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Alkemist Labs CEO: We need transparency among the analytical labs

Alkemist Labs CEO: We need transparency among the analytical labs

The analytical community should embrace transparency to then allow manufacturers to share that with consumers to build confidence, says Elan Sudberg, CEO of Alkemist Labs.

Published: 18-Mar-2015

NOW Foods’ Secrist on the need for greater transparency and why brokers are ‘the bane of the industry’

NOW Foods’ Secrist on the need for greater transparency and why brokers are ‘the bane of the industry’

The recent NY AG probe has kick-started some industry organizations to say self-policing needs to be better, and transparency needs to come to the fore, says Aaron Secrist from NOW Foods. 

Published: 17-Mar-2015

Qualitas says drawbacks of open pond algae cultivation easily dealt with

Qualitas says drawbacks of open pond algae cultivation easily dealt with

Qualitas Health, a supplier of a unique polar-lipid structured algal omega-3 ingredient, is now at full scale production and is participating in what an executive calls “the future of omega-3s.”

Published: 17-Mar-2015

Mazza Innovation nears full scale production with innovative water extraction process

Mazza Innovation nears full scale production with innovative water extraction process

Mazza Innovation, a producer of botanical extracts, has moved beyond the proof of concept stage and is close to full scale production with its unique water-based extraction technology.

Published: 17-Mar-2015

Cargill's Viatech platform deconstructs stevia leaf to identify better blends

Cargill's Viatech platform deconstructs stevia leaf to identify better blends

Cargill is “all in on stevia,” according to Scott Fabro, global business development director.  At the forefront of this commitment is the company’s Viatech stevia technology, which analyzes the various stevia components separately and reassembles them in higher performing blends.

Published: 17-Mar-2015

What opportunities are there in the NY AG botanical probe?

What opportunities are there in the NY AG botanical probe?

The New York Attorney General’s investigation into herbal supplements has been headline news for over a month, but for every problem there is an opportunity. NutraIngredients-USA caught up with some industry giants to see if there is a silver lining in this cloud.

Published: 16-Mar-2015

Newly available oilseed species features 'game changing' SDA content

Newly available oilseed species features 'game changing' SDA content

A new, more efficient form of plant-based omega-3s is coming to market in the form of Ahiflower, the branded name of a special strain of an oilseed species that has been developed by British firm Technology Crops International to contain high levels of steriodonic acid (SDA), an important constituent of the metabolic pathway by which EPA is synthesized in the body.

Published: 16-Mar-2015

Krill fishery offers opportunity to "get it right," sustainability expert says

Krill fishery offers opportunity to "get it right," sustainability expert says

The krill fishery offers a “last opportunity to get it right,” according to fisheries expert Dr Rudolfo Werner of Argentina. 

Published: 11-Mar-2015

Biased by industry? Do academic and business collaborations work?

Biased by industry? Do academic and business collaborations work?

Like many areas of nutrition research, probiotic and prebiotic science relies on strong collaboration between academic experts and businesses. But there are some who say such links create biased science.

Published: 02-Mar-2015

Expert insights: What is the future for probiotics and prebiotics?

Expert insights: What is the future for probiotics and prebiotics?

Probiotics, prebiotics, and microbiome science are big business, and already generate a great deal of scientific and commercial interest. But what does the future have in story for the sector?

Published: 26-Feb-2015

Game on: Probiotics & sports performance

Game on: Probiotics & sports performance

Dr Ralf Jäger

Co-founder and partner - Increnovo

Clinical data is building around the role of probiotics to aid athletic performance – from recovery to muscle development to immune defense. We spoke to a leading researcher at Probiota in Amsterdam this month…

Published: 18-Feb-2015

6 years of hurt: Probiotic heavyweights debate the EU’s health claim blockade

6 years of hurt: Probiotic heavyweights debate the EU’s health claim blockade

Yakult and leading academics expressed frustration at what they see as unfair and opaque scientific requirements around probiotic health claims in the European Union – but how much is industry to blame and could social media be a data-sharing saviour?

Published: 17-Feb-2015

Does the edible bugs trend have the legs to succeed?

Does the edible bugs trend have the legs to succeed?

Not a week goes by without media headlines talking about the potential of insects to help feed the world. But where does that potential really lie?

Published: 23-Jan-2015

Happy Holidays 2014 from William Reed Business Media!

William Reed Business Media Holiday video

The holidays are fast upon us, so let’s put ‘business’ to one side and get into the festive mood. To keep in the spirit of things, we’ve got a ‘gift’ for you – enjoy. Happy Holidays!

