Intakes of omega-3 fatty acids across the US population are lower than recommended intake levels, showing the need to boost omega-3 consumption for all, but especially vulnerable groups like children and women of childbearing age.
China’s State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR) and the Ministry of Commerce summoned all 91 direct-selling firms operating in China to a meeting as part of the “100-day operation” to clean up the health food market.
Clorox continues to ride strong results in its nutritional products brands toward a positive overall earnings statement. The contribution of its Nutranext segment offset drops in other categories, such as probiotics and charcoal products.
US military personnel are big consumers of dietary supplements, with surveys showing over 60% regularly use the products, but dietary supplement brands have a big challenge when it comes to building loyalty: Education.
Growing dislike for Ireland’s plans to tax vitamins, minerals, probiotics and fish oils continued this week as the country’s largest retail industry body called on the Government to review the VAT hike.
New Zealand’s natural products sector is facing yet another lengthy process of workshops, surveys and consultations to secure regulations that are fit-for-purpose, after the government signalled its intention to go back to the drawing board.