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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.

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.

GAO argues again that the US should unite the 19 agencies that oversee food safety under one system

Citing an uptick in multi-state foodborne illness outbreaks and their high cost to consumers and manufacturers alike, the Government Accountability Office reiterates its 40-year argument for a single, unified food...

Updated: Aker finally achieving necessary scale in krill business, CEO says

If you want to play in the krill game, you have to go big, says Aker BioMarine CEO Matts Johansen. And after years of development and investment, Aker BioMarine is...

News in brief

Aker BioMarine invest €112.6 million in new krill vessel

Norwegian krill player Aker BioMarine has commissioned a new environmentally-friendly krill fishing vessel, at a cost of around €112.6 million (NOK 1 billion).

Testing failure, specification limits cited in FDA warning letters

A realistic testing regime and reasonable range on specified ingredient potencies were among the quality control issues cited by the Food and Drug Administration in recent warning letters.

Have thousands of facility registrations lapsed?

A quirk of the latest go round in the FDA facility registration process means thousands of foreign firms could find their registrations have lapsed, a leading consultant tells NutraIngredients-USA.

Chinese manufacturer opens US office to benefit from 'made in USA' halo

A Chinese company called Ideal Health Biotechnology has joined a raft of businesses from that country in relocating to the US to gain a ‘made in USA’ positioning.

Water and acid stable encapsulation backed for creatine uptake

A new water stable micro-encapsulaton of creatine has enabled the ingredient to be used in a liquid shot for the first time, says Anabio Technologies.

Consumer food safety education must be reinforced to ‘reap the rewards’ of FSMA, FDA official says

As the deadlines for regulations painstakingly developed under the Food Safety Modernization Act begin to go into effect, compliance by producers, suppliers and manufacturers alone will not be enough to...

What’s on NutraIngredients-USA's 2017 Editorial Calendar?

From immune support to deep dives into sports nutrition, personalized nutrition, botanicals, omega-3s, probiotics, pet supplements, and more, Nutraingredients-USA’s 2016 editorial calendar of special editions spans the hottest trends in...

Government funds help Mazza put last piece into commercialization puzzle

Water extraction technology pioneer Mazza Innovation has received an $840,000 ($1.1 million CDN) investment from the Canadian government to install new drying technology at its plant in British Columbia.

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...

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