Published: 18-Dec-2014

Botanical Adulterants Program 'intended to raise the bar of awareness of the problem, and I think we've done that,' Blumenthal says

Botanical Adulterants Program 'intended to raise the bar of awareness of the problem, and I think we've done that,' Blumenthal says

The Botanical Adulterants Program is “raising the bar of awareness of this growing problem among industry stakeholders and is trying to bring various remedies to the table,” program director Mark Blumenthal said at the SupplySide West trade show in Las Vegas.

Published: 22-Oct-2014

McGuffin: DSHEA was about preserving right to direct one's own self care

McGuffin: DSHEA was about preserving right to direct one's own self care

Michael McGuffin, president of the American Herbal Products Association, has a unique perspective on the 20th anniversary of DSHEA having started in the herbal products industry in 1974, twenty years before the law was passed.  The law, as he sees it, preserved a right that Americans had always had, that being the right to manage their own self care.

Published: 21-Oct-2014

‘Some companies claiming they’re strengthening their defense against chondroitin adulterants are not using the right method’: Synutra President

‘Some companies claiming they’re strengthening their defense against chondroitin adulterants are not using the right method’: Synutra President

A unique collaboration of experts worked together to identify an adulterant in the chondroitin supply and the industry took note, but still some suppliers are not using the right methods and that’s a concern, says the president of Synutra International.

Published: 21-Oct-2014

Israelsen: DSHEA created world's most vibrant supplement marketplace

Israelsen: DSHEA created world's most vibrant supplement marketplace

The dietary supplement business has gone from fighting for its life to enjoying the fruits of an open, dynamic marketplace, and it’s all because of DSHEA, according to Loren Isrealsen, president of the United Natural Products Alliance.

Published: 21-Oct-2014

CRN’s Mister on DSHEA’s ‘monumental anniversary’, companies choosing a side, and the critical role of contract manufacturers for GMP compliance

CRN’s Mister on DSHEA’s ‘monumental anniversary’, companies choosing a side, and the critical role of contract manufacturers for GMP complia...

The 20th anniversary of the Dietary Supplements Health and Education Act (DSHEA) is ‘monumental’, says Steve Mister from the CRN, but the industry shouldn’t rest on its laurels too long. ‘The important thing is to figure out what change is necessary to help the industry to continue to grow and then manage that change’.

Published: 20-Oct-2014

New ingredient set to give caffeine a run for its money, supplier says

New ingredient set to give caffeine a run for its money, supplier says

Ingredient supplier Compound Solutions has introduced a nature identical version of theacrine branded as TeaCrine. The ingredient offers benefits over caffeine, the mainstay of energy formulations, the company says.

Published: 17-Oct-2014

GMPs, NDIs, and definitions for GMO and natural: NPA’s Fabricant on industry issues

GMPs, NDIs, and definitions for GMO and natural: NPA’s Fabricant on industry issues

Despite ongoing vacancies in the main office of the Division of Dietary Supplements, companies must continue to build relationships with FDA’s district offices to ensure ongoing GMP compliance, says Dr Daniel Fabricant, CEO of the Natural Products Association.

Published: 17-Oct-2014

Cargill highlights cavity-fighting effect of Zerose erythritol at SupplySide West trade show

Cargill highlights cavity-fighting effect of Zerose erythritol at SupplySide West trade show

Research by Cargill shows its Zerose brand erythritol does more than just cut calories;  it can help prevent cavities, too.

Published: 16-Oct-2014

Adverse event reporting can provide valuable data to companies, expert says

Adverse event reporting can provide valuable data to companies, expert says

Reporting adverse events is something all dietary supplement companies must prepared to do to be in compliance with the law.  But beyond that basic requirement, companies that fully embrace an AER system can use it to provide valuable market data, an expert says.

Published: 16-Oct-2014

‘No better place than the nutra-science marketplace for financial investors’: BI Chief

‘No better place than the nutra-science marketplace for financial investors’: BI Chief

Nutraceuticals and dietary supplements are attracting a lot of private equity attention, and it’s not surprising, says George Pontiakos, given that ‘it’s a growing market that historically provides efficacy and value to consumers’.

Published: 16-Oct-2014

Bamboo fiber, protein beverages, and gummies: Hydrocolloid expert talks innovative delivery systems

Bamboo fiber, protein beverages, and gummies: Hydrocolloid expert talks innovative delivery systems

Beverages continue to be one of the hot beds for innovation when it comes to nutrient fortification, with insoluble fiber, nutritional oils, and (of course) protein all catching the eye.

Published: 15-Oct-2014