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Food Vision 2014: Bridge knowledge gaps, overcome change and work sustainably

Food Vision 2014: Bridge knowledge gaps, overcome change and work sustainably

What is the future of food? Simple communication of complex advances will be crucial, as well as picking up the pace amid a global population boom to feed the world nutritiously and sustainably, according to FoodNavigator and NutraIngredients senior editors.

Published: 10-Apr-2014

Innovation for today: Digital tech empowers industry to innovate

Innovation for today: Digital tech empowers industry to innovate

Chris Cornyn

founder & president - DINE Marketing

The use of mobile technologies and social media to connect with real consumers can help manufacturers gain better innovation insights for today and tomorrow, says Chris Cornyn.

Published: 04-Apr-2014

Global probiotic market to add 50% to €33bn by 2018: Analyst

Global probiotic market to add 50% to €33bn by 2018: Analyst

Ewa Hudson

Global head of health and wellness research - Euromonitor International

The term ‘probiotic’ may be banned in the European Union – along with its cousin ‘prebiotic’ – but sales remain steady, and the global picture is buoyant, says leading analyst, Euromonitor International.

Published: 22-Jan-2014

Pressurized water extraction technology promises greater yields

Pressurized water extraction technology promises greater yields

A new pressurized water exraction technology promises to get around some of the issues surrouning the production of botanical ingredients.

Published: 27-Nov-2013

NDI trespassers continue to plague market, attorney says

NDI trespassers continue to plague market, attorney says

Follow on ingredients that rely on the safety halo provided by New Dietary Ingredient notifications filed by competitors continues to be a serious problem in the marketplace, according to a prominent attorney.

Published: 27-Nov-2013

Protein has a big ‘ordinary’ future, says Glanbia

Protein has a big ‘ordinary’ future, says Glanbia

Carla Clissman

European commercial director, - Glanbia Nutritionals

Irish dairy ingredients specialist Glanbia Nutritionals once filled its sights almost exclusively with the sports nutrition sector, but the explosion of interest in protein means the ‘ordinary’ mainstream food industry is a bigger and bigger target.

Published: 27-Nov-2013

Chromadex CEO: 'If we need to spend millions of dollars to develop an ingredient pipeline, we will do that'

Chromadex CEO: 'If we need to spend millions of dollars to develop an ingredient pipeline, we will do that'

Frank Jaksch

CEO - Chromadex

Buoyed by recent investment from DSM, the CEO of Chromadex says the company is not scared to spend big to develop ingredients that stand up to increased scientific scrutiny and resonate with the market.

Published: 26-Nov-2013

Hiring an attorney early is cheaper than hiring one late, expert says

Hiring an attorney early is cheaper than hiring one late, expert says

As dietary supplement firms prepare for their initial (or follow up) GMP compliance inspections, it pays to have the advice of a consultant and/or a lawyer up front. Fixing problems on the back end is inevitably more expensive, said attorney Ivan Wasserman.

Published: 26-Nov-2013

UNPA chief agrees with FDA that GMP compliance far from uniform

UNPA chief agrees with FDA that GMP compliance far from uniform

Adverse event reporting, amphetamine-like substances showing up in products and NDI notifications are all prominent blips on FDA’s radar, said Loren Israelsen, president of the United Natural Products Alliance.

Published: 26-Nov-2013

Another BRIC in the weight management wall as sector hits $150bn globally in 2013

Another BRIC in the weight management wall as sector hits $150bn globally in 2013

Ewa Hudson

Global head of health and wellness research - Euromonitor International

Nestlé may have canned Jenny Craig, and regulators clamped down on the sector's claim-making, but weight management products are booming globally, especially in increasingly image driven emerging economies like India and Brazil. It has pushed beyond $150bn (€110m) in global sales this year (not including food supplements).

Published: 25-Nov-2013

Crops for natural products are tight, and there's an escalation of price across almost every domain, says BI Chief

Crops for natural products are tight, and there's an escalation of price across almost every domain, says BI Chief

George Pontiakos

President and CEO - BI Nutraceuticals

Despite tightening supply chains and increasing prices for many natural products, there exist opportunities to increase efficiency and ultimately cut costs for manufacturers, says George Pontiakos, CEO of BI Nutraceuticals.

Published: 25-Nov-2013

MicroPharma ready to launch microbiome supplements direct to healthcare practitioners

MicroPharma ready to launch microbiome supplements direct to healthcare practitioners

Ryan Jones

CEO - MicroPharma

Innovative Canadian company MicroPharma is leveraging half a billion dollars-worth of microbiome research to launch microbiome supplements any day now, the company’s CEO told NutraIngredients-USA.

Published: 25-Nov-2013

Having the right quality control talent on staff is key, AHP chief says

Having the right quality control talent on staff is key, AHP chief says

Knowing what identity tests to perform and knowing how to perform is more important than ever for botanical product manufacturers, said Roy Upton, executive director of the American Herbal Pharmacopoeia.

