Japanese probiotic pioneer Yakult is now selling more than 118,000 bottles of its signature probiotic drink a day in the US (based on average sales Jan-June 2011) compared with 110,000 in mid-2010 and 90,000 in 2009.
A shift in thinking about glucosamine - supported by new clinical research on healthy (pain-free) joints - could help revitalize the flagging joint health supplement market and give food manufacturers the hard evidence they need to create a new breed...
Dietary supplement companies should work with the existing trade associations to properly address the NDI draft guidance, says the American Herbal Products Association (AHPA), as a new dietary supplement trade association is proposed.
The issue of ‘unreasonable risk’ in the NDI draft guidance is not about efficacy, despite what some industry personalities have said, the director of the FDA’s Office of Dietary Supplement Programs tells NutraIngredients-USA.
Intra-regional finesse is a necessity not a luxury when it comes to doing business in the many markets of the Asia-Pacific, as leading suppliers Chr Hansen and Danisco relayed at the recent Vitafoods Asia trade show in Hong Kong.