could help with process validation, FSMA compliance

A new validation technique using dried surrogate bacteria that could help companies come into compliance with new FSMA requirements has been developed by French company Novolyze.

What will be the new norm in supplement branding? Nutri-Rich offers a hint

Nutri-Rich’s major rebranding effort—from packaging to formulation to transparency measures—gives hints to the future new norms of the nutraceutical industry.

Not a fad: Ten years after conception, Orgenetics still strong with organic vitamin offering

When it launched its first brand of USDA-certified organic vitamin C in 2007, “there was no other ingredient like it,” Saumil Maheshvari, in charge of business development at Orgenetics, told NutraIngredients-USA....

Guest article

The Supplement OWL takes self-regulation under its wing

I don’t speak French, but anyone who took a high school civics class is familiar with the term laissez-faire. Literally meaning “to leave alone,” it’s not always the best course of action—especially...

University of Guelph nears launch of research alliance to boost DNA testing for botanicals

The University of Guelph in Canada is launching the NHP Research Alliance to provide global leadership to advance the use of DNA testing and molecular diagnostics in quality assurance QA...

NutraSource Diagnostics partners with Whole Foods Market on non-GMO labeling for supplements

Canadian testing firm Nutrasource Diagnostics Inc. has potentially cracked open a huge sector of the market with GMO testing certification for supplements that has been approved by Whole Foods Market...

Testing partnership aims to make compliance more affordable

Shimadzu Scientific Inc. and Midi Inc. have announced a partnership whose aim is to make analytical tests more cost effective, enabling greater compliance.

ChromaDex CEO: ‘Purchasing practices need to change to fix quality standards’

Concerns about quality standards in the dietary supplements industry are not due to analytical testing, but due to poor supply chain management, says Frank Jaksch, CEO and co-founder of ChromaDex.

More information is always better in working with analytical labs, service providers say

If there were one thing an analytical lab contractor could tell a client it might be similar to what a psychologist would tell a new patient: Don’t be shy. Tell...

NPA shrinks board with new bylaws, expands membership categories

The Natural Products Association has approved a bylaw change that will shrink the size of the group’s board from 22 to what the group’s CEO calls a more manageable nine....

NAXA verification seal starting to gain marketplace traction

The Natural Algae Astaxanthin Association (NAXA) has taken a step toward the physical differentiation of astaxanthin sources in the marketplace with a new seal that is now making its way...

Industry awaits fallout of potentially big tax and tariff changes under GOP leadership

Questions of border walls, new tariffs and the volatile nature of the Trump Administration has companies in the dietary supplements industry anxiously reading the tea leaves of tax policy.

Sports supplement seller bets on non-GMO veggie soft gels

Sports Research, a California-based supplement brand holder, has taken a big step toward differentiating its product line with the introduction of what it says is the first vegan, non-GMO gel...

Early, comprehensive legal review cuts costs, saves downstream problems, experts say

Getting a law firm involved early and often is the best way to get full value from your legal consulting expenditures, experts say.

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