Published: 25-Nov-2013

Supplements are cost effective, survey finds

Supplements are cost effective, survey finds

Dietary supplement use isn’t just about health;  certain supplement regimens can be shown to deliver significant cost savings, said Steve Mister, president of the Council for Responsible Nutrition.

Published: 25-Nov-2013

UNPA's new organizational structure aims to cultivate new Congressional leadership

UNPA's new organizational structure aims to cultivate new Congressional leadership

The United Natural Products Alliance is expanding in a focused state-by-state approach as a way to most effectively cultivate the next generation of legislative advocates who can take over in Washington, said UNPA president Loren Israelsen.

Published: 22-Nov-2013

We don’t see the pre-workout sector going in the right direction post-DMAA: Chromadex CEO

We don’t see the pre-workout sector going in the right direction post-DMAA: Chromadex CEO

Frank Jaksch

CEO - Chromadex

New ‘suspect alkaloids’ are finding their way into the controversial pre-workout supplement sector, and potentially dangerous products will continue to flourish in the marketplace while there is wider support from the industry, according to the CEO of Chromadex.

Published: 22-Nov-2013

Magnesium is 40% of our business and it keeps growing: Albion

Magnesium is 40% of our business and it keeps growing: Albion

Max Motyka

Director Human Products Division - Albion

It has been described as the ‘hottest ingredient in the mineral category’, and leading mineral supplier Albion most definitely agrees as sales of its magnesium ingredients now account for 40.6% of Albion mineral sales.

Published: 22-Nov-2013

Qualitas defends design of study comparing its algal EPA ingredient with krill oil

Qualitas defends design of study comparing its algal EPA ingredient with krill oil

Omega-3 ingredients sourced from algae has been a rising trend in the marketplace, and EPA-only products are an even newer development.  Israel-based Qualitas Health is covering both bases with the launch of its new ingredient branded as Almega PL.

Published: 22-Nov-2013

Carefully designed probiotic studies can provide good data while skirting disease endpoints, supplier says

Carefully designed probiotic studies can provide good data while skirting disease endpoints, supplier says

Few would argue that the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act has helped foster an innovative and thriving industry.  But the last twenty years haven’t been a bed of roses for probiotics suppliers, at least not in area of researching ingredients to allow for claims substantiation.

Published: 21-Nov-2013

Swisse Wellness CEO hails ‘game-changing’ deal with PGT Healthcare: ‘It enables us to become that global wellness brand’

Swisse Wellness CEO hails ‘game-changing’ deal with PGT Healthcare: ‘It enables us to become that global wellness brand’

Radek Sali

CEO - Swisse Wellness

Premium products, mega-spend marketing, and global ambitions are driving growth for Swisse Wellness, says its CEO, days after inking a ‘game-changing’ deal with PGT Healthcare giving it access to over 50 countries.

Published: 21-Nov-2013

FDA’s Dr Fabricant: GMP violations are staying the same, and that’s a concern

FDA’s Dr Fabricant: GMP violations are staying the same, and that’s a concern

Dr Daniel Fabricant

Director, Division of Dietary Supplement Programs - FDA

One year on and 'GMPs' and 'concern' continue to be used together by Dr Daniel Fabricant, Director of the Division of Dietary Supplement Programs at the agency, with many of the compliance issues still basic. 

Published: 20-Nov-2013

Industry not ready for increased scrutiny for finished products testing: Alkemists’ CEO

Industry not ready for increased scrutiny for finished products testing: Alkemists’ CEO

Elan Sudberg

CEO - Alkemists Labs

Finished product testing has been predicted to be a key focus for regulatory enforcement as FDA inspectors gain more experience and move beyond the first tier GMP compliance issues, but much of the industry is not yet ready for this increased scrutiny, says the CEO of Alkemists Labs.

Published: 19-Nov-2013

BI Chief: I don’t think we’ll see government mandated GMO labeling; It’s a marketing issue.

BI Chief: I don’t think we’ll see government mandated GMO labeling; It’s a marketing issue.

George Pontiakos

President and CEO - BI Nutraceuticals

From California to Washington, and from Connecticut to Vermont, initiatives to label the presence of ingredients derived from genetically modified foods are dominating headlines. Despite this, the CEO of BI Nutraceuticals doesn’t think we’ll see government mandated GMO labeling.

Published: 31-Jul-2013

Getting on with it: How a big US supplements maker adapts to major EU law changes

Getting on with it: How a big US supplements maker adapts to major EU law changes

Morgan Coghill

European account manager - Now International

US-based foods and supplements manufacturer, Now International, hasn’t sat on its hands since the EU’s new health claim laws kicked into play in 2008 – taking pre-emptive action to keep abreast of the new formulation and health claims landscape.

Published: 04-Jun-2013

Roquette outsources lab to food supplements makers

Roquette outsources lab to food supplements makers

Olaf Häusler PhD

Pharmaceutical project and development manager - Roquette pharmaceutical and cosmetics business unit

French supplier Roquette is putting its R&D supplements facility up for rent by any party seeking to develop food supplements and food products – whether they are its own customers or not.

Published: 29-May-2013

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