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Banker: nutraceuticals stay hot amid economic freeze

Dispatches from Supply Side East

Banker: nutraceuticals stay hot amid economic freeze

By Lorraine Heller

Supplements and healthy foods are proving to be more resilient than other sectors in the midst of the current economic freeze. Investment banker David Thibodeau tells Lorraine Heller why this sector will continue to perform.

Playing ball in China's health claims park

Dispatches from Supply Side East

Playing ball in China's health claims park

By Lorraine Heller

Lorraine Heller met with Randy Dennin, chairman of the Chinese branch of US trade group Natural Products Association (NPA), at Supply Side East and asked him about regulatory and other challenges on the Sino peninsula.

Supply Side East preview

Disptaches from Supply Side East

Supply Side East preview

By Lorraine Heller

Today is the first day of Supply Side East, one of the major east coast trade shows for the functional foods and supplements industries. Lorraine Heller takes a peek at the program and shares some thoughts about what to expect from the show.

Snack Size Science: Fishing for powdered omega-3 salts

Snack Size Science: Fishing for powdered omega-3 salts

By Stephen Daniells

NutraIngredients’ Snack Size Science brings you the week's top science. This week we explore the potential of powdered omega-3 salts as a way of taking this big fish of the nutrition world into yet more products.

Snack Size Science: The new kid in vitamin E town

Snack Size Science: The new kid in vitamin E town

By Stephen Daniells

NutraIngredient’s Snack Size Science brings you the week's top science. This week we consider the discovery of a new form of vitamin E in the peel of kiwifruit. Italian researchers reveal the furry little fruits secret nutrient content.

Yakult pushing probiotic science envelope

Yakult pushing probiotic science envelope

By Shane Starling

Probiotics are best known for their digestive health benefits, but research is pointing to benefits in unexpected areas. Shane Starling met with Yakult’s Netherlands-based science manager, Dr Jia Zhao, after she spoke at a recent conference on functional...

ADM whistleblower pays heavy price for freedom

Mark Whitacre – The Informant

ADM whistleblower pays heavy price for freedom

By Shane Starling

Mark Whitacre was the US corporate world’s highest level executive whistleblower when he exposed a price fixing scheme at ADM in the mid-90s. Now the subject of a Hollywood film called The Informant starring Matt Damon, the selenium biochemist came clean...

Why omega-3 nutrient claims are important, GOED

Why omega-3 nutrient claims are important, GOED

By Lorraine Heller

A proposed ruling to prohibit the use of omega-3 nutrient content claims would generate consumer confusion by limiting the ways in which manufacturers can communicate meaningful omega-3 references on their products, says the Global Organization for EPA...

Reading between the omega-3 aisles at Expo West

Dispatches from Expo West

Reading between the omega-3 aisles at Expo West

By Shane Starling

Shane Starling takes Michael Chubb, the sales director at Canadian fatty acid specialist, Bioriginal, into the organic and natural product extravaganza that is Expo West for a real-time spec of end-product omega-3 ingredient innovation and application.

CRN: GMP blind spots remain

Dispatches from Expo West

CRN: GMP blind spots remain

By Shane Starling

The staggered implementation of America’s controversial GMP rules is underway and due for completion in June, 2010. For the Council for Responsible Nutrition’s VP of regulatory and scientific affairs, Andrew Shao, PhD, the bill may be progressing but...

Israelsen: 'You wouldn’t know there is a recession'

Dispatches from Expo West

Israelsen: 'You wouldn’t know there is a recession'

By Shane Starling

At Expo West recently, Shane Starling sat down with industry stalwart, Loren Israelsen, to discuss the Obama effect, Senator Richard Durbin of Illinois, the “flyspeck” that is the Dietary Supplements and Health Education Act (DSHEA), GMPs, oh, and the...

FDA: we will enforce GMPs

Dispatches from Expo West

FDA: we will enforce GMPs

By Shane Starling

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has been criticized for not enforcing Good Manufacturing Practises, but according to the FDA’s Brad Williams, boosted funding means FDA inspectors may be about to “saturate the field”. He spoke with Shane Starling...

What NutraIngredients-USA took away from Expo West

Dispatches from Expo West

What NutraIngredients-USA took away from Expo West

Signs of the current economic recession were largely absent from the Expo West trade show in Anaheim, California, this year, with continued innovation in the field of functional foods and supplements.

GOED prepares petition for omega-3 RDA

Dispatches from Expo West

GOED prepares petition for omega-3 RDA

By Shane Starling

Omega-3 trade group Global Organization for EPA and DHA (GOED) is preparing to petition the US Institute of Medicine (IOM) to establish a recommended daily allowance for the nutritional lipid. Shane Starling catches up with the organization’s executive...

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